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LA Auto Show: New technology, global car debuts

The LA Auto features global debuts of new cars as well as concepts

The LA Auto Show has a unique position in the automotive industry. It’s annually the first major new car showcase of the season, but it’s held at least one calendar year behind the model years of debuting vehicles. The oddity is representative of the industry at-large. New car models were once almost always announced in …

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Sandra Button: Queen of the Concours d’Elegance

Sandra Button the chairwoman of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The Concours d’Elegance was doing fine 30 years ago. It had honored the 100th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz and celebrated milestones of many others carmakers along the way — Bugatti to Ferrari to Maserati. Sandra Pruin (now Button) had also been hired as special events coordinator for Pebble Beach Company to help organize dog shows and …

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Car art thriving at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Fine art is tradition at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The artistry of automobiles is among the focal points of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Books to movies to songs, the style, history and craftsmanship of cars is celebrated in different ways. The Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) will observe the 30th anniversary of its members’ preferred method — automotive-themed fine art — during the …

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Hyundai among 14 concept cars at Concours d’Elegance

A Hyundai concept car will makes in debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Concept cars, sometimes called prototypes or dream cars, are made for many reasons. At car shows, they can attract vast attention as one-of-a-kind, far-fetched machines never to be driven by the public or even seen again. But concept vehicles can also allows manufacturers’ to gain public reaction to vehicles just before they’re launched. The vehicles …

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