Friday, November 19, 2010
Opening Night at the L.A. Auto Show
This 1952 Porsche -- the first ever sold in the U.S. -- might represent the old, but there's plenty new to see at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show.
The biggest buzz, of course, centers on the green and electric cars that are expected to make a a lot of news at this year's show. There are more than 50 clean cars on display this year, such as the electric Chevy Volt. All told, more than 50 new autos will debut at this year's show.
I got an early sneak at the floors on Thursday, as I attended the preview night. Now's your chance to go as well: We've got FOUR general admission passes to the show to give away to a Franklin Avenue reader -- simply email us -- at franklin_avenue(at)yahoo(dot)com -- and tell us about your first ever car.
The Auto Show, which opens today, continues until Sunday, Nov. 28. It's also open on Thanksgiving. Tix are $12 for adults; kids under 12 are free.
More shots from the floors:
In case you've got $100,000 burning a hole in your pocket... Porsche!
Slot car racing at the Ford booth
Mitsubishi's electric car
The "Black Beauty" car from "The Green Hornet"
Pimp That Scion!
42" rims... pass me some sizzurp.
Chevy Volt's plug-in