Every year thousands of people head to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the LA Auto Show for a first glimpse of new cars and futuristic concept vehicles. It’s fun to sit in and possibly test drive your dream vehicle and check out the many after-market products that are available.
The LA Auto Show, the first exhibition of new cars to take place on the West Coast, originally began in 1907 with a total of 99 vehicles on display at Morley’s Skating Rink on Grand Avenue. The show grew with the auto industry. It changed venues throughout the 1920’s and in 1926, settled into the corner of Washington and Hill for four years. The Show survived an electrical fire in 1929 and the Great Depression of the 1930s. After a 12-year hiatus, the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show returned in 1952 and continued to grow into the show it is today.
This year, the 2011 LA Auto Show is being held from November 18 through 27, including Thanksgiving day. It will feature world and North American debut cars such as the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible, Ford 2013 Shelby GT500, Honda Fit EV, Audi R8 GT Spyder, and Lotus Exige R-GT as well as new concept cars, like the BMW i8 and Cadillac Ciel. There will also be a wide variety of “green” cars. With celebrity appearances, a kids’ fun zone and a fully stocked after-market section, the LA Auto Show is a true car-lover’s destination.
The glitz and glamour of the cars at the LA Auto Show does have an after-effect, however, so be careful: the desire for a new car whether you need one or not. The desire for a new automobile, or new to you, can easily lead to used car dealerships and online car listings, especially in this economy. As we’ve written about in the past, because some used car dealers try to take advantage of consumers, do your homework. Research the vehicle you’re interested in and take it to an independent mechanic or body shop before buying. And remember, if you bought a lemon, call Los Angeles lemon law attorney, Howard D. Silver, today for a consultation at (855) 341-2611.