Custom Rides, Performance Products and Mobile Electronics Highlight LA Auto Show's Kentia Hall
LOS ANGELES - November 14, 2010: The LA Auto Show has an entire hall dedicated to the automotive aftermarket and specialty vehicle industries. Â Kentia Hall features a jaw-dropping array of products ranging from limited production cars to customized exotics and the latest in mobile electronics and accessories.
Located in the lower level of South Hall, Kentia Hall includes various automotive companies, specialty vehicles, customized rides and enhancements for any vehicle. No other car show in North America features specialty vehicle and accessory exhibitors like Los Angeles.
Some of this year's features include
Galpin Auto Sports takes the art of customization to the extreme with a collection of new and old-school vehicles on display. Â Included in the collection is a tricked out 2011 Ford Fiesta customized with hand-drawn art and a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle that has been stripped to the frame and rebuilt with the latest running gear.
Electronics and Technology
The experts from Al & Ed's Autosound will showcase the latest trends in mobile technology - from hands free communication and iPod integration, to the most advanced navigation systems.
Limited Production Vehicles:
Several makers of limited production vehicles will be featured including Alan Autosports and its 600-horsepower, $100,000 custom built supercar, the GT Malan. Electric car maker Wheego will unveil its freeway capable LiFE subcompact car, that travels approximately 100 miles on a charge. Li-ion Motors will feature its all-electric sports car and Commuter Cars will show its electric Tango as the ultimate weapon for fighting traffic.
Tuners and Performance:
High-end tuners and performance experts such Specialty Car Craft, RTW Motoring and Platinum Motorsports will be on hand to showcase the ultimate in modified exotic, luxury and sports cars from around the world.
For the first year ever, select auto manufacturers will display their vehicles from the Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association (SEMA) Show. Honda will show its Wraptivo CR-Z Type F and its DSO Eyewear CR-Z. Subaru will have its Kicker Audio and K&N Performance STIs. In addition, other vehicles from Chrysler, Fiat, Volkswagen and Hyundai will be on display. These vehicles represent the latest performance and accessory parts, recently unveiled at the SEMA trade show and shown to the public for the first time.
In the upcoming 3D action movie The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) and Kato (Jay Chou) design Black Beauty, a customized vehicle that helps them fight crime. It is an indestructible mobile fortress that is equal parts firepower and horsepower will be on display.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $2-off discount coupons, valid from Friday, Nov. 19 through Thanksgiving Day, can be found at www.LAautoshow.com.