BestRide.com Is Covering the 2014 LA Auto Show: Here’s What’s Coming

Beginning Tuesday, November 18 and running through Thursday, November 20, the BestRide.com Editorial Team is covering press days at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We’ll be tweeting, posting here on Facebook and providing longer blog posts at BestRide.com/blog, so come along for the ride. Here’s what’s coming in LA this year:

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LA Auto Show – Six Highlights from the Big Show

Well, the Los Angeles Auto Show is in the books for 2014. It’s the very start of the auto show season with Detroit, Chicago and New York on its heels, and manufacturers brought out some pretty special stuff. Here’s a look at a few choice pieces. For video from the show, visit our Facebook page or check our twitter feed.

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Boston BMW Owner Parks in Front of a Hydrant, Restores Faith in Humanity

Last Sunday morning, the social media world was abuzz at the sight of a BMW 535xi wagon parked in front of a fire hydrant in Boston. Not only was it inconvenient for the firefighters trying to put out a blaze, but it was the second time since April that a BMW owner decide not to find legal parking. His reaction afterward was very un-BMW-like, though.

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Could Car Ownership Soon Be a Thing of The Past?

Choosing which car to buy is more than just looking at that sticker and assessing the options. It’s a combination of figuring out what you need, what you want, and what simply speaks to you in a way that will have you turning over a large sum of cash to own the perfect car. According to some analysts, that whole process is about to change and the days of actually

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The LA Auto Show’s Glamorous History

It’s auto show season again, and we at BestRide.com are in SoCal covering the LA press days. The LA show has a rich history; January 1907 marked the first one, and back then it was dubbed “Pan Pacific”, because it was California’s first-ever major car show. And of course it follows that the city that birthed Hollywood would create an car show that was like walking onto a larger-than-life movie

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LA Auto Show — Wednesday, November 19

Today is when the product launches kick off a the LA Auto Show. It’s a full day, packed with new models to look at. Keep a close eye on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed to get a look at what’s happening. We’ll be posting video and photos from the launch. Here’s what to look for:

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2014 Connected Car Expo – Moving Forward by Standing Still

Today marked the soft opening of the LA Auto Show with the annual Connected Car Expo, a one-day conference that showcases innovative companies designing the future of the connected car space. Thorough a dozen panel discussions and four introductions, it’s clear that the challenges facing auto makers and suppliers are no easier than they were three years ago when the conference first kicked off.

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VIDEO: Sitting In a Mercedes Being Shot At With An AK-47

The guys at Texas Armoring have made a video to show off their bulletproof glass with their CEO calmly sitting behind the wheel while the bullets fly. It’s perfect for all of you who’ve ever wondered if bulletproof glass would really stop a bullet and how it would look from inside a car. Probably the only way you’d ever experience this for real is if you’re a diplomat, an oil

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VIDEO: First 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats Heading Out to Customers

There are some cars that get your blood pumping just looking at them and the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat sits at the top of that list. If looking at the Hellcat does not make you lust after it like a teenage boy staring at a supermodel’s poster on his bedroom wall, then clearly you’re dead.

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Race driver and Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi shares some life lessons we should all learn – Video

In 2001 Indy Car race driver Alex Zanardi was involved in an accident that very nearly cost him his life.  It did cost him his legs.  The accident started out minor, but then, as can happen in motor sports, the unusual occurred and his car was hit broadside at speed by another car.  Zanardi’s friend was the first to arrive on the scene to help.  Running to the car, he

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Car Doctor Q&A – An International LPG Conversion Conundrum

We get the occasional question on liquid propane conversion, but we’ve never received one from as far away as Scotland before. But, considering the price of gasoline and the relative rarity of the Toyota Previa minivan, it figures that none other than AAA’s Car Doctor, John Paul, would field the question.

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SAFETY RECALL UPDATE November 15, 2014

Safety recall updates have become a very common occurrence. Only a little over a year ago BestRide.com could have provided National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety recall updates once a month or even less frequently. Now, there are brand new updates every week. Where BestRide.com could once provide consumers with a complete list of all NHTSA safety recall updates, weekly, we now have to concentrate on campaigns that involve

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Mecum’s Anaheim 2014 – Ferrari Continues to Shine

If you follow classic and vintage car auctions, as I do, then you know that Ferraris from the 1960s have proven to be a pretty sound investment. The “Prancing Horse” brand has done so well that many global and class records have been broken this year. Mecum’s annual Anaheim auction, held from November 13 through 15, 2014, saw this trend continue as a 1965 Ferrari 275 stole the show and

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