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Old 11-01-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Ferrari pulls out of NAIAS 2009

Just received word.

The times we are in....
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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Hmmm. That's a shame. Although, there aren't that many Ferrari customers in Michigan, are there?
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:09 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by HeilSvenska View Post
Hmmm. That's a shame. Although, there aren't that many Ferrari customers in Michigan, are there?
over 700 known Ferraris in Michigan

Every new Ferrari is sold out on the local dealer's allocation
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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seems Rolls Royce is out too
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Car makers are not stupid... they know what is coming - the 1970's all over again - 70% tax rates, inflation and lower incomes. The super wealthy already own 1 of everything hehe
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:26 PM   #6
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These shows are mainly for press benefit. I'm surprised they would pull out.
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:20 AM   #7
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Their buyers dont need press to make choices, and their dealers dont need press to make sales... attending shows seems more like a way for them to show the proletariat what they cant afford than anything else
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:53 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by RC45 View Post
Their buyers dont need press to make choices, and their dealers dont need press to make sales... attending shows seems more like a way for them to show the proletariat what they cant afford than anything else
I do that all the time whan i at such a car show
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:19 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by RC45 View Post
Their buyers dont need press to make choices, and their dealers dont need press to make sales... attending shows seems more like a way for them to show the proletariat what they cant afford than anything else
That pretty much saids it all.
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:58 PM   #10
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Wonder if they will do the same with the other car shows like LA? I noticed that LA's show is a pretty big deal now in North America.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:53 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ae86_16v View Post
Wonder if they will do the same with the other car shows like LA? I noticed that LA's show is a pretty big deal now in North America.
I agree, the L.A's show is getting more and more important.
Look at the one of Paris few weeks ago, the 370Z not there they kept it for L.A, Porsche was really disappointing, just the restyling of the 911. The Hyperion was announced but never showed-up, the one-77, we saw the headlight and the wheels, during the press day. Bugatti, Pagani, Brabus, Alpina, Ruf were not there...
Ferrari had the California but it was not the first appearance.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:08 PM   #12
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One problem; the auto manufacturers are having less and less to spend on the opulence of an Auto show. I don't see a US auto show being as good as what NAIAS was from the late 1990's through to the first 3-4 years of the 2000's. I think Domestic auto shows peaked in 2002/3.
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I thought I had a post in this thread . . .
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I thought I had a post in this thread . . .
the thread was starting to get a bit heated with stupid comments quickly. yours wasn't bad ... just the slippery slope ... but mine, yours, and a third one were yanked.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:14 AM   #15
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aww, sorry for opening the gates or whatever happened there. : /
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