The Auto Show is uninspiring this year

Minneapolis auto showI went to the Auto Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center today, and wasn’t that impressed. I’ve been several years in a row, and there was pretty much nothing special about this year’s show. I like to see cool concept cars, and this show never gets that many, but there were very few this year.

It seemed as though there were a lot fewer cars at the show this year, a lot more open space with nothing, and it seems like some of the foreign car makers reduced their floor space.

On the positive side, the show was not that crowded, with the weather being nice it seems like people were doing things outside today.

If you’re not in the market for a new car (which it is a great place to check them out), I’d suggest skipping this year’s show.

Today was the first day of the show, and it runs through next Sunday, March 18th at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

4 Comments so far

  1. Aaron Landry (unregistered) on March 10th, 2007 @ 7:30 pm

    If you saw Roadguy’s pictorial preview of the show you could have saved yourself the trip!

  2. Stephen Gross (unregistered) on March 11th, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

    Did Jeep have an obstacle course on display? I was at the Cleveland auto show earlier this month, and Jeep had one hell of a display. It included a 40-degree inclined hill that was maybe about 25 feet tall. People were lined up like crazy to experience (as passengers, anyway) that experience!

    –Steve (

  3. Andy Atkinson (unregistered) on March 14th, 2007 @ 9:59 am

    I too was disappointed, as most of the cars I was looking for will be debuted elsewhere, and the show was short on exotics and concepts. More of my thoughts here.

  4. Erica M (unregistered) on March 14th, 2007 @ 10:04 am

    I suppose I’m biased being from Detroit, but I wouldn’t have high hopes for the auto show here.

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