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Old November 16th, 2016, 14:03   #31
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Never have attended the Detroit Auto Show. But have attended the Los Angeles Auto show any number of times. Does anyone know if the 2 shows are THAT much different?

Could be fun to fly into for a few days, just to mark the Detroit Auto Show off my bucket list.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 14:48   #32
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I've not been to the LA show. For several years I seem to end up out there the week before or after. But I've been to NY a bunch of times. And Boston, which is hardly worth mentioning.

Detroit is a very good show. I think LA is trying to be as good as Detroit but I don't know if it's been successful. And we're a fun crowd.
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Old November 16th, 2016, 15:38   #33
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I'm in. Room booked
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Old November 29th, 2016, 04:44   #34
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I might be in KY for work but if not i'll be there.
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Old November 29th, 2016, 05:54   #35
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I'm in. If people need a place to stay I've got space on the east side of Detroit.
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Old December 1st, 2016, 13:47   #36
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I've not been to the LA show. For several years I seem to end up out there the week before or after. But I've been to NY a bunch of times. And Boston, which is hardly worth mentioning.

Detroit is a very good show. I think LA is trying to be as good as Detroit but I don't know if it's been successful. And we're a fun crowd.
LA is a good show, I went there for 2010 or 11 IIRC. You definitely get a lot more of the high end automakers to show up, as LA alone is the biggest market for such cars. It's also a lot more spread out than Detroit. A fair bit more walking required!

Neat show to go to for different reasons, especially if you have an appreciation for high end, high-tech cars.
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 14:08   #37
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We're up to 15 people for the show so far and we have 18 days left before our room block expires. If you're interested in a hotel room for this event, there is a link in the first post that allows you to book at a discounted rate.

Also, please check the first post to see if you've submitted an attendance survey. If so, your name will have a ✓ next to it. If not, please submit a survey at your earliest convenience.
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 15:05   #38
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Lawson,
I'm not going this year. I see my name on the list, you might want to fix. Although I do find it curious that I have a check mark for completing the survey?



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Old December 2nd, 2016, 15:10   #39
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Well shucks! I assumed you'd be attending with Tom. I saw that he had filled out a survey, but I didn't actually look at it. I'll remove you now.
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 16:29   #40
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Well shucks! I assumed you'd be attending with Tom. I saw that he had filled out a survey, but I didn't actually look at it. I'll remove you now.

That's what I figured.
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See you tomorrow at the GTG in Baltimore?
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Old December 5th, 2016, 07:59   #42
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LA is a good show, I went there for 2010 or 11 IIRC. You definitely get a lot more of the high end automakers to show up, as LA alone is the biggest market for such cars. It's also a lot more spread out than Detroit. A fair bit more walking required!

Neat show to go to for different reasons, especially if you have an appreciation for high end, high-tech cars.
The Los Angeles Auto show is loaded with high end stuff! Lots of floor space filled with all kinds of cars.

So the Detroit Show does not have near as much of the high end stuff? How about the imports? Do many of them show up or is Detroit mostly domestic stuff?
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Lots of imports, but not a lot of really high end stuff. There's usually a small Rolls/Bentley display, but you don't see Ferrari or Lamborghini all years. Tesla was not there last year, was the previous. Land Rover and Jaguar are there, as are all the big German manufacturers.
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Tesla not being there, FWIW, is because they can't legally sell in Michigan without franchised dealers, which they refuse to use.
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I'm probably going to come again this year. Of course, I'll be making the trek in a gasser Honda (gasp).
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