Car lovers, the new models are out!

January 15, 2010

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A number of readers have asked for coverage of the big International Auto Show now going on in Detroit. A regular reader named Just M. writes, “Bob, could I just bother you with a few shots of cars and everything motor? I’m a petrolhead, what can I say?”

I always pander to my readers, so sure, here are a bunch of shots from the Detroit show.

AUTOSHOW/This stuff gets kind of technical, so let me talk you through it.

Let’s see. Above, we’ve got a blond model in a shiny leather outfit and a raven-haired model in a black leather dress, standing by some really cool cars you should think about buying.

There are also some old guys in business suits, standing next to I don’t know, whatever…

Off to the right we have a model’s legs reflected in some kind of great car.

Down below there’s a model dressed like a young schoolgirl. Kind of a creepy thing, actually, so let’s not go there.

Also some guy with I’m guessing a Ford…. Obviously they’re ashamed of it or there would be a chick in leather nearby.

Hope I wasn’t too technical. Please come back to this blog for all the hottest auto news.

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The Maserati Sports GT S is seen during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan January 12, 2009.      REUTERS/Mark Blinch (UNITED STATES)

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Talk about pandering. There are shoes in almost every shot. Oh, thanks for the hot chicks. Perhaps close-ups next time.

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive

I loved the black model…car model…black model car..

ah never mind

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

oooooooooo…………… shoes!!!! I am gonna take my lunch hour looking for some…
Congrats, M, you just won the lottery of getting a mention in BG’s blog!! ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Cars? Oh yeah – with the old guys.

Gee BG, what’s next, a mathematical proof of some sort? You are really getting on the edge with this educational kick you are on.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

I’d love a closeup of that first model’s boots – awesome! Great work, Bob, thanks!

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

Curvy cars, curvey models, curvy shoes, curvy doughnuts. curvy meds, curvy beer bottles. Curves, it’s all about curves, BG. Curves are good.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive


Thanks a lot, Robert!!! I am thrilled beyond expression at being mentioned BY you IN your blog and being dedicated this post! I am honoured, flattered, and otherwise flabbergasted at this!!! I believe this is an auspicious sign of my days in this funny farm being numbered! Well… perhaps not.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

I love your pandering, Robert, thanks a lot. It makes a Friday even more so.

On the other hand, I should like a few more technical specs… you know, height, weight, measurements, phone number…

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

So we’ve had shoes, planes ‘n cars, all at reader behests. RB, you’re pandering…and good at it!

Sooooo…how about some helicopters? Puh-weze?! Pwetty puhweze?!



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

ha ha ha…. M, you just made me spill my hot chocolate by that last line… Dude, yoou never know, one of us will be with you soon… ;)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I come to work, check out this blog and there is hot girls with hot cars.’s gonna be a good day.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Though I really wonder what’s with the school uniform…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

How about this…

Some nice shiny whirlybirds,

piloted by hot VS models,

hauling massive cargos of shoes.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

It seems that the medication taken by justM kicks in between 2:06 and 2:15. He calmed down quite a bit in those nine minutes…

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive


Helicopters don’t fly, they just beat the air into submission. I like your idea though, ties everything together. The Basler’s will play a concert during the shoe drop.



Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

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Mr. Pilot is on to something!! I completely agree; you’ve got my vote for that.

CAM, you are right about my meds kicking in. The only problem I have is sometimes they do…

generate some radical subsiding in my…

state of mind.

Sorry, where was I?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Cracking review of the show, I think you’ve covered the important bits. Also, those reflected legs, quite odd looking…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Whatever. Hey CrowGirl, please go back and make a couple more comments on the What’s gone wrong with this blog? item. It’s just seven comments away from being in first place. You too, JustM, Shra, pilot guy, Cam, Bethy, Dopey, Sneezey, Grumpy, Greedy, Dasher, Dancer…

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you know… you guys are just the best… I wish I could talk to all of you in person… :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Social comments and analytics for this post…

This post was mentioned on Twitter by ebusinessbpo: Car lovers, the new models are out!…

Unca… I am already considered insane…. but I cant wait an year to get a response… so, I think regular commenting on BG’s blog should be fine…
Oh, btw, anyone know why there is a school uniform out there??

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

So what….? My comments not good enough for you RB? You got everyone but the kitchen sink…and me.


Just for that, I’m not commenting all day. Nope. You won’t see one comment from me.




Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

E… he knows you would comment… how couldnt you!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I refuse to admit I have an addiction to commenting. I doth protest! I doth protest…too much?!

Please, no interventions…it can’t be that obvious can it?



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Hi Tim, I’m E.

I’m not actually struggling with my addition. I’m only here for the coffee.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Hi, I am Shra.. and I am here for the good looking not-so-loony guy… oh, and I could have one chocolate doughnut.. has it a Xanax center or a Prozac one?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I am, however struggling with my spelling…but I’ll never switch to decaf..never!!


E. (Who happens to be allergic to math, so I really am struggling with addition!)

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Well here I am re-visiting this blog to clear out the images of the latest fashion show debacle posted earlier. Well actually later because this blog was posted before that one. Yet it is earlier because I am coming back to this blog…..

I give up on that…

Shra, I just noticed you wondered about the school uniform. Well, cars shows are geared towards males. I would expand more on that but I fear contributing to the image all men are pigs.

Not all of us are, just most.

I fly airplanes and I frequent this blog cause it keeps me sane while I am at work.

No I do not fly planes for a living.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Hi to all, I am M. Or should I say I ammm?

I am completely addicted to this blog, to coffee, to mug-shots (the ones in this blog, not the other ones), to White Hats and to that wonderful music band The Baslers.

I have also been know to take a liking to rubber crabs, mailed-in goats, funky shoes and a few other things, such as cars.

Shra, could you kindly hand me one of those blueberry muffins? Yes, please, Xanax-sprinkles will do just fine, thank you, lovely.

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

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