Porsche fans the world over look forward every year to the annual L.A. Lit Show. This internationally popular event focusing on the offerings and sales of all things Porsche is presented usually on every first Saturday of the month of March at the Airport Hilton in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Airport Hilton is adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The name of the annual L.A. Lit Show is short for both the L.A. Lit and Toy Meet Show, as well as the L.A. Porsche and Vintage VW Literature, Toy & Memorabilia Meet Show.
As these alternate appellations suggest, shoppers can browse among tables and tables and tables laden with Porsche and VW literature, toys, and memorabilia – and so much, much more related mostly to the marque of Porsche and all of its vehicles.
In fact, there are so many goods, wares and trinkets presented yearly that the Show overflows into not only one but two ballrooms at the Airport Hilton. Vendors display all of their goodies from 7 a.m. for Early Bird hunters and gatherers, while the general public is admitted around 9 a.m.
The Show usually winds down around 1 or 2 or so in the afternoon. At that time, shoppers then head out to points mostly south to Orange County, where independent Porsche shops, vendors and re-sellers hold Open Houses for the annual L.A. Lit Show attendees in what is known at the L.A. Lit Weekend festivities. It has since become a longtime tradition.
The annual L.A. Lit Show was conceived and started over three decades ago by PCAers and Porschephiles Prescott Kelley, Wayne Callaway and Jim Perrin. Now, though, it is operated under the auspices of venerable Stoddard NLA, one of the largest players in the global Porsche-specific restoration market. Stoddard NLA took over running of the show in 2017.
If you happen (or plan) to be in the neighborhood of Southern California, USA, during March of any year, you have to check out the annual L.A. Lit Show. I’ll see you there!