maXbimmer Forums

maXbimmer Forums (
-   Photography (
-   -   Some pics from the Detroit show (

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:00 PM

Some pics from the Detroit show
Not too much BMW content, but I thought I'd post some of my pics from the Detroit show. BMW's booth is all hybrids and diesels *sleep*

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:00 PM

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:01 PM

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:02 PM

Detroit has been chaste for the past few years. It's still no Tokyo, but there were some nice surprises:

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:02 PM

EMPIREM3 01-14-2009 10:09 PM

I think i'm happy in my pants now.

Your photos are flawless and i bow down to your ability to take photos sir!

What camera are you using?

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by EMPIREM3 (Post 1249639)
I think i'm happy in my pants now.

Your photos are flawless and i bow down to your ability to take photos sir!

What camera are you using?

LOL, thanks very much! Love the Detroit show! My camera is nothing special -- banged up Canon EOS 350D and two old utility lenses (Canon 18-55 and Sigma 28-70).

More coming in a sec...

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:39 PM

In and around the show:

Rick Wagoner holds a cheerful scrum with some journos:

GM Styling Chief Ed Welburn:

Hangin' with Mr. Csere:

Jim Press confounds my autofocus:

Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann:

"Hey Smitty, sup?"

Chinese manufacturers BYD and Brilliance erected booths that blocked most of the entrance to the GM area. Signs were necessary:

GM plowed a fleet of vehicles through its first press conference. Blink and you'll miss 'em!

Despite cutbacks in swag and flash, some automakers continued to cater. Here is VW's breakfast offering:

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:41 PM



If asked, "Which OEM served pulled pork sandwiches," most people probably wouldn't guess smart.

Not a single Asian on the Brilliance branding:

Noun / adjective / adjective. Brilliance should stick to cars.

Ford is now apparently partnered with the United Federation of Planets:

Breakfast, Mercedes-style:

Lunch, Mercedes-style:

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:42 PM

The other Mercedes lunch offering:

Mitsubishi didn't show up, but their local dealers put together six cars and a desk. Somewhat sad:

Even sadder was the fact that their lone display kiosk had a CRT television:

There were several open areas created by manufacturer pullouts:

The fundamental dichotomy:

Japanese guys examining the Volt:

Smitty 01-14-2009 10:43 PM

Aaaagggh!! Get it off me!

330DTM 01-14-2009 11:39 PM

whow, sweet pictures! What camera and lens setup were you using?

Phuviano 01-15-2009 05:09 AM

Nice pictures, but you might want to resize them or post a link where they can view the full size pictures.

Also I want to mention. Food + women + cars, what else more do you need?

Smitty 01-15-2009 09:18 AM

330DTM, I'm using an old 350D and some beater utility lenses (Canon 18-55 and Sigma 28-70).

Phuviano, good point. Hadn't thought about dialup users. Here's a link to my photostream (albums on the right):

craigIS 01-15-2009 10:04 AM

awsome pics... wish i was going this year......looks like a good show!

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Maxbimmer Copyright 2001 - 2015