Posted on 10. Dec, 2012 by BajaBusta.
1994 proved to be quite aggressive with introductions from the import brands in Los Angeles. Particularly the Asian manufacturers, considering this market was and is import centric, would induce little surprise. Kia made their North American Debut with the production Sephia, and concept Sportage. Despite Isuzu beating Nissan to the ‘SUV [...]
Posted on 09. Dec, 2012 by BajaBusta.
In 1994, at Detroit’s North American Auto Show (NAIAS), the inaugural ‘North American car and truck’ of the year award debuted. Winning these two awards were Mercedes Benz C-class, and Dodge’s new Ram truck. As Americas only truly International designated show, you can imagine concept cars were plentiful! Have a look, [...]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The 1991 New York Auto Show, appeared to be small car happy, at least in this small clip. Honda’s use of a 5-cylinder engine in their relatively new division Acura, the Vigor was to be placed between their compact Integra, and larger Legend, filling out their lineup. Hyundai’s Elantra was quite [...]
Posted on 22. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
NAIAS began offering satellite uplinks for press conferences and also established more extensive video services to extend the media reach of the show globally. Mercedes-Benz sent several Europeans to Detroit to build an exhibit that included parquet floors. Supplier Preview Days began. The event offered automotive suppliers with the exclusive opportunity to preview the show [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The July 1969 issue of Road & Track proclaimed the New York Auto Show was the biggest auto show on earth. Unsurpassed by any other in the world, per our host Mr. Bud. The video may be short, but the glimpse it provided was vast. From the wildly ordinary like a [...]