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To kick off the Los Angeles auto show, Audi held a design conference last night, where the ponytail-and-turtleneck set got a chance flog a crowd of Hickey Freeman suits and notebook-toting hackers with art-school hyperbole for a couple hours. That's a good thing, right?

Audi: Designers' Tuesday at LA motor show [The German Car Blog]

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