Saturday, January 26, 2013
Leave a comment below to tell us what you thought was the highlight at the North American International Auto Show.
What did you like about the auto show? That’s what we want to know as the North American International Auto Show enters its final weekend at Detroit’s Cobo Hall. The auto show drew large crowds in the first weekend, according to the Detroit News. As always, there were lots of cool cars, from Jaguars to Corvettes. Did you go to the North American International Auto Show this year? If so, what was the highlight? Let us know by leaving a comment below (and if you took a photo, share it on Patch by clicking on the green “Upload Photos and Videos” icon).
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Headed to the North American International Auto Show? Here are some facts about Macomb County's impact on automotive industry.
Macomb County is playing a big role in the automotive industry and this year's North American International Auto Show. The Car of the Year, the Cadillac ATS, was engineered and designed at the GM Tech Center in Warren. The Ram 1500, which is the Truck/Utility of the Year, was assembled at the Warren Truck Plant. “Macomb County has been well represented at the 2013 North American International Auto Show,” said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel in a release. “We have always had a long and successful connection with the industry and continue to be committed to it, encouraging investment in facilities and infrastructure while also developing a skilled and educated workforce to lead the way as the field continues to grow and change.” …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The North American International Auto Show Charity Preview is a chance to dress up, get a sneak peek at the new cars and trucks while raising funds for the children's charities. If you go, share your photos.
The Charity Preview at the North American International Auto Show is the annual glitz and glamour night for Metro Detroit. The black-tie event is one of the biggest fundraising events in the nation with nearly 12,000 attendees paying $300 per ticket to mingle, sip champagne and view the car and truck displays the night before the show opens to the general public. If you go, share your photos of your glamourous tuxes and dresses, the cars and trucks and the gala here on Patch! The show opens to the general public at 9 a.m. Saturday. If you are going, check out our guide to the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Please add your photo here by simply clicking "add photo." We'd love to see your photos!
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel announced Thursday he is engaged, according to media reports.
Macomb County's top elected official, and arguably the county's most eligible bachelor, announced Thursday he is engaged. Mark Hackel announced he is engaged to Tracie Damschroder during a meeting of the Big Four regional leaders at the North American International Auto Show, according to a report in The Macomb Daily. Hackel, 50, of Macomb Township, popped the question to the 31-year-old Shelby Township resident on Christmas morning, the paper reported. A date has not been set. Have your own nuptials planned? Post an announcement on Patch!
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
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 …
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 …
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 …