The 2005 New York Auto Show was held at the Jacob Javits
Convention Center, which is a multi-level facility. I'm NOT a truck guy, so I
spent very little time on the SUV/Truck floor and took practically no photos of
SUV's or trucks. Let's face it, if you're a CAR guy, trucks are a massive
turn-off. I mean, considering the roll centers somewhere in the upper
stratosphere, I just can't imagine Pa Kettle turning to the little missus and
suggesting, "Hey, Ma! It's such a beautiful day, what to you say we take
the family truckster out to our favorite stretch of twisty two-lane blacktop and
put it through its paces?" See what I mean? That scenario sounds completely
absurd. No, trucks are for hauling mass quantities of people and things, but NOT
for hauling ass down deserted canyon roads. Car guys generally live for those
roads and for cars that are capable of providing entertaining runs down said
roads at barely sub-light speeds. At least, that's what THIS car guy lives for.
That being the case, you shouldn't be surprised to find that the vast majority
of my photos from the show contain cars, not trucks.
While attending the show, I took far too many photos to squeeze
onto a single webpage. In an effort to reduce the time required to load the
photos, I've split them into manufacturers' geographic groupings - the
Americans, the Asians, and the British and Europeans. Sadly, even this
geographical division led to pages that loaded far too slowly, so I had to
resort to composite photos for each of those pages. You'll find a number of
composites on each page, so you'll still need to exercise a bit of patience as
each page loads.
There was a time when I wouldn't have even walked across the
street to look at some of the represented marques, but every manufacturer has
come a long way. And Interestingly, when I counted the number of photos for each
geographical group, the totals came up much closer to one another than I would
have guessed. Anyway, just click on any group below to view the group's photos.
As I was leaving Javits Center, I happened on an enormous sand
sculpture that had been provided by Jeep. Since I had one shot left in my
digital camera, I took a photo of my favorite part of the sculpture, and I
inserted it below. I think enjoying that sand sculpture for a few minutes was a
great way to end the show.