Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Yesterday, I went to the LA Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and needless to say--the cars on display were pretty cool...not that the cars I saw at the show in January of 2000 weren't any good. Among the highlights of the show were the Maserati, Ferrari and Lamborghini exhibits. The Lamborghini continues to be one of my all-time favorites cars. Imagine the whiplash you'd get driving a car that can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds!!! Yup, Lamborghinis rock. The Porsche exhibit was also cool...but I'd rather spend 187 GRAND on a nice house than the newest version of this German vehicle. Of course, $187,000 is pocket-change by Shaq's standard. How sad...for us non(pro)-athletes, that is.

Also, a prop vehicle that will be featured in the upcoming Steven Spielberg film Minority Report (due out in summer of this year and featuring Tom Cruz, err Cruise) was also on display. Made by Lexus, this vehicle kinda resembles the futuristic cars shown in Spielberg's previous film Artificial Intelligence, but the Lexus version is much better. There were also some cool hybrid cars on hand...which UNLIKE regular cars get terrific mileage! Compare 56 miles per gallon a Honda fuel cell vehicle would get as opposed to the measly 19 miles per gallon a Jeep gets when you drive on the highway. Horrendous...

Saleen S7

Anyways, there are too many cool autos featured at the Show to mention in my Blog, so I'll just say...it's great having a driver's license. Not that I'm gonna buy any of the cars mentioned above anytime soon--or in this lifetime or dimension!

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