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    Geneva Auto Show 2018

    I plan to attend the Show during press days, March 6-7.  Anyone going, and/or any ideas on Porsche model debuts?  


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    I’ll be going, but had planned on the 8th. How do you get tickets for the press days?


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    I am there on the 8th with Dave. I will mostly hang around the Volvo display checking out sporty family wagons indecision


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    I'll be there with Dave and Bluelines on the 8th . Sticking to Tesla indecision


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    DaveGordon:

    I’ll be going, but had planned on the 8th. How do you get tickets for the press days?

    Press ID. Smiley

     


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    Re: Geneva Auto Show 2018

    Is the press organised enough to have a system of IDs?  Or is it just a case of having a blog or some vague media credentials that might persuade the organisers to give you a ticket?


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    Not that easy. You'll have to prove recent involvement (publication for instance) in media.

    That's what I remember from IAA anyway.


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    RC:
    DaveGordon:

    I’ll be going, but had planned on the 8th. How do you get tickets for the press days?

    Press ID. Smiley

    Rennteam Moderator ID. Smiley


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    DaveGordon:

    Is the press organised enough to have a system of IDs?  Or is it just a case of having a blog or some vague media credentials that might persuade the organisers to give you a ticket?

    There are certain press IDs which are officially accepted in Europe. 

    There is a movement in Germany to issue the same looking (design) press ID for all journalists but it may take some time until this happens. Car manufacturers accredit journalists which are members of certain press associations, there is an official list but they are sometimes willing to accredit journalists with different affiliations but they need to deliver some "proof" of their work, etc..


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    Boxster Coupe GTS:
    RC:
    DaveGordon:

    I’ll be going, but had planned on the 8th. How do you get tickets for the press days?

    Press ID. Smiley

    Rennteam Moderator ID. Smiley

    VdM ID. Smiley (in my case).


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     I have had press credentials for many years because I write for a Porsche publication in the US. However, there are many people who are permitted at press days who are not journalists, but  have their dealers or other manufacturer contacts arrange tickets. If any of you have special connections with particular dealers, my guess is they will write a letter of support for you and get you a complimentary  ticket. The friend I travel with, and have traveled with for over 15 years now, is not a journalist  but has good contacts. Press days are by far the best times to be at a show because you can talk to particular officials, climb in and out of the cars at will, and Porsche provides a great buffet throughout the day. With a little work and effort, I think anyone who really wants to go and has contacts can arrange to go on press days.


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    Wonderbar:

     I have had press credentials for many years because I write for a Porsche publication in the US. However, there are many people who are permitted at press days who are not journalists, but  have their dealers or other manufacturer contacts arrange tickets. If any of you have special connections with particular dealers, my guess is they will write a letter of support for you and get you a complimentary  ticket. The friend I travel with, and have traveled with for over 15 years now, is not a journalist  but has good contacts. Press days are by far the best times to be at a show because you can talk to particular officials, climb in and out of the cars at will, and Porsche provides a great buffet throughout the day. With a little work and effort, I think anyone who really wants to go and has contacts can arrange to go on press days.

    Good customers often get invitations and/or they can talk to their dealers, especially if they are interested in newer models. Good contacts help of course as well or...classic...press credentials.


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    Just become a member of  our  local Porsche Club . They organise each year a dinner at the show on the Porsche stand , after it clothes down to the public in the evening,  and then you can walk around the place freely blush

    Usually the same evening Ferrari and lots of others have also their '' club '' dinners 


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    Gnil:

    Just become a member of  our  local Porsche Club . They organise each year a dinner at the show on the Porsche stand , after it clothes down to the public in the evening,  and then you can walk around the place freely blush

    Usually the same evening Ferrari and lots of others have also their '' club '' dinners 

    I even joined a "private" Swiss Porsche Club Weissach visit once many many years ago, so they certainly seem to have some "influence"... Smiley


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    All major car constructers will be at the show , except Opel .

    That makes the Geneva show the most interesting one on the planet . Over 900 different cars .

    It is not he biggest in size , but it is the most approchable for the cars . The Paris show and the Frankfurt shows are bigger in size , but ..... they have mainly their national constructors and lots of the others don't go.


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    I have attended dozens of auto shows around the world, and Geneva is my favorite.  Extremely easy access from the airport, downtown Geneva and Lausanne.  Porsche always presents interesting models, and other manufacturer displays are accessible in a fairly small arena space.  Frankfurt, by comparison, is huge and exhausting.

    My favorite day is the second press day.  Hordes of journalists are gone for the most part, and the atmosphere is much more relaxing.  The press conferences on the first day are crowded, fairly boring affairs, and it is very difficult to have worthwhile conversations with officials or representatives.  As a freelance journalist in my retirement, I always create my best coverage on the second day.

    I used to stay in Geneva, but the hotel prices are absurd.  For the last few years I have stayed in Lausanne for half the price, then taken the 30 minute excellent train ride to the Show. 

    I will keep researching what new models Porsche may feature this year--maybe GT3RS?--and will keep folks posted.  If you hear anything, please add to this thread..


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    Wonderbar:

    I have attended dozens of auto shows around the world, and Geneva is my favorite.  Extremely easy access from the airport, downtown Geneva and Lausanne.  Porsche always presents interesting models, and other manufacturer displays are accessible in a fairly small arena space.  Frankfurt, by comparison, is huge and exhausting.

