There was no shortage of honest-to-goodness hard-working automotive journalists and bloggers of every stripe and size at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) press preview days in Detroit this week … and then there was yours truly, all part of the crazy mix.
Never mind the never-touched-a-wrench ne’re-do-wells. A fundamental shift has taken place. You know blogging has hit the big time when conventional media sits up and takes notice …especially the television news operations in major metropolitan areas, like Toledo, Ohio.
I met Barrett shortly after setting up my camera gear setup stage right in Cobo Arena for the Ford press conference. Hours later, Barrett caught me when I had packed everything up and was headed out for the day. He asked if I would do a piece on camera for his audience and I happily obliged.