LA Auto Show
The LA Auto Show also known as the Los Angeles Auto Show is an annual motor show that takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center every year by the end of November or in early December. The LA Auto show is basically an international auto exhibition in which automakers from all around the world are presenting their new vehicles, concepts and technologies. For 10 days, the show is open to the public where they can see the new work and can get information about the upcoming vehicles of their favorite auto brands. The LA Auto Show uses about 760,000 square foot space to exhibit vehicles. Different TV channels and broadcasting agencies offer full coverage to the LA Auto show every year to entertain the auto lovers and auto show fans around the globe.
Background of the Show
The LA Auto Show is one of those big shows who started their journey over hundred years ago and has grown with the growth of the auto industry. The LA Auto Show started its journey in 1907 when only 99 vehicles were displayed on the show at the Morley’s Skating Rink and initially it was named as the “Greater Los Angeles Show”. The Auto show changed its venue for four times because of the increasing numbers of vendors and to accommodate their vehicles in 1920’s. 1926 to 1930, the show has been held at the corner of the Hill and Washington.
Unfortunately, the show faced some serious issues during its journey such as, in 1929, the show had faced a loss of $1 Million in damage because of an electrical circuit in a plane exhibited at the show. Similarly, during the World War II the popularity of the show was turned down. In 1952, the show was re-opened with 152 vehicles on its display list at the Pan Pacific Auditorium and for the next 50 years, the show received a significant growth and appreciation throughout the world. Later on, about a decade ago the name of the show was changed to LA Auto Show.
Since 2006, the show is scheduled to be held in late November or early December whereas initially it was in January. In 2006, the LA Auto Show celebrated its 100th anniversary.
2012 LA Auto Show Coverage
The 2012 LA Auto Show was started from 30th November to 9th December 2012 whereas the 28th and 29th November was assigned to the press. All the big auto brands presented their vehicles in the different categories of the LA Auto Show 2012. Different automakers that presented and announced their vehicles at the show include Acura, Audi, Chevrolet, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Hyundai Honda, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, Mini, Volkswagen, Range Rover, BMW, Volvo, Bentley, Nissan and Lexus. The major categories were World debuts, North American debuts and concept cars for both the categories. All these automakers introduced their new projects and upcoming products to the attendants of this show.
Some auto makers including Range Rover and Mini offered their products to the North American market, BMW, Smart and Volvo presented only concept cars in the World debuts and Bentley, Nissan and Lexus presented their concepts for the North American market whereas the rest of brands launched their vehicles in almost all categories.
2013 LA Auto Show Coverage
The 2013 La Auto Show is scheduled to be held on 22nd November to 1st December 2013 and the press days will be 20th and 21st November. This year about 50 new debuts will rock the world including 2014 Mercedes Benz S65 AMG, 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S Cabriolet, 2015 Porsche Macan and 2015 MINI Cooper are confirmed as production models whereas the rest of the models are under production yet and most of them are just close to ending. Just like the previous year, this year the venue will be the same the Los Angeles Convention Centre.
These days the LA Auto Show official website is active that is http://laautoshow.com/, where the booking for press days and ticket purchase for the show by the visitors can be done online. All the details are available on the site and people can easily buy a ticket for any day. General admission ticket for the 13 year and older cost you $12, children of age 6 to 12 at $6, Senior’s ticket at $8 whereas for a group of children of 50 or more special rates are offered.
A Great Event for the Car Lovers and Reviewers
Just like all the other auto shows, the LA Auto show has been a great event for the car reviewers to get the first look of an all new model and to increase their website and newspaper ratings by publishing such information for the rest of the world. The show is a great opportunity for the car lovers as they can get a first view of the new product of their favorite brand as well as of all the big auto brands.