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Auto Shows

2016 Miami International Auto Show

by Jason Fogelson

Earlier this month, I traveled to Miami to attend the latest edition of the Miami International Auto Show. The show ran from September 10 – 18 at the Miami Convention Center. As Gloria Estefan and Buster Poindexter used to say, “Hot, Hot, Hot!

Not only was it hot and humid in Miami in September (surprise, surprise), there were plenty of journalists on hand for the manufacturer’s reveals and events. The star of the show was Nissan with two reveals: The 2017 Rogue and the 2017 Sentra SR Turbo.

You can read all about it in my article for Autobytel.

Photos (c) Jason Fogelson.

Cars & Coffee

by Tod Mesirow

There was an amazing early morning event, every weekend, from 6 to 9 AM in Irvine, held in the Mazda parking lot, called Cars & Coffee. The ultimate automotive enthusiasts show – free – and completely eclectic. From one week to the next one never knew who would show up with what amazing vehicle. I had the good fortune to make this short piece for Mazda. I’m not used to getting up that early – but it was worth it.

Watch Tod’s Cars & Coffee video here.

(Photo by Axion23 (A few Rare Ferraris) [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons)

Los Angeles Auto Show and the Concept Car

by Tod Mesirow

The LA Auto Show is one of those annual events that just feels like the right thing in the right place- and once they moved it to November, the right time as well. A great opportunity to see some old classics thanks to a display organized by the Motor Press Guild, and of course the perfect opportunity to see the newest, latest, and greatest from all the world’s car manufacturers. I went with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis to experience the show in person.

Hear Tod’s story on KCRW.

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