Monday, January 14, 2013
The hours, tickets, parking, what's on display and more.
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 Rochester or Rochester Hills who will be participating behind the scenes? Leave a comment and let Patch know! 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.)
Two Stoney Creek artists have been honored with top prizes in the North American International Auto Show poster contest.
Posters designed by two Stoney Creek High School students will be on display when the North American International Auto Show opens this week. Morgan Barrow, a Stoney Creek senior, won the top prize: the Chairman's Award, which comes with a $1,000 prize. Stephen Sinacori, a senior, won a third-place prize in the 12th-grade category. The contest was open to all high school students in Michigan; there were 645 entries. The winning posters are printed in the auto show program and are on display at the show. Here are all of the poster contest winners. Here's your complete guide to the auto show.
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:
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Cobo Center is a 26-mile drive from Rochester Hills — will you make the trip?
The North American International Auto Show opens to the public today 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 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 NAIAS executive director. "Don't take for granted that we have one of the best shows in the world right in our own back yard." When Where Why go Cost Parking What else
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 …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
No Purchase Required to Enter or Win
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
1. Eligibility: The Auto Show Photo Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) and are 18 years of age or older. Employees (including freelancers and contractors) of Patch Media Corporation, AOL Inc., their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of Sweepstakes, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with the Sweepstakes (collectively “Sweepstakes Entities”) and/or the immediate …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Dan Saunders earns milestone at Rochester Hills dealership.
The recent sale of a black Ford Fusion has propelled a local car salesman into a coveted Hall of Fame. It was the 4,000th sale for Dan Saunders, a Shelby Township resident who has worked 20 years for Huntington Ford in Rochester Hills. That means Saunders has sold about four cars a week, every week, for the past two decades. To commemorate the achievement, dealership owner Pat Scoggin and general manager Brad Schiller presented Saunders with a personalized wooden "Hall of Fame" bat. The bat symbolizes just how elite the sales status really is: only two Major League Baseball players have attained 4,000 career hits. Saunders, 54, has been selling cars for 30 years total. "I like what I do; I like dealing with people," said Saunders, who …