Another New York Auto Show is in the books for this guy, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I often wonder if I’d gotten into the automotive media racket at a younger age, would I have gotten jaded just as quickly? As much as I love cars, I have an equal dislike of auto shows.

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The redeeming quality of NYIAS is of course that, it’s in New York. Always nice to have a reason to get a couple of days in the city, see some friends, see some family, see a subway rat drag Mike Roselli down a dark hole kicking and screaming. It’s all wonderful, and it’s not like I’m not already looking forward to NYIAS 2017, at which I predict we’ll see a two door coupe version of a four door body-on-frame SUV from Mercedes-Benz. They can’t give us any details yet, but they’re sure “we’re all going to love it”.

You do you Mercedes, just as long as you keep making the AMG GT S, I DGAF.

Before I get to all the photos, I just want to take a moment to wax poetic about the automotive journalist community. Nobody in the business of writing about cars has much of a reason to be nice to their peers. We’re all under-compensated (if compensated at all), over-worked, and many of us would love to be doing something that allows us to actually afford the vehicles we write about.

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On top of all that, we’ve got to save our energy so that we can be pleasant to the keyholders at the brands, thus positioning ourselves to be in the running for getting press cars before the next Tom, Dick, or Jane. Basically, the business should, be full of cynical assholes, who for the most part, don’t give a shit about camaraderie.

I’m happy to say that while there are most definitely exceptions, I have found this business to be full of good, and decent people. People who do want to help you succeed, people who do want to collaborate, and people who if nothing else, just share a common love of the the automobile.

I won’t go and drop a bunch of names, but I will say that I got a chance to actually have conversations with a number of media folk, some that I’ve met in passing, many that I’ve only corresponded with via Twitter, and shocker, all of them were really enjoyable people to spend some time with.

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Maybe it was the prevalence of social lubrication, but even if that was the case, I don’t care. A bit of my faith in humanity was restored during my 48 hours in New York, and after what has been arguably a shitty week for the world, I’ll take what I can get.

Now then, lets get to some crappy photos with attempts at humorous captions.

Put real open pore wood in your SUV, stick rubber grips on top of it, nice job Acura.

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For my JDM bros, an R34 Skyline stereo.
Torchinsky wasn’t kidding, the new Pacifica is Pacificawesome.
I was going to do a post of my favorite wheels at NYIAS, but then I decided it was too contrived.

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Not sure whether these fans blow warm air on the back seat passengers, or on the neck of front seat passengers, either way, pretty high tech don’t ya think?
This is one of seven Koenigsegg One:1s. It looks like a scared anime rodent.
What kind of car is this? I’ll give you a hint, Peter Gabriel.

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This was really all Nissan had going for it at the show. What are they going to do after it’s gone? Sell more Altimas, duh.
They might be building some of the dumbest variants on the market, but I’ll be damned if Mercedes doesn’t have the best bolstering in the business.
Little known fact, the NSX engine bay design was inspired by Immortan Joe’s face.

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Pretty neat how Bentley put a GT-R rear quarter area on the front of their quarter million dollar SUV huh?
Not gonna lie, I am looking forward to driving a Civic coupe with a turbo and a manual, especially if it it is TMNT green.
The Genesis New York Concept, brought to you by BioShock.

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Seriously though, isn’t naming your concept “New York” for the New York Auto Show a bit like wearing a band’s to their concert? Tacky.
Nice wide screen in the new MDX, means a nice wide, low hanging ceiling unit for you to whack your head on.
Prius, you’ve been put on notice. I would daily this for sure, no question.

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I know it’s a bad photo, but I needed an excuse to tell you how perfect these seats are.
Goodwood Green is THE green of greens.
Obligatory Ford GT photo.

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