With today's news that Nissan's dropping out of both the Detroit Auto Show and the Chicago Auto Show, joining a slew of other automakers fearful of the Carpocalypse, we figured it was a good day to take a look at what the Detroit Auto Show floor may look like come January. Frankly, there's some pretty big holes up there on our map. We don't have the foggiest idea what's going to happen with a few of the big names — specifically Chrysler and GM — and we also don't know what this means for some of the other more "alternative" names — like Changfeng and the rest of the Chinese takeout menu of minor up-and-coming automakers. Take a look and tell us if we're missing anything. We'll update the floor map as we hear more.
Well if GM and Chrysler pull out, I say we should have a QOTD as to what should be done with all the vacant space (assuming another automaker doesn't take it).
Some initial suggestions:
1. Have the most awesome slot-car race track and slot-car racing event
2. something involving strippers or booth professionals or maybe a competition to challenge strippers to get booth professionals to turn into strippers.
3. Set up a boxing ring and have a UFC event.
4. Put up a display of all the cars that participated in the last 24 Hours of Lemons race.