For the second consecutive year I went with a friend to the annual auto show in downtown Richmond. There weren’t as many cars this time: no exotic display, no Alfa presence, and no AMG GT from Mercedes. But there was still a lot of cool stuff. I drove this time, and since we were there on a cold Sunday morning the TL had the rooftop of the parking garage to itself at first.

Some Toyotas that were available to test drive

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A Mustang display in the lobby
“1967”

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Going in
Bolt

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C7
LC500

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RC300
GS350

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Civic Si. There were quite a few regular Civics as well

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Black CTR. I was hoping for a Sonic Grey one
ILX. Meh

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TLX A-spec

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Definitely prefer black on the A-spec seats, but the interior overall isn’t quite as good as the TL
RDX SH-AWD Advance. I liked the A-spec, but I absolutely LOVED the Advance.

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Ok then
Neat

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Mustang
White bread racing

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VIR’s GT-R safety car
Accord Sport

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I wasn’t a fan of the Sport interior. I liked the Touring better but not that much over it

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MInis
Shark grey was a big color at this show

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BRZ
I hear Oppo likes these things. Black wheels were also big here

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RS5 Sportback. The door handles were interesting
S5

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Dear Toyota/BMW/Magna Steyr: please make a Supra Nightshade
Regular old V90

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E-class wagon
The only AMG at the show

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Continental. The interior was disappointing and getting in and out of the car was confusing
Yellow. I heard Oppo likes these as well

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Passport. I didn’t know these were out yet. I was disappointed in the interior
Ranger. It was locked but I signed up for a test drive

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Gladiator
Crosstrek...

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...with STi wheels?
Blazer

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Viper
British car club

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Another display of Mustangs. Pretty sure this was there last year
A-class. The display looks like two tablets fused together. Pass

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Back to the GS350

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Endangered species
I liked the interior, but I absolutely would have to have a different color for it.

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LC VIN plate
Just a fantastic car all around

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The LS is too big for me. I was all the way back in the front seat and my friend was in the back seat and said he still had tons of leg room.
Guess how I know this color chart is left over from last year

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Corolla hatch
I don’t think that Sync button is supposed to be at that angle...

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TRD 86

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We went back over to the BRZ to compare them

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VIR schedule. I plan on attending the IMSA race in August
When we got back out to the car this Giulia was on the other side of the space I parked next to.

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M3
Ending with some old road signs at the exit

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I still enjoyed the show despite fewer exhibits. My favorites were the RDX, the LC, and the GS350. Most disappointing were the Passport and Continental.