Events & Appearances
Explore below for a list of featured events, attractions and appearances from the 2018 show!
Check back for 2019 events & appearances.
Free Test Drives
Enjoy 100 Test Drives at the LA Auto Show. It is the best way to experience vehicles in a completely hassle-free, stress-free environment!
Numerous celebrities from the entertainment, sports and automotive worlds are available for meet-and-greets, autograph signings and selfie sessions.
Interactive Drive Experiences
Experience the full capability of some of the coolest vehicles on the market from automakers like Slingshot and BYTON.
Virtual Reality & Gaming
Exhibitors bring the latest and most exciting high-tech experiences like the Hyundai Racing Challenge.
Is your home missing the joy a furry friend can bring? This year you'll have the opportunity to adopt a new pet.
Automakers have exciting promotions where they give away swag, run contests and showcase their coolest tech.
Many celebrities come to the LA Auto Show each year for autograph and photograph meet-and-greets. Check often for updates!
West Coast Customs - The Garage // Dec. 5, 12-6pm
Meet Ryan Friedlinghaus, the man behind one of the world's most famous garages - West Coast Customs, and take the opportunity to win Six Flags Season Passes and West Coast Customs Merchandise.
Amazon Games - Concourse Foyer // December 6-7, 10am-4pm
Having built an entire subculture fueled by the shared passion of going fast and breaking things, Hoonigan goes far beyond that of a standard lifestyle brand. Hoonigan’s hosts will take over the Amazon Game Studios exhibit to race show goers, contest winners, motorsports icons, and celebrities on The Grand Tour video game.
Lexus - South Hall Atrium // Dec. 7, 7-8pm
Rising star Born Dirty will be performing in the Lexus Customs exhibit to give LA Auto Show guests a thrilling performance on the final show weekend.
Kia - West Hall // Dec. 7, 5-6pm
Visit the Kia exhibit and meet Clipper's star Tobias Harris for autographs and fantastic selfies. Then, watch Tobias and the LA Clippers face the Miami Heat December 8.
Buy special discount tickets now at nba.com/clippers/AutoShow
For questions or groups of 8+ contact Emma Pieper at 213.204.2869 or [email protected]
Toyota - South Hall // Dec. 8-9, 1pm
Richard Blade is a British-American Los Angeles-based radio, television, and film personality from Torquay, England. He is best known for his radio programs that feature new wave and popular music from the 1980s.
Toyota - South Hall // Dec. 9, 3-4pm
Lance Stephenson is a 6’6” Guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Lance signed with the Lakers as a free agent on July 10, 2018. In his 8th NBA season, Lance is averaging 7.2ppg, 1.8apg and 3.3rpg. Lance played his college basketball at Cincinnati.
DJ Henry Fong
Lexus - South Hall Atrium // Dec. 8, 6-7pm
Enjoy a killer set from Henry Fong, one of BBC Radio 1's Future Stars, as he DJs the opening night of LA Auto Show in the Lexus Customs exhibit.
Toyota - South Hall // Dec. 8, 12-1pm
Meet one of the fastest humans on the planet, Antron Brown - Winner of the 2012, 2015, and 2016 NHRA Top Fuel World Championship.
Slingshot Joy Rides
Experience the ride of your life with a professional driver taking you through a road-course in the Slingshot. This three-wheeled vehicle will fill you with adrenaline and smiles for days. Age Requirement: 18+
BYTON Test Rides
Gilbert Lindsey Plaza
BYTON’s M-Byte Concept will be providing test rides and other in-car experiences as the company moves forward on production that will see the premium SUV offered for sale in the US in 2020.
Toyota Thrill Ride
Chick Hearn Court
Toyota is back with a daring new look and speed to match!
Toyota SoCal will put riders into their own action movie with a Corolla, Camry or 86 blazing through a thrilling drive course complete with evasive maneuvers, donuts, ramp jumps and more! Tag @ToyotaSoCal to share your photos and videos.
