One of the things that puzzled me this year at the LA Auto Show was the use of the barriers during the media days. You’d think the manufacturers would want unobstructed images of their vehicles on the web and in print.  I can understand the use of them during the public days. Some manufacturers (Lotus) would not allow you in their area if you did not have credentials from an automotive media organization like the Motor Press Guild.  Obviously if we are at a media event with a media badge we are working for some media outlet. Anyways, enough of my rant, how about some photos?