The Truth About Cars » The Booth Babe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:05:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Booth Babe Chronicles: Things we won’t tell you http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/the-booth-babe-chronicles-things-we-wont-tell-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/the-booth-babe-chronicles-things-we-wont-tell-you/#comments Sun, 29 Aug 2010 12:20:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364137 The job of most auto show booth babes is all about talking. We’re there to talk for hours to hundreds, sometimes thousands of people about the brand we rep. As much as we may  talk, there are some things we won’t ever tell you. Here are just a few. An official “yes” that a redesign […]

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The job of most auto show booth babes is all about talking. We’re there to talk for hours to hundreds, sometimes thousands of people about the brand we rep. As much as we may  talk, there are some things we won’t ever tell you. Here are just a few. An official “yes” that a redesign […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Road Trip Warrior – The South, Pt. 1 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/the-booth-babe-chronicles-road-trip-warrior-the-south-pt-1/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/the-booth-babe-chronicles-road-trip-warrior-the-south-pt-1/#comments Sun, 01 Aug 2010 18:35:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361932 This week’s road trip is a special journey through a much-loved American tradition: NASCAR. We’re going to be driving through the South, some lush, beautiful country full of hospitality, great barbecue, and rabid loyalty to the local citizenry’s sponsored stock car of choice. This is a much longer trip than last week’s – we’re going […]

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This week’s road trip is a special journey through a much-loved American tradition: NASCAR. We’re going to be driving through the South, some lush, beautiful country full of hospitality, great barbecue, and rabid loyalty to the local citizenry’s sponsored stock car of choice. This is a much longer trip than last week’s – we’re going […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Road Trip Warrior – The Northeast USA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/the-booth-babe-chronicles-road-trip-warrior-the-northeast-usa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/the-booth-babe-chronicles-road-trip-warrior-the-northeast-usa/#comments Sun, 25 Jul 2010 12:26:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361528 One of the many amazing benefits to my booth babe job is that I get to travel this beautiful country and somebody else pays for it. I’ve been to many cities that I never would have gone to otherwise. (Seriously, does anyone go to Milwaukee on vacation? No, but it’s a pretty rad city.) There […]

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One of the many amazing benefits to my booth babe job is that I get to travel this beautiful country and somebody else pays for it. I’ve been to many cities that I never would have gone to otherwise. (Seriously, does anyone go to Milwaukee on vacation? No, but it’s a pretty rad city.) There […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Road Trip Rules. Or Road Trips Rule http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/the-booth-babe-chronicles-road-trip-rules-or-road-trips-rule/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/the-booth-babe-chronicles-road-trip-rules-or-road-trips-rule/#comments Sun, 18 Jul 2010 13:52:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361064 Summer is nigh upon us, and that means two things: Your electric bill is ridiculous, and it’s time for a summer road trip. We’re going to suspend our disbelief here. We’re going to pretend that there is no reason why any and all of us cannot take off for a week or two and explore […]

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Summer is nigh upon us, and that means two things: Your electric bill is ridiculous, and it’s time for a summer road trip. We’re going to suspend our disbelief here. We’re going to pretend that there is no reason why any and all of us cannot take off for a week or two and explore […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: How Your Car Will Ruin Your Sex Life http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/the-booth-babe-chronicles-how-your-car-will-ruin-your-sex-life/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/the-booth-babe-chronicles-how-your-car-will-ruin-your-sex-life/#comments Sun, 11 Jul 2010 09:42:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360660 Both men and women have their stereotypes, as I quickly learned on the auto show circuit. One is that women won’t date a guy unless he drives a hot ride. I’m here to tell you that, for the most part, it is not true. Yes, there are some gold diggers and Polly Prissy Pants who […]

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Both men and women have their stereotypes, as I quickly learned on the auto show circuit. One is that women won’t date a guy unless he drives a hot ride. I’m here to tell you that, for the most part, it is not true. Yes, there are some gold diggers and Polly Prissy Pants who […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Outrun This http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/the-booth-babe-chronicles-outrun-this/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/the-booth-babe-chronicles-outrun-this/#comments Tue, 06 Jul 2010 09:23:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360280 Happy Hangover Tuesday! I trust you’re all in good spirits despite possibly imbibing too many good spirits over the holiday weekend. Nothing a nice nap in the county lockup won’t cure. Yup, chances are at least one or two of you were given an introduction to the ins and outs of traffic, DUI or public […]

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Happy Hangover Tuesday! I trust you’re all in good spirits despite possibly imbibing too many good spirits over the holiday weekend. Nothing a nice nap in the county lockup won’t cure. Yup, chances are at least one or two of you were given an introduction to the ins and outs of traffic, DUI or public […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: The Dog Days Of Summer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-the-dog-days-of-summer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-the-dog-days-of-summer/#comments Sun, 27 Jun 2010 09:55:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359616 Auto show season might be over, but the marketing event season is in full swing. At concerts, state fairs, sporting goods stores, hotels, golf tournaments, baseball games, food and wine festivals, gay pride festivals, dog parks, any kind of place where a target demographic might gather, you will find a car company showing off the […]

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Auto show season might be over, but the marketing event season is in full swing. At concerts, state fairs, sporting goods stores, hotels, golf tournaments, baseball games, food and wine festivals, gay pride festivals, dog parks, any kind of place where a target demographic might gather, you will find a car company showing off the […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: These Are The People In Your Neighborhood http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-these-are-the-people-in-your-neighborhood/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-these-are-the-people-in-your-neighborhood/#comments Sun, 20 Jun 2010 09:47:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359172 Let’s be real: I am not rollin’ in an exotic. My middle-class wheels get me from Point A to Point B with a little fun in between, but it’s not something that’s going to get any panties thrown at it (that and the fact that I’m not a wealthy middle-aged man). The closest I get […]

