This is a long overdue entry on Australian International Motor Show 2008, as is the proper and full name of the Sydney’s car exhibition.
Before I go to individual cars there are two important issues that need to be mentioned. Firstly, a lot of European car manufacturers decided not to exhibit their cars this year, some citing tough economic times and some in protest. In Europe, Frankfurt and Paris run their shows on alternative years and yet in Australia both Melbourne and Sydney have their shows every year despite representing less than 10% of the total European market. Personally I do not think companies like BMW and Mercedes for example, which pump large sums of money in Formula 1 would be short on cash to show of their latest cars.