Pure Michigan’s George Zimmermann offers a preview of some of the highlights found at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, which opens this Saturday, January 15 and runs through January 23rd.
Michigan’s car culture obviously is much more than merely part of what we market about the state to attract visitors to Michigan. Sure, we have phenomenal auto-related heritage and events, all over the state, year-round. They include everything from the amazing collection of historic vehicles on display at The Henry Ford, to NASCAR racing at Michigan International Speedway, from auto baron’s homes as museums to former and current production facilities now open to the public from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula. Spring, summer and fall are loaded with car shows, car auctions and numerous cruises, including a personal favorite, the Woodward Dream Cruise.