Smart Car Open House on Abbot Kinney – Oct. 13


Smart House

Smart, (aka. smart car), has opened a location on Abbot Kinney. I noticed its blue glowing building last night, and this morning I found a catchy invitation (with attached gimmick, a key) placed under my windshield wiper. (Normally my car is in the garage at night – luckily, not last night!)

Smart House

The Open House is this Saturday, October 13th from 11am-5pm. They promise coffee, conversation and perhaps a test drive.

They will remain open until January 2008, hours will be Tuesday-Sunday 11am-9pm.

I test drove the Smart Fortwo a few months ago. It was pretty fun! Quiet, smooth ride…I wouldn’t say it was “peppy” but it does reach 95mph. Eventually. It is surprisingly roomy inside, too. And for anyone who thinks that such a tiny car is a death-trap, you should know that it is chock full of innovative safety features.

The Smart Car would definitely be great for bopping around Venice. It’s tiny (easy parking.) It’s inexpensive (compared to other new cars). And it gets great gas mileage (40mpg.)

Smart House

Smart House
1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA

RSVP to the open house at [email protected]



  1. also happening in this location soon:

    ROJO®fortwo artshow
    Art exhibition featuring exclusive artwork and worldwide launch of ROJO®fortwo, the new limited edition printed issue. Friday, November 2nd in Venice, California. USA. ROJO®fortwo project is fully inspired by the brand new smart fortwo.

    Friday 11/02/2007 from 7pm to 11pm
    Featuring sounds by: Blu Jemz & DJ Pube$
    Featuring artwork by: Catalina Estrada, MWM, Deanne Cheuk, Yoshi Sodeoka, Tofer, Alex Prager, Friends with You, Ben Summers, Dalek, Holly Stevenson, Chet Purtilar, Jemma Hostetler, Meomi, Yoshi Tajima, Evgeny Kiselev, Vanessa da Silva, Bruno 9li, Cristiano Trindade, Todd Tourso, Amir H. Fallah, Justine Ashbee, Sergei Sviatchenko.