'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
What ever happened to the cars of tomorrow? Many years and many miles ago, cavernous exhibit halls would be packed with thousands of gawking spectators jostling around the newest machine from Henry Ford, or sneaking a glimpse at the stunning female models who were on display as much as the cars.
The earthquake that originated in Virginia shook the tennis stadium on the Yale campus Tuesday, sending fans bolting to the aisles and delaying play for more than two hours at the New Haven Open.
The major U.S. automakers are cutting jobs across the country, but auto dealerships are begging for workers.
"The show is driven by the industry itself," said Gerard Murphy, producer of the event and president of the Washington Area New Auto Dealers Association. "Functionality is becoming a watch word. A car has to be an extension of our house, our office, or even our briefcase."
"Then I looked down at the fans in the seats in front of me and they were all leaving their seats and rushing up the aisle," he said. "I asked the girl for a beer on the way out."