...and is there any place you'd rather be in January than Detroit?
But here in Detroit we are, because it's the Detroit Auto Show (officially, the North American International Auto Show, although hardly anybody ever calls it that).
Despite Motor City's various issues recently (MAPLE LEAFS BEAT THE SWEDISH DEAD WINGS SATURDAY NIGHT!!!), the Detroit Show still ranks right at the top of the Auto Show pantheon, and not just because it's the first one in the year.
As always, The Star is all over this show. We have more people covering it than the Detroit newspapers do. There'll be eight of us altogether covering every aspect - regular cars, high-priced exotics, alternate fuels, advanced technology, you name it.
John LeBlanc and I will be doing a press-conference-to-press-conference blog starting first thing Monday with the announcement of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (my predictions: Hyundai Elantra over Ford Focus and Volkswagen Passat in car; Range Rover Evoque over BMW X3 and Honda CR-V in truck). Visit www.wheels.ca for the link to this blog.
We'll have various other features during the week, and a full wrap-up in next Saturday's Wheels.
Oddly for this event, it wasn't even snowing today when I drove down here. Some say nothing becomes Detroit more than a couple of inches of snow.
Maybe it will snow tomorrow morning to make us all feel more at home.