By Shirley Hawkins
If you’ve got a hankering to view the newest, fastest and snazziest cars on the planet, then head over to the Los Angeles Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center which runs through December 1st.
Considered one of the top five auto shows in the world, car enthusiasts will be among the first to view—and even test drive–the latest models fresh off the assembly line.
“There are 900 different vehicles in the show, including several models that are one-of-a kind,” said Brendan Flynn, director of marketing and communications for the auto show.
Some of the cars on display include the latest models in Cadillacs, Chryslers, Fords, Buicks, Chevrolets, Hyundais, KIAs, Lincolns, Mazdas, Scions, Subarus, Toyotas, and Volkswagens.
“Los Angeles is considered the largest market for luxury cars, so some of the newest luxury and performance cars will be making their debuts at the show, including a number of Mercedes and BMW models,” said Flynn.
Auto enthusiasts who prefer their cars with plenty of horsepower will be able to view some of the fastest cars in the world, including Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Astin Martins and Bentleys.
“The Dodge Viper, which is also on the showroom floor, is one of the top cars when it comes to speed—it can go up to 200 miles an hour,” said Flynn.
The vintage Jaguar E Type, one of the most expensive cars on the market valued at $10 million, will also be available for viewing.
Attendees will be able to discover and purchase all sorts of accessories for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs at the Aftermarket Hall, located in the lower level of South Hall. Attendees will also be able to view specialty vehicles, customized rides and chat with accessory exhibitors as well as inspect the hottest offerings in custom design, accessories and performance.
For basketball fans, Kia will be hosting NBA pro Blake Griffin, who will make an appearance in the Convention Center’s West Hall on Saturday, Nov. 30th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A number of celebrity cars will also be on display, DUB magazine will host autograph signings and DJs will be spinning the latest music.
Times for the Los Angeles Auto Show are:
Wed., Nov. 27th, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thanksgiving, Nov. 28th, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29th, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 30th, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission prices for M-Thurs. is $10.00 for ages 13 and up and $12.00 on Friday and Saturday. Children under 5 are admitted free with an adult.
Admission is $8.00 for Seniors 65 and up.
For more information, call (213) 765-4617.
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