Those edgy, over-the-top or even flipped-out concept vehicles that used to be a staple at international auto shows have been on the wane for a while.
They're not only expensive to do, they're time-consuming and maybe distracting for styling and engineering teams that have bigger-than-ever product lineups to design and develop.
But we miss them.
At the Detroit auto show last week, we didn't quite get our fill of experimental vehicles. You know, the cool, crazy and often clumsy concepts we have so much fun faulting or falling in love with.