See The Geneva Auto Salon Through The Eyes Of A Car Journalist

see the geneva auto salon through the eyes of a car journalist

The aspiring car writer need cover only one major car show to know that they can be an almost overwhelmingly intense experience, all bright lights, new suits, claustrophobia and hype. Between battling for internet, claiming real estate at press events, snagging free food and photographing the whole thing, a good car show passes over the average auto journalist like a bad dream.

Which is probably as it should be: for all the editorial monies that get spent making the car show carnival coverage happen, there’s precious little truth to be found at these modern-day Motoramas. And since we didn’t spend any of our precious budget getting to Geneva, we’re thrilled that long-time commenter sutski has graciously allowed us to republish his own impressions of the show… especially because they capture so wonderfully the exhausting, exhilarating blur of the car show floor. From the perks to the personalities, from the glitz to the girls, sutski‘s photos makes you feel like you were covering Geneva… and, if you’ve ever covered a big car show before, they might even make you a little glad you weren’t there.

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  • Rich Benkwitt I’ll take that red and white 2 door and I guess the 4 banger so I can have the manual tranny just like my 1969 Bronco. I have my Wildtrak on order now waiting impatiently!
  • Theflyersfan I was living in one part of the world when China and Russia were completing their 21st century scramble of Africa. They were pumping billions into the economies of these countries building new dams, bridges, skyscrapers, freeways/toll roads, utilities, power plants, you know - projects that would benefit the average resident of said location. All they wanted in exchange were the mineral, mining, fishing, timber, etc., rights of said location. And they got them. So during that era when they were looking at global expansion, we were fighting unwinnable wars and our "leaders" on the left were yelling at the "leaders" on the right and vice versa, and what happens when all you do is stare and focus on one thing like DC is known to do? The world moves on around you. And that's what happened here.We had the same opportunity to build Africa up and to make the same deals as other countries, but our "nation building" tends to take place via the conversion from something solid and standing to something in pieces and in rubble. So it looks like we'll continue to have to deal with hostile nations holding our feet into the fire and working through their many geopolitical issues just so we can continue to get cheap electronics and necessary materials in our manufacturing just because we decided around 40+ years ago to ship it all overseas because we wanted to save 50 cents on a pack of socks and the CEOs needed their next quarterly statement to look even better to the shareholders so they could increase their pay and bonuses, consequences be damned.
  • DweezilSFV I didn't think GM could make a worse looking truck than their full-sizers.Success.
  • DweezilSFV GM. Still trying to make OnStar happen.And still the answer to a question no one ever asked.
  • Corey Lewis Look, here's the voice warning record player!