Well, Psyduck sure as hell took his sweet-ass time on this auto show blog, didn’t he? I kept telling him to get working on those photos; that people are waiting for his report. But did he listen? Nope. Got all diva until he was good and ready to blog. So finally, here we are. The auto show was months ago, but you can relive all the vehicular excitement right here, right now through the (blank) eyes of everyone’s favorite little duck.
So Psyduck really likes going to the auto show because there are lots of shiny cars of the luxury variety for him to pose next to without the hassle of dealers trying to sell him a ride. Before he checked out the cars, though, Psyduck went in search of a modern and trendy “welcome sign” that would accurately capture the vibe of this ginormous auto show. Instead, all he got was this ghetto poster that looks like it was borrowed from the K-mart auto shop. It was really sad.
More thought went into designing me than the sign.
No worries. A crappy little sign wasn’t going to hamper all the vehicular fun awaiting our yellow little friend. No way. Especially not after he ran into this beauty around the corner.
I have my own website? I had no idea!
And behind that sign was this:
Someone needs to can the chick and bring in the real yellow model.
During these photo shoots for the yellow.com people, some of Psyduck’s fans couldn’t contain themselves behind the barricades. This young man rushed towards poor Psyduck and had to be brought back by his sensible girlfriend. Psyduck later autographed his hat.
No, Jimmy. Psyduck can’t talk to you now.
In keeping with the yellow theme, Psyduck navigated through the packed crowd towards several yellow showpieces.
A Psy and his horse.
The Psy Charger.
Along the way, Psyduck saw a car that would be more comfortable at a Star Wars convention.
Lovingly painted by Darth Maul.
So yeah, the show was packed with cars and people. At times, it was like navigating through a can of sardines. People would stand around and point at fancy things like doors and hoods. Others would stand in line so they could touch those fancy doors and hoods. Some even went as far as sitting at the back of the car and daydreaming about tailgating. It was very inspirational.
Wow. I can’t believe we’re in the same room with these cars.
Not everything was touchable, though. The show had plenty of cars that most people can’t afford, even if they sell their left kidney.
This car was so popular, even the Grand Canyon stopped by to look.
In addition to the luxury rides, there were other cool cars on hand. Anyone remember the Ghostbusters? Yup, their station wagon was there. Also, bet you didn’t know that Paul McCartney teamed up with Lexus to create a special SUV sporting his signature guitar. Hope real leather wasn’t used in that model.
Who you gonna call?
For those not content with just looking and touching cars, there was the option to get behind the wheel and drive. A section of the auto show was set aside for an obstacle course for people to really get the feel of the car by driving 2 m.p.h in a climate controlled environment. Unfortunately, Psyduck couldn’t join the fun because of height restrictions. This is why Psyduck doesn’t go to Great America.
This is the biggest hill around. Enjoy it while you can!
There was one more modeling obligation Psyduck had to fulfill during the show. In this picture Psyduck was asked to use the restaurant fight scene from Kill Bill as inspiration for the shot. Do you feel it?
The dance floor quickly cleared after Psyduck demonstrated his five-point-palm exploding heart technique.
Yes, it’s definitely a fantastic shot, but here’s some Pop-Up Video info you didn’t know. During the shoot, a young fan kept walking onto the set and asking stupid questions. Eventually, security was called.
I want to be famous, too!
In today’s modern age, no convention would be complete without video games, and the Chicago Auto Show was no exception. Granted, most of the games were car-related, but it was still great to know that impressionable young children got their game on away from home. Plus, it’s always heartwarming to see kids picking their nose and then touching the controller. It’s good to be one with technology. With that in mind, Psyduck didn’t try any games himself, but instead opted to stand back and take pictures for his friends–risking his life, mind you, as parents weren’t too thrilled with some crazy duck taking pictures of their kids.
Anyway, some of the games Psyduck saw at the show were: Need for Speed: Most Wanted, stationed by Ford, Grand Turismo, stationed by Subaru, and Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland, stationed by Jeep. What? Tony Hawk? Yup. Fans of the series no doubt know that Jeep has been letting virtual skaters grind on their product for years, so running the game at the show was almost expected. Psyduck was hoping that demos of the game would be available, but sadly, all that was offered was some shitty Jeep CD featuring music from super-hot Hootie and the Blowfish, and a few crappy PC games that will probably install Jeep spyware to find out if you’re a Jeep loyalist, or if you’re really just a turncoat who’s driving the Paul McCartney Lexus SUV.
Who needs E3 when you’ve got an auto show?
As if that wasn’t enough, Psyduck happened upon another gaming hotspot behind this great behemoth.
Oh yeah? You and what army?
That’s right, tucked away behind the tank was a whole corner devoted to everyone’s favorite game: America’s Army. On one side, a tent was set up that housed at least 15 PCs running the game, while a plasma TV stationed outside the tent let people see games in progress. On the other side of the corner, a Hummer made sure visitors knew that people in the Special Forces have big, scary guns.
America’s Army: Coming to a convention near you!
Not one to miss a photo op with anything yellow, Psyduck quickly scrambled onto the Hummer for these Kodak moments:
Why you up in my grille, yo?
Oh yeah, Psyduck saw this, too.
Pages upon pages of game reviews are in this car.
Well, that’s it. Psyduck hopes you had a great time reading and viewing his auto show blog! Our happy little photo-blogger is anxiously looking forward to his next project, so for now he’ll say goodbye by blatantly ripping off the 20/20 closing: He’ll stay in touch, so you stay in touch!
Puny cars, I crush you.