Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Precious metal: St. Louis Auto Show 2014

There were hundreds of new cars on the floor of the auto show but this 1934 Auburn convertible at the Horseless Carriage Club booth attracted lots of visitors. A HCC member told me that it is valued at $175K.
This Lamborghini, a study in lime green, was displayed in the Million Dollar Mile portion of the show. Other models shown included the usual suspects: Bentley, Maserati, Lotus and a Rolls Royce convertible with suicide doors and a stainless steel hood or bonnet as it is called by the British. The cars were spectacular but their presentation was underwhelming. All were simply placed on the floor behind rope and drape.
Other car makers such as VW, Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln and Toyota surrounded theirs cars with dramatic architectural elements.
The Chevrolet and Ford exhibits featured jumbotron screens that played loops of product and lifestyle video. Although the attendance was large and finding a comfortable place to work somewhat determined my views there was no shortage of interesting subjects for urban sketching. At the end of the day I just ran out of gas, pun intended. m
All images were sketched with Brushes for iPad, Michael Anderson, 2014.


  1. Seriously cool, Michael! LOVE the Auburn.

  2. Thanks so much Kate. The Auburn is really the reason I went to the show although that Lamborghini has attitude!

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