a Ford Bronco at the Galpin Auto Sports exhibition of the LA Auto Show

2023 Los Angeles Auto Show

Reporting from our hometown Auto Show

The 2023 L.A. Auto Show is smaller than prior years, but there is still lots to do and see.

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Nov 28, 2023

The Truck And Electric Car Show

Trucks, SUVs, and Electric Vehicles Dominate The LA Auto Show

The LA Auto Show is shrinking... But, not all was lost. Galpin Motors had a collection of classics that included the VW bus from the Scooby-Doo comic strip and a Batmobile. And actor Kevin Hart had a roomful of resto-mods. Other than that it's mostly a world of SUVs and EVs.

a Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge in beige
Nov 23, 2023

Rolls Royce Reveals Its Ghost Black Badge

Not At The LA Auto Show, But Close By

While the Rolls Royce Motor Company didn’t partake in the LA Auto Show festivities, it did hold its own show across town at the California Yacht Club. LA Car senior writer and California Yacht Club member Zoran J. Segina was on hand to partake at the shadow show in Marina Del Rey.

the Kia stage at the 2023 LA Auto Show
Nov 20, 2023

Kia Moves Into The Passing Lane At The LA Auto Show

No shrinking violets at the LA Auto Show’s Kia display

While many of the car manufacturers have been pinching their pennies and dialing back their participation at auto shows, Kia Motors and its parent company Hyundai have evidently not gotten the memo. On the contrary, they continue to pull out all the stops. This year has been no different at the LA Auto Show. Reed Berry reports on Kia’s showtime efforts at the LA Convention Center.

the entrance to the 2023 LA Auto Show
Nov 18, 2023

LA Auto Show vs The 10 Freeway and Other Surprises

What's An Auto Show Without Traffic?

Going to this year’s show could be the best opportunity in years to actually enjoy it without having to fight the crowds

a lot of carpet at the 2023 LA Auto Show
Nov 17, 2023

The 2023 Car(pet) and Vacuum Show

The LA Auto Show never looked this empty

During the November 16 press preview, as I wandered through the auto show, I was struck by the emptiness.

the new 2024 Lexus TX
Nov 14, 2023

The 2023 LA Auto Show - What I'm Looking Forward To

Toyota, Lexus, Honda, and Porsche - Oh My!

The LA Auto Show is coming up this week - here's what I'm most excited about!

image of the Ford Mustang GTD in a wind tunnel
Nov 13, 2023

Ford Mustang GTD

Street Legal Screamer

For those still reeling from Ford's decision to name its electric 4-door SUV a Mustang, the car company has introduced a street legal internal combustion engine-powered antidote.

image of the 2025 Mini Cooper line-up, seen from the rear
Nov 7, 2023

Little Cars, Big People

Can Little Cars Come Back as Americans Get Bigger?

Fiat is bringing back a new version of the tiny 500e for 2024 in the USA. MINI has several new little models baking in the oven. In the meantime, American waistlines have been getting bigger. Can little cars like the new 500e and Cooper succeed as Americans get bigger?

an electric vehicle being test driven at the LA Auto Show in 2022
Nov 4, 2023

EVs driving the LA Auto Show

The LA Auto Show will host a bunch of EVs

It’s the best time ever to get a good deal on an EV. The LA Auto Show says it’s the best place to test drive them.

collage of images of people eating at the auto show
Oct 25, 2023

Where To Eat At The LA Auto Show

We'll help you navigate the show-stopping food alternatives.

The two questions most overheard at the LA Auto Show: "How much?" and "Where can we eat?" ... The crew at LACar is glad to answer both. We’ll help you navigate the LA Auto Show. And point you to food near the LA Convention Center.

an assortment of some of the car in Kevin Harts collection
Sep 26, 2023

Kevin Hart's Desires At The Los Angeles Auto Show

The Kevin Hart Kollection at LA Auto Show® will showcase 11 of the megastar's prized vehicles including muscle cars and late-model Ferraris

Jay Leno may have his garage, Jerry Seinfeld has comedians in cars getting coffee, but the LA Auto Show has succeeded in luring Kevin Hart’s Kollection - the first time the comedian, actor and entrepreneur has invited the public to see his private ensemble

a jeep tackling an off-road simulated course at the 2023 Detroit Auto Show
Sep 25, 2023

The 2023 Detroit Auto Show

Downsized And Regional

What happens in Detroit doesn’t stay in Detroit - it’s usually a harbinger of what to expect at the LA Auto Show. Let’s hope that’s not the case here. While Detroit cars get bigger, its auto show decided to go smaller this year.

An array of Ford Broncos at the Auto Show
Sep 17, 2023

Galpin Takes The Lead At The LA Auto Show

Once again, Galpin Auto Sports headlines the show's custom and exotic car exhibits.

Galpin's chutzpah in leading the LA Auto Show charge deserves a hat tip. So, we’re devoting our first LA Auto Show report to Galpin and its custom car operations, Galpin Auto Sports.