As our tickets for the 2012 Palexpo Geneva motor show arrived today my thoughts about what one can do in Geneva were re-enforced.
Living only 50Km from Geneva I can honestly say that we only ever use this city for
a) Geneva Airport
b) Geneva Marathon
c) Geneva Palexpo
Unlike in London where the number of shows, talks, lectures or attractions could really complete a full Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day diary, in Geneva we have mostly Palexpo Exhibition Centre.
And the highlight of the year there would be the Motor Show. This year from March 8th to March 18th.. where we might see?
Audi RS4 estate
(Now Available with Dual Clutch Gearbox)
(After years of waiting, nobody can quite believe they actually got around to manufacturing it and not just talking about it)
(In new leaner, meaner V8 form it's even more attractive, perhaps a discount for us breadline Swiss?)
(We have to go just to check out the crazy roofline)
(2 boots, great handling but no roof, no 4 wheel drive, and no <price limit> except the one you set yourself :-)
Nissan GT-R 2012 Spec
(Even faster, now priced so high that even the Chavs will wince. In which country could I actually park this car, not get scratched up this car, not constantly get pulled up whilst driving in this car .. let me know)
Note: I just spoke with McLaren Automotive about the MP4-12C. This is just the sort of Engineeringly obsessive car that we would delight in owning. They won't attend Geneva, here for the dealer locator instead.
Now in 2011 we had already ordered but not yet received a new car, so we were Palexpo Window Shopping, not shopping. And this year in lieu of a EuroMillions bonus, what with a practically new car with less than 5Km driven, we think more Window Shopping is in order. But well, we can dream can't we?
It goes without saying that friends who are flying over to participate should contact me now to fix the dates please!