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by John Toepfer
I spent time at the Chicago Auto Show this weekend. I enjoy getting a look at all the latest feats in automotive engineering; the new Corvette’s design, the economy of the plug-in Focus Eco, the luxury of the Jaguar XF. Finding a billion dollars of R&D on display for close inspection under one roof is pretty close to heaven for me. I also enjoy studying merchandising and marketing of cars. There is enormous effort put into the presentations at this show and what we see tells us a lot about the manufacturers and the market.
As I wandered the rows of gleaming and carefully positioned vehicles, I couldn’t help but notice how many of those pristine polished paint jobs were besmirched by smudgy hand prints – sometimes in the oddest places too. (Timmy, did you have to smear your churro on that rocker panel?)