Virtual Reality & Gaming
The Grand Tour Game
Amazon Games Exhibit - Concourse Foyer
Created by Amazon Game Studios, The Grand Tour Game, based on the hit series, transports players to exotic locations where they'll drive the world's most interesting cars, and participate in the show's outrageous challenges.
Visit The Grand Tour Game exhibit to play the new game and get up-close-and-personal with a Porsche 918 Spyder, which will be on display for photos and to race in the game.
Hyundai Racing Challenge
South Hall Atrium
The #HyundaiRacingChallenge will challenge players to compete in Preliminary rounds for the fastest lap time. Two tournaments will be held per day throughout the run of the show. Players (18+) who achieve the best lap times in the Preliminary Rounds will compete to win an Xbox and other exciting prizes.
Jaguar VR Racing
Jaguar Exhibit - South Hall
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race a Jaguar? Now's your chance! Once you put on the VR headset, you'll be transported directly to the drivers seat for a thrilling car race.
NSX GT3 VR Experience
Acura Exhibit - South Hall
Put on an Acura VR headset to get inside the drivers seat and discover the joys of a high speed race car.
GTI Track Challenge
Volkswagen Exhibit - South Hall
Get inside a real Volkswagen GTI and take it for a virtual spin as you race your friends for bragging rights!
360c VR Experience
Volvo Exhibit - South Hall
Immerse yourself in the future of driving with the 360c VR experience: reimagining the work-life balance and the future of cities.
Mustang Bullitt Shoot
Ford Exhibit - West Hall
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of BULLITT by staring in your own photo shoot and get a customized poster featuring you and the new Mustang Bullitt.
Dodge Exhibit - West Hall
Find out what it's like to be a race car driver when you get behind the wheel of the Dodge Bondurant Challenger simulator.
VR Homerun Challenge
Chevrolet Exhibit - South Hall
Become an all-star today with the immersive virtual reality experience that gives you the opportunity to really swing for the fences.
Subaru + Best Friends Animal Society
Subaru - West Hall // December 1-2 & December 8-9, 9am to 2pm
Return the love pets give us and help some very special animals find a loving home.
Stop by the Subaru booth located in the West Hall to play with some adorable furry friends, and while you’re there make a personalized pet tag or chew toy for your own pet, or make one to donate to a pet in need. Donations are welcome and all proceeds will go to Best Friends Animal Society. Everyone wins when we Share the Love!
The Asher House
Mitsubishi - West Hall // Dec. 7, 11am to 2pm
The Asher House believes that every dog is adoptable and deserves a loving home. Be sure to catch Lee Asher and his pack at the Mitsubishi Motors booth, 12/7 from 11am to 2pm.
The Breezeway // Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9
DoVE Project, Dogs of Violence Exposed, was created in 2016 as a non-profit organization supporting the end of the dog-meat trade. Its efforts are currently focused in areas where the dog meat industry is legally sanctioned. The scope of their work integrates rescue efforts, advocacy and education.
Promotions & Attractions
Hyundai Exhibit - South Hall
Random attendees will be selected to answer Hyundai specific trivia questions and win prizes for themselves and the audience members.
Hyundai Auto Show Sweepstakes
Auto show visitors can enter for their chance to win in the Hyundai Auto Show Sweepstakes. Up for grabs: $500 Amazon Gift Cards or a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T. Complete rules at 2019autoshowsweepstakesrules.com.
Subaru Test Drives - Chick Hearn Court
Share the Love with Meals on Wheels on Wednesday, December 5th between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Subaru Ride and Drive located on the Los Angeles Convention Center North Plaza. Pack a meal for a local senior and get a free ticket for the Los Angeles Auto Show, while supplies last.
Enjoy an interactive show from Subaru highlighting the best features and capabilities. Learn More
Toys For Tots
Lexus Custom - South Hall Atrium // Dec. 8
Lexus and the Los Angeles Auto Show wish to spread joy to the children of Los Angeles this holiday season. Please help make the season special for children by donating a new and unwrapped toy on December 8 inside the Lexus Custom vehicle display in the South Hall Atrium.
For each family that donates, they will receive a $5 gift card.
All donated gifts will be provided to The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to help bring the joy of the holidays to children.
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