Thursday, November 18, 2010

LA Auto Show Drives Into Town + Giveaway

The Nissan Leaf will be one of several electric, hybrid or alternative-fuel vehicles on display at the LA Auto Show.

UPDATE: Congrats to GurlinLA, who won the 4-pack of tickets to the LA Auto Show! Thanks to all who participated, and stay tuned for another LA Auto Show giveaway.

The LA Auto Show will be motoring into the city tomorrow, parking tons of cars at the Los Angeles Convention Center downtown through Nov. 28, and this mom is super-excited about checking out the latest electric and hybrid automobiles that could make trips to the gas station a little less frequent.

Maybe I'm a sucker for that new car smell, but I have to admit, I really like the idea of getting into the driver's seat of sleek and technologically cool cars -- even if it's just for a few minutes. Or maybe it's just because my own vehicle is about to hit nine years old -- getting up there in car years.

In addition to checking out fun concept cars that look more suited to a Mars roving session than navigating the 405, moms and dads can make the day fun for the kiddos as well.

The Nissan Quest Kids' Fun Zone, open Nov. 20-21 & 26-28, will offer a selection of interactive attractions for the 12-and-under set, including:
  • Bounce Houses
  • Dodge Kids' Course (My child behind a mini wheel?! She'll love it!)
  • Face painting
  • Video games
This will be our first year attending the LA Auto Show, and I'll be sure to report back with what we find -- or buy. Kidding, only kidding. (My wallet just shuddered a little.)

LA Auto Show
Nov. 19-28
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

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm giving away a 4 pack of tickets to the LA Auto Show, running Nov. 19-28.

Just leave a comment below, with your email address, telling me what you'd like to check out at the event.

For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page.

Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so. Good luck!

This will be a quick giveaway, so I'll announce the winner tomorrow, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.!


Unknown said...

my 3 nieces and nephews will LOVE the Nissan Quest fun zone for sure!

Baby Talks said...

We're in the market for a bigger car with a little one on the way, we'll probably start looking at various small suvs and go from there.

Jack Steiner said...

The car show is always a lot of fun.

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