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Tale of the tape

PARIS -- One of the sidelights of auto show press days is the “journalists” who crawl all over new vehicles, snapping close-up photos of the climate controls or getting precise measurements for the taillight housing.

Competitive intelligence, I believe it's called.

But the gentleman in the photo was kicking it old school. Don't think I've ever seen someone pull out a tape measure and start checking the dimensions.

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