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WATCH: The Detroit Tigers Caravan at the 2010 North American International Auto Show

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when the Detroit Tigers caravan rolled into the 2010 North American International Auto Show. It all took place on Friday, Jan. 22 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Fans had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask a question to a player, coach or manager Jim Leyland. The event went on for about an hour on special stage set-up behind in the GM display. Look for responses from Brandon Inge, Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Carlos Guillen, Scott Sizemore, Austin Jackson and much more. [2.1.10]

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WATCH: Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Alan Mulally addresses the Detroit Economic Club and The Detroit News Reader's Choice Awards

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Alan Mulally gave his keynote speech at a special meeting of the Detroit Economic Club. It all took place inside the Renaissance Center on Friday, January 15. In addition, the Detroit News Reader's Choice Awards based on the 2010 North American International Auto Show. Awards were given in the following categories: future fantasy, best family hauler, best curves, plushest interior, most innovative, sexiest, most earth friendly, most luxurious, grooviest, most awesome off-road, best value and best of show. [1.29.10]

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WATCH: Dodge Car Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles addresses the 2010 AutoWeek Design Forum and Editor's Choice Awards

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when Dodge Car Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles gave his keynote speech at the 2010 AutoWeek Design Forum. It all took place inside the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education at the College for Creative Studies on Thursday, January 14. The theme of this year's conference was "Renaissance of Design." In addition, watch for remarks by John Wendl, Content Director for Turn 10 Studios, developer of the Forza Motorsport Franchise. Also watch for the AutoWeek Editor's Choice Awards presentations. [1.28.10]

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WATCH: Roger Penske and IRL Driver Helio Castroneves Receive Borg Warner Awards at the 2010 Automotive News World Congress

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when Penske Racing Chairman Roger Penske and IRL driver Helio Castroneves received Borg Warner Team Owner's Trophy and the Championship Driver's Trophy, respectively. It all took place at the 2010 Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday, January 13. Watch for remarks from Penske and Castroneves after they pickup their hardware. In addition, watch the second video for remakrks from Penske's keynote speech inside the Renaissance Center. [1.27.10]

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WATCH: Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne addresses the 2010 Automotive News World Congress

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when Chrysler/FIAT CEO Sergio Marchionne spoke to the Automotive News World Congress inside the Renaissance Center on Wednesday, January 13. He spoke about the mutual relationship that Chrysler and Fiat will have. Marchionne also talked about when Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep would start getting new vehicles. In addition, he spoke about when Fiat vehicles would be appearing at showrooms here in America. Also, watch the question-and-answer session that took place at the end of his speech. [1.26.10]

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WATCH: Interviews with eight attendees at the 2010 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke with eight attendees during the public days of the 2010 North American International Auto Show. Look for interviews with Charlene and Ralph Rivard of London, Ontario; Linda and Barry Yeoman of Burgessville, Ontario; Haleigh Wojciechowski of Sterling Heights, Mich.; Carol Schurig of Westland, Mich; Justin VanHooser and Amanda Starick of Waterford, Mich. Find out what their favorite part of the auto show was. In addition, how did they compare this year's auto show to past years. What was their favorite car at the show this year? Watch this video to find out. [1.25.10]

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WATCH: Interview with Kristyn Burtt regarding the Toyota FT-EV II

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Toyota Product Specialist Kristyn Burtt at the 2010 NAIAS. The FT-EV II is a new concept vehicle that runs completely on batteries. Find out how long it takes to charge the FT-EV II and how far is the driving range. What are the chances of this vehicle going into production? How soon will Toyota have a battery electric vehicle on the road? Also, find out about new upgrades made to the Toyota Sienna minivan in this great video. [1.24.10]

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WATCH: Interview with Curt Westlake regarding CT&T United's electric vehicles

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Curt Westlake, Senior Director of Marketing for CT&T United at the 2010 NAIAS. CT&T United displayed its full line of electric vehicles at the North American International Auto Show. Find out what type of batteries and being used and how far is the driving range of their vehicles. How long does it take to charge? What is the expected price of the electric vehicles? What is the top speed of their line of electric vehicles? Where can the vehicles be purchased? [1.24.10]

