Welcome To Every Auto Show Ever: Toyota i-Road And Crazy Dancers Take The Stage (video)

5 years ago by Jay Cole 3

Hey I'm Over Here, Look At Me!

Hey I’m Over Here, Look At Me!

Automotive shows have been around a long time.  The Detroit Auto Show for example was first held in 1907, and has been held every year since (with the exception of a nine year break starting in the mid-40s).  The show has undergone a few different venues, some names changes, and now exists as the North American International Auto Show or NAIAS.

Whats That?  Something About A Car You Say?

Whats That? Something About A Car You Say?

These auto shows are barely recognizable from their humble local roots to the fantastical shows put on today by their vehicle’s mother-ships; but one thing remains the same…idyllic visions of the future, and all the campy goodness of a well choreographed song and dance routine.

Leading the pack in cool retro-awkwardness (if there is such a thing) at the Geneva Motor Show is Toyota with the i-Road.

  • Crazy vehicle concept telling us what the future will bring?  Check
  • Attractive models? Check
  • Quasi-futuristic clothes? Check
  • Highly co-orinated dance routines centered around an inanimate object?  Check
...And We Danced, And We Cried,  And We Laughed, And Had A Really, Really, Really Good Time

…And We Danced, And We Cried,
And We Laughed, And Had A Really, Really, Really Good Time

Take away the plug on the i-Road, and a little less Pop Locking, and it could be 1954 in Chicago at the Ford booth with the nuclear-powered FX-Atmos telling us what the future will bring.

Still, the Toyota produced video gives us all a real good look at the i-Road, and its funky 3-wheel sway driving.  And while the young lady looks very comfortable zipping around in circles in her futuristic Toyota, we’d still like to see her try the same trick in reverse.

Enjoy!

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3 responses to "Welcome To Every Auto Show Ever: Toyota i-Road And Crazy Dancers Take The Stage (video)"

  1. kdawg says:

    I would like to see a dance-off with the Chevy Volt Dancers.

  2. shawn marshall says:

    The video made me think of campus life in the 60s. Many a poor soul had to get around on a 50cc Honda scooter. Ain’t the i-Road a whole lot sexier than that?

  3. FunRide007 says:

    Toyota has a great concept (Narrow, Enclosed, Tilting, Commuter); BUT its limited performance (30 mi. range, 28mph speed) severely limits its practicality and marketability in today’s society. While less than 30mph might be OK for a city center; getting there on 45-55mph roads would be impractical and dangerous. Most city dwellers live in apartments and high rises and would find parking, storing and recharging impractical. Might be good for a “Car Sharing” business. Now if Toyota could come up with an i-Road-2 with 100 mile range and a top speed of 65-75mph, then they would have the “Commuter of the Future” for suburbanites , and would sell hundreds of thousands; I know I’d buy one!