Fresh off the trip from Las Vegas, the 500 headed south to San Diego where we had an invite to attend Euro Car Sunday as the center stage display car. This seemed like it would be a good event to attend, with over 1400 European cars in attendance, but unfortunately, it failed to meet my expectations. The show was more like a new car dealer lot where most of the cars on display were really nothing special, much less classic, just everyday cars for the most part. Also, when I arrived, I was told to park next to a late 90′s Nissan Sentra??? Failed to see how that was center stage….When I asked the lot attendant if I could move the car, I told him I was the guy with the 2008 FIAT 500 to which he said, “Which 500???” ……………………….sigh.
Lost and unoticed in the sea of Audi’s, BMW’s and VW’s was the 2008 European Car of the Year, and best selling car in Europe – our very own FIAT 500