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WATCH: Interview with Zach Schafer regarding the Lexus GX 460 and LF-A

AmericaJR.com's Garrett Godwin spoke one-on-one with Lexus Product Specialist Zach Schafer at the 2010 NAIAS. The Lexus GX 460 and the LF-A were both on display at the North American International Auto Show. The GX 460 now comes with a 4.6-liter engine for the 2010 model year. Only 500 LF-A vehicles are being produced. Find out what makes both vehicles unique. Both vehicles produce 300 horsepower or more. [1.23.10]

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WATCH: Interview with Marcus Syring regarding the MINI Beachcomber concept

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Marcus Syring, MINI's Head of Exterior Design at the 2010 NAIAS. The Beachcomber is a new concept vehicle that is on display at the North American International Auto Show. Some features of this concept will be used in a production model that is scheduled to be released at the Geneva Auto Show. Find out what type of engine the vehicle comes with and some unique features about the Beachcomber. [1.23.10]

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WATCH: Interview with David Champion of Consumer Reports Auto Test Center

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with David Champion of Consumer Reports Auto Test Center at the 2010 NAIAS. What are some of the recommended vehicles with high product ratings? What are his overall thoughts on the auto show this year? What are some vehicles that have improved in quality? What does he think about the new electric vehicles at this year's auto show? What does he think about Chrysler not having a press conference this year? [1.22.10]

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WATCH: Interview with one of the drivers of the Tesla Roadster from L.A. to Detroit

AmericaJR.com's Garrett Godwin spoke one-on-one with Rik Avalos, Senior Recruiter for Tesla Motors at the 2010 NAIAS. A Tesla roadster was driven from Los Angeles to Detroit just in time for the North American International Auto Show. There was a total of 18 drivers who drive the vehicle a small part of the way to the Motor City. Avalos drove the electric vehicle from Tuscon, Ariz. to El Paso, Tex. The plane was to educate Americans about electric vehicles along the route. [1.22.10]

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WATCH: Interview with Ken Hampel regarding the new GMC Granite

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Ken Hampel, GMC Brand Strategy Manager and Accessories at the 2010 NAIAS. The GMC Granite is a new concept vehicle that was unveiled during press week at the North American International Auto Show. It has cabinet-style doors that open from the center for easy loading and unloading of packages. The GMC Granite has enough space inside to store a large mountain bike standing up. It comes with a 1.4-liter, turbocharged, high-efficiency engine. [1.22.10]

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WATCH: Fun Things To Do at the 2010 North American International Auto Show

The 2010 North American International Auto Show is not just for adults. There's lots of fun things for the entire family to enjoy. Bring your little ones, teenagers and older kids. When you arrive at Cobo Center, check out the State Farm Insurance display in the lobby to play an auto racing arcade game. Be sure to check out the Ford display when you walk inside the auto show floor. There are many interactive displays including slot car racing, foosball and much more. In addition, stop by Volkswagen and Toyota for more fun. Don't forget about the MEDC EcoXperience where you can ride in one of the new electric or alternative energy vehicles in the basement of Cobo! [1.21.10]

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WATCH: Interviews with Jim Sassorossi and Doug Johnson regarding the new "FLO TV" on Chrysler vehicles

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Jim Sassorossi, Director of Mopar Parts Sales & Marketing and with Doug Johnson, Mopar Product Planner at the 2010 NAIAS. "FLO TV" is a new feature that is available on all Chrysler vehicles. It will offer 20 channels of LIVE television on two screens inside the vehicle. "FLO TV" also comes with a TV guide and parental controls. The service also allows passengers to watch a DVD on one screen while live television is on the other screen. [1.21.10]

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WATCH: Interview with Sara Pines regarding the new Honda CR-Z

AmericaJR.com's Garrett Godwin spoke one-on-one with Sara Pines of American Honda Motors regarding the all-new Honda CR-Z production model. It will be coming to dealerships this summer in the United States. The CR-Z is a new sporty hybrid for the Honda line. It should get about 38 mpg. The CR-Z is expected to be priced higher than the Honda Insight hybrid, however pricing has not yet been announced at the moment. It is currently on display at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. [1.21.10]

