One thing I’ve come to learn from reviewing cars over the last couple years is that I’m always living in the future. I’ve been test driving and reviewing 2014 models all year and as soon as January hits, the big auto manufacturers are now announcing their 2015 models.
As the end of the year comes to a close, I’m also excited for the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in mid-January. Last year was my first foray into the world of international car shows from the media side and it was exhausting. While it was work, it was extremely exciting to be in the crowd as the car manufacturers unveiled new models vehicle models, or futuristic concept cars.
At the 2014 NAIAS, Ford is kicking off all media press conferences in Joe Louis Arena. Earlier this month, Ford announced the new 2015 Ford Mustang. I can’t wait to sit in, let alone take it for a spin this summer. I wonder what Ford has up their sleeve during the media event. Last year, Ford announced their Atlas concept truck and that fell out of the rafters of Joe Louis Arena.
Watching the car announcements last January in Detroit and February in Toronto, it’s been pretty exciting as new cars that saw in Detroit and Toronto show up in my driveway. The Acura NSX was announced last year in Detroit and it was during the Canadian International Autoshow where I was able to get a closer look into the car.
The new Chevy Corvette was unveiled in Detroit and it was only recent, within the last month that a white Chevy Corvette found it’s way to the showroom floor at Vickar Chev. Too bad the owner has to wait until the summer to drive that beautiful beast of a car.
There are over 40 media events planned over two media preview days in Detroit. According to the latest media release, there will be over 50 worldwide concept and production vehicles that will be unveiled for the very first time. And I’ll be there to report on the show for the Filipino Journal. Over 5,000 journalists from around the globe is expected to attend NAIAS. It’s going to be a zoo! I can’t wait!