1935 FORD SHOP TRUCK: Purchased by Gene Winfield, this 1935 truck was originally restored in March 1960. It was then sold in 1965 "to a guy named Buddy who lived in Oregon", and lost for years, before being found and restored in 2008.
PORSCHE CARRERA GT: The Carrera GT is a lovely looking thing. In fact, we can't think of anything that would detract from its style - apart from this paint job
PORSCHE CARRERA GT: Obviously, you could paint your Carrera GT this colour. But, really, why would you?
DODGE CHARGER DAYTONA 392: The outlandish original Charger Daytona was developed in 1969 as a homologation special to boost Dodge's chances in stock car racing - so it takes a special car to carry the nameplate. In this case, 'special' means a 485hp Hemi V8 engine
DODGE CHALLENGER T/A: This special edition Dodge was conceived as a throwback to the 1970s-era 'pony cars'
FORD ECONOLINE BACK-UP PICK-UP: This oddity is a recreation of a machine created to tour drag strips in the late 1960s and early '70s, and it could run a full quarter-mile on its rear wheels alone. Which were sort of the front wheels, since the whole thing was engineered to work the other way round...
FORD ECONOLINE BACK-UP PICK-UP: Power for the original Back-Up Pick-Up came from a Ford FE engine that produced 500hp. For the recreation, Galpin Ford used an FE engine - which can produce 950hp
FORD GT: Alright, it's not new, and it's not particularly odd, but we could had to find a way to get a pic of the Ford GT in our LA coverage somewhere. Look at it!
FORD GT: Don't have any race drivers to spare to stand next to your Ford GT for the duration of a motor show? Simple, just build a new one out of Lego. We bet Lego-based racing drivers are less demanding than the real ones, too
FORD FUSION NASCAR: This is a Stewart Haas Racing Ford Fusion as campaigned by Kevin Harvick in this year's NASCAR Cup Series. Harvick was, indeed, freaky fast, emerging from NASCAR's overly-complicated championship format system as one of four drivers in with a shout of the crown in the season finale. He didn't win though...
FORD F100 SHOP TRUCK: This 1956 truck was originally bought in the LA area by 'Big Daddy' Roth, before being sold and eventually ending up in a barn on Oklahoma. It was acquired in 2016, before an extensive rebuild at Galpin Speed Shop
RAM 4500 CHASSIS CAB: RAM ensured everything safety levels were high at the show, by putting this Los Angeles Fire Department rescue unit on its stand...
FORD POLICE RESPONDER HYBRID: Ford also got in on the emergency services show car, displaying this machine - the first 'pursuit-rated' hybrid police car. It will allow the Police to chase down criminals and achieve great fuel economy while doing so. Result!
HENRY J DRAG CAR: This machine, also known as 'Henry Jaded', is based on a 1952 saloon. Owner Dave Shuten gave creators Galpin Auto Sports the brief to make something that was "cartoony looking". Job done, we'd say
POLARIS SLINGSHOT: This is a customised version of the Polaris Slingshot, a machine its creators "dare you to categorise". They refer to it as both an open-air roadster and a three-wheel motorcycle.
MACH 4 DRAG RACING CAR: Why is this dragster, built by Gary Weckesser and used from 1969-1975, called the Mach 4? Simple: it had four engines...
MACH 4 DRAG RACING CAR: ...and here they all are. Total power output? Around 3000hp. We suspect the MPG rating might not be so impressive
MAZDA MIATA MX-5 ROCKET BUNNY: In case you didn't know, Rocket Bunny is the name of a firm that makes aftermarket aero kits
GMC SIERRA 2500HD ALL-TERRAIN CONCEPT: Sometimes, when conditions get really slippery, normal wheels just aren't grippy enough to lay down the 445hp produced by the Sierra 2500HD's 6.6-litre turbodiesel V8 engine. Sticking Mattracks 150 Series Tracks where the wheels go should help
VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS: This isn't a normal version of VW's large North American SUV - it's a deep country off-road concept developed by stunt driver, rallycross racer and TV presenter Tanner Foust
FORD ECOSPORT SES 4WD CONCEPT: Presumably, Ford thought the special 'Baja Sand' colour on this Ecosport didn't make it look quite off-roader and 4WD enough - so they stuck two canoes on the roof
FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK: Yes, even in that colour, the Mustang is a bit of a looker
FORD EXPEDITION: This Expedition apparently comes from Jay Leno's garage. And yes, those extra rear seats face backwards: they're designed for camera operators and photographers to use while filming or snapping. We suspect that's why our snapper Luc Lacey was quite taken by this
FORD EXPEDITION: The Expedition doesn't look quite so odd from the front. Nice colour, though
FORD MUSTANG GT RTR SPEC 5: This heavily modified Mustang was built by Galpin Auto Sports. According to the sign next to it at the LA show, it's for sale. Go on, you know you want to
KIA STINGER: Previously seen at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, this Kia Stinger has been developed by top tuning house West Coast Customs
KIA STINGER: West Coast Customs, you may remember, developed all the cars on MTv series Pimp My Ride. Off to the West Coast...
PORSCHE 993 CS5: Sometimes a normal Porsche 991 rear wing just isn't enough. Why not stick an RWB body kit and a Kamiwaza double wing on it?
PORSCHE 993 CS5: The paint on this 993 is a factory Porsche colour: Amaranth Violet, in case you want to spec it on your next Cayenne
FORD MODEL T HARD HAT HAULER: Yes, it's a forklift truck. It was built in the 1970s based on a 1923 fibreglass Model T body, with the design taken from a plastic model kit. We suspect it's a bit more powerful than your average forklift
JAGUAR XK120: Amid all the outlandish American machines, Jag's XK120 is an oasis of calm. This is a ground-up restoration
TOYOTA TUNDRA HUNTINGTON BEACH LIFEGUARD: Admit it, you're humming the Baywatch theme tune already, aren't you?
INFINITI STAND: Blimey, you don't see that on The Great British Bake Off
NISSAN STAR WARS CARS: Nissan stocked their stand with six highly modified cars inspired by the forthcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi film
NISSAN STAR WARS CARS: Nissan also parked an X-Wing fighter above their stand. We really, really want to do a full road test of it. Please?
Motor shows aren't all about new cars, or even purely about machinery that you'll see on the road during your daily commute. And that was proven by some of the machinery on display at this year's Los Angeles motor show.
From restored classics and barn finds, to wacky one-off creations - with a few weird 1970s dragsters and custom forklift trucks thrown in - there was bizarre machinery spread throughout the Los Angeles convention centre.
In between shooting all of the new cars, out intrepid snapper Luc Lacey took plenty of shots of his favourite oddities. Check them out in the gallery above.