You get in line, pay for your ticket and tromp up the stairs toward what you know will be an exhilarating day spent gawking at super cars. Shoot, you may also take a look at that new truck you want to buy - you'd like to get an up close look without the hot breath of an eager salesperson down your back.
And to think they call that a test-drive. Hah. At least at an Auto Show you can stroll around, peer into the shiny metal and poke at the leather upholstery.
You get inside and suddenly, something's wrong. There are so many cars, so many people; you can't even get within shouting distance to that new Ferrari F430. You make the best of it, wander around, get sore feet and go home - without seeing very many supercars and without even getting a look at that darn truck you wanted to buy.
You've been Show Slammed.
Next time, avoid the slam and take on the show with these eight simple steps. Click next for more, or choose from the links at left:
That's the most important thing: have a good time. By following these simple tips, you can have a great time - and get some great information about the next car you might want to buy.