Category Archives: Auto Show Coverage

New York 2018: Saving The Best For Last

Tweet Remember Vanessa L. Williams? The vibrant New Yorker’s rise to the top came at the expense of a photo shoot that cost her the Miss America crown. Williams did rise above the controversy with a resume of music, film, … Continue reading

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My Favorites From This Short, But Semi-Sweet Auto Show Season

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern My Auto Show season came to a close on St. Patrick’s Day. It was a sweet ending with the car club I am a board member of. A dozen people showed up and we … Continue reading

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Twin Cities 2018: The Tale of Two Video Tours

Tweet Photo by Randy Stern Do you want more coverage of the 45th annual Twin Cities Auto Show? Here’s a couple of videos to drop on you…

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Quickies: From the 45th Twin Cities Auto Show

Tweet All Photos by Randy Stern So, the 45th Twin Cities Auto Show…how was it? In my opinion, it is much better than before. Perhaps the best that I attended since 2005. I saw more engagement with two interactive ride-along … Continue reading

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Commentary: Are You Ready for the Twin Cities Auto Show?

Tweet Me, being interviewed for Univision Minnesota at the 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show – Photo from the Victory & Reseda archives Chicago was a memory. Twin Cities is on the clock. Auto shows used to be a big thing … Continue reading

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Twin Cities 2009: The Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul International Auto Show vs. The Recession

Tweet 2010 Kia Soul – Minneapolis, Minn. Photo by Randy Stern Should we continue to excuse the current economic climate for anything pertaining to the automobile industry? I’m sure we all have an opinion about this. The facts are staggering … Continue reading

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Twin Cities 2007: Just Another Minneapolis Auto Show

Tweet 2008 Audi R8. Photo by Randy Stern Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something…else. Where do I begin with my brief visit to the Auto Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center this evening? How about…something old? There are plenty … Continue reading

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Twin Cities 2006: Wasn’t I Glad I Made It To The Auto Show This Year?

I was a bit hesitant about attending this year’s Auto Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Now, why would an automobile enthusiast become hesitant to attend their local auto show?

Personally, I have not owned a car in 13 years. There’s always a desire, but this desire is being explored a bit. If you consider the rising cost of automobile ownership and the instability of gas pump prices, my hesitation could be justified. Certainly, car sharing programs and the occasional rental car may fill that void as a money saving way to evade the trappings of car ownership.

However, I love cars and the Auto Show always gives a good sampling of what is out on the local market. That alone made the decision to attend this year’s Auto Show a good one.

When I was en route to the Convention Center, I presented myself with a question: if I were in the market for a new car, what would I consider? The fact that I live in an urban setting, a small, entry-level car would make sense. Something that would be maneuverable in city traffic with a roomy driver’s area and ample cargo space for groceries and the occasional IKEA run. The only drawback with these cars would be in regards to performance in winter weather. Considering the amount of snow the Twin Cities got this week, any car would get stuck in the snow…especially a small one.

The perfect urban vehicle, at least from my experience is BMW’s own MINI Cooper. As desirable as the MINI would be, the $19,000 price tag would be out of my price range. Besides, the windshield-upper-edge-to-eye-level issue would become a problem in the long run. In lieu of the MINI, there are worthy alternatives that will save me thousands of dollars instantly. Continue reading

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Chicago 2018: We Did a Video, too!

Tweet We did promise one more piece from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show… On top of the photographic images from slashMedia‘s Kevin Tran and Rezal Scharfe, the collabrotive team came up with a few videos from the show. Two of … Continue reading

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Chicago 2018: Rezal’s View

Tweet Just when you thought our coverage of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show is over…we have a couple of more posts to go! While the two halls at McCormick Place have emptied, we have another set of images from the … Continue reading

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