so today is the first day of the NOLA auto show, we headed down to try and snag some pics early before the crowds got heavy... but when we got there the Camaro already had a crowd around it. now, a heavy crowd for us is usually maybe 250 people on the entire show floor at one time. the New Orleans auto show is not nearly as busy as other auto shows... hell, the first day is usually DEAD! so i'm thinking, "hey, we may actually be able to snag a few pics with no one at all around the car" ... WRONG!!
i think everyone who walked in the door stopped as soon as they saw the Camaro. there was a line to sit in it at 6pm when we got there and most people hadn't even come in after work yet!!
so when we get there, we hang out around the Camaro, i get some good pics, Scott chats with the GM employees about the Camaro we ordered, then we decide to go see the rest on the GM display. GM
had the ENTIRE
middle section of the show. their display was by far 3 times larger than any other manufacturer there (and Ford
wasn't even there at all). i took a ton of photos of the Camaro and a few other select models... ZR1
, the new Lacrosse... etc. and we make our way down by the teeny tiny Dodge display. jeebus! they had about a 10X100 section--maybe--and they had cars crammed all in there. lo and behold, the Challenger
is hiding in the middle of that (guess it was scared of the Camaro so it hid behind the minivans
) and there's only like 4 people around it... and one of 'em was a Dodge employee. i started laughing and had to snap some pics.
then we head towards the back of the show where's there's a local Vette club with their cars on display. did you know there were more
people crowded around the Vette club's display than the Challenger? too funny!
so there you have folks... even in a tiny market like N'awlins the Camaro is the one that people flock to!
we stood around the Camaro for a good 2 hours just watching people's reactions and listening to what they had to say. by far the most common questions were: what does it cost? followed by surprise at the price... and what kinda power does it have? which also was followed by a shocked silence or "holy crap!" when they heard about the HP ratings.