Detroit Auto Show: Car lovers from miles around have been flocking to the Detroit Auto Show, which opened January 9th and will run until the 22nd at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan. The city of Detroit, aptly named the Motor City has a long history tied to the auto industry, and has held auto shows for over a century. However, at the beginning, the vehicles featured there were strictly regional. December 1907 saw the first Detroit Auto Show at Riverview Park following the formation of the Detroit Area Dealer Association during the same year. It all began with only 17 exhibitors, less than a third of today’s 60 exhibitors.
The show features beauties from big name companies like Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, and Porsche, but some lesser known names are making a splash as well. The Michigan-based Falcon Motorsports company is raising eyebrows with its first production of its F7 supercar. AutoWeek has remarked about its impressive style and specifications, saying, “the F& is powered by a 7.0 liter V8 making 620 horsepower and 585 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. The combination propels the F7 from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds to 3.6 seconds with a top speed of nearly 200 mph.
For those wishing to visit the show, the exhibit will be open every day through Sunday, January 22, between 9am-10pm (there will be no admittance after 9pm) through Saturday, January 21, though it will only be open from 9am-7pm (with no admittance after 6pm) on its final day, Sunday, January 22. Handicapped individuals are allowed early access every day at 8:00am.
To find out more, check out the North American International Auto Show website: www.anaias.com