Sunday, January 11, 2009

From Motor City to Motown...Detroit is in the News

This is a big news month for Detroit, and no, I'm not talking about the 'auto bailout'.

With Motown's 50th Anniversary celebration and the North American International Auto Show coming to town, the City of Detroit will be front and center.

Beginning Monday, January 12th and continuing for the next year, Motown Records will celebrate their 50th anniversary. The Motown Historical Museum is a blast from the past and a must see for any music lover. When we visited back in 2000, it was hard to imagine that all the musical talent and hits could come from such a small space!

But before Motown, there was the Motor City. Ever since Henry Ford invented the Model A in the early 1900s, Detroit and the automobile has been synonymous.

This week the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center will debut nearly 60 new vehicles and host more than 700,000 attendees, including nearly 7,000 from the international media.

The Show opens to the public from January 17-25th so check it out if you want to get a glimpse of what is the latest and greatest in auto transportation.