Not very many automotive clubs can say their car show season goes until mid December. Many folks on the east coast have prepped their vehicles for the winter hibernation months ago. Well here in Southern California, Ford and Mustang car shows go all year round. Today the Beach Cities Mustang Club held their annual South Bay Showdown hosted at the South Bay Ford dealership.
The Los Angeles Auto Show held 50 vehicle debuts since it opened Nov. 16 & 17 for press and Nov. 18-27 for the public. As a bright spot in the overall economy, the auto industry continues its momentum at the L.A. Show, highlighted by more than 22 manufacturer press conferences.
The 2011 SEMA show ended in early November and sixteen days later another huge automotive event would take place. It’s the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show gaining the spot light by showcasing technology and the latest car & truck models.
Friends of Carroll Shelby, including Ford Motor Company, Shelby American, Ford Racing and many others have built a special tribute 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra. Ford is also announcing a renamed road in Dearborn, Mich., at the Product Development Center as a tribute to the late Carroll Shelby.
Ken Block’s Gymkhana World Tour stopped by Los Angeles the weekend before X-Games 17. It was their 2nd stop coming all the way from Austria and their next stop is in Australia. This FREE event was held at the famous Dodgers Stadium on top of a small hill over looking Downtown Los Angeles.
I took a cruise with CoolFords racing member Racey Stacey along with her club the SoCal Prober Owners club. This is the 2nd time I have been on this cruise. The first time the route was closed off which had been for several years. This year’s cruise was very exciting as they finally opened a 30 mile stretch of ACH. Basically, you can get up their and come back down without turning around.
It was a rainy day today in Los Angeles, but the crowd kept dry inside the LA Convention Center for this years 2009 LA Auto Show. Many great cars on display but for those Ford fans, Ford Motor Company had a crowd pleasing display of the new Ford Fiesta and SHO Taurus.