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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Michigan International Auto Show: Review

I was lucky enough to be able to have a sneak peek at the Michigan International Autoshow earlier today while the show staff was putting the finishing touches on the set-up. For those of you car lovers out there, this local show is a fantastic way to see all the latest and greatest 2013 models of your favorite cars.

 


Some of my thoughts from the show:
      - Almost every automotive company is represented, so no matter what kind of cars you 
        fancy, they will most likely be at the show.
      - I saw ever more fuel efficient cars, SUVs and trucks, cars that sync wirelessly to your
        smartphone, and compact cars this year (maybe that was because fiat was   
        represented?!)
      - I was surprised to see how classy some of the classic "economy" cars are lookin' these
        days. Check out the Dodge Dart, the Ford Fusion, and the Chevy Malibu.

Favorite part? The fact that the Gilmore Car Museum is there showing off some of the best cars from their classic collection. It really brings an amazing element to the show by tying in the old with the new. We are always in awe when we visit their campus down in Hickory Corners, and today was no different while seeing them at the show. To be able to see how far the automotive industry has come in the last 100+ years is truly fascinating.

So what was my favorite car you ask?? I'd have to say this sweet BMW 28i. I think I would look really great driving this around delivering West Michigan Carefree Travel Guides! Whaddya say boss man??  


While you're there, check out the Million Dollar Motorway. Some swanky cars that only most of us can dream of owning. But hey, they sure are fun to look at. 

We wish we could send every single one of you to go check out the show, but alas, we only have 5 pairs of tickets! Let us know what your favorite car is, and you will be entered to win! Please note: this is last minute and the winners will be drawn by noon tomorrow (Thursday, January 31) so enter quick!

--Kelly

6 comments:

Frank's Place said...

2014 Corvette ooops not here

David Smedley said...

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Kelly S. said...

2013 Chevy Duramax Diesel 2500 HD

Shawn Swartzendruber said...

My 2004 Ford Focus SVT

MariSchuitema said...

1970 Pontiac GTO

West Michigan Weekly said...

Hi Everyone! Thanks for participating! Shawn, David, Frank, Mari, and Sarah are our winners!Please send a message to kelly@wmta.org with the name you would like the tickets to be left under at will call! You can use these tickets for whichever day you choose.