Ian Callum, designer of the Aston Martin DB7 and the Volvo C70: 'I was appalled that the show was nowhere near finished. The show floor was disgusting, the airport inadequate. ... It was certainly not the surroundings I want to show off my designs. If it was Frankfurt or Geneva, there would be an inquest.'
Andrew English of the London Daily Telegraph: 'This show started as a North American dealer show, and it is as amateurish as that title implies. There is a complete lack of information. ... You are herded around press conferences like infants.'
Italian journalist Silvia Baruffaldi: 'The product here is very good, but I don't understand why the show has to be in January.'
Kurt Ellegaard of Denmark: 'I have nearly been run down twice by forklift trucks. It is unfinished and dangerous.'
A Norwegian journalist offered a different perspective: 'Everyone blamed the snow. In Oslo, this would be a mild flurry.'