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Gearing up for the LA Auto Show

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This Friday the LA Auto Show opens to the public, and for ten bucks you can look at all the cars and crowds you like. But gearheads and the cognoscenti are already getting previews, and some are excited about what they see. You can see too: look at the Volkswagen in the picture. Count its tires. You only see 3, right? There only are three. VW will be showing off a 3-wheel car-slash-motorcycle. We know, LA has a reputation for car-love, and we're a little ashamed. But that 3-wheeler looks pretty cool — and VW says that it'll get 46mpg. It also accellerates pretty darn fast — which you shouldn't expect to do in the auto show throngs at the LA Convention Center.