This is just another of those events that we take for granted around here. Check out this map of the Motor Trend auto shows across the country. We're in pretty good company on there. Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Phoenix, San Jose, Baltimore, etc, and then Quad Cities. From what I can tell we're the smallest metro area in the country to get one of these shows.
Unlike last year, I remembered to take my camera this year.
Hopefully another difference from last year will be that no downtown buildings catch on fire.
If you're such a fan of the QuadCityImages blog that a PayPal donation or ad-clicking just won't do, I wouldn't refuse a gift of a 2008 Dodge Avenger. Its replacing the Stratus, and definitely has more style. Its pretty much a miniature Charger, although without the Hemi. Its also a bit more affordable, and the window sills are perfect for resting your arm on, unlike the Charger's neck-high ones. Of course... I would also accept a Charger.
Here's another interesting thing. Despite only being announced a few days before the show, the 2008 Ford Five Hundred was already rebadged with the Taurus name. I wonder if we were the first auto show to display the 2008 Taurus? Cruiser also mentioned this a couple days ago in his Taurus post.
Here are a couple more pictures from the show, and here are a total of 8 on my Flickr page. These were all taken right before the end of the show Saturday, so the crowd was thinning out. When we got there it was fairly crowded and the parking garage was full up to the 4th floor or so. The show is open from 10am to 6pm today, (Sunday) and costs $6, or $5 if you print off the online coupon.