Over Thanksgiving weekend this year, I finally got to cash in my birthday present from last year–my brother Matt agreed to take me to the Los Angeles Auto Show if I’d come visit him. I decided that it would be foolish to say no–after all, I’d been going to the New York Auto Show for a decade and a half, and I’d never seen the show in Los Angeles. Sorry, New York crew–but the LA Auto Show is indeed better. It’s cleaner, the city doesn’t smell like a New Jersey sewer, there’s real parking (and they charge only twenty bucks, whereas New York charges whatever they darn well please), and there’s even some ride-and-drives (which I did only two, but will definitely drive one of those two cars again soon).
The show itself was split up in two wings, with one wing having almost everyone, and the other containing Ford and FCA–a good move, considering how large the show is. In all, I spent a total of five hours or so at the show, which clearly wiped my poor brother out–but I didn’t realize just how beat up I was until we finally hit a custom sausage restaurant with his fiancee and a friend of hers later that evening, and I wolfed down a kielbasa so fast, that a Challenger Hellcat would have hit 60 a second after I was done eating the sandwich. Enjoy the photos from the show–some specific galleries are coming soon, but I will say that there was quite a lot of great new cars to cover.
-Albert S. Davis