But wait! There”s more !!!
As usual the American cars tend to not catch my interest much, but I did like this Laguna Seca version of the ”stang.
This little Honda caught my eye. It”s too small for my taste but looks like it would be a blast to drive and looks cool too!
Poor Stephanie was so bored until I came along. She had the task of working the Jeep display which was a ghost town when I strolled up. So I struck up a conversation, took some photos and then was on my way leaving us both smiling.
Chick-car for sure, especially in that color!
When I visited the Galpin Aston Martin exhibit I had to be aware to not let anyone notice the drool running down my face. These cars really tug at my heart. Maybe someday I”ll be able to afford one. For now I settled for sitting in one.
OK when I strolled up Geeves was giving some rich old farts a tour of the Drophead Coupe like we were at the dealership. ¬†Pretty hilarious. He showed them how once you get in the car there is even a button that closes the door for you. I guess you leave the opening of the door to the Chauffeur. No button for that.
This car is the ultimate over-the-top luxury. I can”t fathom driving this but I could get used to it. The V12 power must be insane to hurtle this 5000lb luxury box to 60mph in 5.6 sec!
Check out the incredible wood and leather craftsmanship. Insane!
OK the guy assured me they are safe, but I sure wouldn”t risk my life in one on the roads. Would be fun on the golf course though!
- Tango Commuter Car
- You can see all my photos from the auto show on my Flickr Page.
Fisker had a very good spot just inside the main entry doors to the hall. There were so many people around the Karma, that I could barely get a shot off. That car is hot. They are using a new, proprietary paint job using glass flakes to make it shimmer more. Seems to have worked. The paint job is stunning!
Next up was a trip over to Subaru where I caught the launch of the 4-door Impreza concept. I was not aware of the details until the launch, but apparently Subaru is doing quite well, even setting sales records despite the tough economic conditions currently present in the North American auto market. After the launch it was more free-flowing champagne and branded thumb drive giveaways. It doesn”t get much better than strolling the auto show with a glass of champagne. Life is good!
Showing the ultimate in fortitude Fiat re-enters the North American auto market with the Fiat 500. I didn”t spend much time at the Fiat exhibit. These cars do absolutely nothing for me. I did pick up a nice Fiat-branded espresso cup and thumb drive. Thanks Fiat!Stay tuned for part 3 in my LA Auto Show series.
Stay tuned for the second part of my 2010 LA Auto Show post.