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A different view of a car show.

These days i’m really annoyed by media photography; everyone goes to the same car shows and takes the same, typical, unstimulating, booooring photos of cars.    I went in the search of more ‘experimental’ auto show photos and happened to find taken by Kai Petermann.   

To be honest, I find them interesting….moderately dizzying, moderately useless, however reasonably entertaining!   I believe the 2nd photo is of the new Dodge Dart, however I cannot be entirely sure!

src: forLoveAndGlory (via ralfBecker)

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Detroit Auto Show: vintage photo archives

Before the days of saturated bloggers filling up the press days of modern Auto Shows, we often forget that only serious journalists were really taking photos and writing up the major international auto shows.  Before digital cameras, blogging, websites, etc—–these photos were mainly issued in newspapers and magazines, and hence we don’t see a lot of vintage auto show photos.

Car & Driver have posted a huge archive of Detroit Auto Show photos and they really are fantastic.  They range through many years, and show how cars were displayed in a different time!  Very cool.   Make sure you check out the link at the bottom to look through the entire archive they have up on their site:

1926

1966

1932

1978

1975

1967

1985

1967

1965

check out the archive here: Car & Driver

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Chevy 130R.

I can’t remember the last time I actually liked a Chevy—–i think i may be able to trace this to 1990 and my childhood admiration of the Cavalier Z24! ha.

Anyways, Chevy have introduced 2 concepts at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show—–one of which, the 140s is kinda worthless (and ugly)—–but one of them (130R) is strikingly good looking!  Although there is a lot borrowed from the BMW 1-series upon first glance, i find that the stance and size of this RWD concept is basically how I envision the ‘modern pony car’.  Since Dodge has re-introduced the (forgettable) Dodge Dart—–maybe it’s time Chevy brings back the Nova! Or not….

There’s something pleasantly retro about this design, and at the same time progressive. I think i feel the same way about the previous generation 1-series; a car I’ve always loved in coupe design.

130R:

Of course Chevy just had to ruin all the fun by putting a $75 interior in it! terrible.

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2011 NAIAS: Mopar Fiat 500

This is the actual Mopar detailed Fiat 500! Very cool.  Needs lowering though!

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Audi unveils 3rd E-Tron concept…and IEDEI is in love!

I want it.  MAKE IT.  I’ll be in the order list. 100% (assuming it’s not over $60k…LOL)

This is probably the most beautiful Audi since the MK1 TT….i’m thoroughly impressed.  It looks like the perfect combination of italian and german.  Brilliant proportions.  Could this be an Audi R4? MK3 Audi TT?  My source tells me it is unknown what this car exactly is at the moment.  All we know is that it is the 3rd in a string of E-Tron concepts, however this one is far more developed than the previous two, and is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

Photos taken courtesy of Speed Sport Life

http://www.speedsportlife.com/2010/01/11/2010-naias-photo-gallery-audi-e-tron-concept/

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