I think I was six when I last went to a car show. Twenty-seven years later, I had my press pass and ready to see what a devastated auto-industry was going to throw at us next. One would think eco-friendly cars and innovative technology. WRONG. The San Diego Auto Show was about as depressing as what I would imagine the Republican National Convention to be. The crowd looked no different than at a swap meet or gun show. I was really really confused. Most cars had an average MPG of 17 and there was even a performance sticker in the window showing how poor the vehicle was for the environment. WTF? But what’s worse, the crowd didn’t seem to mind. Even the much hyped Tesla was a major dissapointment. Apparently they’ve partnered with with Denny’s and McDonalds to offer charging stations. Really? Somehow, I don’t see a person dropping $120,000 on an electric car as the same guy who tears through Grand Slams at 3AM. Remind me never to go to another car show, unless I’m six.
All photos taken by Stacy Marie.