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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 06:38 pm
I'm a bit behind on posting my pictures from the Philadelphia Auto Show, but I want to make sure to have it finished before I leave for Gally tomorrow. So here I go.

About a week and a half ago, I decided to go to the Auto Show at the Philadelphia Convention Center. I hadn't been so sure about going on my own, but Friday morning, I decided to go ahead. And I had a good time. Plus it gave me an excuse to go to Reading Terminal Market and get sushi. Anyways, I'm not going to talk much about the show, since, well, it's a car show. What more can I say? But here are a LOT of pictures.


Porsche GT3 RS
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New Bentley Continental
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Mercedes SLS
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Maserati Quattroporte 4.7
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Maserati Gran Turismo 4.7
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Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggera
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Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder
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Fiat 500
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Dodge Chal
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Bentley Mulsanne
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Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed
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Audi R8 Spyder
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Aston Martin Vantage V12 Coupe
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Aston Martin Vantage N420
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Aston Martin Rapide
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Aston Martin DBS Volante
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American Pride Car
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Mercedes SL550
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Corvette ZR1
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Camaro LS Coupe
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BMW S1000 RR
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From the top of the escalator
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
Even if I'm not much of a car person, I still found those cars to be absolutely stunning! I think I'd go for the Aston Martin Coupe if I had a pick. (Sigh. If only.)

I liked the American Pride Car the most, actually. For a minute, as I was looking over the pictures and following the history, I kept thinking, "where's the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima?" Thankfully it was put front and center, literally, on the car, and then proceeded on to Vietnam, the Gulf, and even Iraq and Afghanistan. Sadly, I wonder who's flag rests in the third picture.

...Either way, awesome array of cars and completely jealous of your trip to Gally. Very jealous. But enjoy none-the-less!
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
I wasn't a huge car person myself, and then I went to Gally last year. And found myself less than a foot away from a bright green Lamborghini while wandering out for beer. And I couldn't get my mind off it. After I got home, the obsession just kept getting worse, so I started going to car shows. And now I'm addicted.

The Astons really are something special. Pictures just will not do them justice. I must have walked around American Pride car for a good ten minutes staring at all the details on it. I have to wonder if there's a story behind it that I don't know, but whatever it is, it's still pretty amazing!

And I will have a massive amount of pictures from Gally. And stories, and probably drunken escapades. Have you ever been? If you haven't, go next year! If you have, go next year anyway!
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
I think my first run-in with a good car was in Rome. I was walking near the old Roman forum when I saw a bunch of beautiful Alfa Romeo cars sitting around (with guards, of course) and couldn't stop starring. I was right next to ancient ruins and I was looking at cars! The wonder!

No, I've actually never been to a convention but have always wanted to go. Even before I got into Doctor Who I kept thinking, "oh, if only I could have gone to that Comic-Con, or that Stargate Convention, etc. etc." but I've never really had the money to get there (damn stupid loans). But, yes, maybe next year! One can hope!

Can't wait for pictures, stories, and drunken escapades (which usually make for the best entertainment). I shall live vicariously through my flist; it gets me through.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
Oooh, Alfas... *sigh* I love Alfas. One of my dream cars, even though I don't know which one yet.

As for conventions, you're on the east coast, if I remember right? There's a ton over on this side of the country too! New York Comic Con is great, albeit absolutely jam packed with crowds. I've driven up to that one for the last two years now. And I know there are others in the New York area too. Shore Leave is Baltimore is kind of fun, I was only at that one once though. And there's a tiny little fan-convention near Philadelphia that I adore. No stars, just a bunch of geeks hanging out and causing minor mayhem.

Sorry, I seem to have drifted off into convention rambling a bit. I may be a bit addicted to them... But if you ever decide to go to one, let me know. There's a good chance I've either been to it, know someone who has, or know people who are staff on it!
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
Yup, east "coast" (Vermont, we have no coast), that's me. Bit chilly now though.

Forgot about New York conventions actually. I keep thinking of the big ones, especially when E3 comes around, and wish I lived on the other coast. But, if I ever decide to go to a convention, I'll let you know, and perhaps even gain some insider knowledge. :)

And rambling is ok in my book, no matter the subject. I ramble all too often myself.