Despite the snow, Baltimore car show a success

Posted: February 16, 2010 in automotive, mcom257/258, Uncategorized

By Adam Salk
TU journalism student | Feb. 15, 2010

Baltimore’s car show, organized by Motor Trend magazine, started a day late, but was still a great showing.

The show was initially planned to start Thursday, but because of the blizzard of 2010, it was forced to start a day late. The inclement weather also forced some vendors to pull out of the ‘aftermarket’ alley display, however a few vehicles such as the monstrous, tricked out 1,000 hp dodge magnum showed up.

1000 hp Dodge Magnum (photo by Adam Salk)

Thanks to Motor Trends automotive success, the venue brought in approximately 25 car manufactures. Unfortunately not every company could make it.

“I was really hoping to see the Nissan 370z,” said Tyler Harris, a car show patron.

Infinity/Nissan, along with BMW, and Mercedes was one of the few manufactures not at the show, leaving some disappointed.

Motor Trend’s Baltimore show was highlighted by GM’s experience the drive outdoor exhibit, where anyone over 21 years of age could test-drive several new models.

Attendees had the option to drive several vehicles, from Buick, GMC, and Chevy, including the all-new 2010 Camaro.

Dreamers turned to the events million-dollar exotic vehicle display of Maserati’s and a Lamborghini, while the earth conscious turned to the green trail of hybrid technology cars and SUV’s.

Motor Trend effectively boosted their circulation by providing attendees an application for a year free subscription to the magazine, which essentially paid for the ticket.

2008 Lexus IF S (photo by Adam Salk)

While many beautiful cars were displayed, one of the best was a customized Lexus. The 2008 IS F model was originally built and displayed for SEMA’s aftermarket show in Las Vegas. It sported a flashy metallic orange paint job, and subtle body modifications, which turned heads and stole the show.

  1. Professor Atwater says:

    good topic for your first post on your beat!

  2. […] years Baltimore car show, hosted by Motor Trend magazine was a huge success, despite the blizzard of 2010. There was a large […]

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