Lamar, the crash test dummy…
Lamar! Why am I talking to you on your cell phone instead of in person? I put you in charge of delivering our new electric car here at the auto show! It’s missing, and so are you!
This place is full of journalists, cameras, live coverage, streaming video, all kinds of free publicity. Where’s my car?
Relax, Boss. Prepare to be dazzled!
Really? Try me.
Instead of just having the car there already, like all the other brands, I’m going to screech into the show at 80 miles an hour, stopping just inches away from a solid concrete barrier, to show how well she handles.
They’ll be talking about this thing for months!
Lamar, I’m not sure about this. I can see you off in the distance now. You’re coming in VERY fast!
It’s okay, Boss, just step away from the barrier. This is SO exhilarating! Hey, Boss?
What, Lamar? Shouldn’t you be slowing down now?
You ever have your foot fall asleep at just the wrong time?
Top: Volvo reveals a crash tested C30 electric vehicle during the press day for the North American International Auto show in Detroit, January 11, 2011.
Left: Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby speaks in front of crash tested Volvo C30 electric car.
REUTERS photos by Mark Blinch