Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

While Chinese-backed German brand Borgward Concept

All in, Frankfurt was as entertaining as ever, though its absences were a surprise and a warning to motor show organisers everywhere. This show used to be a “must” for everyone, but there’s a growing fashion for spending your car launch money on separate events. One unhelpful thread of opinion I kept encountering was how much more simply enjoyable Geneva’s show is than this one, because the manufacturers all meet on equal terms and nobody has a private Taj Mahal.