Ron, the Indy Auto Show is paid for by local dealers, w/support from
the manufacture-ers. There are usually a few concept cars on
display - usually 1-3 year old ones. The Indy show doens't yet
have the panache of the the Detroit, Tokyo, LA, or Paris auto shows....
and never will.... It's primarily a place to go and look at/sit
in/pop the hood on all the 2008 model year cars without a pesky
salesman up your butt. Plus, there are some booth babes......
also a fine lesson on "how easily do the shift and radio knobs come off
of this car?" Some miscreants usually swipe those items the first
day or so.
Boo hiss to the Mercedes, Porsche, and Bentley
dealers. Their rides are usually locked. The Boxter is
usually the only one unlocked for your seating pleasure.
yes, as you've guessed, I love to go every year, sit in every car, test
the seat travel, knee room, clutch travel, and heel/toe ease
factors.......while yellling "VROOM VROOM, SCREEEEEEEEEEEE,
WHHHHAAAAAAA, WHAAAAAAA, WHAAAAAaaaaaaaaaa............" . My wife
has refused to go with me for the last few years for some silly-assed
I shudder to think of what the local
car dealers would charge us for booth real estate in the Indy
convention center during the event.... While we'd get some
visibility, I doubt we'd get any potentials due to A) time lag until
the season starts, B) not really a sports-car crowd - mainly family-car
tire kickers, and C) my overwhelming, suffocating pessimism.
I think I need another drink. Yep. Bartender!