A triumphant return for the City of Angels.
The Los Angeles Auto Show, like all other mainstream public events, was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite efforts to reschedule it, 2020 proved to be a lost year. In February, we got wind show organizers had settled on new dates for this year's event and now it's been made official. The 2021 LA Auto Show will be open for the public beginning on November 19 until November 28 at the LA Convention Center. The media and industry days will take place from November 17-18.
Organizers aim to attract hundreds of thousands of people to this year's show which will host new-age automakers like Lucid, Karma, and Fisker alongside mainstream marques.
However, a complete list of attendees has not been published on the show's official website. In the past, major debuts have happened at LA, such as the latest generation Porsche 911. But during the COVID era, automakers were forced to adapt to a new reality without live car shows, resulting in online-only reveals. For the most part, these have proven to be very successful and the cost for doing so is significantly lower than setting up a massive show display. LA promises a complete list of this year's automakers will be published shortly.
As we wait for this confirmation, the privately-owned show could hardly contain its excitement in the press release:
"We are proud to be an integral part of LA culture and a must-attend event on the calendar. With California and LA County opening up, we're committed to delivering a knock-out show to give SoCal an experience to look forward to and a dynamic environment for automakers and lifestyle brands to inform and entertain in," said Lisa Kaz, owner and CEO of the LA Auto Show."This year, visitors will have the broadest range of cars, trucks, and SUVs all in one place so they can get their hands on everything from electric to gas vehicles - all while reconnecting with friends and family in a safe and comfortable environment."
Tickets are set to go on sale later this summer. And, of course, everyone who attends must adhere to strict all health and safety protocols required by the city's Department of Public Health, though there doesn't appear to be a mask mandate. Next month, the 2021 Chicago Auto Show will open its doors from July 15-19.