2018 Chicago Auto Show - McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

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2018 Chicago Auto Show - McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

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Heading back to where The Chavez Report originated from.  Glad to announce we will be attending the Chicago Auto Show in February 7th through the 9th.  Chris, Bill, Jared & Kate will bring up up to date information.  

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2018 North American International Auto Show - Cobo Hall, Detoit, MI

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2018 North American International Auto Show - Cobo Hall, Detoit, MI

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We are looking forward to attending the 2018 North American International Auto Show this year.  Bill, Tommy, Jared, & Kate will be covering the event and bringing you up to date news on whats going on.  Make sure to follow us on our Instagram account for news and photos.  

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— The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today the official press conference schedule for the NAIAS Press Preview, Jan. 14 – 16, 2018.

 

"From global automakers to tech giants, mobility startups to suppliers and even the head of U.S. Transportation, NAIAS Press Preview will feature industry-shaping announcements from the entire automotive ecosystem," said Ryan LaFontaine, 2018 NAIAS Chairman.

No other event in North America provides an international platform for this vast array of companies, organizations and thought leaders under one roof.

Press Credentials
Journalists are encouraged to register online via the NAIAS website. Journalists can collect their credentials in person at Cobo Center on or after Jan. 3, 2018. The registration deadline for all media applications is Dec. 31, 2017.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14

COMPANY

TIME

LOCATION

Ray Tanguay, Automotive Advisor to the Canadian Government

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Atrium Stage

Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Atrium Stage

Articifcal Intelligence – Beyond the Buzzword – Roadshow by CNET panel

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Atrium Stage

Intel, Wendell Brooks, Sr. VP of Intel and President of Intel Capital

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Atrium Stage

Ford

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Stand

Mercedes-Benz

7:30 PM

Offsite

MONDAY, JANUARY 15

COMPANY

TIME

LOCATION

NAIAS Welcome

7:50 AM – 7:55 AM

Atrium Stage

North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY)

7:55 AM – 8:20 AM

Atrium Stage

VDA

7:50 AM – 8:10 AM

Room 360

Schaeffler

8:10 AM – 8:30 AM

Room 360

Lexus

8:35 AM – 9:00 AM

Stand

Ram

9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

Stand

BMW Group

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM

Stand

Volkswagen

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM

Stand

Nissan

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

Stand

Acura

11:05 AM – 11:30 AM

Stand

Kia

11:35 AM – 12:00 PM

Stand

Hyundai

12:05 PM – 12:30 PM

Stand

Infiniti

12:35 PM – 1:00 PM

Stand

Toyota

1:05 PM – 1:30 PM

Stand

GAC

1:35 PM – 2:00 PM

Stand

BlackBerry, John Chen, CEO, Keynote and Product Debut

2:10 PM – 3:05 PM

Atrium Stage

Magna

3:20 PM – 3:40 PM

Atrium Stage

Techstars Mobility

3:55 PM – 4:15 PM

Atrium Stage

Rainbow PUSH Coalition

4:35 PM – 5:35 PM

Atrium Stage

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

COMPANY

TIME

LOCATION

Jeep (Breakfast included as part of press conference)

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Stand

IndyCar

9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

Stand

Michelin

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM

Stand

ZF

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM

Stand

Roadshow by CNET

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

Stand

Aramco

11:05 AM – 11:30 AM

Stand

Politico

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Atrium Stage

Hitachi

12:05 PM – 12:30 PM

PlanetM Stage

Steel Market Development Institute

12:35 PM – 1:00 PM

Concourse

Techstars Mobility Pitch Competition

1:00 PM – 4:45 PM

PlanetM Stage

Röchling

1:05 PM – 1:30 PM

Room 338

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

1:35 PM – 1:55 PM

Atrium Stage

eCharge

2:05 PM – 2:25 PM

Atrium Stage

Reviver Auto

3:05 PM – 3:25 PM

Atirum Stage

EyesOn Design Awards

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Atrium Stage

PlanetM Awards

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

PlanetM Stage

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

COMPANY

TIME

LOCATION

AutoMobili-D Symposiums & Panel Discussions

** Full schedule available here **

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Atrium Stage & PlanetM Stage

Adient Press Event

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Room 310B

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

COMPANY

TIME

LOCATION

AutoMobili-D Symposiums & Panel Discussions

** Full schedule available here **

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Atrium Stage & PlanetM Stage

OTHER OFFSITE MEDIA EVENTS

COMPANY

DATE

TIME

Chevrolet

Saturday, Jan. 13

6:00 PM

Lamborghini

Monday, Jan. 15

6:00 PM

About the North American International Auto Show
Now in its 30th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, technologies, people and ideas that matter most – up close and in one place. Administered by executive director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. For more information, visit naias.com.

Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for highlights and updates.

