2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Peanuts
August 7, 2013
This is, admittedly, folly. First, had I known the box would be that big, I'd have at least chosen the Dart. But the box arrived after I'd signed out the SLS for the evening and even then I thought, "should be OK."
It was, but just. That 18x16x14 box did just slot into the passenger space, seat fully extended. What's in the box? Glad you asked. Inside is a laundry sack worth of packing peanuts protecting two JBL monitor speakers in individual boxes.
All credit to B&H Photo Audio Video in New York City for pro packing. But really, had I just opened the box here at the office and left it, those two JBLs could have inconspicuously ridden shotgun or even in the trunk. Not sure why it didn't cross my mind. I don't think I expected THAT volume of packing peanuts.
But it wouldn't have made for a very good photo, and anyway it made right-hand lane changes a little more exciting that evening.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor