Was this Paris show good? Was it too quiet? Does this mean shows are dead? The arguments around auto show relevance were endless last week, and the jury is still very much out. But this much was clear: Paris was the first auto show of this new season of auto shows.
Ten days into the digestion of a United Kingdom vote for a separation from the European Union, and the analysis is crystal clear: Brexit is a flat-out mess. A quagmire. Its potential impact has some leaders worried that even their worst-case scenarios weren't bad enough.
Life on the NADA convention floor was as frothy as the car washes that dotted the insides of the north and south halls in this surreal desert town. Everyone appeared to be on the Vegas monorail headed for great times. Except dealers (and, OK, Volkswagen).