Who doesn't love the Paris Motor Show? You wake up and see the Eiffel Tower through your window. You jump on the Metro outside your hotel in the 7th Arrondisement and arrive at the show's front door. If you're lucky, you can dine on lunch from a Michelin 3-star restaurant right on the show floor.
But this year's Paris show has a scary feeling to it, that night before a massive blizzard sensation. The same kind of feeling we got in Detroit in 2009. For consumers and car fans there are many exciting new car launches. For European industry professionals there's a sense of dread.