I know there are some really fine cars in Dallas as I see them every month at our local Cars and Coffee event. But those events are aimed specifically at enthusiasts, not for the masses. The Auto Show has traditionally been where Bubba Joe and his "old lady" go to spec out their matching 'his 'n hers" Dooley's.
I remember my Dad loved his Cadillac's. Back in his day you had "arrived" when you could buy a Cadillac. That usually meant when you were at least well into middle age. I called it an "old man's car", although never to his face. I figured he deserved to have his fun, too, so I just smiled and gave him a thumbs up.
More recently Cadillac has tried to revamp its image by appealing to younger people, and based on its sales numbers I guess it has succeeded. They established the hard-angled-crease theme as their design signature, rather reminiscent of the once supreme F-117 Stealth fighter.
See the similarity? The only problem with this is the F-117 has long been considered obsolete, the last ones relegated to the desert aircraft boneyard years ago. I guess GM didn't get that memo.
I'm sure there will be lots of Caddy's on display today, but I'm hoping to see something more exotic, too. When I was in London a few years ago my timing just happened to coincide with the London Auto Show, so I went. WOW! It was an extravaganza, with makes and models and sights I'd never seen before.
I keep hoping that maybe, just maybe, a little of that might somehow slip into the Dallas Convention Center. A few models wearing something besides boots and cowboy hats would be appreciated as well.
Fingers crossed. Back later with photos.