GM Announces Shadow Presence at LA Auto Show– But Not Alabama!
You know how it is. You’re talking with someone in the autoblogosphere on Ye Olde iPhone and he says “You know, GM’s pulled out of the LA Auto Show.” So you click over to the GM media website to see if it’s true, and there it is in black and white: “Public Invited to Put Pedal to the Metal Behind the Wheel of GM Vehicles at the Alabama International Auto Show November 14 -16.” No really. “Consumers attending the Alabama International Auto Show… will have a unique opportunity to truly ‘experience’ the GM display by getting behind the wheel and test driving many of General Motors’ new, fuel-efficient vehicles.” Such as the HUMMER H3T ALpha. Meanwhile, The Detroit Free Press‘ Katie Merx minx reports that GM’s “scaling back” its participation in the LA Auto show. “General Motors Corp. has canceled plans to unveil any new vehicles or host any news conferences at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month… The automaker will still have a presence at the LA show next week. The production version of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle will make its first auto show appearance and GM’s two-mode hybrids will be driving there.” By themselves, presumably.