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North American International Auto Show Wraps Up with Solid Finish

Best turnout in over a decade.

by on Jan.27, 2014

The unveiling of the 2015 Corvette Z06 has been hailed as one of the auto show's high points.

Despite some of the coldest weather on record, the 2014 North American International Auto Show delivered its best turnout in over a decade as it wrapped up over the weekend.

Even with snow blowing fiercely and temperatures plummeting, more than 102,000 visitors made it down to Detroit’s Cobo Center on Sunday to give the 25th anniversary of the event a strong finish.  In all, organizers report 803,451 paid visitors passed through the convention center during its nearly two-week run.

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That doesn’t include the 5,169 journalists who came in for the NAIAS media preview on January 13th and 14th. That included reporters from 60 countries and 39 states, according to the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, or DADA, the retailer group that sponsors the annual show.


2009 Frankfurt Motor Show Round-Up!

by on Sep.18, 2009


More than 50 new cars, trucks and crossovers debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The press days are over, and the public is spilling through the turnstiles at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.  But if you can’t make it to the sprawling Frankfurt Messe, don’t fret. was there and has in-depth coverage of all the breaking news, the previews, the people…and more.

Check the next page to see the continuing, updated list of stories to find out more about everything from the BMW Vision Diesel-Hybrid to the Mercedes-Benz SLS supercar, from the updated Ford C-Max to the new Hyundai i10 Battery-Electric Vehicle.


Spotlight on the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

The 63rd IAA kicks off a critical new auto show season.

by on Sep.13, 2009

2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 63rd IAAWhen the gates open at the Frankfurt Messe, earlier Tuesday morning, it will kick off two days of organized chaos.

The biennial Frankfurt Motor Show, officially known as the 63rd IAA, is one of the world’s largest car shows – however you measure it: raw size, number of new product intros, public attendance or media coverage – and one of the most significant.

Indeed, the events of recent months will all converge at the sprawling conference center, which measures nearly a full kilometer from front to back, starting with last week’s news that General Motors will go ahead with plans to sell a 55% stake in its German-based Opel subsidiary.

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Expect a lot of questions to be raised about the impact of that sale on the weakened U.S. maker’s long-term plans.  In recent years, Opel had been playing an ever more critical role as a key product development center for GM, and whether that can continue with the parts supplier, Magna International, now the dominant stakeholder remains to be seen.