Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Get the scoop on hours, tickets, parking, what's on display, special events and more before you head downtown, Oakland Township-Lake Orion!
The 2013 North American International Auto opens to the public Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Cobo Center in Detroit and we've got the scoop on what you need to know before you go! [Do you know someone from Oakland Township or Lake Orion who will be participating behind the scenes? Leave a comment!] More than 500 vehicles from Detroit automakers and other global manufacturers will be on display inside the renovated Cobo Center and 40 will make their global debut during the 24th annual event. (See the attached PDF for a map of exhibitors.)
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Vehicle shopping is a time-consuming process, but it's easier if you know what you're looking for.
With the North American International Auto Show kicking off this weekend in Detroit, cars are on our minds. More than 500 vehicles will be at the auto show in Detroit and hundreds of people will be roaming around Cobo Center scoping out the top of the line features of the new vehicles on display. With that in mind, Patch is curious: When you are shopping for a new ride, what is most important to pay attention to? Is it the looks of the vehicle or its price point? Or is it whether or not it comes complete with amenities such as a sunroof and built in GPS? Tell us by responding to our poll below. We're also interested in hearing all about your first car. Mine was a white '97 Pontiac Grand Am that my parents bought for me when I turned 16 …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Patch gives you the scoop on hours, tickets, parking, what to see and more at the Detroit event.
The public portion of the North American International Auto Show kicks off Saturday in Detroit and we've got the scoop on what you need to know before you go. More than 500 vehicles from exhibitors including hometown favorites General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, as well as more exotic auto manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Tesla will be on display (see attached PDF for Cobo Center exhibit map). For an in-depth sneak peek at the vehicles, check out the consumer guide on The Detroit News' website. "It's a show comparable to Geneva," said Rod Alberts, who serves as executive director of the Detroit auto show. "Don't take for granted that we have one of the best shows in the world right in our own back yard." When …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Business columnist wants to lose 'North American' and identify the host city.
You've almost certainly heard or read "Detroit Auto Show" this week, and we bet not one friend, family member or colleague has said "North American International Auto Show." (Actually, it was tiring to just type that mouthful!) Now a veteran local business columnist says what many people likely think: Why not shorten the name? "It's time to rebrand the annual get-together [as] what it actually is: the Detroit International Auto Show," Daniel Howes writes today in The Detroit News. "Detroit and its annual auto show are established cornerstones of the global auto industry, and it's past time to say so, unambiguously." When he checked Google – where else? – the search engine showed nearly 6 million results for "north american international …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Education Day visits will include conversations with industry professionals.
Picture a school field trip involving flashy cars, emerging technology and multimedia presentations. That's what hundreds of Southeast Michigan students, including some from Lake Orion High and Novi High, will experience Jan. 18 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Classes participating in the eighth annual Education Day program at the North American International Auto Show gain access to hands-on activities, career presentations and show tours led by engineers, designers and technicians. Students also will interview professionals for class projects and can meet representatives from six colleges – Oakland University, Lawrence Technological University, Wayne State, the College for Creative Studies, Michigan State and the University of Michigan. The …