The 2008 Taipei International Auto Show started on December 29, 2007 and continues until January, 6, 2008 at the Taipei World Trade Center.
Hours are from 10 am to 6 pm with ticket prices at $250 NT per person at the door.
I spent a short period of time at the show on New Years Eve before going to work. One reason the month of December seemed to drag on forever was that there were no holiday breaks from work. January 1st is a national holiday, but usually if a national holiday falls on a Tuesday the government makes Monday a holiday too to create an extended weekend. I don’t know why they didn’t do it this time, I hope someone got fired for that.
This model shows us how to turn on Asimo’s secret berserker function:
One person at school asked if my girlfriend gets mad when I tell her I am going to events like this. My excuse was that I had to explore the functions of my new Speedlight SB-600 [Reviews by Ken Rockwell, Fredrik Rasmussen, and Petr Vodnak].
My initial impressions are positive, I had it attached during the show along with my Nikon 55-200vr lens. Of course, the two of those really added to the weight of the D40. Due to the small size of the D40 grip this issue made using the camera uncomfortable after awhile [I'm sure people with smaller hands won't find a problem with this].
I understand there were a lot of cars there too, but I didn’t see many.