Friday, January 25, 2013

REVIEW: Detroit Auto Show has lots of FUN things to do that the whole family will LOVE #NAIAS

Besides the cool cars, there is lots of cool tech that kids and adults will love 
You don't have to be a car fan to love the North American International Auto Show...

Do you feel the Detroit Auto Show is only for car geeks?  So not true. The North American International Auto Show has a little something for everyone. Let me show you what my son and I found at the show on Thursday evening...

Do you love watching the singing competition show The Voice? Well when you come the NAIAS, you can sit in one of the now famous judge's chairs from the show. Make sure you get a photo of you pressing the button so that you can feel like a rock star.

In December, I was at a press conference that revealed one of the oldest surviving cars sold by Ford Motor Company - a Model A Rear Entry Tonneau. This 1903 car is one of the 1st three cars sold by Henry Ford and it is on display at the Auto Show this week before it helps kick off a yearlong celebration of the 150th birthday of Henry Ford.

Make sure to get a photo with this piece of Detroit history, but not too close. Since this car is worth close to $1 Million dollars, there is nice guard standing by to make sure you keep at a safe distance.

Make sure to stop by the Kia display where you can test your driving skills using their Optima Hybrid simulator. While you are driving, your family and friends can use two computer screens located behind your seat to throw obstacles into the road to see how you handle them while driving.   The simulator will also take your photo and the photo and your driving score can be emailed to you after you're done.

Also at the Kia display you can dance with the Kia Hamsters. My son loved it.  And Kia will email you the video of your dance routine so you can download it to your computer to keep as a souvenir of your visit.

My son and I had a blast at the Chevrolet photo booth.  We got to pick our props and then enter the booth where hundreds of photos were taken of us and then assembled into photo flip books within minutes.

You then flip through the book's photos and it looks like a movie.  This is one great keepsake that everyone will love.

Also make sure you go down to the lower level (escalator is by the BMW display) to drive in the electric vehicles. The cars are so quiet that you can hear a pin drop.

The North American International Auto Show ends this Sunday.  Come on down before you miss all the fun.

North American International Auto Show
Cobo Hall Center
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226


Like the photos in this post?  They were all taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note II loaned to me by Verizon Wireless.

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