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Let’s be real: I am not rollin’ in an exotic. My middle-class wheels get me from Point A to Point B with a little fun in between, but it’s not something that’s going to get any panties thrown at it (that and the fact that I’m not a wealthy middle-aged man). The closest I get […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: The Song And Dance Of Car Commercials http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-the-song-and-dance-of-car-commercials/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-the-song-and-dance-of-car-commercials/#comments Sun, 13 Jun 2010 10:23:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358761 Music and scents. That’s what surrounds me during my work at car shows. The music tries to drown out the display next door. The ladies, gentlemen, even the cars in the booth are carefully perfumed. (There are other scents … but let’s not go there.)  Nothing evokes a greater emotional response than music and scents. […]

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Music and scents. That’s what surrounds me during my work at car shows. The music tries to drown out the display next door. The ladies, gentlemen, even the cars in the booth are carefully perfumed. (There are other scents … but let’s not go there.)  Nothing evokes a greater emotional response than music and scents. […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Narcissism And You: An Automotive Primer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-narcissism-and-you-an-automotive-primer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-booth-babe-chronicles-narcissism-and-you-an-automotive-primer/#comments Sun, 06 Jun 2010 19:23:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358327 Earlier this week on my blog I wrote about narcissism – specifically of whether or not bloggers are by nature narcissistic and if gender makes a difference in that judgment. As I linked in that entry, Justine Musk, soon-to-be ex of Tesla head Elon Musk, had some interesting ruminations on the subject if you care […]

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Earlier this week on my blog I wrote about narcissism – specifically of whether or not bloggers are by nature narcissistic and if gender makes a difference in that judgment. As I linked in that entry, Justine Musk, soon-to-be ex of Tesla head Elon Musk, had some interesting ruminations on the subject if you care […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Horsepower http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-booth-babe-chronicles-life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-horsepower/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-booth-babe-chronicles-life-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-horsepower/#comments Sun, 30 May 2010 13:09:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357624 Despite the fact that the Greatest Generation keeps me cornered at my info desk for 45 minutes while telling me filthy dirty jokes, I know if not for everyone’s grandpa I’d probably be heil-ing allegiance to the flag of the Rising Sun or some German/Japanese combo thereof. I can’t imagine any 18-year-old boy I’ve ever […]

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Despite the fact that the Greatest Generation keeps me cornered at my info desk for 45 minutes while telling me filthy dirty jokes, I know if not for everyone’s grandpa I’d probably be heil-ing allegiance to the flag of the Rising Sun or some German/Japanese combo thereof. I can’t imagine any 18-year-old boy I’ve ever […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Ugly Is As Ugly Does http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-booth-babe-chronicles-ugly-is-as-ugly-does/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-booth-babe-chronicles-ugly-is-as-ugly-does/#comments Sun, 23 May 2010 03:30:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357151 The beauty of humanity is that we all have different tastes, that our aesthetic preferences create a marvelous tapestry of beauty, and that this creates a market where there’s something for everyone. Whether it be cars, shoes, or a life partner, what you think is absolutely hideous could very well be the greatest thing your […]

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The beauty of humanity is that we all have different tastes, that our aesthetic preferences create a marvelous tapestry of beauty, and that this creates a market where there’s something for everyone. Whether it be cars, shoes, or a life partner, what you think is absolutely hideous could very well be the greatest thing your […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Greening The Hand That Feeds Me http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-booth-babe-chronicles-greening-the-hand-that-feeds-me/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-booth-babe-chronicles-greening-the-hand-that-feeds-me/#comments Sun, 16 May 2010 12:55:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356661 Here’s my daily struggle: I like cars and I like (and greatly appreciate) how I make my living. But I also really like the Earth and nature and polar bears and would prefer mankind not relocate to some Total Recall-like Mars colony stocked with Evian, Luna bars and aliens with three boobs. I love driving. […]

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Here’s my daily struggle: I like cars and I like (and greatly appreciate) how I make my living. But I also really like the Earth and nature and polar bears and would prefer mankind not relocate to some Total Recall-like Mars colony stocked with Evian, Luna bars and aliens with three boobs. I love driving. […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Punch Buggy Black And Blue http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-booth-babe-chronicles-punch-buggy-black-and-blue/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-booth-babe-chronicles-punch-buggy-black-and-blue/#comments Sun, 09 May 2010 10:01:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=355826 Automotive marketing – marketing in general, really – fascinates me. I have a business degree with a focus on marketing and spent many years studying the commercial machine of capitalism, along with the psychology behind getting you to buy. The whole thing is extremely thought-provoking (such as Mike Rowe) and often more than a little […]

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Automotive marketing – marketing in general, really – fascinates me. I have a business degree with a focus on marketing and spent many years studying the commercial machine of capitalism, along with the psychology behind getting you to buy. The whole thing is extremely thought-provoking (such as Mike Rowe) and often more than a little […]

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The Booth Babe Chronicles: Psychology Of Auto Show Marketing, With Special Emphasis On Gender-Related Issues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/the-booth-babe-chronicles-psychology-of-auto-show-marketing-with-special-emphasis-on-gender-related-issues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/the-booth-babe-chronicles-psychology-of-auto-show-marketing-with-special-emphasis-on-gender-related-issues/#comments Sun, 25 Apr 2010 11:35:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354223 Thank you so much for the warm welcome last week! I appreciate all your comments and encouragement and look forward to sharing more about auto show life with you. A comment on my last column caught my eye. The gist of it was why bother with “booth babes” or professional presenters at all? Why not […]

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Thank you so much for the warm welcome last week! I appreciate all your comments and encouragement and look forward to sharing more about auto show life with you. A comment on my last column caught my eye. The gist of it was why bother with “booth babes” or professional presenters at all? Why not […]

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