Folks, we’ll be out all of next week to cover the biennial Shanghai Motor Show. The trip almost didn’t happen, from a journalist’s perspective Shanghai stands out as the most difficult auto show to get into due to an antiquated, expensive and overly strict registration process that’s on par with what you would have expected to find in the U.S.S.R. during the 1970s.
We’ve got a couple of articles scheduled to go live next week and we’ll do our best to bring you pics of any vintage cars that we come across on the show floor, though you might not see them until a little later because WordPress, the software we use to publish Ran When Parked, is banned in China. We’re not expecting much but who knows, we found a CX at last year’s Beijing show!
We won’t be able to share these articles with you on Facebook because the site is also banned in China so you’ll have to check here to see it all. Everything will be back to normal on the 27th and we’ll certainly have a few pics from the trip to show you. To whet your appetite, here’s a selection of older cars (mind you, a w124 is absolutely ancient by the standards of the Chinese auto industry) that we photographed in and around Beijing a year ago.