North American International Auto Show: Yesterday and Today

January 13, 2011

Traffic at the 1960 Auto Show

Traffic at the 1960 Auto Show, photo by Hugo90.

“You know what? We’re going to prove one thing. That this is the Motor City, the motor capital of the world. And we’re going to bring it back, in the esteem of the world, to where it should be.”
~Ken Meade, International Auto Show, 1989

It’s time again for the North American International Auto Show aka the Detroit Auto Show. The world’s premier celebration of cars and car culture has lost some of its luster but is still an amazing event.

The NAIAS runs from January 15-25 at the Cobo Center in Detroit and you can get all the details including photos and video at 2011 Detroit Auto Show on Absolute Michigan. An article we link to from the Detroit News is the source of the quotation above and says that 1960 was the first year at Cobo Hall.

Check this out bigger and in Hugo’s THE OTHER CAR PICTURES slideshow.

2 Responses to “North American International Auto Show: Yesterday and Today”

  1. […] once again at the Cobo Center after a number of years at the Renaissance Center. Detroit Auto Show, 1960 is stunning shot at Cobo from Michigan in Pictures that captures the glamor the show once had. […]


  2. Dang, the photo is awesome! I love the auto show. It really is co un to see concept cars, but always so disappointing when they aren’t really produced. There have been a lot of beautiful fords.


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