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Lincoln NAIAS Display: Creepy Whispering Is Creepy

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with Lincoln these days (and I don’t blame you if you are), the luxury automaker is attempting to rebrand itself, using art and creativity to breathe life into the seemingly ancient brand. The Lincoln NAIAS display, however, might have taken this a little too far. Check out my vine of the, erm, interesting decorations below to see what I mean.


Not only that, but Lincoln was playing a really strange soundtrack that contained hushed whispers of a woman likely talking about the brand’s rebirth, although I can’t be sure, of course, because it was as quiet as a British fantasy movie for which you need subtitles just to vaguely understand the plot.

Lincoln NAIAS display: 1932 KB Dietrich Coupe

The 1932 KB Dietrich Coupe was actually really flipping cool.

Artsy rebranding aside, the Lincoln display wasn’t a total waste of time. They had a 1932 KB Dietrich Coupe out on the second level, and beneath it was the all-new MKC. The 2015 MKC is the second vehicle to come along after Lincoln’s promise of four new models by 2016 and is strikingly similar to the concept we saw at last year’s show. Shinola and Dwell also had their products on display with the Detroit luxury automaker.

Lincoln NAIAS display: MKC

The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC


Lincoln NAIAS display: MKC

The badge of the 2015 Lincoln MKC


Lincoln NAIAS display: Shinola

A Shinola bike

The highlight of the Lincoln NAIAS display was most definitely the room in which the new MKC sat, but not because I was busy marveling at the new model’s interior appointments (which are admittedly pretty nice), but because the room had a vent blowing cool, refreshing air. I stood there for at least five minutes while Marci snapped her photos. Eventually, however, I had to brave the heat once more as we made our way toward the Mazda and Volvo displays.

Check out all the other pit stops on my tour through NAIAS:

My First Experience at NAIAS General Motors NAIAS 
Kia NAIAS Honda/Acura NAIAS
Volkswagen NAIAS Infiniti/Smart NAIAS
Porsche NAIAS  Chrysler NAIAS
Ford NAIAS Lexus/Scion NAIAS
Lincoln NAIAS Toyota NAIAS
Mazda/Volvo/Jaguar/Land Rover NAIAS Mercedes-Benz/Tesla NAIAS
NAIAS Luxury Car Seats: My Definitive Ranking of Places You Put Your Butt

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    Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.