New York Auto Show

What to Expect at the New York International Auto Show

Posted in Auto Show, New York Auto Show, The Car Show by Frank | March 12th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

The New York International Auto Show has a long history that dates back over a century ago. Its major draw is the ability to see every car that is available in the United States at one time. In recent times, the show has completely smashed attendance records, and if you’re lucky enough to be one of this year’s attendees, there are a few events that you’ll want to know about.

The Show Begins

Of the numerous events that you can look into, there’s a special tour available, though you’ll have to buy the ticket prior to attending the show. Currently there are tickets available for the Thursday tour, and it’ll give you the opportunity to see the event prior to the official start.  When the show opens to the general public there will be three available events running all day.

Initially there will be a classic car collection on display, a chance to ride along in a Jeep, as well as a non-emission vehicle.

Cars and Careers

If you’re a student hoping to land a career in the automobile industry, auto insurance industry, consider going to the career fair. Additionally, on Thursday there will be an opportunity for you to meet with the Telemundo crew and obtain signatures from Victoria Sosa and Rafael Bello.

The Home Stretch

A truly nostalgic event on Friday will leave your jaw on the floor. Celebrity, custom, and exotic vehicles will be around for you to gawk at all day long. If you happen to miss the show during its debut, you can always come back on either that Saturday or Sunday. Although you may not be able to afford these high-priced vehicles, each manufacturer at the show will give out brochures and point you to the nearest dealer if need be.

Conclusion

There’s a lot at the show to explore this year, and you might find yourself staring at a single exhibit for hours. Whether you came for a single brand or just to wander around, keep these events in mind while you’re walking around.

Let Serene Show You The New York Auto Show

Posted in Auto Show Girls, Babes, Best of, New York Auto Show, Videos by Kurt Ernst | April 30th, 2011 | 3 Responses |

This concept is brilliant, and I wonder why no other auto show thought of this first. Hire a stunning, leggy blond, put her in skin tight dresses that show off her, um, assets, and have her give you a highlight reel of the New York Auto Show. As you may have guessed, it’s chock full of sexual innuendo, but you have to expect that from videos like this. Sadly, RideLust doesn’t have the budget to hire someone with Serene’s talents, and neither Mike nor I can pull off a sheath dress and five inch heels. That said, I think this series has more life than just the New York Auto Show; speaking for me, I’d watch Serene take us on a tour of a sewage treatment plant, a Shriner’s convention or even a trade show for morticians. Enjoy the extended coverage from the New York Auto Show below. Read More…

Mitsubishi Prices Their i EV

Posted in Electric Vehicles, Mitsubishi, New York Auto Show by Kurt Ernst | April 24th, 2011 | 4 Responses |

The 2012 Mitsubishi i. Image: Mitsubishi

Want to buy your own Mitsubishi i, their funky cartoonish EV set to hit the market in the U.S by year end? Mitsubishi has released pricing and order details for battery powered urban commuter. The base model, called the Mitsubishi i ES, starts at $27,990 before you factor in the federal tax credit. Even the base model gives you speed-sensitive steering, LED tail lights, a heated driver’s seat, air conditioning with a micron particle filter, remote keyless entry and a 4 speaker, 100w audio system. Base models come with a 120V, 8 amp charging cable, which allows for overnight charging. Read More…

2012 Hyundai Accent Ups The Standard For Subcompacts

Posted in Car Buying, Hyundai, New York Auto Show by Kurt Ernst | April 21st, 2011 | 2 Responses |

The 2012 Hyundai Accent 5 Door. Image: Hyundai Motor America

When Hyundai released their redesigned 2011 Sonata, it set the benchmark for content and value in the mid-side sedan class. Later, when they launched their all-new Elantra, the car did exactly the same thing for the compact car class. Now Hyundai’s redesigned their popular Accent subcompact for 2012, and it’s about to set the standard for what a subcompact sedan or five door hatchback can be like. Consider the numbers: the new Accent has best-in-class fuel economy at 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, but it still gives you more horsepower (and more horsepower per liter) than any direct competitors. If interior room is your thing, the Accent gives you 21.2 cubic feet, which is more than any other subcompact competitor. It’s also more than compact competitors, including the Honda Insight, the Toyota Matrix, the Audi A3, the Dodge Caliber, the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, the Subaru Impreza 5 door and the Mazda 3 5 door. Read More…

Fast Lane Daily: New York Auto Show

Posted in Auto Show, Event Coverage, Funny, New York Auto Show, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, NYIAS, Videos by MrAngry | April 21st, 2011 | 1 Response |

Derek D. and the crew from Fast Lane Daily check out the New York International Auto Show.

