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Ford President Alan Mulally gave the keynote address opening the Washington Auto Show.
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Mulally met with reporters to emphasize that Ford is doing “really well” even though it snubbed the federal auto bailout money.
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“Mr. Car,” Rep. John Dingell, checks out the new Chevy Volt all electric car coming onto the market.
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Green is the word in auto making and the show had a huge display of alternative fuel autos and engines.
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A feature in the green exhibit is the new Mini Cooper E all-electric.
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Ford’s Transit is becoming a hit among workmen, though Mulally called it a “chick magnet.”
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Jeep went with an island theme for it’s exhibit of rag tops.
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Mercedes Benz as usual wowed the media with it’s winged door roadster.
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Dodge arrived with its beefy Ram truck, Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year.
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Dusting and wiping is never-ending at a car show and this Mini Cooper was getting the treatment.
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Among muscle cars, Corvettes like the ZR1 stand out at the show.
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Not only does the ZR1 stand out, but look at the base price of the 638 horsepower monster: $121,980.
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GM is featuring a Colorado pickup where show-goers can make a contribution to the Red Cross Haiti fund.
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GM has already donated $600,000 to Haiti's relief through a Corvette auction at last weekend's Jackson-Barrett car sale and the GM Foundation.
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GM is showing off it’s concept mini SUV called the Granite.
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Oldies also get a place in the show like this wing of Mustangs from the National Capital Region Mustang Club.
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And for those who can’t afford a car, at least you can look like an owner with a parking sign.
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