Another year, another motor show. The 20th to be precise. Lots of cars, predominately Japanese, and mostly very, very boring. Many of them (theoretically at least) can go extremely fast - but that’s all rather academic when the traffic in Jakarta is now so bad that our return trip from the motor show was done at a crawl. Hell, I could have walked faster, ironically enough. Who needs a car anyway?
But shiny new cars don’t just sell themselves of course and an army of attractive SPG was out in force to arouse (sorry!) a bit of interest. Strangely, I discovered, there seemed to be a rather notable inverse relationship between the quality of the SPG and the car maker.
The SPG for the interesting cars like Mini, Jeep, Audi etc were rather dull and average, whereas the SPG for the boring cars like Toyota and Ford were far more attractive. I got a few numbers. And a few snaps with the old d70 and the new 35mm 1.8" lens. All in all, a pleasant enough way to wile away a few hours…