Source: FastLandDaily.com

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2011 New York International Auto Show

Posted in Auto Show, Best of, Event Coverage, New York Auto Show, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, NYIAS by MrAngry | April 21st, 2011 | 4 Responses |

Scion FR-S Concept

Yesterday I attended a press day at the New York International Auto Show and while there were some beautiful cars there, I wasn’t blown away by anything in particular. Some of the old favorites like BMW and Mercedes-Benz where there pimping out cars like the new 1 Series M Coupe and SLS Gullwing, while others, like Honda, were there simply because it was the right place to be. GM had a display that was amazing, and with cars like the new 2012 Malibu and Camaro ZL1 on hand, you could tell that they were serious about getting consumers back into their rides. I walked around for the better part of 3 hours, snapping a few shots here and there and figured I post up some of the standouts. Just click through to view the photos and enjoy.
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On With The SHO: Ford Unwraps New Taurus

Posted in Ford, New York Auto Show, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW by Kurt Ernst | April 20th, 2011 | 5 Responses |

The latest version of Ford’s Taurus SHO, released as a 2010 model, was probably best described as a “comfortable, sporty sedan.” Outside, it didn’t look all that different from other Taurus models, but that was partially by design. The Taurus SHO has always been a sleeper, and Ford’s engineers didn’t want to change that. Handling on the 2010 Taurus SHO was improved, thanks to an AWD drivetrain that helps gets the car’s 365 horsepower to the pavement. It was a relative hit among the Taurus SHO faithful, but it wasn’t seriously cross-shopped against many European sport sedan rivals. Read More…

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept

Posted in Auto Show, Event Coverage, General, Import Rides, Lexus, New York Auto Show, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, Rides by MrAngry | April 14th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Lexus LF-Gh Concept

Apparently Lexus has decided to take the wraps off of its new LF-Gh Hybrid Concept a few weeks before its official debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The big sedan, which I have to say is quite fetching, seeks to bring together the perfect combination of performance, style, and efficiency. From a styling perspective the designers at Lexus have really done their homework as the car has managed to blend powerful and aggressive design into a package that still exudes elegance. Looking closely you can see queues from the Lexus LF-A super car in both the front fascia and sculpted rear tail lights which helps signify the direction in which Lexus is heading in from a performance standpoint.
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Do We Really Need An 800 hp Mustang?

Posted in Auto Show, Domestic Rides, Event Coverage, Ford, General, New York Auto Show, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, Rides by MrAngry | April 11th, 2011 | 6 Responses |

2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Sometimes an automobile comes out that simply makes one sit back and ask the question… why? Take the new 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake that’s built by Shelby American Inc. for example. This new Mustang is to be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show later this month and will supposedly pack a whopping 800 hp. I mean for God’s sake, that’s just 201 hp shy of a Bugatti Veyron! Now don’t get me wrong because I love horsepower, but in a car like the Mustang the only thing all those ponies are good for is bragging rights. First off the car has a live rear axle, which means that regardless of what you do to it the thing will still skip like a stone across a pond if you encounter bumps mid-corner. Also keep in mind that putting 800 hp to the ground evenly is no easy task. Hell, even drag slicks won’t rectify that issue and if they do, you’ll most likely blow apart the rear end. According to Yahoo Autos, the cost of the new 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake will be under $100k, which I suppose is a decent price for all that power. However in my opinion, if the thing doesn’t go around a corner, then what good is it.

Source: YahooAutos

Porsche Panamera Turbo S: 190 mph Road Rocket.

Posted in Auto Show, European Rides, Event Coverage, Featured, General, New York Auto Show, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, Porsche, Rides by MrAngry | March 31st, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche is making it harder and harder for me not to like this car. In fact when it was first released in 2009 I was a bit horrified that Porsche actually built a car that looked like a flattened turtle. The lines, stance and overall feel of the car simply did nothing for me. However, with each new improvement I’m finding that the Panamera is starting to grow on me in the same way that vines grow on the sides of buildings. Now is seems as though Porsche has once again tighten their vine strangling grip on me by unveiling the new Panamera Turbo S, a car that may just be the fastest tortoise in history. The car will be shown to the public at the New York International Auto Show on April 20, 2011 and promises to include a host of new features.
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