    I used to stay in Geneva, but the hotel prices are absurd.  For the last few years I have stayed in Lausanne for half the price, then taken the 30 minute excellent train ride to the Show. 

    I absolutely agree. I started attending a few years back and visit the Geneva show ever since. Will attend this year as well and, since I am not willing to pay those absurd prices either, was thinking about staying across the border in France.


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    Wonderbar:

    I have attended dozens of auto shows around the world, and Geneva is my favorite.  Extremely easy access from the airport, downtown Geneva and Lausanne.  Porsche always presents interesting models, and other manufacturer displays are accessible in a fairly small arena space.  Frankfurt, by comparison, is huge and exhausting.

    My favorite day is the second press day.  Hordes of journalists are gone for the most part, and the atmosphere is much more relaxing.  The press conferences on the first day are crowded, fairly boring affairs, and it is very difficult to have worthwhile conversations with officials or representatives.  As a freelance journalist in my retirement, I always create my best coverage on the second day.

    I used to stay in Geneva, but the hotel prices are absurd.  For the last few years I have stayed in Lausanne for half the price, then taken the 30 minute excellent train ride to the Show. 

    I will keep researching what new models Porsche may feature this year--maybe GT3RS?--and will keep folks posted.  If you hear anything, please add to this thread..

    You seem to know the area quite well. Lausanne is a lovely  town. I live just next to it. And yes , the train ride into Geneva is quick and pleasant. 

    Staying in France is also a good option.


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    Thanks Gnil.  We have enjoyed the Lausanne Palace, not cheap but cheap compared to the Angleterre where we used to stay in Geneva.  The Brasserie at the LP has terrific oyster and seafood fare.  I also like the Croix-d'Ouchy restaurant down near the lake.  Do you know Lausanne well?  Any restaurants or places you recommend?  My wife is joining me on my March trip, and is looking for things to do while I attend press days in Geneva.  If you have ideas, maybe we could exchange PMs so not to burden this thread with those details...


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    Don’t you dare depriving us of reading these insider tips. We want to know also indecision


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    I popped into the local McLaren dealer on my tour of dealerships earlier - apparently the Senna will be on their stand at Geneva - should be interesting to see that beast!


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    Dave, why don’t you ask the McLaren dealer to arrange a press day pass for you?


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    Hehe, interesting idea - hadn’t crossed my mind.. super nice guy who runs it, sure he’d try - but organised to go along with Gnil and Bluelines on the 8th now.


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    I have a conference in Copenhagen from 16-20 March. Daily attendance optional!

    Hoping to arrange a day visit to the Motor Show on one of the final days. Will check but presumably I can catch an early flight in and a late flight out back to Copenhagen.

    Have been to the Paris and Frankfurt motor shows but never Geneva. Should be good.

    Actually hoping to also get to the first day of Baselworld on March 22 on my way back home.


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    Any chance we'll see the Speedster at Geneva Motorshow? 


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    I don't think so. When would they build it? Production line will be very busy with RS' the upcoming months.


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    Gauss:

    I don't think so. When would they build it? Production line will be very busy with RS' the upcoming months.

    The Speedster will be made in small numbers with huge margins - they’ll find room (maybe not by Geneva, but sometime soon)


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    Speedster is Q3

    numbered but not in very small quantity more like 1500 cars.


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    the-missile:

    Speedster is Q3

    numbered but not in very small quantity more like 1500 cars.

    Thanks for the info Smiley Smiley


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    Wonderbar:

    Thanks Gnil.  We have enjoyed the Lausanne Palace, not cheap but cheap compared to the Angleterre where we used to stay in Geneva.  The Brasserie at the LP has terrific oyster and seafood fare.  I also like the Croix-d'Ouchy restaurant down near the lake.  Do you know Lausanne well?  Any restaurants or places you recommend?  My wife is joining me on my March trip, and is looking for things to do while I attend press days in Geneva.  If you have ideas, maybe we could exchange PMs so not to burden this thread with those details...

    I like the Lausanne Palace to have a drink in the main lobby . The Brasserie is indeed great for seafood platers . The restaurant ''Table d' Edgar''  is also nice for dinner and the sushi place  is my favorite in Lausanne .

    La Croix d' Ouchy is also one of my favorite place in Lausanne . Great traditional italian food Smiley  You can also try the restaurant '' L' Accademia '' in the Hotel d' Angleterre in Ouchy- Lausanne ( next to the lake ) . It is also a nice Italian ( no pizza ) . Otherwise the restaurant at the newly redone Hotel Royal Savoie is very good . And if you want to make a very special dinner outing try the '' Restaurant Hôtel de Ville '' in Crissier ( right next to Lausanne ) The chef has been elected  Swiss chef of the year by GaultMillau and has 19 points . For a more lively outing , casual and close to the Palace go to Restaurant the Casino de Montbenon . 

    As for visits , the Olympic museum in Ouchy is worth a detour ( Lausanne is the Olympic capital , IOC has it s head quarters here )    The museum Charlie Chaplin in a very nice experience . Even if one is not into his movies it is worth the visit . Really nice done and interesting . It is new and is just above Vevey ( 20 min form Lausanne )  . Your wife can also visit some of the art museums . Nice walks on the lake sore if the weather is good .  My wife would be happy to go for lunch or tee with her if she wants .  PM for details 


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