Beauties & d'Beats at LA Auto Show 2014

Los Angeles CA, Nov 19 2014 - The LA Auto Show is a salt on the senses - in fact it's a whole rack of spices. This is the only big North American automotive event in November that you can attend in short sleeves and pants. Around the Los Angeles Convention Center things get even hotter than the usual Socal weather. 

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MPG Motoring Invitational at LA Auto Show 2014

The Motor Press Guild gets things started outside on press day with breakfast and other LA traditions - food trucks and a collection of flawless classic cars.

Franklin Vanderbilt Band

The Franklin Vanderbilt Band was on hand again this year to provide an upbeat soundtrack for the typically hungry press corps.

Infiniti

The Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept - Ladies of the LA Auto Show 2014

Inside, wall to wall cars and trucks await the unhuddling masses. The pre-public sneak preview provides a less obstructed view to the beauty on display. Beside the dozens of world premieres of new cars, concept vehicles and massive exhibits, another LA tradition shines in reflection - beautiful women. We're not sure which we like more!

Specialty Car Craft custom 5-Layer Pearl Orange Lotus Elise

 Specialty Car Craft Lotus Elise Aftermarket Showcase at LA Auto Show 2014

The mile long hike to the South Hall rewards the eyes with every kind of custom car you can dream of. Don't like your very expensive car factory stock? You might get a few ideas in this neighborhood - imaginations, egos and budgets run wild here. All around the LA Auto Show does it good. Pass the salt please. Next event Nov 20-29 2015.

2016 Audi TT Roadster

 2016 Audi TT Roadster - VW, Porsche and Audi at LA Auto Show 2014

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S - Born on the racetrack by the AMG engineers in Affalterbach. 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, delivering a 0-to-60 time of 3.7 seconds (preliminary). Low bodyweight and lightning-fast power transfers mean cornering is thrillingly sharp. The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT S arrives in Spring 2015.

2016 Mazda MX-5

2016 Mazda MX-5 (Flickr Photo Album)

Bone Shaker Hot Wheels

Bone Shaker Hot Wheels Aftermarket Showcase at LA Auto Show 2014

Based off of a 1948 Jaguar Frame THE BLACK PEARLBased off of a 1948 Jaguar Frame THE BLACK PEARL

THE BLACK PEARL - Presented by James Hetfield and Rick Dore. Based off of a 1948 Jaguar Frame (Flickr Photo Album)

Nissan BladeGlider ConceptNissan BladeGlider Concept

Nissan BladeGlider Concept (Flickr Photo Album) - This efficient, aerodynamic, simple, and lightweight vehicle provides a "gliding" feel that combines the feeling of gravity-defying freedom and near-360 degree view of a glider with the pulse-quickening exhilaration of a race car. News release with video

Mini Superleggera Vision

Mini Superleggera Vision (Flickr Photo Album) - The MINI ‘bulldog’ stance pushes the wheels right to the corners, delivering go-kart agility. The famous Superleggera body is crafted by hand, not machine: smooth aluminium sheets mould over a frame of lightweight aluminium tubes, while a ‘Touringline’ runs from the front wheels to the fin-shaped rear. From behind, the striking rear lights form a two-part LED Union Jack, separated by a sparkling chrome bar. It’s a wave to the past, as you roar into the future.

2015 Dodge Viper GT

2015 Dodge Viper GT - 8.4-Liter SRT V10; 645 BHP @6,150 RPM; and carbon-fiber clamshell hood, roof and decklid offer weight reducing benefits yet maintain exceptional strength and rigidity. Flickr Photo Album

Mazda Skyactiv-D Concept

Mazda Skyactiv-D Concept - 2.2 liter diesel engine racecar.

The Liberty Walk BMW M4

The Liberty Walk BMW M4 by Impressive Wrap for SEMA 2014 

2015 Porsche Cayman GTS

2015 Porsche Cayman GTS

Toyota and Lexus at LA Auto Show 2014

Ford at LA Auto Show 2014

Luxury Cars at LA Auto Show 2014

General Motors at LA Auto Show 2014

Galpin Auto Sports at LA Auto Show 2014

Zelectric Bug at LA Auto Show

Jaguar Land Rover at LA Auto Show 2014

by Randy Berg

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