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North American International Auto Show
Friday, January 25, 2013
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:
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Berkley 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 former Berkley resident Rod Alberts, who serves as NAIAS executive director and urges Berkley and Huntington Woods residents to make the 20-minute trip downtown. "Don't take …
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 …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Anti-drinking entries apply course skills for auto dealers' campaign.
High school filmmakers throughout Oakland County and the rest of Michigan are using video cameras and editing programs to create short, strong messages about underage drinking. Students are preparing half-minute entries for the 12th annual Courageous Persuaders contest, featuring $18,250 in scholarship money – mainly for Michigan teens. The campaign, which drew 743 entries last year, challenges students to write, shoot and produce public-service ads aimed at middle school viewers. Youngsters from that target age group help judge entries after the Feb. 9 submission deadline. "It takes courage for high school students to produce these sorts of messages" about health, safety and legal risks of drinking alcohol before age 21, says broadcast …
'Don't take for granted that we have one of the best shows in the world right in our own back yard,' Rod Alberts says of the annual event that kicks off today with media previews in Detroit.
The North American International Auto Show kicks off today in Detroit and, while the event is global in scope, it has at least one tie to Berkley. Rod Alberts, who serves as NAIAS executive director and urges suburban residents to go downtown for the event, lived in Berkley during the 1990s and fondly recalls his time as a resident. "I absolutely love Berkley," Alberts said. "It's not like living in a Metro area – it's like a small town." That tight-knit atmosphere was something Alberts, who grew up in a Missouri community of approximately 20,000, coveted. Alberts said that 20 years ago, he moved to an apartment in Troy for work, but began to look for a city with more of a hometown feel. "I fell in love with the downtown," said Alberts, …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Berkley Patch will give you the scoop on hours, parking and what's new this year but, first, we want to know who from Berkley and Huntington Woods will participate in the big event.
The crown jewel in Detroit's calendar, the North American International Auto Show, kicks off next week and Berkley Patch wants to hear from Berkley and Huntington Woods residents who will be participating. We already know that NAIAS Executive Director Rod Alberts is a former Berkley resident (stay tuned Monday for our chat with him!) and we'd like to hear from anyone else in the community who is involved. Perhaps you helped design one of the vehicles, as we reported last year this Berkley resident did? Maybe you know a student whose artwork will be part of the show like that of these high schoolers from Troy? Or, perhaps you have snagged much-coveted tickets to the charity preview? We want to hear about it! E-mail Berkley Patch Editor …