AUTO SHOW—With auto sales in the U.S. reached the 17.4 million mark, topping the last record set in 2000, nothing beats celebrating a record breaking sales year like a good old coming out party, featuring the sparkle and glitz of new metal. And the Detroit Auto Show did not disappoint with over 30 North American and Global debuts including six concepts. Chris Merlo tells the story, and Mark Dapoz provides the eye candy.
AUTO SHOW—On the eve of the 2016 North American International Auto Show, as we eagerly anticipate the debuts of all that is new and groundbreaking in automotive design and technology, the American Dreaming exhibit at The Scarab Club in Detroit offers a fascinating look back at designs and concepts from the classic age of the American automobile. Covering the post-war boom years from 1947 through the mid Seventies, an era of such luminaries in automotive design as Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell, the exhibit looks into this bygone era and the designers of less renown who worked for these icons of American car design.
LA REPORT— Are you planning on hitting the NAIAS this January? The cars’ll get your motor running, so sooner or later you’re going to need to fuel-up your body. Eric Noble, Mike Dovorany, Bob Martin and Maeva Ribas provide some suggestions for those looking to follow the excitement of cars and carpet with worthy food and drink. Spoiler alert: The reviews here can and will make you salivate!
AUTO SHOW—“All Roads Lead to Detroit” is the theme of the upcoming 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). And, with the start of the Press Preview days on January 11th, an estimated 5,000 media professionals from over 60 countries will have traveled to Detroit, making it the center of attention in the automotive world. 2016 marks the show’s 28th year as an international event and what is considered the most important auto show in North America.
AUTO SHOW—As the first major auto show of the model year in North America, the Los Angeles Auto Show is like the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries of the show circuit. The New York show has the largest attendance, Chicago has the most square footage, and Detroit the most debuts, but the LA Auto Show lays claim as the pacesetter—the show that rides the crest of the new model year wave. It’s a distinction it acquired when it moved the show from January to November. The show takes place on November 20-29, 2015, but all eyes are on the press and trade days on November 17-19th.