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Hey Cuties,

Last week my all girl crew (She Buys Cars Influencers) took over the Washington DC 2017 Auto Show Media Day.  Did you know that women influence 80% of auto purchase? Most women would say they aren’t into cars but you are and you don’t even realize it. We spent a lot of time in our cars, coming and going with your girls, your Boo and or your kids. Don’t you want all of the dope functions to make your car experience better? Yes you do, and you should, that is why you are so influential to the auto industry. So the next time you say “I’m not a car type of girl” think again.

The Washington Auto Show Media Day was sponsored by SheBuysCars.

Washington Auto Show

My first media badge of the year.

My first media gig of 2017 is done.  I never get tired of seeing my name in print. I’m not sure why my media badge says exhibitor, but whateve.

Washington Auto Show Media Day

Auto Show Media Day

The Washington Auto Show is the largest public show in the DMV area.  The auto show isn’t just cars; it is entertainment, art, fashion, contest and family friendly fun. They have over 600 new models from over 35 manufacturers and live painting demos.

The Washington Auto Show
January 27th –  February 5th
Walter E. Convention Center

Washington Auto Show

WAPA, President Les Jackson, HARMAN, CEO and President Dinesh Paliwal & She Buys Cars Owner Scottie ReissWhile we munched on breakfast we listened to Les, Dinesh and Scottie talk about the new normal we can come to expect in a few short years. Some of us already consider our vehicles to be our mobile office, well they are about to turn our dreams into a reality and then supersede it.  They already have Wi-Fi in vehicles, they have app on your touch screens, cameras all over. Now think TV’s built into the glass of your windows. Noise canceling vehicles so you can take your calls and the other party no hear the firetruck going by.

Washington Auto Show


You can’t go wrong with a classic and this 1935 LaSalle Series 50 Convertibles Coupe was a beauty. I immediately thought of summer nice, jersey knit dresses and Babe driving. Not me because I look much cuter on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Washington Auto Show

Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai had a fun demo on autonomous driving. The idea is exciting and makes my nerves bad at the same damn time. I hate driving long distances and so this would be amazing. The sensors know when to turn when to break when to avoid a collision and all of that is amazing.  The censors even know what color the stoplights are so it can take appropriate action.  The other part of me feels like the world is already lazy. You already complain about cell phone use, not we don’t have to pay attention at all.

Washington Auto Show

Hyundai SantaFe

Are you ready for some football? The Super Bowl is Sunday, who you with? My New York Giants are at home watching from the sofa so I’m cheering for the Dirty Birds aka Atlanta Falcons. Did you know Hyundai was the official sponsor of the NFL? They totally are, why? #BecauseFootball

Washington Auto Show


Meet one of the two dope Genesis at the show. Genesis is still under Hyundai but they’ve branched out into their own lane. They are now the luxury brand line of Hyundai. {Peep the signage in the back} They have thought of everything with these two models. I’m talking vanity mirrors in the back seat on each side so you too can put on your lipstick with ease. The rear seats recline in case you want to nap on your next road trip. WHAT! They have nine airbags because safety. They have a radar in the grill for added safety features; like the pedestrian prevention. Sorry, folks, you don’t get to collect $200 and bonus points for hitting someone in this car. It won’t happen on their watch.

Washington Auto Show

MimiCuteLips in a MINI

My dream car was here waiting for me and I made sure I got in some us time. Drop the top and lets ride.

Washington Auto Show

My future

I am adding this MINI is my goals list for 2017. You will see me riding, what is there not to love about this? Perfect size for MI + my handbag or Mi + Babe or Mi + LittleCuteLips or Mi + Man-Child or Mi + my handbag +the wind in my face. Yassss!

Washington Auto Show

2017 Lincoln Navigator

If this Lincoln Navigator came with music it would be seductive as hell. This is a fine piece of machinery right here. It oozes style and luxury and I was drawn like a moth to a flame. They had it roped off too and that added to the appeal.

Washington Auto Show

Pop the side

My life doesn’t call for a vehicle this size but I would put this baby to work.  Peep the door action.

Washington Auto Show

2017 Lincoln Navigator

This is real 007

The Washington Auto Show

ZH2 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle {FCEV}

This ZH2 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle was quite interesting; it was developed by General Motors for the Army.  They will test and evaluate the preparation of Fuel Cell power in military-like environments.

The Washington Auto Show Audi

Audi R8 Spyder

This is one good looking set of wheels. Audi is always stylishly classic.

The Washington Auto Show KIA Soul

New Friends

I had to take a picture with the KIA Soul Hamster. It is so cute and fun, plus he looks crazy lifelike.

The Washington Auto Show Hyundai

Craig & ‘Em

Our personalities are naturally electric and people are like moths to our flame. It happens everywhere we go without even trying. Craig from Hyundai gave us a great tour around the showroom.  He is loads of fun; I love to meet people that enjoy what they do.

The Washington Auto Show

Kate Spade Fitness Tracker

Every year SheBuysCars has a social media contest while we enjoy media day. I WON!!! I would this super cute Kate Spade Fitness Tracker. I didn’t even know designer fitness trackers were a thing but this is so me. I will admit ever since I got it I’ve been getting up and moving around. I’m killing this step game. The day of the show The Style Medic told me we logged 13,000+ steps. KILLER!

