Every year the International Automobile Show sponsored by Motor Trend makes its rounds through Phoenix over the Thanksgiving weekend. The show opens on Thanksgiving day and allows those who want a break from Turkey dreaming and Black Friday shopping to see some cars. Or perhaps it is a last minute distraction to protect the wallets of consumer’s so they can afford a new car.
We have made this a tradition since we moved to Phoenix. You can usually find tickets for free and the crowds are light in the late morning of Thanksgiving Day–that allows you to get into the cars, walk around and check them out without too much of a hassle. As you enter the hall this year you were dazzled by a large presentation of high end automobiles (Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lotus and Ferrari) secured behind a large rope barrier. Look but do not touch these beauties!
We had a list of cars we wanted to see during the show. We are not actively looking for a new car but, with all of the recent redesigns and new model launches we had a short list to check out. Check out our One Phrase Reviews below.
|Fiat 500 –>||Very Interested, but Forget It|
|Volkswagen Beetle –>||Who Cares-No one else did either|
|Jeep Wrangler Unlimited –>||Upgraded Nicely|
|Mini Cooper Coupe –>||Very Nice|
|Mini Cooper Countryman –>||Very Nice|
|Hyundai Veloster –>||Needs a Real Engine|
|Land Rover Evoque –>||Hipster Material|
|BMW X3 –>||Too Small/Cheap Materials|
|BMW X5 –>||Very Nice, but Pricey|
Make sure you take the opportunity to get out to your local New Car show when it makes it’s rounds this year. It is great to be able to explore the cars without a dealer and have a chance to see how the crowds react to the potential purchase.
I always thought it would be interesting to drive older cars. I use to hear my grandfather talk about driving cars from the 1930 & 1940′s and thought that it would great to be able to experience a time when comfort might not be the first thing on the designer’s mind. Hell, who are we kidding–engineers and enthusiasts built cars at the beginning of the automobile revolution.
Below is a list of 5 cars from before I was born. I won’t tell you when that was but you can take your best guess if I tell you the Ford Mustang was a very new car model.
What are your 5 cars? We would love to hear.
Have one of these gems and want to hook an enthusiast up to help make a dream come true–email me!
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