Well, the cars never left here, but today marks the beginning of The North American International Auto Show 2012 (NAIAS). The world of cars stops here throughout January. Starting today new cars are announced (like the stylish Chevrolet Code 130R), awards are given (Motor Trend Magazine just named the Car and Truck of the year), and driving my car into work get exceedingly difficult.
NAIAS exhibiting manufacturers include: Acura, AMG, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, CODA Automotive, Dodge, Falcon Motor Sports, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Scion, Shelby American, Smart, SRT, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Vehicle Production Group, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
NAIAS will be open to the public Jan. 14-22, 2012. NAIAS is a fascinating visual circus that is highly entertaining every year — even for a non-car guy like myself. I’ll try to keep you updated and share some pictures throughout the week.