Friday, November 25, 2011

Zooming into the LA Auto Show

CC admires BMW concept cars at the LA Auto Show.
CC spent the day before Thanksgiving pretending she was driving me to Disneyland in various cars that we definitely can't afford. That's right. We were visiting the annual LA Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center downtown, and we checked out everything from new Range Rovers to Smart cars to, of course, the Volkswagen CC.

CC with the, natch, CC.
We had fun wandering around the expansive Convention Center, moving through a maze of shiny, accessible automobiles. Unfortunately, though, we missed out on the Kids' Fun Zone, a tyke-friendly oasis that offers face-painting and bounce houses. (It's only available on the weekends.)

CC chooses tunes for our pretend Disneyland trip.
The closest car we could find that was CC-sized was the orange Smart Car. If I didn't have a child, I would have one of these for myself. They're very affordable and cute. (Although, not sure I'd take it on the freeway.)

CC gets in the driver's seat of a Smart car.
Of course, there's always something unexpected at the LA Auto Show for non-car experts like us. We stumbled on this "executive" car, below, and were mystified. How great would this be on road trips with kids?

A little something extra.

LA Auto Show
Nov. 18-27
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tickets: $10-$12; Kids 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult
[Note: Media tickets provided.]


Little Gray Pixel said...

Laura, thanks again for the tickets. We went yesterday to walk off our Thanksgiving dinner, and had a blast. My favorites were the Rolls Royces. What can I say? I like the luxury.

L.A. Story said...

Of course! Glad you guys had a great time. I missed the Rolls Royces. Bet they rocked! :)

Honda Los Angeles said...

Missed the show this year but it looked amazing. The Smart car looks like a lot of fun.

L.A. Story said...

Sorry you missed it. The Smart car is so cute!

Brainna Mcslacker said...

Nice post Laura.
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Keelytm said...

I really like the orange smart car, too. But it's just so small! I bet it gets great auto insurance, though. Most of the other cars look expensive, so I bet their rates are pretty high. Though I can't help but love that car in the first picture. You said it was a BMW concept car? What else can you tell me about it?


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