Ill Car. It brings Lamborghini back to
that 1980's-1990's Countach/Diablo
madness. Lamborghinis have been,
with the exception of the Reventon,
on the tame side. Don't get me wrong
they look amazing, but without weird
exposed carbon fiber, ludicrous wings
There is a story that accompanies this
too. So, the show was extremely crowded.
Probably in the 400,000's at the expo just
on Saturday. Well, somebody decided it
would be a grand idea to stick Jaguar,
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Bentley,
Rolls Royce and Stile Bertone in the
same room. In true Italian Car Company
fashion, the brands took up twice the
space as a normal manufacturer to display
two cars with 15 feet of border around
them. When all these exotic brands are
put together in one room, that
dramatically reduces the walking spaces
for exhibition goers. Tie this fact in with
the average Shanghai-ers lover for shiny
expensive things, the room was packed
solid with people. I was all fine an good
with this fact, just pinballing into the
crowd and moving slowly around the
room when something inside me snapped.
All of the pushing on the subways, in stores,
on the street and at the Motor Show got
to me. I am physically larger than 90% of
the people, but my up bringing has instilled
in me a courtesy to every human being I
encounter. It dawned on me that getting
walked on was doing me a disservice as I
would not be getting the full Shanghai
Experience. So, every basketball/football/
hockey lesson I ever received shot out of
me like some uncaged animal. I "Moses-ed"
the sea of Chinese people in front of me and
before I knew it I was front row center for
a viewing of this magnificent machine.
The scary thing is I sort of got some sick
pleasure out of it.
I look forward to pushing again.