Dinosaurs abound at this year's Detroit auto show.
No, this isn't the start of a joke about local automakers living in the past or President Joe Biden's visit last week. Dozens of lifelike dinosaur replicas are scattered around the convention hall as part of an attraction organizers are calling Dinosaur and Off-Road Vehicle Encounter. There's also a human in a velociraptor suit, complete with sound effects, roaming the floor.
The dinos, which are up to 28 feet tall and 60 feet long, surprised and confused a number of journalists in attendance. Some wondered if they were intended to hype Ford Motor Co.'s line of Raptor high-performance pickups. Others assumed they represented the fossil fuels that much of the industry is moving away from.