takes 40 semi-trailers to carry the 120,000-plus
yards of flooring used for the
length of flooring used at the NAIAS for exhibits
is long enough to cover the
show’s 10-week set-up employs more than
700 Teamsters, carpenters,
1992, it took the ‘Detroit Auto Show’
four days to set up. Now it takes about 10
1907, the first DADA-managed Detroit Auto
Show hosted only 17 exhibitors.
show’s name, North American International
Auto Show, was adopted in
the years, the auto show has been held at
a variety of venues including
Cobo Hall became home to the auto show in 1965.
years ago in 1982 was the first time cars
valued at more than
Dwight Eisenhower was the first U.S. president
to attend the show in
This year represents the 104th auto show in Detroit, Mich.
Each year, the Charity Preview and the NAIAS host many local, national and worldwide celebrities. In the past R&B Singer Kelis; legendary DJ Funk Master Flex; veteran artists Hall & Oates; Celine Dion, Comedians Steve Harvey and Tommy Davidson; Kevin Bacon; Kid Rock; Jay Leno; Veronica Webb; Tony Danza; Jeff Daniels; The Apprentice star Omarosa; and TV Host Rachel Ray; have attended the black tie event.
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