All American auto enthusiasts know that in less then 10 days 2015 North American International Auto Show is going to start. Like before it is going to be held at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Auto Show will last until 25st January. First two days will be open to journalist only in an event called Press Review, after that goes the Industry Preview, that starts on 14th January and finishes one day later. On 16th January there will be a Charity Preview, and Auto Show will be open to the public from 17th January until 25th january when the gates will be closed.
First Auto Show in Detroit and one of the first ones in United States was organized in 1899 by William E. Metzger. After this Detroit waited for another 8 years for the new Auto Show that was organized in 1907 and was held at Beer Garden in riverside Park. In the mean time William E. Metzger helped organizing another famous Auto Show in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Since this year Auto Show was organized annually, accept from 1941 to 1953, when American auto industry was shifted to the production for Army needs during World War 2 and Korean War. From 1953 onwards every year in January there was a North American Auto Show held in Detroit’s Cobo Center. In 1987 Detroit Auto Dealers Association suggested gave a proposal for this Auto Show to became international. This was followed by the campaign in Europe and Japan, in an attempt to convince car manufacturers from these markets to start promoting their new vehicles in Detroit’s Cobo Center. This campaign proved to be successful and in 1989 the first North American International Auto Show was held.
First few days of the Show are meant for the press and car manufacturers to have a preview of the new models that are going to be presented at the show. Third part is the Charity Preview, where money for benefit of local children charities is raised. This is known to be one of the most popular parts of the show, and known for high attendances, that sometimes go around 20,000. Since 1976 Charity Preview collected more than 91 million dollars, all of which have been given to the charity organizations that work with children of all ages from Southeast Michigan. After Charity Preview Auto Show goes public, during days of Public Show, where more than 500 vehicles are going to be presented.
Ticket prices for Public Show of 2015 North American International Auto Show are:
$13 for Adults
$7 for Children from 7 to 12, and Seniors older than 65.
Free for children under 6.
2015 North American International Auto Show is going to be followed by some special events, including:
2015 Technology Showcase
It is going to held at Hall E of Detroit’s Cobo Center and it is going to feature 5,000 members of press, among which there are going to be more than 30% of foreign journalists. This exhibition is going to present new technology in auto industry, it is going to have an indoor track for demonstrations, panel discussions and forums and “Hack-A-Thon” software development challenge, that’s going to be held during Industry Preview days.
EyesOn Design Awards
EyesOn Design awards are going to be given to some of the most innovative and successful vehicle designers in areas of Esthetics and Innovation. These wards are given by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.
14th Annual Michelin Challenge Design competition
More than 50 designers auto designers from around the world are going to compete for the Michelin Challenge design awards, in front of a jury made out of some of the top international designers from automotive, independent and academic design communities.
2015 North American International Auto Show is also going to feature some programs for the youngest car enthusiasts, including 2015 High School Poster Contest and Courageous Persuaders scholarship competition.
Here you can see our preview on the new models that are going to be presented on 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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