New York Auto Show: Early Morning, First Day for Press
By Brendan Moore
First, it is obvious early this morning that there are more press people here this year as opposed to 2009. The breakfast for the media was crowded, the hallways are filled with people, there are no empty seats in the media communications center, etc.
The amount of media attending in 2009 was the lowest, at least from an observational viewpoint, that I’ve seen in the past couple of decades. And have I mentioned that everyone here last year seemed sort of depressed?
So, that’s an obvious difference this year.
Second, in my quick spin around the floor early this morning, it looks as if the manufacturers’ stands are more expensive this year – another good sign, and a continuation of what I saw in Detroit earlier this year.
Perhaps everyone is shaking off the malaise of last year – finally.
I’m off to some early morning press conferences – we have three writers here at the New York Auto Show this year, so you can expect updates during the day, and more posts this evening.