Has it been a year already you ask? Yes. This year the L.A. Auto Show is open for press Dec. 2nd & 3rd. It is open to the public from December 4th-12th.
Like the SEMA Show, this is a big West coast event for the automotive industry. Sticking with tradition, my producer and I decided to hit the show on the second press day. The first day consists of all the releases and such, but can be a bit of a zoo as well. We rather have some extra space to shoot our videos and to take in the scenary.
These last few years may have been hard times for the auto industry, but it has been some of the best years of new releases. From leaps in fuel economy, to bar raising standards in safety and quality. I mean who would have thought a car selling for $19k would have Homelink, Bluetoothe and power everything!?
Within the first several minutes of entering the Show, I ran into fellow gearhead Adam Corolla. Adam is also shares his take on the auto industry via his website: CarCast. I guess I was a bit on the casual side as Adam jokingly whispered in my ear "You guys' really don't belong here do you?" I laughed and stated we were in fact on official business shooting video for our site. He then rushed off to check out the new Mercedes Benz SLS AMG.
I found the SLS AMG absolutely breathtaking. This is the latest release from the German-based king of luxury. In the past Mercedes had Mclaren handle their super car efforts, now it was the company-owned AMG department in control. Wow did they impress! They translated the sexy lines of the original 300SL of the fifties into a sleek modern day coupe.Here's our latest video covering this, and several other cars.
Keep an eye out as I will posting more of my take on the show along with pics & videos!
Happy Motoring, Lance