It's time for my annual L.A. Auto Show pictorial! You can see last year's here.
Porsche Heritage Vehicle 550 Spyder. Old-school deliciousness.
Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia. Ugh. So wrong.
Porsche Cayman. Not *that* out-of-reach. One can hope.
Volvo pants in all the available exterior paint colors.
Jaguar proves that not all sitting areas are created equal.
Got $495,000? This Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster has your name on it.
The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.
The most ridiculous Rolls Royce ever.
Some concept cars.
The Mitsubishi Innnovative Electric Vehicle (MiEV).
"Caraoke," courtesy of Volkswagen.
Retro VW bug with a microphone. If you've seen the ads, this makes sense.
Infiniti G37 convertible and sedan.
The origins of BMW.
And my favorite -- all things MINI!
The incredible MINI E! 100% electric! Zero emissions!
A lovely MINI Cooper S.
The MINI Clubman. Oh, how I love thee!
Some more MINI Clubmans we saw around the show.
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.