(The following is a reprint of an article I posted in 2008 which features photos and commentary from a visit to the Washington Auto Show. I will repost these reports over the next successive Saturdays as a KMLS PhotoShop feature).
The Washington Auto Show ends today and I thought it fitting to give a final report on this day as well. While I spent most of my time wandering around and taking photos and not interacting much with cars and people, this was the first major auto show I attended and I simply wanted to “be.” I did experience some sensory overload with so many vehicles on two separate levels in very large spaces. Perhaps it was the day I was there but there really were not very many interactive activities for visitors, except a game show and a host of contest drawings you had to sign up for. So my recommendations would be include some dividers or “rooms” that folks could walk through around a common theme reflected in the overall design. I would also hope that instead of lots of beautiful people expounding upon the specific details of a particular vehicle that there be more games and interactive activities for visitors to participate in. That said I was pleasantly surprised again with the photogenic nature of the automobile. I also appreciated the opportunity to live in the city where the show was just a short metro ride away from my house. Here are my final “reflections.”
My favorite vehicle (psyche! – see my earlier post on the Hummer).
And I’ll end with a shout out to all of those people at the show with their lambs wool cloths and feather dusters who walked around making sure the cars looked great. Thank you for your good hard work.
Until next year, this is your Slow Mover Reporter saying so long and thanks for looking. Keep going slow and always enjoy the journey.