We recently visited the Cleveland Auto Show and thought we would share a few photos with you. Auto shows are great for getting design inspiration from not only cars and trucks, but also the exhibits and displays.
And there was not a lot of duplicity in terms of exhibits with what we saw at the Detroit show earlier this year. In fact Subaru had a nicer presentation in Cleveland than Detroit (which is considered a larger and more “prestigious” show). We liked the illuminated slats on the display shown in Cleveland; these could be seen from a great distance and attracted us to the Subaru exhibit.
One thing we noticed in Cleveland vs. Detroit was a fewer interactive displays in Cleveland. The Motor City show had them everywhere, especially right next to each car. Our hometown show relied more upon traditional signs. Overall though the use of interactive signs is the highest it has ever been, according to our non-scientific visual survey.
Here are some pics from the Cleveland Auto Show. Enjoy.
The detail on the back of a Veloster.
We love these VW displays with the matchbox size cars.
What an awesome display. Great form, finish and use of interactive displays. VW.
The front end of a sporty Scion TRD FR-S.
Toyota had this awesome display of a wrecked Tundra race truck. We have no idea what it ran into but the gash running down the side made us wonder how the occupants walked away from the crash.
Another view of the uplighting on the Subaru exhibit.
The Subaru accessories display featured these wonderful slats that are illuminated via up lighting.
Matte paint is all the rage now, with several auto makers offering it as an option direct from the factory. Here we see the back end of a Mercedes in matte grey.
The rear tail light detail on an Audi S7. Notice how the rings inside the tail light are evocative of the Audi logo.
Nice looking Audi accessory display. Great proportions considering it has to show off 17″+ wheels and tires.
Audi had these fantastic accessory displays. Not sure we saw these in Detroit. Great forms, crafted seamlessly.
The inside of the new Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The Ford GT was repainted silver after it left the Detroit show.