The LA Auto Show's oft overlooked aftermarket hall (pictures)
LOS ANGELES -- Tucked beneath the largest of the 2013 LA Auto Show's two halls is yet a third hall, the Kentia hall, where you'll find a wide range of aftermarket and specialty vehicles. It's like a tiny SEMA Show.
Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo
Here you'll find race cars like this Lamborghini Super Trofeo Gallardo.
And racers of a different sort, like this kart racer.
Customized Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S gets the custom treatment.
Aftermarket wheels, Tesla center caps
The devil's in the details; even the aftermarket wheels use Tesla logos on their center caps.
Junk in the trunks
If you prefer to use your trunk for hauling audio equipment, rather than groceries, there's plenty of inspiration to be found.
This Mercedes-Benz makes due with a single subwoofer in a custom enclosure.
Dodge Challenger custom audio
And this Dodge Charger fills its trunk with four large drivers.
Lamborghini Aventadorn in matte black
Lamborghini's heavy-hitting Aventador makes an appearance.
Ferrari F12berlinetta in matte white
Owners of ultra-exotic supercars don't often get too crazy with their modifications, but custom wheels and a vinyl or foil wrap does wonders.
Colorful custom wheels
Custom wheels come in a wide range of colors.
9/11 Memorial Camaros
This collection of custom Chevrolet Camaros honors the first responders and passengers who lost their lives on September 11.
The names of the honored are listed on the five vehicles.
Slammed hot rod
This slammed and stretch hot rod hangs out in the Dub Live area.
And this classic draws attention to automotive themed clothing.
Can-Am Maverick Max
There's more than just cars to see, such as this Can-Am ATV.
Bikes, bikes, bikes.
Motorcycles at a car show? All are welcome in the Kentia hall.
Ferrari 458 Italia
This Ferrari shows off its mid-mounted engine.
Ghost Motorsports has a few custom Rolls-Royce Ghosts on display. How appropriate.
The LA Auto Show takes place in Los Angeles, so of course there are low-riders on bouncing hydraulics.
Super clean engine bay
This low-rider's engine bay is probably cleaner than your car's exterior...
Widebody BMW M3
This BMW M3 features a wide stance, flared fenders, and a motorsport-inspired theme.
Ghost Motorsports Audi S7
The Audi A7 chassis looks even more gorgeous slammed over these gold wheels.
Camouflage graphics are more of a truck thing, but this Audi's subtle scheme is surprisingly attractive.
Monster Ford truck
Be careful approaching this gargantuan Ford truck. Some of its bits look sharp.
Abarth 500 Madness
A collection of Fiat 500s can be found in the 500 Madness display.
Abarth 500 Madness
I'm a fan of this 500's bright green wheels. They're tacky, yet eye-catching.
Leprechaun by Coachmen RV
Not every vehicle on display is fast or furious. For people who like to take it slow and easy (or those who want to, ahem, cook) there are even RVs to see.
Custom painted moving van
This custom painted van must be seen to be believed.
The Wrangler has been modified to be even more capable when heading off-road.
Most of the cars in the Kentia hall are small enough to fit into a pocket. There are hundreds of toys and models for sale.
Blue chrome Toyota Tundra
After being upgraded with rugged off-road racing equipment, this Toyota was wrapped in what appears to be fragile chrome foil. We didn't say it had to make sense.
Widebody Smart ForTwo
The only thing more ridiculous than a widebody Smart ForTwo...
Vertical door Smart ForTwo
...is a scissor doored Smart ForTwo.
Ferrari F430 sans wheels
The old wheels must come off before the customs can go on.
GAS satin Ford Explorer
I've seen matte cars before, but its rare that you see the headlights coated with the dull finish...at least, not on purpose.
GAS hot rod
Look through the tinted glass and you'll see this hot rod's engine proudly displayed.
GAS pink Ford Mustang
Barbie girls (or boys) would feel right at home behind the wheel of this pink Ford Mustang.
GAS Mystery Machine
When monsters need unmasking and mysteries solved, the Mystery Machine will get you there in style.
Sprinter passenger van
This giant passenger van has a secret inside.
It's cabin has been redone with all of the amenities of a limousine.