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Trip Report: Tampa Bay International Auto Show

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Figment1986, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Figment1986

    Figment1986 Well-Known Member

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    Last Saturday I went to the Tampa Bay International Auto Show and looked at a lot of new 2009 models as well as some classics. I mainly went to look at cars I may wish to test drive next year but to also get the feel of the car and how it looks and sits.

    The event was held at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in Down Town Tampa right off the waterfront.

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    I liked this car, but too expensive!

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    lets look at the sponsors for a moment

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    it’s Sham wow!

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    sounds easy enough

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    maybe not..

    At the event they also had local radio stations do remotes and Uncle fester from the mj morning show(933fm) / Tony fatso from his cooking show (970am) was there!
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    off to the side they had another sponsor who restored the General Lee!

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    It was restored to how it looked like for the jump and for one other episode of the TV show.
     
  2. Figment1986

    Figment1986 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    let’s head upstairs!

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    Beautiful car!

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    little small though

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    I liked this booth for some reason

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    my sister liked the Mini Cooper

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    I liked the Hyundai Sonata

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    lots of hype on this car

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    Nice interactive display
     
  3. Figment1986

    Figment1986 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Ford concept car

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    looks like it should have a mac symbol on it

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    time to head out

    before we left, my sister and her friend decided to test drive a GM
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    They had fun test driving a hybrid.

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    sun setting at Tampa General

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    some evil corporate offices..

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    A nice overview of the area around the convention center

    More photos:
    http://figment1986.smugmug.com/gallery/6509745_bMfv8
     
  4. EPCOT.nut

    EPCOT.nut New Member

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    The Ford concept car is really strange looking! Did you get to see what is so different about it other than the looks?

    Also I like the boots on that one girl you seemed to get in two of your pictures. :lol: Nice work. ;)

    Looks like a fun day.
     
  5. Figment1986

    Figment1986 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    The concept can was interesting.. lots of random stuff in it... didn't get to go in due to it was blocked off... I will have to look at last years photos to see if I have a concept art photo from then.

    I believe there are a few other photos of the girl :lookaroun but they seem to not have gotten uploaded :lookaroun
     
  6. WDWFREAK53

    WDWFREAK53 Well-Known Member

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    The Ford Airstream has an LED video tube in it for entertainment (it's "screen saver" is an LED fireplace.)

    Thank you for the Camaro pics! :D

    Weird that they'd have the concept there and not the production model though.
     
  7. DMC-12

    DMC-12 I'm a member. Premium Member

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    Thanks for the Photo TR! :king:

    The Ford Airstream is... interesting. I thought the tube was a nextGen Mr. Fusion. :lol: :lookaroun


    BTW... the smashed car... I am gonna guess its Nick Hogan's Supra? :lol::lookaroun

    Next time, take the CTS-V out for a spin at one of those test drives. Be sure to turn off the electronic nanny when you do so [the button is in the glove box] :lol::lookaroun
     
  8. Figment1986

    Figment1986 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    your welcome... figure people would enjoy some of these...

    I don't know... I would have taken a car out for a spin... but I didn't have time.
     

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