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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Detroit Autoshow Photos 2011

I got to spend the early part of this week working at the 2011 Detroit Autoshow. Working the show definitely has its benefits, the biggest one being able to get in before the show is open to the public. Thats right, no one stepping in front of the cars right before you press the shutter, no crying kids, no stupid people posing in cars they will only dream about owning someday. Working the show does have its downsides as well, mainly being you constantly get asked where the bathrooms are. I don't blame them though, it took me a good hour to find them too! My bladder was pretty happy when I finally did!

So if you didn't have a chance to checkout the show in Detroit this year, hopefully these photos will highlight what you missed. Enjoy!

Mercedes had a pretty awesome display

Lovin the new Audi R8 GT (and pretty much anything at the audi booth)

The new Mercedes SLS

The old Mercedes gulwing

Yup, thats a Bentley!

Lexus LFA anyone?

It deserved another shot...

This was probably one of my favorite cars there, the new Maserati Gran Turismo S

Ever seen those ken block videos? Yup thats the car!

This Mayback was probably the biggest "car" I've ever seen! Ridiculous!

The back seat room

I was sold after sitting in the massaging rear seats of the new Hyundai Equus, only $310,000 less than the Maybach, and pretty much the same features set!

The other end of the automotive spectrum

Tesla Roadster, the only electric car I wouldn't mind having

Audi R8 V10 GT

Hello potential next car

LED overload at the lexus display

LOVE the matte finish on the new Mercedes E-class AMG

CTS-V Race Car

Brand new Audi A6 (If you couldn't figure it out by the picture)

Mustang Racing at the Ford Display

The real thing, a boss mustang 302 running at 120MPH on the dyno... man that thing sounds incredible!

Tennis ball colored Mercedes SLS E-cell

New Subaru STI

The lone Ferrari at the show

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 01:52 AM
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Nice pics - lexus looks nice
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Wow. Awesome pics. And that's coming from a professional photographer.
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wow! thanks for sharing!!

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Boss 302 ftw
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What I wouldn't give to drive that old Mercedes 300 SL droolz.

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I wanna get in the new Ford C-Max. I know that sounds lame but I have a Mazda5 now which I absolutely love. Im a sucker for micro-vans and the Mazda5 was the only one in the US until the C-Max. Plus the 5 comes in a manual which is really fun to drive. Im going to the Philly Auto Show and the International Boat Show in Atlantic City next wednesday. Gonna be an awesome day...
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WHOA! AMAZING! To bad I couldn't cousins/aunt/uncle lives 30minutes from detroit.

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My fiance went there with a co-worker. He works for GM in the Quality department, and was disappointed with the cars GM used for display. They were just random cars, taken off the line without any real prep besides a good polishing. They all had the minor defects that his job is supposed to correct (some of the people he works with are really lazy and let almost everything slide because it's too much work to get it corrected). You would think they would put a little effort into picking more "perfect" cars to use as an example of the workmanship they put out. The only one that showed quality was the Cadillac, and they have a whole team designated for building that car.

He also ticked off a couple of the models that were describing the car, because they kept getting in his way when he was taking pictures. He was like "I didn't go to take pictures of women and make my pregnant fiance mad! I want to take a picture of this beautiful work of art and you're in the way." What he was really thinking, I have no idea (I don't want to know), but at least his words were in the right place.

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thanks everyone for the comments
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Hyundai has made great strides. We're looking at a Subaru or a Hyundai right now. Who would have thought?
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