2018 NAIAS Dates: 
The Gallery – Saturday, January 13, 2018
AutoMobili-D – Sunday-Sunday, January 14-21, 2018
Press Preview – Sunday-Tuesday, January 14-16, 2018
Industry Preview – Wednesday-Thursday, January 17-18, 2018
Charity Preview – Friday, January 19, 2018
Public Show – Saturday-Sunday, January 20-28, 2018

SOURCE North American International Auto Show

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This is : Battle Creek Speedfest; Flight Show Meets 1/2 Mile Racing

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This is : Battle Creek Speedfest; Flight Show Meets 1/2 Mile Racing

Written & Photographs by Kayla Ringle 

Video by Jared Hutshinson

Wide awake at 5:30 am, I am dying of excitement to attend my first Battle Creek Speedfest in Battle Creek, Michigan. As I arrive to the group meeting, I am greeted by many cars of different makes and models all idling while owners converse over coffee. Everyone is revved up and ready to leave at 7:00am and we are lead by a police escort to the airport.

 After entering the main gate you are required to be escorted across the airport to the designated vendor/racer area.  (Click on Image to visit Kayla Ringle Photography)

After entering the main gate you are required to be escorted across the airport to the designated vendor/racer area.  (Click on Image to visit Kayla Ringle Photography)

Upon arriving at the track, I strolled through designated paddock area and watched the racers clean and prep their vehicles before the first session of racing.

 Racers dedicated their mornings to important race prep.

Racers dedicated their mornings to important race prep.

Speedfest is a half-mile racing event. With new records being set earlier this year, half-mile racing has become the recent trend in the drag racing industry. For this weekend, the quarter mile is put on the back burner and racers are taking their turn at the half-mile.

One of the coolest elements about Speedfest is the entire event takes place on a functional airport. This means that during the racing sessions you can actually catch aircrafts taking off on the runway next to the provisional track, making the experience that much more memorable.

 Plane taking off during one of the afternoon sessions.

Plane taking off during one of the afternoon sessions.

With a significant time gap in between racing sessions, racers and spectators can feel free to enjoy the festival environment. The smell of elephant ears and sound of F-22 Raptors in the sky stimulate every one of your senses as you walk the paddock.

 Ferrari 488 posing next to a F-22 Raptor.

Ferrari 488 posing next to a F-22 Raptor.

The media team was even able to snag some photos of the cars next to the F-22 Raptor.

 Two GTRs getting ready for “take-off”.

Two GTRs getting ready for “take-off”.

As you might guess Speedfest was a total success. Although the flight show/festival side was a great aspect, the best part to me was witnessing these car enthusiasts gather and enjoy a great weekend of racing. The racing environment was friendly and positive and everyone was having a blast. Speedfest is a fairly young event but I can already see it developing into a huge event in the near future; it displayed a unique and creative aspect that car enthusiasts look for in great racing events.

Video by Jared Hutchinson 

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2016 World of Wheels & Tuner Galleria - Chicago

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2016 World of Wheels & Tuner Galleria - Chicago

The World of Wheels returned to the Chicago area this past weekend, March 4th through the 6th.  Thousands of people traveled to Rosemont, IL to see some of the best vehicles in the area and throughout the country on display at the Rosemont Convention Center.  From a classic ’56 Bel Air to a Lamborghini, there was something for everyone.   Families were welcomed and had the chance to meet many celebrities and even get autographs.  The large displays of motorcycles, classic cars, muscle cars, concept vehicles, low riders and product booths provided lots of excitement for all.  

 Click on image to few of the hundred vehicles on display at World of Wheels.  

Click on image to few of the hundred vehicles on display at World of Wheels.  

On Saturday the second floor was opened up to a vast display of tuner vehicles.  From noon until 10pm, it looked like the set of The Fast and the Furious.  Hundreds of today’s most popular cars were on display, including a Nissan R34 GTR, as seen in the popular franchise.  Spectators were treated to today’s most popular imports, domestics and exotics.  This was truly a great show for the younger generation of car enthusiasts, myself included.

 Click on image to see few more vehicles from Tuner Galleria.  

Click on image to see few more vehicles from Tuner Galleria.  


If you missed it, please visiting our flickr page for complete photographs of the event. 

 Short line waiting to get tickets to the show.  

Short line waiting to get tickets to the show.  

Written & Photographed by Arash Dashtaray

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2016 The Gallery - Ultra Luxury Automotive Show - MGM Grand Detroit

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2016 The Gallery - Ultra Luxury Automotive Show - MGM Grand Detroit

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Click on Image to visit Gallery.  

We had opportunity to attend The Gallery this past weekend January 9th at MGM Grand Detroit.  This event is a Private Charity event of Ultra-Luxury Automotive show.  Some of the most rare exotics you’ll ever see in one room to kick off the 2016 North American International Auto Show.  

 

This is the 9th year this event has been held with over 7 million worth of exotic vehicles.  One in particular is the Aston Martin DB10 as seen in the latest James Bond Spectre.  This is a concept vehicle and no price has been shared but hints of it exceeding 2.5 million.  There was several other exotic vehicles on display including a pair of Lingenfelter Corvettes, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bently, Rolls, Royce, Ford GT Race Car, Acura NSX, Viper ACR, Range Rover, Falcon F7, and Porsche.

Like to thank Mischief TV in helping cover 2016 NAIAS

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