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The 2009 Greater Milwaukee Autoshow...

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Well this past weekend I had a chance to go to the 2009 Greater Milwaukee Autoshow and a few things struck me. The smallish Toyota display very few people in it, even in what I believe to be a hot-bed of Toyota products. The people browsing the Toyota display struck me as "red-necks" that kind you find driving beat up Ford pick-ups and rusted Pontiac Firebirds you know? The things I heard coming from people browsing Toyota's weren't nearly as positive as what I expected, and also there were no turn-tables and an ugly Venza, and Tundra were the only vehicles that really sparked any intrest amoung the crowd. (I went last Friday after-noon from around 1-5pm) As for the Chevrolet display I saw a much more up-level group of people running around and jumping into Chevrolet's especially the Traverse, GMT-900 and new Malibu. The Malibu and Traverse were drawing much positive praise and people impressed with the look and quality of the Malibu, a couple didn't even know the Malibu offered a hybrid, and were the eco friendly type as well. The positive praise for many Chevrolet products did suprise me some. Saturn was a ghost town and in larger areas Saturns tend to more popular. Saab remained pretty popular with the upper-end oatmeal crowd. Cadillac has a lot of different types of people around from young families and professionals to wanta-be rappers and grandpa's. I took that as a refreshing site indeed. Pontiac had a mixed crowd most were younger well dressed males and some older folks whom from the sounds of it really knew what Pontiac was all about and there praise for the new G8 GXP couldn't have been higher. Many folks also gathered around the Camaro, much more popular than the new Mustang on a turn table. The new LaX had a wide gathering of people also from young people to old folks who had clearly owned Buicks their entire life. The Buick display also had lots of young people looking at the Enclave.

Now for the photographs...

*All photographs were taken with a Pentax K100D D-SLR and an 18-55mm lenes at varying focal lenght at ISO 1600 (on over 95 percent of them)

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