Saturday, December 6, 2008


It's time for my annual L.A. Auto Show pictorial! You can see last year's here.
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We got free tickets again. Word.
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Porsche Heritage Vehicle 550 Spyder. Old-school deliciousness.
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Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia. Ugh. So wrong.
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Porsche Cayman. Not *that* out-of-reach. One can hope.
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Volvo pants in all the available exterior paint colors.
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Jaguar proves that not all sitting areas are created equal.
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Got $495,000? This Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster has your name on it.
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The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.
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Aston Martin.
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The most ridiculous Rolls Royce ever.
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Various hybrids.
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Some concept cars.
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The Mitsubishi Innnovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV).
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"Caraoke," courtesy of Volkswagen.
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Retro VW bug with a microphone. If you've seen the ads, this makes sense.
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Infiniti G37 convertible and sedan.
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The origins of BMW.
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And my favorite -- all things MINI!
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The incredible MINI E! 100% electric! Zero emissions!
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A lovely MINI Cooper S.
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The MINI Clubman. Oh, how I love thee!
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Some more MINI Clubmans we saw around the show.
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Will 2009 be the year for a new car for the Monkeys? Maybe. Maybe not. My ugly busted Purple Rain still gets me around, and I'm no longer surrounded by luxury cars in my office parking lot. My car envy has waned, and I don't dream of a new car every day anymore.

Funny how a change in environment can make such a difference.

But that MINI Clubman -- it's so perfect for us! It makes me swoon.


  1. You didn't take any pictures of my Audi! Well, mine someday. in 2050.

  2. Mini is my fave, too! I want cream with checkerboard top but am torn between that and a convertible. Choices, choices.

    Oh and Caraoke looks awesome. No wonder I was drawn to V Dubs.

  3. Awesome! Weezer Monkey loves cars too! Fun! I love the odometer on the Mini... so retro-funky. And I hate to be all James Bond-y, but I'd love to get behind the wheel of an Astin Martin. Just way too cool!
    Great shots!

  4. Wow, those are some sexy cars! The colored pants may be my favorite part though. Marketing genius!

  5. The mini is rad. Hubs won't let me get one though he thinks they're too small to be safe.


    If he had his was I'd be driving a tank. :/

    Loved the Careoke!

  6. No fair, you got to sit in the Clubman! Ugh, that stupid Mercedes truck is so ugly. You didn't get the Lamborghini girls did you? They had these girls in black catsuits come out to this loud techno music. And then the girls... just stood there. Fail.

  7. i am endlessly amused by those volvo pants.

  8. Love Minis. Love. Please buy one so I can live vicariously through you. kthnxbai

  9. Why yes I do have $495,000. ha. although the g37 is looking pretty nice (it really is in the #1 spot on my christmas list. someday...someday i will no longer have student loans).

  10. Fun!
    I'll take the blue Ferrari. But not blue.

  11. No love for Dodge? wtf? I say you go for the zero emissions Mini - schwiiiing!

  12. that mercedes is beyond fugly!

    and yes, please buy a mini so we can all live vicariously through you.

  13. What, no Hummers? Matt and I drove past a local Hummer dealership last night and the lot had emptied over night, offices as well. Ha.

  14. Excuse me, but where are the pics of you rocking some VW caraoke?

  15. What could be better than a monkey in a mini? Two monkeys in a mini!

  16. there are much fewer half naked women draped over the cars than i would have guessed.
    somehow we never manage to make it to the geneva autoshow, but you have inspired me, next year is the year!

  17. I would really like a picture of this so called 'purple rain.' I also drove an offensive colored vehicle (dark teal) for several years and eventually pretended the color was not so bad.

  18. I should take Lil Man to the Auto Show. He said he wants a Ferrari when he grows up. That's right...aim high! ;)

  19. why can't they make a hybrid that i can get down with. f. the camry has gots to go already.


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