One of the largest car show events in the world is heading to Los Angeles. Bridging the gap between serious car enthusiasts and mainstream car buyers, the Los Angeles Auto Show is an event for all ages, and this year should be one of the most memorable to date.

The car industry is showing strong signs that it is back, with over 40 debuts and numerous cool concept cars from around the world. This year’s convention is going to be one of the most talked about in a long time, featuring an array of beautiful automobiles from around the world. From the everyday cars of the big three (General Motors, Chrysler and Ford) to the luxurious and pristine, such as Bentley unveiling their new GT Convertible and the beautiful Mulsanne.

The Auto Show has something for everyone. Nintendo will offer a gaming section, there are customized cars that are works of art, and the DUB Celebrity Car Showcase, kids fun zone and motor-sports test-drives will all be available. It offers a full day of fun that the entire family will enjoy.

Making your way through the hundreds of cars models can be a tedious task, but the simple convention layout makes it easy and time just flies by. As you shift through the debuts of the big three, General Motors is looking to steal most of the eyes at the show with its unveiling of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 utilizing a CTS-V engine in a smaller body. It will be the fastest Camaro ever offered by Chevrolet.

Chevy also will show off a model slightly smaller than the Aveo, the SPARK, which is designed, engineered and built in Korea. The price should start below $12,000, and the SPARK is going to make every gas-conscious driver jump for joy. Cadillac will be showing off its more unique XTS model, the all-wheel drive Platinum Concept. The many new GM models illustrate the company’s commitment to building cars for all markets.

Chrysler is crossing its fingers hoping that the Fiat Abarth 500 will be their golden ticket to American car buyers. The initial Fiat intro wowed the American audience, and the new Abarth truly takes the brand to new heights. The new Abarth is designed for track-day enthusiasts and driving purists who want the ultimate high-performance small car with the pedigree of an exclusive Italian exotic. It features technology not traditionally included in a small car and is set to unleash the brand’s legendary performance heritage on American streets.

Ford isn’t standing far behind as they will be debuting the Ford Fiesta ST Concept with its five-door hatchback style coupled with Ford’s smallest EcoBoost engine to date. The newly designed Ford Escape has lost its boxy exterior for a more symmetrical 21st-century look.

There are other car companies that are capable of stealing the show from the big three. Volkswagen looks to take the throne as America’s most practical automobile with the debut of the new Volkswagen Beetle convertible. At first glimpse, its reformatted, sleek and shadowlike design will be on top of many young car buyers’ lists this coming year, and the popular CC model looks new and improved.

Audi, off a record-setting year, is debuting the S Line featuring the S6, S7 and S8, featuring a wide range of high performing engines. The 2013 Audi S6/S7 and S6 Avant will be powered by the brand-new twin-turbo 4.0-liter TFSI engine, rated at 520 horsepower.

Featuring nearly 100 cars, this may be the largest green/alternative fuel section of any auto show ever. The auto industry is following the tone of the entire country with the unveiling tons of cool and trendy green cars, including GM’s Chevy Volt, Tahoe and Yukon and Denali. Lexus will debut the CT 200H and GS 450 hybrids. KIA will proudly show off their Optima, and Honda’s Fit will be on display.

Clean diesel cars are making a big comeback, such as the BMW 335d, Audi Q7 TDI, Volkswagen Jetta and Passat TDI, and Mercedes-Benz ML 350 BlueTEC and S 350 BlueTEC. Also on view is a wide array of electric vehicles including, the DOK-ING XD, Nissan Leaf, the Mitsubishi I and the Fiat 500 EV – al of which are surrounded by lots of buzz. The L.A. Auto Show shows how energy-efficient vehicles are becoming an even bigger part of the automobile market.

Though many people are looking for the major car brand debuts, luxury cars are still a big draw.

This year, there are big ones with the unveiling of the Bentley GTC and the Bentley Mulsanne. While the first Continental GTC was elegant and understated, the sharper assertive stance of the new model delivers a more contemporary and muscular presence (Advanced manufacturing techniques produce aluminum front wings.). This is a luxury model that will top anyone’s dream car list. The GTC’s renowned coupe-like refinement is also enhanced. All the major building blocks of the engine are new and have been designed to optimize performance.

The L.A. Auto Show is a great event, which is expected to draw several hundred thousand guests. This is the perfect time to enjoy the cars of today and tomorrow.

L.A. Convention center is located at 1201 S. Figueroa St., Downtown. For more information, visit