Lessons from Detroit’s Auto Show

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Visits

The boys and I had the opportunity to go to the Detroit Auto Show. It is good to have engineers in your church who believe in blessing the pastor’s family :-) The family decided that it was going to be a special boys’ night out – simply translated: NO GIRLS ALLOWED!

This was a special auto show preview because the real show doesn’t start until the weekend. Therefore, there were less people and we had more opportunities to check out some of the new cars that will be out on the streets soon.

It really brought joy to my heart to see the boys get excited about spending time with me (I am wondering if they were more excited about the cars). The boys knew so much more about the exotic cars (Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, etc) than I did. Then I realized it was because of their PS2 “Need for Speed” racing game… haha!

As we were spending time together the Lord reminded me of a couple of things:

  1. Simplicity of a child’s heart – the excitement of stepping inside the cars over and over again. Oh how the adult’s heart get so easily bored and distracted.
  2. Simplicity of time spent together – sometimes it is not what we do but the fact that we are doing something together. The investment goes a long way.

Here are some pictures… enjoy!

Lexus IS 350 = $35,440
Chevrolet Corvette = $54,250
Porsche 911 Carrera S = $82,165
Dodge Viper SRT 10 = $83,145
Ford GT = $149,995
Lamborghini Murcielago = $328,150
Rolls-Royce Phantom = $328,750
Saleen S7 = $555,000
Ferrari FXX = $1.92 million
Boys’ Night Out (no girls allowed) = priceless