The New York motor show is open for another year, and amid the local heatwave sits two compact halls of shiny metal with air conditioning blasting out.
For Autocar, it’s an opportunity to spend more time than we have at, say, the Geneva motor show, to really explore what’s on the floors. The big news is a new 2.0-litre entry-level F-Type, a new Genesis SUV model – to be revealed in a couple of hours – and the AMG versions of the Mercedes GLC and GLC coupe.
But stray away from the main hall and you find a smaller world of ridiculous pick-ups, modded cars and even a historic collection of vehicles from the New York police department.
In that throng sensibly cordoned off there is a thirties Mack, a ’51 Plymouth Concord and something a little akin to a Ghostbusters car – but not - all in pristine condition
Next to that was a JCB GT – admittedly it has little relevance to any car buyers today, yet you know when the doors open to the public, kids and adults alike will be flocking to look at the beefy digger.