After an exciting, gadget packed CES show in Las Vegas I’m excited to have been invited by my old friends from GM to participate in a VIP Tour of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit January 14-27, 2013. The Auto Show doesn’t open up to the public until Jan 19, 2013 so I will get a chance to participate in some historic unveilings, behind the scenes access and interview some of my old friends and newer Execs from the current GM family.
It will be refreshing to go back to my ‘roots’ of the Detroit Auto scene as I vividly remember every year as a kid and into my early career working for GM from 2000-2005 taking part in the “Super Bowl” of the auto world. The time of year when all of the major auto makers lifted the sheets off of their jaw dropping concept cars and showcasing innovative technology and sleek lines of their upcoming models.
Since being in the Dallas, Texas area for the past 3 years or so, I honestly can say that I’ve been looking forward to taking some personal time and go back to my hometown and absorb this shining moment for Detroit and the auto industry.
I’ll have the privilege of getting this behind the scenes tour of the show from my friends at GM this coming Sunday evening through Tuesday Jan 13- 15, 2013. I’ll be sharing tweets, photos and will try to get some video footage of the awe-inspiring seventh generation C7 2014 Corvette on Sunday night. I remember being at GM and working in the styling studios of Warren, Michigan when the C6 was still in clay form. Now, to see the next generation before many in the general public is truly an honor.
I’ll also get a chance to meet folks from the Chevrolet and Buick design team, for my Texas friends, 2014 Chevy Silverado, Chevy Spark EV team, once again tour the GM Heritage Center in Warren (I was one of the few people that toured the facility back when I was part of the GM design team in the early 2000’s) and of course chat with the Cadillac design and marketing teams. I can’t wait to get up close and personal with theCadillac ELR. It’ll be a nice addition to my 2011 Cadillac SRX.
So feel free to follow me on my social channels as I share my thoughts, photos, and videos over the next few days. I also want to share an awesome video of the 2014 Corvette called the Conception. Beautiful.