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WATCH: Interview with Doug Fox, Chairman of the 2010 North American International Auto Show

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with 2010 North American Interview Auto Show Chairman Doug Fox on day two of press week. Find out his thoughts on this year's auto show. Hear about some of the improvements that were made to Cobo Center. What are his thoughts on the Car and Truck of the Year winners? What should people definitely want to check out when they come to this year's show? What are some of the automakers that returned to the Detroit show? [1.20.10]

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WATCH: 2010 Urban Wheel Awards Ceremony at the MotorCity Casino

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the 2010 Urban Wheel Awards inside the MotorCity Casino's Sound Board Theatre on Jan. 12, 2010. Watch as the winners of the Urban Car of the Year, Urban Truck of the Year and the Stimulating Minority Business Development Awards get recognized Also, watch for remarks by host LisaRaye McCoy, who is also the star of the CW comedy series "All of Us." In addition, look for comments by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). [1.19.10]

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WATCH: 2010 Urban Wheel Awards Ceremony at the MotorCity Casino

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the 2010 Urban Wheel Awards inside the MotorCity Casino's Sound Board Theatre on Jan. 12, 2010. Watch as the winners of the Diversity Leadership Award get recognized and look for a musical performance by harpist Rashida Jolley. Also, watch for remarks by host LisaRaye McCoy, who is also the star of the CW comedy series "All of Us." In addition, look for comments by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). [1.18.10]

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WATCH: BYD's Press Conference at the 2010 North American International Auto Show

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when BYD held its press conference during the second day of press week at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. The press conference took place at the BYD display on the main floor of Cobo Center. Watch for remarks by Fred Ni, General Manager of BYD Motors, chu Maoming, Deputy Consul General of the People's Republic of China and by Henri Li, General Manager of BYD Auto Expert Trade Division. Watch as the all-new BYD e6 debuts at the 2010 NAIAS. [1.17.10]

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WATCH: Cadillac's Press Conference at the 2010 North American International Auto Show

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when Cadillac held its press conference during the second day of press week at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. The press conference took place on a special stage near the Cadillac display on the main floor of Cobo Center. Watch for remarks by Brian Nesbitt, Cadillac General Manager and Clay Dean, Cadillac Design Director. Watch as the all-new Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and the Cadillac XTS Platinum debut at the 2010 NAIAS. [1.16.10]

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WATCH: Volkswagen's Press Conference at the 2010 North American International Auto Show

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when Volkswagen held its press conference during the first day of press week at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. The press conference took place at the Volkswagen display on the main floor of Cobo Center. Watch for remarks by Stefan Jacoby, U.S. Chief Executive Officer for Volkswagen. Watch as the all-new Volkswagen New Concept Coupe hybrid debuts at the 2010 NAIAS. [1.15.10]

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WATCH: GMC's Press Conference at the 2010 North American International Auto Show

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when GMC held its press conference during the first day of press week at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. The press conference took place on a special stage built next to the GMC display. Watch for remarks by Dave Lyon, the executive director of Buick GMC Design. Watch as the all-new GMC Granite concept car debuts at the 2010 NAIAS. [1.14.10]

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WATCH: 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Awards Ceremony

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards were presented on Monday, Jan. 11. The awards were voted on by a panel of 49 newspaper, radio, TV and web journalists. Vehicles have to be new or significantly updated to be nominated for an awards. Finalists were announced in December at an APA luncheon and the winners were revealed after the opening ceremony of the 2010 NAIAS during press days. The winners of both awards went to the same automaker this year. [1.13.10]

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WATCH: 2010 North American International Auto Show Opening Ceremony

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when the 2010 North American International Auto Show opening ceremony took place in Michigan Hall at Cobo Center on Monday, Jan. 11. Watch as automotive executives and CEOs line up on stage to kick off the festival. Also, look for remarks by 2010 NAIAS Chairman Doug Fox. He spoke about how the automotive industry has changed over the last year and some of the new additions to the auto show this year. [1.12.10]

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WATCH: Autoline Detroit host John McElroy addresses the SAA Automotive Outlook Conference

