MichiganLiveEvents.com has a webcast from the floor of the 100th North American International Auto Show in Detroit that takes a look at the new releases from Ford, GM and Chrysler, as well as the new Mini Cooper, and the Mercedes Benz concept vehicle â€œOcean Driveâ€.
360Michigan has some excellent panoramas from the 2007 Detroit Auto Show and has a slew of 360 degree pans from the 2006 Auto Show as well. Be SURE to view the tours at the full screen size, they are amazing!!
Michigan Radio’s Jack Lessenberry talks with Sean McAlinden, the chief economist for the Center for Automotive Research about the NAIAS about the multi-faceted impact of the auto show. In addition to influencing near-term purchases, McAlinden says that Ford & GM are also sending a message to consumers, analysts and investors that they have products in the pipeline that are relevant and can aid in their turnaround. He also says that selling Michigan is still very much about selling Detroit. In his response essay Showing Our Stuff, Jack confesses that he still thinks of it as the Detroit Auto Show (and who doesn’t, really). He also wonders if Cobo in January is really the best location and time for this showcase event.
The NAIAS Show Cam on the Auto Show web site has a couple videos from the 2007 Press Preview that are worth a watch. Below, check out Automotive News’ Richard Truett’s interview with Ed Welburn (GM VP of Global Design) about the new Camaro convertible concept vehicle.
* Chrysler has apparently caught the Web 2.0 bug (see the Chrysler 2007 Auto Show page) and is trying to tie into YouTube and Flickr but it seems as if whoever is setting the whole thing up for them is still operating on 1.0…