7 Mile Rd.
Auto Show: Interesting Facts
semi-trailers are used to carry more than 75,000 yards of carpet for
exhibits and aisles at the auto show. It all the carpet was made 2
feet in width, it would be 66 miles long. If an average house has
125 yards, all the carpet at the auto show would be enough for 600
lighting and sound equipment take enough electricity to power a subdivision
with 360 homes for 6 months.
preparations, over 1,500 carpenters, stagehands, electricians, Teamsters
and ironworkers work full time for 12-14 hour shifts some double that
until the job is complete.
- The total value of the exhibits
is over $200 million not counting the 700 automobiles that will be on
display. This year, there are more than 20 two-level exhibits at the
- Two-level exhibits add 106,000
more sq. feet to Cobo
Center. The main floor has 750,000 sq. feet which adds up to 860,000
sq. feet of space for the auto show.
- Since the Charity Preview
started back in 1976, over $32 million has been riased for children's
charities in Detroit. Last year, $6.125 million was raised during the
- The auto show was held in
other locations besides Cobo including the Michigan StateFairgrounds
and the Detroit Artillery Armory. It finally moved to its current home,
Cobo Center in 1965.
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