Collectors of Porsche paraphernalia, rejoice: the time has come once again for the annual L.A. Lit and Toy Show at the LAX Hilton. Now in its 34th year, Lit and Toy brings together over 300 international vendors to present a selection of Porsche and vintage VW-related memorabilia that defies belief. Spread across two huge ballrooms at the Hilton, shoppers will encounter a seemingly endless variety of Porsche books, artwork, original race posters, small trim pieces, and of course thousands of scale models.
Drawing vendors and shoppers from around the world, L.A. Lit and Toy has become the anchor event of what has mushroomed into a sort of "Porschepalooza." In the days leading up to the show, numerous Porsche specialty garages and dealers in southern California will host open houses to demonstrate their offerings. Clustered most heavily on the Friday before Lit and Toy, these open houses have become a sort of progressive picnic for Porschephiles, as they often include barbecues and occasionally live music. The fun continues all the way through to Sunday, when ANOTHER huge vending event, the All-Porsche Swap Meet at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, draws out even more dealers to serve the insatiable appetite for P-Car goodies.
Model Citizen was a participant in L.A. Lit and Toy for the first time in 2016, and after only one year we determined that this incredible show would become a permanent part of our event calendar. We'll be back in 2017 with a larger vending space and a larger selection of 1:18- and 1:43-scale Porsches from Minichamps, Spark, TSM and more. (Pictured are two of Spark's new diecast metal-bodied 1:43 cars, which we'll have available at the show.)
The L.A. Lit and Toy takes place on Saturday, March 4th from 9 a.m. to around 2 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door (early-bird shoppers can come in during vendor set-up for $30). The LAX Hilton is located at 5711 W. Century Boulevard in Los Angeles; visit the event's website for more information.