We Are Here in Frankfurt: I Smell Sex and Cars

After a smooth flight and a decidedly unsmooth hotel fiasco, we've sucessfully arrived in Frankfurt, Germany, a city so rich with industry, it's got two sex-shop districts — both of which converge in an L-shaped carnival of women named Busty and mannequins that all appear to be pronouncing the letter "o." Of course it's also home to the Frankfurt Messe fairgrounds, host of the 2005 IAA Frankfurt motor show, which unless you've been spending vital online time tracking Luann's efforts to hook up with Aaron Hill rather than reading Jalopnik, you know will be awash in Big News. Those who sweat new automotive releases, concept cars, and big announcements that may or may not be earth-shattering must tune in as we provide coverage from the show floor.

The craziness starts tommorrow, with press conferences from Volkswagen, Audi, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Lamborghini, BMW and Mini, among others, scheduled.

On Tuesday, the field grows to include big doings over at Jaguar, Mercedes Cars and Porsche, and everyone else. Sure, we'll be busy, but around here, idle hands are the devil's workshop.

We Are Here in Frankfurt: I Smell Sex and Cars


And no, they don't mean Ford's new Iosis concept