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.


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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.

Click here to see an overview sampling of the festivities of the 2017 L.A. Lit Weekend

Annual L.A. Lit Show: Black "Big Boxster" Porsche Carrera GT, rear, at Callas Rennsport during the 2017 Porsche Lit Week. Credit: StuttgartDNA
Black “Big Boxster” Porsche Carrera GT at Callas Rennsport during the 2017 Porsche Lit Week. Credit: StuttgartDNA
Annual L.A. Lit Show:: LA Dismantler pano of 3 stacked Porsche wrecks in the junkyard. Credit: Los Angeles Dismantler
One of the very-sad-to-see wrecking yards at Los Angeles Dismantler. Credit: Los Angeles Dismantler
Annual L.A. Lit Show: Pictured here is the Carparc USA facade during the 2017 Porsche L.A. Lit Meet Weekend., with signage out front up high and a blue 911 Targa extending out front through the open garage door in b.g. Credit: StuttgartDNA
Carparc USA facade. Credit: StuttgartDNA
Annual L.A. Lit Show: The Steve McQueen Le Mans Trilogy, 2016. By Nicolas Hunziker, Switzerland. Three original paintings, acrylic on canvas, 60 inches by 40 inches each. Commissioned by Chadwick McQueen and the Terry McQueen Testamentary Trust. List Prices: “Between Scenes” Painting No. 1, $75,000; “Just Like Jo” Painting No. 2, $75,000 (reserved); and "No More Waiting” Painting No. 3, $75,000.
The Steve McQueen Le Mans Trilogy, 2016. By Nicolas Hunziker, Switzerland. Three original paintings, acrylic on canvas, 60 inches by 40 inches each. Commissioned by Chadwick McQueen and the Terry McQueen Testamentary Trust. List Prices: “Between Scenes” Painting No. 1, $75,000; “Just Like Jo” Painting No. 2, $75,000 (reserved); and “No More Waiting” Painting No. 3, $75,000.
Annual L.A. Lit Show: Pictured here is the 2017 Porsche LA Lit Meet main room, with some excellent Porsche-themed dioramas in f.g. Credit: StuttgartDNA
The 2017 Porsche LA Lit Meet main room, with some excellent Porsche-themed dioramas in f.g. Credit: StuttgartDNA

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!

Click here to go to the L.A. Lit Show website

Click here to go to the Airport Hilton website

Click here to go to the Stoddard NLA website