LA Auto Show to Be Broadcast by American Forces Network to Military Around the World

'Salute to the Troops' to Air in 188 Countries

Dec 19, 2003, 00:00 ET from LA Auto Show

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights from the Jan. 2-11, 2004
 LA Auto Show will be airing on the Armed Forces Network in 188 countries and
 on 278 Navy ships around the world.  The 30-minute special, a collaboration
 between Armed Forces Radio TV Service (AFRTS) and TV producer Bill Maloney,
 will be broadcast worldwide on Jan. 10.
     "The LA Auto Show program comes at a good time of the year," says Chief
 Tim Mattox of AFRTS, who stationed at March Air Force Base in Riverside,
 Calif.  "Our troops love cars, the auto racing season is over and a car show
 is the perfect remedy."
     The project was developed by Chief Mattox and Maloney, producer of the
 Ohana Road TV show in Honolulu.  Chief Mattox and several servicemen will help
 with taping the show, and on Jan. 10, via seven AFRTS satellites, U.S. troops
 will have an up-close look inside the LA Auto Show, where more than
 1,000 vehicles (including nearly two dozen making World and North American
 debuts) will be showcased.
     The commercial-free show on the American Forces Network is sponsored by
 the Cutter Family Auto Center, which also sponsors Ohana Road.
     The LA Auto Show annually attracts more than one million visitors to the
 LA Convention Center, where they see the newest trucks, SUVs, high-performance
 exotics, concepts and every-day vehicles.  The show features everything from
 the $643,000 Ferrari Enzo and $440,000 Porsche Carrera GT to the sub-$10,000
 Kia Rio.
     For more information, visit or call (213) 741-1151, ext. 1.