The North American Auto Show-NAIAS is one of the largest auto show in North America among other auto shows that shows public the models of current automobile models, concept cars, out of production classics. It is an annual auto show, usually held in January. It is also known as detroit auto show. The dates of 2019 show have been announced. In 2019 next year the NAIAS show will run from 12 January to 27 January.
Detroit, Michigan is the place where North American International Auto Show is being held now over a century. Detroit, state of Michigan is the one of most populous and the largest city of United States. The metropolitan area of Detroit is called the metro Detroit area which is the home for ‘big three,’ American automakers, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. Detroit is the place where this auto show is being held for over a century now it is called as Detroit auto show too.
1899, was the year when William E. Metzger helped to organize Detroit auto show for the first time. In 1907 the Detroit auto show was held properly. The auto show was not held in the former place but at the riverside park at Beller’s beer garden. Since that 1907 year, it is being held annually every year only except 1941-1953. In 1957 after a proposal it became international. The name North American Auto Show changed to North American International Auto Show soon after that. Around 1965 it has changed its destination to Cobo Centre from riverside park. In Cobo Centre, it occupies nearly one million square feet. It is being held to other places in Metro Detroit, Michigan. The areas where it is being held are Light Guard Armory, Wayne Gardens Pavillion, Michigan State Fairgrounds.
In details, the Detroit Area Dealer Association was formed in 1907. For first few decades the Detroit auto show was only regional. They focused only on local areas for their show. 1939- the world war 2 happened and lasted for 1945. The outbreak of world war 2 was so impactful that the United States government stopped every sale, deliveries of any cars and trucks. For this reason, no auto show was held from 1941 to 1953. In 1957 the Detroit Area Dealer Association proposed this show to make international. The DADA members went to various places including Europe, Japan. They attempted to convince them to display their new brands, collections in their auto show in Detroit and they will also unveil their latest collections theirs.
This attempt to convince other country was prosperous. After this 1957 year and try the auto show became international. Volvo to Mercedes-Benz including Jaguar, Porsche shared their brands, collections in Detroit Auto Show. From the riverside park, it moved to Cobo-Centre, present location in 1965. In 1987 the management of this show decided to expand their show from on single place to different places in Detroit as mentioned before as the former Cobo Centre was under preparation to become its double in size. This movement had full support from the Detroit Area Dealer Association. After 1989 the name became North American International Auto Show. In 1990 they made some effort to reach this show globally. After 1989 the name became North American International Auto Show. From 1990 the management of the show and the DADA member made many efforts to make it more global and tried hard with lots of new ideas and project to expand it, which saw its first success in 2006 with 6 million visitors. In 2007 they celebrated the victory of expansion from a regional show to an International show. Till today they make an effort and grow up every year which made them one of the largest auto show in North America ruling over the century.
Generally, the show starts with press preview days and follows up with industry preview days and charity preview events. One of the greatest sides of this auto show is that through their charity preview they raise some million dollars money to help the local children. In Detroit, auto show the world’s topmost automotive comes and also tech executives, designers, thought leaders come as Detroit auto show becomes a global stage. All companies can debut their brand-new designs in this stage to the world. North American International Auto show has become one of the largest because of their unique presentation with six different shows including The Gallery, Automobili-D. Till today they have featured hundreds of brands, in 2018 they reached the number with 200 brands. They have different sponsors for different events on this show. Every year there are some new premier sponsors.
The Detroit auto has been a platform for all big and known companies throughout the world. From Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover to Ford, Porsche, Jaguar including Nissan, Volkswagen, Volvo, comes in Detroit auto show to feature their newest designs and models in front of the world. There was some recent absence from Jaguar, Porsche, Land Rover, Volvo.
The North American International Auto Show 2019 is going to rule from January 12th to January 27th. As the date is announced recently; only 36 days have remained for this big blast for automobiles. This year the show starts with the Gallery on 12th January. It will follow up with Press Preview from January 14th to January 15th. The grand Automobili-D will be held on January 14th to 17th. On 16th to 17th January, the industry preview will take place. The great Charity preview which helps a thousand children every year will be conducted on 18th of January. The North American International Auto Show will be opened to the public from 19th January and will last till 27th January. There are tickets for all the events differently. Although this year Audi, BMW, Marcedes-Benz will be absent for Detroit auto show.
From 2020 this show will move to June for more visitors.
If you have a great interest in luxury cars or you are in this business, grab a ticket and go for amazing North American International Auto Show.