Beyond the flashing lights, throbbing subwoofers, and fog machines of the new cars, the Detroit auto show had plenty of curiosities.
Inverted Dodge Ram
After seeing a few dozen gleaming new cars at the North American International Auto Show, one's eyes begin to glaze over and it becomes harder for automakers to get the audience's attention. To tout its award for 2010 Motor Trend truck of the year, Dodge attached this mammoth pickup to the ceiling.
Mounting exhibits above the show floor makes them easier to spot from far away in the cavernous Cobo Center in Detroit. Ford touted features of its new Ford Focus in part of a model attached to a pillar.
Deep within the bowels of Cobo Center was the EcoXperience, where people could ride around a track in various green-friendly vehicles. Have you ever viewed conifers, daffodils, babbling brooks, and waterfalls under fluorescent light before?
This image of Commuter Cars' Tango may look like a camera photo malfunction, but it really is that narrow--its 39-inch width makes it skinnier than a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. The all-electric car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds, the company said.
Disclosure:: Stephen Shankland's spouse is employed by Tesla Motors.