Motor City Drives Straight Into an Identity Crisis
While the Japanese and Germans strutted their stuff in Detroit, the local boys are still struggling into the 21st century. Still, the plug-in Chevrolet Volt impressed John Simister - and the Cadillac CTS might just break through in Europe
It's all going wrong in the United States. I knew this was going to be a different Detroit show as soon as I was marched off for a "secondary passport control" check at immigration. I had the right journalist's visa but there was some Kafka-esque nonsense about contracts and I had to sit for an hour and a half while watching a hapless Japanese man being hustled into a room by a uniformed robocop wearing blue rubber gloves.
Finally, an officer with more than one brain cell got round to me. After a few lies about getting to me in "just a few minutes, sir," I confirmed what I'd already told the original officer. "Well, that's fine, sir. You're all set." I wanted to break his nose, but that's never a good idea with a breed notably lacking in humanity.
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