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1st Gear: To Live And Die In L.A. It's the week before Thanksgiving so it must be time for the also-ran of car shows. Yup, the 2011 LA Auto Show is here. That means the strange merger of unveilings of high-end luxury cars and mass marketing green econoboxes. Why? Because this entire city is messed up, that's why. Anyway, follow along with us all day at the LA Auto Show tag page to see what we're seeing as we see it.