NYIAS: Tidbits and Notables

Tuesday 10 April, 2012 | By SNTRL

The annual New York International Auto Show is here once again, and as always, they brought a well rounded variety of entertaining, eye-catching setups, displays, models, and autos for all the fans to enjoy. This post is basically a look back at the morning of the first press day, some interesting tidbits and notable sights for the 2012 New York International Auto Show. For the full coverage and gallery, please be sure to check our 2012 NYAIS coverage post.

To be sure and get as much quality coverage as possible, we planned to arrive at the Jacob Javits Center at 6 am for the first Press/Media Day. Unfortunately for Kenny, he was out the night before covering a street event well into the morning hours and ended up falling asleep in his driveway. TMinus though was right at the entrance to the Javits Center at 6am and got his usual exclusive coverage. It was early, even for the show itself. So early in fact that plenty of the auto show vehicles were still covered. No time like the present to get to work. Meanwhile, Adrian, our third photographer was scheduled to arrive around 9am, which is right around the time Kenny arrived.

Roll-in and setup was still underway on the morning of Media Day 1.

Shhh, the Veyron is still sleeping.

Those covers look quite comfy.

It appears the LFA was too excited about the show to get any sleep.

One of our favorite cars of the show, this widebody Speedwerks-NY Porsche 968 was a jaw-dropper.

TMinus and his friend Jason Castriota (far right), the Design Director for Saab, and who designed the Maserati GranTurismo, Rolls Royce Hyperion, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Special One-Off projects like the Ferrari P4/5 Pininfarina and Maserati Birdcage.

DJ Envy showing his love for the Lamborghini Aventador while taping an episode of MTV’s Sucker Free Countdown.

One of the bigger stars for the Media Days was the NSX Concept which continually had photographers, videographers and TV interviews going on throughout both days.

Walking through the Mitsubishi area was interesting. The focus on fuel-efficiency is evident with the diamond-star company. Just check out this particular offering that will be hitting the showrooms soon. 112 MPG rated!

It’s Gucci baby. The Fiat Gucci.

The future of the New York City yellow cab is here. Well, at least it will be very soon. The only problem is, a few years ago, we read that Mayor Bloomberg’s administration aimed to bring back the “yellow cab” uniqueness of NYC by choosing one vehicle to serve as the city’s official yellow cab. But we found two different versions at this year’s 2012 NYIAS. The Nissan version and the VPG MV-1.  Interesting.

Dodge is looking to make waves with the new Dart due out very soon. To help get the hype up, they brought their Dart Rally Car driven by Travis Pastrana to the NYIAS.


Mercedes has just one question. Is this enough power for you?

Not all just show cars, there was some beautiful racecars in attendance. Take for example the Honda Indy car.

Total Formula 1

Incredible beautiful Porsche 917 racecar.

Infiniti featuring the Redbull F1 car.

Mazdas ready to Zoom-Zoom

Nascar love in the NYIAS.

Edsel Ford’s 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster.

You’ve heard of solar panels for your house. Now how about on your car? It’s Karma…Fisker Karma.

We love the plate. So nostalgic with a modern twist. Delorean never dies!

Photo Cred: TMinus NYC || Adrian Zielinski || Kenny Bascon

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