Branding always on point…

That is a wrap for the Auto Show media day in Washington, DC.  This is pretty much the pose I had most of the day, I was caught doing what I do best covering an event. Peep that tote bag though, MimiCuteLips is always on brand.

The Washington Auto Show

You have ever check out the car shows when they come to town? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. robin masshole mommy

    Sounds like an awesome event! I totally missed the Boston auto show this year, but I usually go because I love hearing about all the new tech!

  2. Alli Smith

    I just fell in love with several of these cars! The luxury ones always seem to get my attention. I didn’t know Kate Spade had a tracker! It’s so much prettier than the one I have. I need this in my life. Congrats on your win!

  3. Kemkem

    Oh I’m all about the show. I love car shows and seeing whats coming up. Love the looks of that Navigator and the Mini…eternal love of mine. I can totally picture myself in one :-). Must have been a fun day!

  4. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    Great photos. The Washington Auto is such a treat to attend each year. The information we received about autonomous cars is still so intriguing to me. Especially because when I was a kid people predicted that we would fly everywhere, nope, instead cars are becoming robots.

  5. Paula Schuck

    What an amazing show! I love seeing the old and new together like that. That La Salle is gorgeous.

  6. L.C. @ A Life of Authenticity

    Ok, so I’m not that into cars….but I have to say that I do like a cute car. You got pics of all of the HOT cars. I would definitely not mind riding in any of those!

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This looks like such a fabulous event. My husband would have loved to attend an event with all the newest cars! I can’t believe how many cool features they’re putting into the new cars these days.

  8. Jeanette

    My husband would be so jealous of you! He is such a card through this he would love to go to something like this.

  9. Dawn McAlexander

    That would have been a great event to attend. I am a little jealous that I didn’t get to go. I would have loved to check out all the new cars.

  10. Tomiko

    I didn’t see my dream truck the Mercedes truck!! I have it on my vision board cause that’s what I’m getting one day soon.. great car show

  11. lisa

    I love auto shows. I am a car gal. The Navigator looks amazing! I would love to own the new one.

  12. Pam

    Looks like an awesome auto show. I love that you got to take a picture with the Kia Soul hamster!

  13. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    This is the first year in three that I didn’t get to the Detroit show. I missed going, they are so much fun! I did think about going to this show but was traveling through that morning so couldn’t make it.

  14. Bill S

    What an amazing car show to attend! I love to see how car makers are changing things up every year and improving on cars!

  15. Christopher Lewis

    WOW, some of the new vehicles and concept vehicles look amazing. I have to say that I am really impressed by the technology and the designs!

  16. candy

    I don’t know that much about auto shows and don’t keep up with all the new technology. Usually leave this up to my husband.

    • MimiCuteLips

      I get it Candy, they offer more than just cars. They have fun characters and games for the kids. They also had several fashion show elements as well as an artist painting a car.

  17. Chardline Chanel-Faiteau

    I just saw a car that is every bloggers dream! Was that a closet? Looks like you had a great time!

  18. Heidi Dee

    What a fun event! I love seeing the new prototypes and what they’ve come up with!

  19. Stephanie Pass

    That Lincoln Navigator with the doors that open upwards is so cool! I love going to car shows and checking out the new cars. They always feel so luxurious.

  20. Paula Bendfeldt Diaz

    I have never been to an auto show. Some of these cars where pretty cool. Sounds like you had a great time.

    • MimiCuteLips

      They are good family fun Paula. They have fashion lows, live demonstration of artist painting cars, who can touch the car the longest contest and more.

  21. Kirstin Fuller

    Yes you are always on brand! The WAS was loads of fun again this year. The Mini Cooper is so you! That Audi is super cute too! Yes women run this world, even the auto world. lol

  22. Kita Bryant

    That army vehicle looks awesome and practical. I bet you girls had a blast at this event!

  23. Bonnie G

    That must have been a real fun show. My husband would have loved to go to something like that. He loves cars.

  24. Ali

    What a fun car show! I love Mini with the orange seats. Very cool. What a great experience!

  25. Jonna

    I always check out car shows with Mr. Blakes when they come to our area. I saw that Range Rover – that’s what I really want. But these other cars sound pretty dope.

  26. Keisha

    “She Buys Cars” sounds like a dope entity. Nice to see representation in an unexpected area! Dope wheels

  27. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    omg this is right up my alley. cars, cars and more cars. i love it and it looks like you had a great time.

  28. Chante Burkett

    I ned to head to an auto show just to brush up on some car knowledge, currently looking for a new car

  29. Tanya Barnett

    My teens went with some friends and had a ball. I love that Navigator. I could use that in my life.

  30. Kim

    Great recap of the car show. I like the look of the genesis! And I love Audi’s the spider is bangin’! And Lincoln made the new Navigator look like a Range?I was a bit confused at first.

  31. Fatima

    That R8 and Navigator were something serious.

  32. Kasi

    These are some nice cars! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

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