Remember a couple of days ago when I was all, “I love my kids and I want to spend time with them.”?
Well, that was a few days ago & I still love my kids but I am about to abandon them for three days and I’m totally okay with that. It’s AUTO SHOW TIME. I’m starting to get emails from the manufacturers about parties, press conferences and off sites and I realize that I’m looking forward to this more than I ought to.
The folks at Lexus won’t tell me what they’re unveiling but I did recently attend an event where I got to sit in and start the engine on the 467 hp RC F (apparently open bar and actually driving the cars isn’t a good mix). It’s their new coupe that is styled much more like a European car than any other Lexus in the lineup. I didn’t get to drive it but I can tell you that there’s a certain rumble one enjoys when starting up a motor of a certain size and this didn’t fail to delight. I’m looking forward to taking a spin even if I have to do it at a dealership.
I think I’ll try to plan a story about the Lexus F collection. I’d driven an F from Lexus before, in fact we had an extended drive in the 450 RXF and covered two states and 1,200 just a few years ago. We as a family loved that car and now I’m noticing that there’s a full collection of F or F Sport vehicles which are sportier versions of the standards.
I’m curious to see what all the manufacturers are doing but the cars I’m looking forward to learning more about are the Lexus CT200h, Ford C-MAX Energi, the entire Mini Cooper line, 4 series BMW, Volkswagen Jetta and the Beetle. Of course I’ll ogle the luxury lines and dream about the day that I can afford a Bentley or Rolls Royce and I’m going to hit as many press conferences as I can but I’ve got my sights set on a few of these cars. You know… because I’m basically staying home and hanging with my family, expect when there’s rubber and metal on display.
Oh, also, Mr. G is celebrating a big birthday so we just bought him a big car. I haven’t driven it yet. In fact I’ve hardly sat in it.