Red J’s tour de Geneve

Swade has already made two tours of the Geneva motor show, the first after the first day in pictures, and the movie Das Boring, worth of an Oscar for the best bluhhh face.

But I also made my tour de Geneve, and I think it is a good way to close this chapter of Saab history.

It is a collection of 18 pictures of the best and worst of the motor show, not really the worst, as I have no photos of that 😉

As Nancy Sinatra says in her hit:
Are you ready boots, start walking!!

A female hostess is always a nice topping at the side of a nice car, but which car was that ???

Who cares, she really knows how to look at the camera.

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The Aileron is a really nice car, even in white.

And talking about white cars, this is my preferred white car from the show.

That matte white colour is incredibly beautiful, and you can even go skiing with the car.

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At the show there were also some non white sports cars.

but not everyone was as colourful

Italian sports cars can really look very good, like the new Lamborghini Aventador.

It feels like the modern version of the Countach.

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Before I forget, BMW was showing its VISION connected drive.

Sorry, but I don’t feel connected to that.

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Das Boring is having its retro days, a Dung Beetle with racing stripes tries to get some speeding tickets, and in Geneva the biggest iPad case, called BULLI, was exposed.

If Saab would try to sell a Convertible without a hard or soft cover for the soft top, people would kill Saab.

The new Golf convertible will be sold without. This is what I call quality !

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YAA (yet another audi).

At least the current A3 is a hatch, so I keep asking me why do they need an ASS (Audi standard sedan) in S size when they already have it in XL, L and M??

BTW, the Audi virus has begun to spread among other brands.

This Citroen Metropolis has a familiar front grill.

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Italian backsides.

They look good in almost every colour.

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And to finish my tour de Geneve, the three baby pandas.


Smart for Speed


Nissan Townpod


Mini Rocketman

Henrik
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Henrik
5 years 6 months ago

Nice tour, you sure have an eye for detail!
Is it perhaps the Bertone Jaguar? But in som kind of Nascar dress? Funny I just saw it for the first time on TV a couple of minutes ago on 5th gear from Paris.
Is it CvK in the Agera picture? Did you get to speak to him? Admireble guy.
It´s a sad day when Citroen starts to copy Audi, I really liked the DS, CX even the XM and the C6.

100%Saab
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100%Saab
5 years 6 months ago

What can I say? Saab has class!

maanders
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maanders
5 years 6 months ago

Great pictures, Red J! (And nice humor, too.)

And that BMW VISION thing…..talk about your “bashed crab”! ugh.

And the Mini Rocketman…..a face only a mother could love! 🙂

Svx92
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Svx92
5 years 6 months ago

LOL. Re: A3 sedan
The sentiment may be the same but our perspective may be slightly different…

In the US we would say “Audi already has sedans in S, M, L do they really need one in XS.” Which probably explains their hesitation in bringing over the A2.

900_S
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900_S
5 years 6 months ago

Lol at the “bashed crab” comment. That’s a pretty ugly BMW, which is too bad because I’m a fan of them–though not as much lately.

I share those sentiments about Audi–but hey, if you like consistency…

That Alfa really does seem to be the show stealer; gorgeous.

Another one of my favorites is that Jaguar XKR-S. Very aggressive and sporty looking… very nice.

Nice pictures, Red J–glad you had fun!

Thylmuc
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Thylmuc
5 years 6 months ago

The Bertone B99 is beautiful (though not very utile). And under the hood, there are surprising similarities to the Phoenix platform, as it appears to have FWD, rear axle electrical motors, and -considering the long wheelbase-, might even have a similar engine layout as the Phoenix.

I bet that quite some people would actually buy it. Maybe Bertone should base it on the Phoenix platform and do a limited production in Trollhättan. Unfortunately, its main reason for existence is to showcase Bertone’s own rear axle electric drive, so that won’t happen.

Pedro
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Pedro
5 years 6 months ago

On the italian backsides perspective of an auto show, let’s just say I think that at least here in Lisbon the FIAT brands always win the cutest girls award. With the exception of the last one where Aston Martin had this amazingly beautiful brunette at their stand: a clear case of elegance winning over trashy! :p

Carl-Henrik
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Carl-Henrik
5 years 6 months ago

Can’t help it, but I do like that Citroen quite much. It stands out from the competitive Germans.

And yes, that Alfa is stunning in matt red.

Jason Powell
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5 years 6 months ago

With all the reporting and commentary about the PhoeniX, I didn’t even know BMW have this Vision or lack there of. I do however like the Italian backsides.

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