#107, LA Auto Show set for industry spotlight

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The yearly LA Auto Show is about a month away. It’s always a must-attend event as the first major car show of the automotive season despite is unique dates near the end of the calendar year.

Alexis Evans, the show’s communications director, is our guest on Episode #107 of The Weekly Driver Podcast.

The Byton all-electric sports car debut at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Image © James Raia/2018
The Byton all-electric sports car debut at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Image © James Raia/2018

Co-hosts Bruce Aldrich and James Raia discuss this year’s show with Evans. The event’s public days are scheduled Nov. 22. to Dec. 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The location is the multi-floor, multi-hall venue for dozens of manufacturers and the North American or global debuts of their vehicles. With the vastness of the LA Convention Center, the show provides an all-encompassing automotive experience.

It’s all about entry-level cars, top-end luxury vehicles, the ever-expanding alternative fuel industry, custom made machines and unique concepts.

In addition to her communications’ responsibilities, Evans also oversees the top-10 start-up competition, Hackathon, for Automobility. It’s the four-day press and trade show that precedes the public show.

With several halls of new vehicles, Evans shares tips for attending the show. She explains that unlike visiting a car dealership, the public is encouraged to ask manufacturers, sometimes called ambassadors, about the new vehicles. The carmakers’ representatives aren’t salespeople, but happy to help

Evans reminds potential visitors the LA Auto can be a hands-on experience. Test drives are offered by many manufacturers. Several companies have interactive exhibits.

The LA Convention Center is located in one of the busiest areas of metropolitan Los Angeles. Evans provides suggestions for parking and well as public transportation.

Comprehensive details are available via the website https://laautoshow.com.

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