GTCarLot News, Car Shows and Events

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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Picture perfect weather made this years 18th Annual Dream Cruise a fantastic turnout of cars and spectators.

Tens of Thousands of show cars met to cruise Detroit's Main Strip connecting 8 host communities over 15 miles.

1 day once a year.

Over 1 Million participants.


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July in Michigan is sunny and beautiful, full of activities and outdoor events.

Car shows are something you can find a lot of in the 10 to 12 weeks of warm weather we enjoy here, but there are a couple of shows you do not want to miss.

Just preceding the Ann Arbor art fairs, The Ann Arbor Main Street Association and Bill Crispin Chevrolet host a car show called Rolling Sculpture.


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In a windy snow squall, fit for Michigan in the middle of January, we set off for Detroit and the 2012 Detroit North American International Auto Show.

After a snowy 20 minute drive, and 10 dollars to park on the Cobo Center roof top, we were reviewing the latest sights, sounds and innovations that our 2012 Automotive industry has to offer.


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These images are from the 2011 Clinton Fall Festival Car Show. Not as many Fords this year, a wider selection of cars, including Lincolns. There are some General Motors products also and a couple of real oddballs.


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The 17th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

9:00 am to 9:00pm

The Dream cruise this year was fun but kind of a bust. A big rainstorm early in the day had windows rolled up and spectators running for cover.

Typically this show would be bumper to bumper show cars 15 miles long throughout 4 cities here in southeast Michigan, with several hundred thousand spectators lining the streets the whole way but in this case the weather did not cooperate.


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The Concours d'Elegance of America is one of the most prestigious car shows in the world.

A world class parade of excellence, by invitation only, from some of the finest collector automobiles in the country.

A first this year was the Concours Track Event at Michigan International Speedway. Where registered owners of cars are invited to bring their machines to MIS on Friday, July 29, 2011 and drive on the super speedway.


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