Detroit auto show

Discussion in 'Events' started by GT40 2, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Whos going? Im not.
  2. Assuming I still live in the Detroit area, I will be there for sure. This'll be my 12th year in a row.
  3. I should be there
  4. I will be there at some point.

    Next year (2009 actually) rumor has it a sponsor is gonna want our Formula SAE car to be displayed at the NAIAS which would be freakin sweet IMO.
  5. Im planning on going, Im working on getting stand access to Lambo Bently and Rolls.
  6. How do you go about doing that?
  7. know the right contacts, son
  8. Ding ding ding we have a winner.
    I have met the Sales manager for LAmborghini Troy a few times so he generally lets me up on the Lambo Stand but this year I might be getting on the Others as well.
  9. Tell them you have a good friend that will be joining you <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  10. Tickets came in last month, going to Charity Preview night.
  11. Hello
    hi how are you ?
    the company that's produces cars!
    i have request can please send my the list of different cars in my email
  12. I should have access to the Ferrari stand thanks to a friend who is a member here. That's always cool.
  13. Man, there's at least a decent chance I may be moving to California in the next month for a job. I hope I don't have to miss NAIAS!
  14. Good luck with that... Last year Ferrari wasnt even letting some Ferrari owners up on the stand.
  15. Usually go, dont see this year being any different.
  16. have a chance to go with the owners from European Imports........ I hope I'll be able to make it with work and everything
  17. someone confirm for me if these cars will be there

    430 Scuderia
    ZR1 premiere?
  18. Porsche will not be at NAIAS at all. The rest should be there though.
  19. what? wtf not
  20. When the North American International Auto Show opens up its doors in Detroit this January, one automaker will be noticeable absent from the party. Porsche has decided that its marketing dollars are better spent on "direct customer contact," according to Tony Fouladpour, Porsche's N.A. spokesperson. "It was purely a business decision," Fourladpour goes on to say in an interview with Automotive News, citing that only 290 Porsches were sold in Michigan in 2006, versus nearly 9,000 in California.

    The plan is to only attend shows where the marque is in high demand, so Porsche still plans to have a presence at shows hosted in L.A., S.F., New York, Miami, Dallas and a few other smaller venues.

    While the logic of blowing off the largest automotive expo in North America escapes us, it would be a pity if Porsche decides to return to the fray, and is subsequently relegated to a less desirable spot at Cobo Hall. It's happened to Kia, so it isn't out of the question. Then again, Porsche is no Kia.

    Porsche restructures North American motor show activities

    Stuttgart/Atlanta. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, is reorganizing its trade-fair activities in North America, in close
    collaboration with its sales company in Atlanta. As part of the general reduction in trade-fair appearances which began two years ago, in favor of greater emphasis on direct contact with potential customers, motor show activities will in future be concentrated in the main sales areas of Porsche Cars North America (PCNA). Of the North American trade fairs in 2008, Porsche will among others be attending those in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Toronto. The company is no longer expected to attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    As a successful supplier of sporty premium vehicles, Porsche is an
    exclusive niche manufacturer in the USA and Canada, just as it is
    elsewhere. Despite consistently achieving record sales figures, Porsche constantly strives to use its limited resources in the most efficient, customer-oriented manner possible. Of the 36,669 vehicles delivered to customers in North America by Porsche during its record 2005/06 fiscal year, over 20,000 were destined for the West and East Coasts. These results go to show that the restructuring of trade-fair activities was a strategic company decision that is bearing fruit.
  21. its logical...
  22. But still lame...
  23. They are just gonna have to host a huge party at the Birmingham dealership then.
  24. That and Bill Cook in Farmington

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