GTCarLot News, Car Shows and Events

Welcome to some wet but wonderful photos of the 28th annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

It rained for half of the day but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm for cruising and enjoying beautiful automobiles.

8 Host communities and over 15 miles make up the venue for the largest one day car show. The Woodward Dream cruise from end to end connects this iconic drive through the cities of Ferndale, Royal Oak, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and Pontiac.

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The Woodward Dream Cruise was alive and well this year.

Saturday August 15th, 2020 will live as a great american gathering in Detroit.

The news media and the organizers said there would be no Woodward Dream Cruise this year but the the car loving American public didn't get the memo.

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Concours d'Elegance

Competition of elegance

Cars of significance in history that are kept in a pristine original condition so as to show a museum quality automobile that sets an example of the distinguishing characteristics in its category.

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For an Automobile fan, a trip to a museum or car collection can be the perfect getaway. The sites, sounds, colors and creative brilliance can be inspiring.

But, when the staff and curators of a place are so well educated and enthusiastic about the history and providence of its treasures and go out of their way to invite a dialog about its significance to our history, it becomes a contribution to our collective understanding and knowledge that can change your life.

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With another Christmas past and the new year into full swing, it's time for the first big auto show of the year here in the northeast. The 2019 Detroit Auto Show.

As we brave the cold frozen roads of the Michigan winter, I reflect on Detroit auto shows gone by and how the industry and this particular show has changed since I was a kid attending with my father over 40 years ago.

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In the 30th year as an international event the North American International Auto Show or NAIAS comes to Detroit to show off over 700 of the industries finest vehicles.

Join thousands of your fellow car lovers to see your favorite manufacturers and what they have in store for us in the new year and beyond.

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The North American International Auto Show was a beauty this year.

227 total exhibits and more than 500 vehicles on display with 31 new production vehicle debuts and 16 new concept cars.

Ford introduced its new 2015 Mustang and the lightweight, aluminum intensive F-150.

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Another awesome North American International Auto Show with a strong turnout this year. Over 500 vehicles on display with 59 new vehicle debuts.

This show marks the beginning of a new year and is a highlight for Detroit and the metro area with an estimated economic impact of $365 Million.

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An automobile whose parent company no longer produces that particular make here in the US. Thats an Orphan, or loosely just discontinued and uncommon but not forgotten.

A rare part of our rich, automotive history and a treat to walk among hundreds of these cars gathered from Northeast America and Canada. All here in Ypsilanti for an annual show by the faithful stewards and owners who are dedicated to their preservation and unusual past.

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These images are from 2012 Mopars at the Red Barns, an annual show at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners Michigan. The Gilmore Car Museum is a true gem, one of the best Automotive museums in the country and worth a visit even if you're not a car nut.

The Mopars at the Red Barns event featured Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, and De Soto brand vehicles exclusively. There were some late model cars though most were from the 1960's and 1970's. Most of these images are factory stock Muscle Cars, a few of which were extremely rare low production models. The engine size is noted for those cases and also when the car has an optional engine.

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