NAIAS: The Booth Professionals at the Detroit Auto Show; Hey, what were you expecting anyway?

Yes we are enjoying ourselves here at the 2010 edition of the North American International Auto Show. Can’t you tell? If you want to follow all the real stuff (You know, like cars and stuff) follow this link. If you want to see some of the videos that engineerd shot, simply follow this link. However, if you here for more of the above, you will have to do so after the jump.

Let me start by saying that the Chrysler booth (along with Ferrari, Fiat, and Maserati) had the most eye candy available. Each model was stunning. But I have to say that their job is one of the most frustrating on the floor. You have to stand there, while lecherous old men try and make small talk, and shout out commands like they are fashion photographers. On the other hand, I politely asked before I shot the photo (well, except for one shot), and thanked each of them when I was done.
In contrast to the Chrysler and Audi booths, the Ford professionals actually were active in showing the press how the vehicle operates, or interacting with the crowd at their respective displays. They were simple more than window dressing, and I was impressed with their knowledge of the product or process they were demonstrating.
Which brings me to the Mini booth. As I walked up to the display, I asked a couple of the girls if I could take their picture, to which I was rebuffed, with them saying no. I guess this actually cements the stereotype that the Mini is really a Gay Brand.
Here are all the images that were shot at the show by engineerd and UDMan. And to Mr. Barrett, I hope you approve of the effort as well.

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  1. scroggzilla Avatar

    On the basis of my completely unscientific booth professional review, I think I want the Lancysler.

  2. Maymar Avatar

    As an upcoming booth professional on the Canadian circuit, I'm just really envious of Ford's people – we don't get to wear running shoes.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Will you get to keep the heels?

      1. Maymar Avatar

        I had better, I have to supply my own. I just hope I have the legs for it.

  3. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    Does anyone else now have more faith than ever in the Chrysler-Fiat partnership?

    1. engineerd Avatar

      I didn't know Viper girl's name was Faith. How'd you learn that?

  4. Deartháir Avatar

    I suddenly want a Fiat and a Viper. Very badly.

  5. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    To echo my friend Superbadd75… thems some fine womens…
    But this fine young lady…
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    Sweet baby Jesus…

    1. superbadd75 Avatar

      You, sir, have impeccable taste.

  6. Tomsk Avatar

    Let's see…
    #005: I suddenly really, really want an S5 Cabriolet, yet I'm not a stockbroker and I don't have any hairplugs. What's wrong with me?!
    #014 & #2253: Playing BeeGees or Donna Summer around her might bring up unresolved daddy issues.
    #030: To paraphrase Tom Jefferson, I am endowed by my creator with the inalienable rights to life, a Liberty, and the pursuit of her affection.
    #048: It's nice that her parents were able to compromise on her name (one wanted "Tiffany," the other "Farrah"), but it doesn't do much in the way of stereotype discrediting.
    #040: Something something package something…pouch?
    #2240: I don't care if it isn't a real two-door hardtop like some media outlets are claiming, I want her, er, a CTS coupe, doggone it!

  7. CptSevere Avatar

    Hello, Ms. 2253. It's a beautiful thing that you have such a realistic tan in Detroit this time of year. Especially wearing such a solar-reflective dress like that. Oh, here's some windex, you spilled something on it.

  8. engineerd Avatar

    This was the hardest part of my assignment the last two days. No, really.

    1. superbadd75 Avatar

      When you made that statement, were you referring to your genitalia?

  9. Mad_Hungarian Avatar

    I've got a '74 Cadillac kinda the same color as that Audi and I'd like to invite Ms. 001 and 003 to come for a ride. Darling, it's way more comfortable.
    Ferrari Girl looks like she is made of wax. Umm, if modeling is your job, you oughta be able to look comfortable in front of a camera.
    The Chevy girls look frightfully undernourished. Like the unemployment checks ran out and the cupboards are empty. Not the best message for GM to convey.

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