This annual show got its international start and status in 1989. The Auto Dealers Association of Detroit went all over the world to places like Europe and Japan to convince those automakers to bring their cars to America to the Auto Shows for the unveiling. Their efforts worked! The North American annual Auto Show was renamed and made the North American International Auto Show. The show has been held in Detroit since 1965 at Huntington place. The show occupies almost 1 million square feet of floor space for auto shows!! That's a whole lot of cars! This show has always been a very important show in the auto industry. Mainly because the show takes place in the heart of Detroit city, which is the location of the headquarters of the big three American automakers, Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford. It was held at other well-known establishments in the downtown Detroit area before it started being held at the Cobol center. Places such as the Michigan State Fairgrounds, Light Guard Armory, and Wayne Gardens Pavilion. This show has shown so much improvement over the years taking place in downtown Detroit. Since 1989 the show has introduced 1,359 vehicles, over 18 million people have been in attendance, over 124,000 media have covered the event, the financial impact of this show has been listed between $9.7-$10.1 billion and the number of NAIAS exhibits have grown to 216!
This show has raised more than $90 million for Detroit-area charities through their annual charity preview. In the past ten years alone, the show has raised $47 million. The NAIAS charity preview is the largest single-night fundraiser in the world, thanks to those who were generous enough to donate. The charity preview has donated to more than 125 charities, and 116 of those received donations from the DADA Charitable Foundation. The DADA Charitable Foundation is a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The Michigan Legislature has commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the show and declared January 2014 as the Detroit Auto Show Month within the state of Michigan!
The Detroit Auto Show committee for 2015 consists of Rod Alberts (Executive Director), Sam Slaughter (Committee Member), Paul Sabatini (Vice Chairman), Ryan LaFontaine (Committee Member, and Scott LaRiche (Chairman).
To know prices, date information, opening hours, and more, check the official websites of NAIAS. Also, exist different ways to get to Cobol Center from downtown Detroit, you could take Detroit people mover or take the nearest public transit station, but we suggest booking our car service to enjoy and comfortable experience for personal mobility or a limousine service for premium service. For larger groups, you could book our charter buses or even party buses.