Entries in Chevy (10)
We will have a much more in depth review of the day later tonight, but wanted to give you some quick thoughts so far today.
Ford had a nice production for their Focus intro of which you can see a quick blurb here on the blog below, general reaction form the jaded press corps was good.
GMC brought you the Granite, what they call an "Urban Utility Vehicle", what also could be know as yet another Xb copy. 1.4 liter turbo motor and suicide doors. Interior looks good, this is one of those prototype not announced for production cars.
Buick showed off the new Regal and also the GS "Concept" Look for that to be announced for production shortly. Some big power numbers announced for the GS Regal, 255HP and 290TQ out of a 2 liter turbo motor.
As a side note GM needs to hire some new writers for Mark and Susan, the fake conversation they had to begin the presser was corny and awkward.
We skipped the Toyota presser and by all accounts it was a good thing, reports are people were falling asleep there, also Toyota needs some new writers as well, the jokes wouldn't have made it at amateur night at the comedy club.
VW showed off a highbrid coupe which has been tagged as the next Jetta and Mercedes touted it's highbrids, then showed off a Convertible E Class which has a spoiler that comes out over the windshield header to direct air over the back seat passengers. Seems like engineering for engineering sake.
We are taking a break, and will post notes later in the day, pictures to come as well.
Every week like crazed amazons, we storm the mall of the internet, battling killer crowds in search of the best Black Friday deals, and if Montgomery Ward sells out of seven-dollar toasters, well, we settle for a cohesive, Zen-like theme instead -- and a pretzel from the food court. During the siege we uncover an array of different stories and news bites that fit our theme, however useless or misfitting they may be. And whatever's leftover, well, we buy it anyway, because if we didn't, we'd miss out on the savings.
Don't know about you, but even though we've still got a tryptophan hangover we're really starting to eye those leftover mashed potatoes and turkey. So belly up to the table in your bathrobe and get some automotive leftovers with your favorite RoundAbout crew.
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Every year the hot rod crowd of Metro Detroit looks forward to the end of February/beginning of March when they take over the 700,000+ square foot Cobo Hall. The Autorama is every bit as large as the North American International Auto Show.
On top of this it is one of the most prestigious shows as well, maybe the Oakland Roadster Show is the only other that is it's equal. The Riddler Award is handed out to best Hot Rod of the show, and as a caveat, to be eligible it has to debut at the show.
Some of the big name builders show up every year, Chip Foose, Troy Trepanier, Justin Padfield, to name a few bring cars that cost in excess of $500,000 to put together and show them off here. The show RIDES on TLC did an episode about the Detroit Autorama a couple years ago, it's worth checking out to see just how over the top the judges go to find anything wrong with the cars.
All that being said here is a quick little something I put together, sorry for the quality, trying to shoot with a FLIP camera is a bit tough.