Monday, January 14, 2013
Get the scoop on hours, tickets, parking, what's on display, special events and more before you head downtown, Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills.
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 Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills 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.)
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Did you make it to the auto show this year? If you share a photo by 6 p.m. today, you'll have a chance to win a Patch T-shirt or hat.
You've been to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit; now it's time to dream. Whether it's a Mercedes or a Ford, chances are you had a favorite car (we wonder if this Bentley is a favorite of chef Wolfgang Puck?) And more than likely, you have a photo of yourself in front of that car to prove it. Patch wants to see your photos from the auto show, and we'll reward you for it. Upload your photos here all week long; after the show closes next Sunday night, we'll choose 20 photo contributors at random to receive a Patch T-shirt or Patch hat. Here are the details:
Friday, January 13, 2012
Bloomfield Patch gives you the scoop on hours, tickets, parking, what to see and more.
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 over on The Detroit News' website. "It's a show comparable to Geneva," said Rod Alberts, who serves as NAIAS executive director. He urged Metro Detroit residents to make the trip downtown for a local experience unlike any other. "Don't take for …
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 …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Bloomfield Patch will give you the scoop on hours, parking and what's new this year but, first, we want to know who from Bloomfield will be participating in the big event.
The crown jewel in Detroit's calendar, the North American International Auto Show, kicks off next week and Bloomfield Patch wants to hear from local residents who will be participating. Perhaps you helped design one of the vehicles, as this Berkley resident did? Maybe you know the Lahser High School student that designed award-winning posters that will be part of the show? Or, perhaps you have snagged much-coveted tickets to the charity preview? We want to hear about it! E-mail Bloomfield Patch Editor Art Aisner at email@example.com to share your story. Stay tuned for a complete visitors' guide to the show — and feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you'd like to know before you go! When: press preview, Monday and Tuesday; …