Being an American the first feelings of independence and freedom to most mean getting a car. And if you are reading this right now then you will surely know the feeling. Cars are in our blood, our DNA and our everyday lives. Nothing is more of an escape than that freedom. We are not only fans of European cars over here at Gengstout, but of all cars. And we love the direction the automotive industry is going in.
The New York auto show was a perfect escape for Josh and I to really get up and close to the new and up coming cars in the industry.
We roamed the Jacob Javits convention center from top to bottom taking in all the new metal being produced by the manufactures. Everything from the new 7th generation GTI to the new Rolls Royce Wraith which was absolutely stunning. Being a predominately VAG Enthusiast, I gravitated to European car makers. Drinking in the new Audi’s from the R8 V10 Plus and RS7 to Porsches phenomenal new iteration of the 911 ,the 991 GT3.
Josh and I had similar thoughts and surprises about the American manufactures. They have stepped up not only the quantity of vehicles but the quality as well. First and foremost the new CTS from Cadillac. Pictures alone do not do this car justice. The lines of the design are very European(esk) in a good way. Another car manufacture that has stepped up drastically in the past three to four years has been Jaguar. Their new models have hit the world with a very aggressive approach. Especially with the all new F-type. Which is trying to step into the 911 market. I’m in love with the new design of the Jaguars at a whole.
The NYC auto show experience is a surreal experience. Like most convention centers the floor plans are very open and spacious. Oddly enough with the very bright lights that brought very high temps, but it was a small irritant that I easily got over.
Our trip to NYC wasn’t a trip for just that cars, but it was also a couple days to get out of the hustle of the everyday life. After the show we ate and head out to numerous bars in the Times Square area, which we would gladly do again every year the New York Auto Show will welcome us as press. Till next year…