This year, Zuri Girl popped down for the opening of the 86th Geneva International Car Show before it was open to the public and we were far from disappointed. Every year we think of going and every year we kick ourselves for not having gone. Geneva may seem far from Zurich, but really, ladies, it’s not.
And while the attendees were 90% male (perhaps another reason to go . . .) there were a few of us girls who love cars just as much, and we oohed and ahhhed with each new model breathtaking model we came upon.
While we were there, the new Aston Martin DB 11 was unveiled. We shimmied our way atop the wall of a neighboring display, so we could catch the perfect glimpse of the moment of reveal. One could hear the crowd’s collective inhale when the cover rippled off the body. What a gorgeous specimen.
Sadly, we were not handed the keys and asked to take her for a spin as there were all these other pesky journalists hovering and snapping photos. You’d think they’d been waiting 13 years for this!
We also sneaked a peek at the dreamy American actor and Porche race car driver Patrick Dempsey who was in town as an ambassador for TAG Heuer. What’s a car show without a little glamour and glitz?
(photo by Jorge Guerreiro)
There really is something for everyone here and while we admit to spending a disproportionate amount of time checking out the sexiest and sleekest models (like the Arash AF8 Cassini, which can be yours for just under £200,000 (or you could opt for the AF10 Hybrid Racer for £1,200,000, your choice).
Arash AF8 Cassini
We were quite impressed with the developments in the realm of green and energy efficient cars. Along with market leader Tesla, there are other options, like this Quant X, which won’t make you feel like you’ve had to sacrifice luxury for saving the environment.
Rather than take our word for it, why don’t you go check it out for yourselves?
You’ll surely not be bored with 200 exhibitors and 120 premieres.
Remember, ladies, cars are not only the realm of men. Get your cute little bottom to Geneva, sit in a few (or many) soft, leather, hand-stitched driver’s seats and weigh in on your next car. You won’t regret it, we promise!
3-13 March 2016
Monday – Friday 10am – 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am – 7pm
Adults CHF 16, Children 6-16 and pensioners CHF 9. You can buy your tickets online here.
Check out the website for all the details.
Contributed by: Zuri Girl Kristen Vermilyea, an American actor, filmmaker, writer and artist who has lived in Zurich for nearly 6 years. She hosts the Zurich Film Festival TV show and is a social media and film consultant. When not watching and writing about film, she keeps busy attempting to learn to play new instruments as her four year old daughter has insisted they start a band.
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