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Issue Fifteen
January 26, 2005
2005 Detroit Auto Show
2005 Detroit Auto Show Photo Gallery
2005 Detroit Auto Show Awards
Best of Show: Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Best Buy: Toyota Avalon
Best Concept: Ford Shelby GR-1
Best New Vehicle for 2005: Ford Mustang GT
Most Innovative: General Motors Sequel

2005 CES Show From Las Vegas
2005 LA Auto Show
Fall 2004 SEMA Show from Vegas
BMW 760
Cadillac CTS-V
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Coming Next Issue
Chip Foose
VW Phaeton W12
Long Term Storage
Ultimate Ears

2005 Consumer Electronics Show
CES Lures Large Crowds and Improved Technologies (continued)

The Metra Car Audio girls

Maxim model girl (left) with her sister (right)

Swiss Audio model Shannon Shay

Allstars model at 2005 CES


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CES wasn’t a show just for product showboating. Some popular faces were within the crowd. On hand were late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien, basketball legend Bill Walton, comedian Jim Breuer, Grateful Dead Drummer Bill Kreutzmann and the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.

The Consumer Electronics Association (the expo’s producer) is an organization with more than 1,700 members, a number that’s jumped 44 percent in just the last year. Some of the growth stems from offering retailers full membership rights in 2003 and merging last year with PARA, an audio-visual association. The growing consumer electronic industry also contributes, as sales are expected to climb another 11.6 percent, or $12.8 billion, according to CEA’s Market Research Department.

However, despite record attendance, CES organizers anticipated a smaller crowd in 2005, as the CEA tried to filter those not affiliated with the electronic industry. That meant no one from the general public or even the blogging community.



The expo debuted in 1978, and has always attracted more than 100,000 visitors when in Vegas. Its visitors are diverse, traveling from 110 countries this year and consisting of international retailers as well as political and industry leaders. Only the massive CeBIT show in Germany exceeds the volume of attendees, exhibitors and announcements.

Despite a lack of breakthrough products this year, exhibitors and organizers alike anticipate ongoing success with CES - as its biggest followers continue to enjoy a peek into the future the first week of every January.

Next year’s expo is slated for Jan. 5-8.


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