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when John McElroy addressed the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) 21st Annual Automotive Outlook Conference. It was held inside Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. McElroy is the television host of Autoline Detroit, a weekly show. He gave everyone a preview of what to expect at the 2010 North American International Auto Show. McElroy also highlighed some of the big concept car and new production model reveals that are taking place at this year's auto show. He says that the NAIAS should be renamed the Detroit Auto Show like every other major auto show. [1.11.10]

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WATCH: GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz addresses the SAA Automotive Outlook Conference

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when GM Global Marketing Chief and Vice Chairman Bob Lutz addressed the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) 21st Annual Automotive Outlook Conference. It was held inside Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Additional speakers at the 21st Annual Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Automotive Outlook Conference were John McElroy (host of Autoline Detroit), Neil De Koker (President and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association; John Casesa (Managing Partner of Casesa Shapiro Group, LLC) and Justin Mirro (Managing Director of Moelis & Company). [1.10.10]

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WATCH: Exclusive Sneak Peek as Workers Finish Up Displays at the 2010 NAIAS

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo takes you inside Cobo Center for an exclusive look at the displays as they are being completed. You will see construction workers putting the final touches before the media is invited to see the auto show. Workers are working around the clock to meet their deadline. We got the opportunity to see the all-new Toyota Camry while it was uncovered during our tour. You'll also hear about some of the supporting events that go on at the same time as the auto show in this video. [1.5.10]

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WATCH: Interviews at the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists announcement

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo was there when the finalists were announced for the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year at a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association inside the Detroit Athletic Club. Look for interviews with John McElroy (host of Autoline Detroit), Rod Alberts (Executive Director of the North American International Auto Show) and Edward Lapham (Executive Editor of Automotive News). [12.16.09]

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WATCH: 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists announcement

The finalists for the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year were announced today at a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association inside the Detroit Athletic Club. The awards are voted on by 49 journalists from across the United States and Canada. Watch as the official announcement is made by Michelle Collins, U.S. Automotive Sector Leader for Deloitte LLP. The awards will be handed out during the first day of press week at the North American International Auto Show in January. [12.16.09]

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WATCH: Take the People Mover to Get Around Downtown Detroit Quickly

When you come to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show, be sure to park your car and take the Detroit People Mover. It's the fastest way to get around downtown Detroit. There are 13 People Mover stations around a 2.9-mile loop around the downtown district. If you choose to park your car at the Greektown Casino, it's only a 9-minute ride to get to Cobo Center, where the auto show is being held. [12.8.09]

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WATCH: 2010 NAIAS Charity Preview tickets reduced to $250 each

Everyone knows that the 2010 North American International Auto Show Charity Preview is always the hottest ticket in town. It is held on the day before the auto show opens to the public. Everyone is feeling the pinch of the economy these days. People are losing their jobs and their houses. Auto Show organizers realize that so they have decided to cut the ticket price from $400 per person in 2009 to $250 per person for 2010. [11.23.09]

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WATCH: 2010 NAIAS to feature Electric Avenue exhibit area

A new Electric Avenue display will be on the main floor of the auto show in January. It will feature electric vehicles in the concept and production model stages. Fisker, Think and China's BYD are three of the automakers that are expected to display there. The new display will also feature battery manufacturers, as well as manufacturers of recharging stations. Visitors to the auto show will get a preview of the future of electric vehicles. [11.16.09]

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WATCH: Detroit Riverside Hotel put up for sale -- Will it be open to the NAIAS?

Last January, three new hotels opened in time for the auto show. The Detroit Riverside Hotel closed in August. The hotel went through a $35 million renovation project just before it closed. The building has had many names -- most notably, The Hotel Pontchartrain, then the Sheraton Detroit Hotel and finally the Detroit Riverside Hotel. In July, Mutual Bank in suburban Chicago foreclosed on the hotel's owners. The hotel is being put up for sale, according to a recent Detroit News article. [10.26.09]

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WATCH: 2010 NAIAS show floor expected to be completely full

Many automakers who left the 2008 and 2009 North American International Auto Shows are expected to return to the 2010 show this January. The automakers backed out of the show in previous years due to a lack of exhibit space. The green light has been given to upgrade Cobo Center so now automakers are coming back to show off their new concept cars and production models right here in the Motor City. [10.19.09]

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