Melbourne Motor Show starts today. So why am I not there?

Melbourne Motor Show starts today. So why am I not there?

Two reasons: firstly, there’s a lot to do here, but secondly the motor shows are really a succession of endless press conferences stacked back to back every half an hour and it’s exhausting. The manufacturers supply us with most of the information anyway. Melbourne wouldn’t be as bad as, for example, Detroit (and it’s easy to get to from Auckland), and in a way it’d be cool to drop over and see HSV’s new 370kW 7-litre Commodore, but I’m a bit blase about it to be honest. I like looking at the concept cars, and although Toyota’s FT-HS potential Supra replacement will be there, many manufacturers skip Melbourne because Geneva (which is a big one) is on in a week.

Seems geographic isolation plays quite a big part…that and the fact that the entire population of Australia is the same as New York.

Two reasons: firstly, there’s a lot to do here, but secondly the motor shows are really a succession of endless press conferences stacked back to back every half an hour and it’s exhausting. The manufacturers supply us with most of the information anyway. Melbourne wouldn’t be as bad as, for example, Detroit (and it’s easy to get to from Auckland), and in a way it’d be cool to drop over and see HSV’s new 370kW 7-litre Commodore, but I’m a bit blase about it to be honest. I like looking at the concept cars, and although Toyota’s FT-HS potential Supra replacement will be there, many manufacturers skip Melbourne because Geneva (which is a big one) is on in a week.

Seems geographic isolation plays quite a big part…that and the fact that the entire population of Australia is the same as New York.

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