Los Angeles Auto Show

“Except for the American woman, nothing interests the eye of the American man more than an automobile, or seems so important to him as an object of aesthetic appreciation.”
Alfred Hamilton Barr, Jr., 1902 – ‘81, US art historian and first director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

It’s that time of year again.  Time to head on down to the convention center and drool over cars that you can’t afford, and cars that may or may not ever be produced and sold.  Oh, and to check out all the new models and features from pretty much every make as well.

This year’s show was not quite as packed full of exhibits as last year’s, with the most notable absence that of Ferrari and Lamborghini, but almost everyone brought their A-game.  I saw models from manufacturers that I never thought I would ever give a second look to and found myself really liking some of their offerings.

Take, for example, the super-hero cars from Kia.  Now they definitely aren’t production, and probably never will be, but they’re sure neat to see.  One make that I thought was pretty weak this year was BMW.  They didn’t bring any 6,7 or 8-series cars, and I didn’t see an M-series, either, but they did have an awesome texture on one of their new models.  It felt like highly polished stainless steel, although I was unable to find out what material it was.  That almost made up for their lack of the big dogs, but there were certainly more than enough vehicles there to make it worth seeing for a car guy like me.

From the Hot Wheels all the way to the Jaguars, there was beauty to behold.  I hope you’ll enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed being there!


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