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#248, Auto journalist John Berg talks LA Auto Show

Different kinds of headlights are best for different types of cars.

John Berg has spent decades in the automotive industry including as a reporter and photographer.

John and I met recently at the LA Auto Show. We both had work to do, but we ended up talking for quite a while the media room at the Los Angeles Convention Center

The automotive columnist for the Alameda Post, Berg is our guest this week on The Weekly Driver Podcast.

A convertible Genesis concept with "wrap-around" lights was displayed at the recent LA Auto Show.
A convertible Genesis concept with “wrap-around” lights was displayed at the recent LA Auto Show. All images @ James Raia.

Berg, who drove from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles to the recently concluded 10-day show in his new, sixth-generation Chevy Camaro, is also a car collector. He owns nearly 20 vehicles.

Co-host Bruce Aldrich and I talk with Berg about the car industry and his passion for cars. We also ask for his impressions of the show, the vintage vehicles on display to debuts and concepts.

Several manufacturers at the LA Auto Show recognition their past while also presenting current models at concept including this 1956 Lincoln Continental.
Several manufacturers at the LA Auto Show recognized their past while also presenting current models and concepts, including this 1956 Lincoln Continental.

What did he make of the Genesis concept and its wrap-around headlights? What about Vinfast, the Vietnamese company that showcased two more vehicles and is now taking orders? And what of the absence of Tesla, Rivian and others?

We discuss all of it in our usual half-hour of light-hearted banter

To read more of Berg’s work, visit: https://alamedapost.com/automotive/

 

New rich exterior paint colors were among the themes of the LA Auto Show, including the stunning green on a Genesis sedan.
New rich exterior paint colors were among the themes of the LA Auto Show, including the stunning green on a Genesis sedan.

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