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Mercedes-Benz created a flying-car concept as its entry in the Los Angeles Auto Show's Design Los Angeles competition. Automakers were charged with creating the "Ultimate LA Machine," which, to us, would be a 1978 Lincoln Town Car that levitates over traffic and dispenses perfect fish tacos and Zafarrancho Silver tequila. At least Mercedes got the levitating part right. The others just phoned the shit in, as the LA Voice found out.

Mini's "Canyon Carver" is sort of cool, like a Subaru Brat was cool.

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VW's "Mobile Lounge" concept is the apparent choice of downscaled, ethereal women who wander from car to car looking for tickets to the Blue Man Group.

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Hummer feels its Hr is the Ultimate LA Machine because it can survive an earthquake, handle curvy canyon roads and make it to The Pink Palace in time to catch Phyllis Diller in the throes of a gin-induced petit-mal seizure.

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