Thursday Snippets – Frankfurt and non

The Frankfurt Motor Show is on again. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because the Frankfurt Motor Show is like a small city unto itself. I’m quite sure it’s bigger than the central business district here in Hobart. When I visited Frankfurt, in 2009, there were nine display halls. Each hall was massive. Some contain multiple brands but some were ‘owned’ by single carmaking groups. Mercedes Benz had their own hall. Volkswagen group had their own hall, except it didn’t include Audi, which had another pavilion all to itself. BMW had its own hall. Jalopnik has a good article that […]

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The Most Interesting Cars of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

The most interesting motor show of any given year – the Geneva Motor Show – is almost upon us. These are the cars from the debut list maintained by Just Auto that have got my motor running. Some are genuine interest and some are passing interest, but all have something interesting about them. Sorry Volvo, I just couldn’t get you on the list. Something new from Polestar might have been good. —— Alfa Romeo 4C: carbon components, 1.7 turbo, to be built by Maserati in Modena Alfa Romeo Gloria concept: full scale model created by I.E.D. students Aston Martin Rapide […]

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