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The New York Auto Show is always a bit low-key, but this year, it was weirdly quiet. But! That doesn’t mean nothing happened. Quite a lot happened, in fact. Here’s all the stuff you’ll want to see from it, and nothing that you don’t.
There’s also a lot more coming from the show, now that we’re all done with it. Behind-the-scenes stuff, happy things, wonderful things, and even one of the most oddly sad things we’ve ever seen (and yes, it’s from Mitsubishi, how’d ya guess).
There may or may not even be a video tour coming of the incredibly gorgeous Spyker C8 Preliator from the man who created it.
Hold onto your butts.
Reverse: Danica Patrick Was Born
On this day in 1982, Danica Patrick, the first woman to win an IndyCar Series race, America’s top level of open-wheel racing, is born in Beloit, Wisconsin.
Neutral: What Do You Wish You Saw From New York?
Besides a smattering of beautiful things like the Mazda Miata RF folding hardtop, this year’s NYIAS was a bit bland. What do you wish you saw out of it instead?