It’s that time again. After months of deliberation and fanfare, the celestial overlords have finally swiped left on 2018, followed by a casual slide into the NY. The remnants of yesteryear’s party poppers are all now swept away, and the big night’s stories all faded from our feeds. They are now just a distant memory, gone. Banished to the social archives forevermore. Sad face emoji.
Flying into Frankfurt, one might not know what to expect. At the home of the IAA, the annual International Motor Show, the grandest of buildings was to play host to the largest of occasions on the automotive calendar and, in particular, a landmark occasion for Mercedes-Benz.