Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2009 Orange County Auto Show: A Look Back

Put simply, the Orange County Auto Show was a lot like walking across a bunch of dealership lots that had been connected... aside from, of course, getting some time inside of a Lotus Evora (just sitting, sadly) and a close look at some Tesla Roadsters. So if it was such a consumer oriented show, then why did I go? Simple, Ford was supposed to have a Fiesta driving event...that ended up being MIA. As disappointing as the lack of Fiesta was, what made the five hours of round-trip driving even more of a let-down was the "more of the same" theme of the show--the whole thing felt like a sales pitch rather than a showcase of what the automotive industry is doing (more specifically, what the American car companies are doing) to redeem themselves.

Anyway, enough of my rambling. Here are some random, really quick video clips from the show and photos are below.


Is it just me or does GM seem even more hopeless every time they showcase their existing products?

2010 BMW 7

BMW X6

2010 Z4

2010 Z4

2010 Z4

2010 Z4

2010 Z4

2010 Z4


Ford Engine

Ford Engine

Ford Slushbox

Ford MKS

Ford MKS

Ford MKS

Ford Tarus

Ford Tarus Cluster

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai...Thing

Hyundai...Thing

GM's only interesting car

GM Camaro

GM Camaro

GM Camaro

GM Camaro


GM Camaro

GM Camaro

GM Corvette ZR1

GM Corvette

GM Corvette Stingray

GM Corvette Stingray

Honda FCX Clarity

Honda FCX Clarity

Honda Insight

Honda Insight

Honda Insight

Honda Insight

Honda Insight

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Lotus Exige

Insane Smart car

Insane Smart car

A happy Mazda

Another happy Mazda

Another happy Mazda...again

Another happy Mazda...again

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster Motor


The gerbil-powered Toyota

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