The L.A. Auto Show went as fast as it came. Another year of new rides and reviews. Even with less manufacturers present, it was still a great show. On a positive note, this made for plenty of room to take in the show. Press members also battled less for space while covering the event. I'm sure it helped for the public as well.
Talking to a friend and fellow gearhead, we discussed the highlights. He works for a Chevy dealer, but couldn't help but appreciate the Ford display. He liked the interactive trivia games and the on-site test drives outside. Ford was flexing it's American muscle for SoCal's car-loving audience to see. We agreed this presence existed as well at last month's SEMA Show in Vegas. I was quick to point out the abundant amount of late-model Camaros at both shows too.
A few other less automotive savvy friends called me from the show. Funny how many think I live at these events. Don't get me wrong, my dream job would be covering all the shows worldwide. Frankfurt and Tokyo auto shows would be the top of my list! But I shall digress as SPEED TV has yet to knockdown my door.
No matter where the auto show, they all give you a wide spectrum of what's to come. From the latest hybrid to the fastest super car, it's all there. At the end of the day some of us love our cars, while other maintain the "A to B" mentality. Transportation is the modern way of life. It's a big part our history, and isn't going away anytime soon.
Motor On, Lance