I arrived at the Convention Center bright and early this morning for the MPG Motoring Invitational and Breakfast. The event was sponsored by Forza Motorsport 5 and Xbox One. The breakfast brought together media personnel, automotive celebrities and live music for a few hours before the auto show kicked off. After grabbing a breakfast burrito from one of the on site food trucks, it was time to take some photos and talk cars.
The LA Auto Show is all about new car debuts and concept cars, so it was nice to see some classics and customs on display in the morning. The meet had a variety of exotics, classic cars, muscle cars and racing vehicles.
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|Live music entertaining the crowd.|
|Don Prudhomme was on hand to sign posters and promote the upcoming sale of his funny car and hauler at the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction.|
|Pretty cool car hauler and race car from the Old Crow Speed Shop.|
|Old and New Mercedes Gull Wings.|
|A handful of local food trucks provided breakfast for attendees.|
|A few of the very cool Magnus Walker 911s were on display.|
The Xbox One team was on hand to let customers try out the latest Xbox console and take a few laps around Laguna Seca on Forza Motorsports 5. The game looks incredible, unfortunately this is what happens to cars that I race...
|My "bump to pass" approach to Forza Motorsport 5 didn't work too well.|
|Even George Barris was on hand to take photos next to the famed Batmobile.|
Press Day goes by pretty fast. About every half hour one of the major auto makers talk about their plans for the next year and beyond. An executive will discuss how the company is performing and in which direction it is headed. The LA Auto Show is a large showcase for manufacturers to unveil their latest and greatest. BMW kicked off the day with the debut of the I8 concept vehicle, which was immediately followed by the unveiling of the new Chevy Colorado.
|The new Porsche Macan.|
|The New Audi RS7 is killer.|
|I really liked the vehicles in the Cadillac booth. The 2014 models, plus the concept vehicles all looked great.|
|Special Edition Dodge Viper|
Scion always has a unique display and this year was no different. In addition, to a clever Instagram promo, the company had a popular designer create paper miniature kits of Scion's vehicle lineup.
|Toyota & Sponge Bob Fish Tank.|
|Mini DJ Booth|
|1950s Edition of the Fiat 500|
|Dodge SRT Edition Vehicles|
The debuts took place all the way up to 5pm. Big thanks to all of the automotive manufacturers for all of the hospitality and to the LA Auto Show staff for putting on a great event. The Auto Show opens on Friday and runs through December 1st.
Check back next week for more coverage from local car events courtesy of California Car Cover.