Question of the Night: Should TTAC Send Edward Niedermeyer to SEMA?
Edward Niedermeyer and I had a chin wag this evening. I was performing my “atta boy” management duties, complimenting our correspondent for his literary evolution, from calling people assholes to explaining why they’re assholes (a distinction without any diffidence.) A thought occurred to me: now that Niedermeyer The Younger has learned to curtail his automotive animus, he might like to cut loose a bit, and blog from the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas. Needless to say, Eddy’s game. But the last thing I want on this site is 26″ wheel product reveals. “Have you ever dropped acid?” I inquired. Eddy’s response is on a need to know basis. Meanwhile, the question bedeviling me at this late hour: can our bad-ass blogger channel his inner Hunter S. Thompson without devolving into a pastiche? And would you, our Best and Brightest, like to read the results of this literary experiment?
I would say no, unless you are really bored and have nothing better to do. It could be funny though, if you get drunk enough... @ Robert Farago: You can't smoke acid but you can smoke mushrooms, really gives that joint an extra kick.
I have no interest in the tacky vehicles that predominate. However, SEMA is the only venue left where our prudish, castrating, repressed society allows for the presence of booth-babes. So, maybe there is a reason to go after all.
Go for it, and send him with a good camera as well!
Edward, you need a structured challenge, here it is: Identify the up-and-coming used beater coupe with the highest potential for aftermarket Adders. May not pick a Honda product, because that is too obvious of an answer. RE: websites want money for their researched answer. My bet is Chevy Cobalt.