In 2009, China became the largest auto market on the planet, surpassing the United States. 2010 proved to be more of the same, as China cemented itself as the king of car sales. But while automakers are living the high life in China, the capital city of Beijing is trying to slam the brakes on new vehicle sales.

The problem, is that traffic has become so bad in the densely populated city that the government has banned car sales until an auto sale lottery takes place. That means those in Beijing who would like a new car or truck are going to participate in a “lucky” draw and hope for the best.

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Oh! Look at our great leader and his magnificent ride. I wish I can be in that car, waving to all my admirers on the street. Too bad the model the chairman rides is never for sale.

Well not until now…

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