It’s been many years since I’ve last been to the Detroit Auto show – I can’t recall exactly what year was my last, but I’m guessing it was in 1994 based on the fact that I was in college at the time, and I remember very clearly which roommates I went with. It could have been 1995, but I’m going to just say it was ’94 for the sake of not having to think too much about it. I didn’t take any pictures that year, but you may recall the pictures that my father took during our trip to the same show in 1987. Yeah – the Detroit Auto Show and I go waaay back.
Now that I’m living in San Diego, it’s not so easy to make it out there anymore. But last November I decided that it’s been far too long since my last visit and thought it would be great to check it out once again. I made the reservations without hesitation and prepared myself for the onslaught of the notoriously brutal January weather in Michigan. Cold weather be damned, this was going to be great!
I took a lot of pictures of the show at Cobo Hall, but for the sake of interest, I’ll just post what I thought was the most interesting. Let’s get on with it, shall we?
Outside Cobo Hall in Detroit for the 2014 North American International Auto Show
The car I wanted to see most: the 2015 Ford Mustang GT!
Interior of the 2015 Mustang GT
I was happy to see that the overall proportions of the newly redesigned mustang are smaller than the current S197 car
This is the second car I wanted to see: the 2015 C7 Corvette Z06
Front view of the c7 Corvette Z06
I was never a fan of the rear end of the C7 Corvette, but I’m happy to report that I think it looks much better in person
Overall, I think the C7 Z06 is a stunningly beautiful car. I don’t care for this yellow color, however. Make mine white please!
The Toyota FT-1 concept was downright gorgeous – I really hope they build this car!
I don’t particularly care for a straight-on front view of the Toyota FT-1, but it looks great on an angle like this
A closer look at the Toyota FT-1 headlights
A rear 3/4 view is my personal favorite for the Toyota FT-1 concept. This is an amazing car.
Interior of the Toyota FT-1 concept at the 2014 North American International Auto Show
The Nissan IDx Nismo Concept was really cool – one of my favorite concept cars from this years show.
Another view of the Nissan IDx Nismo Concept
I have to admit that I did not particularly care for the Honda FCEV concept. It reminded me of concept cars from the 80’s.
Front view of the Honda FCEV concept
I’ve got to admit that the new Viper is incredibly sexy. Especially in this gray color!
I emailed a few pictures to my wife after the show, and she replied back saying that this Smart Electric Drive car with angel wings was her favorite. Yeah, it’s kinda girly.
After my recent day spent with a Camaro SS, I gave this Z28 a long look. I think I like it – a lot.
The Porsche 918 Spyder. To be honest, I think it looks too similar to the Boxter. And the fact that this car was displayed in a locked glass room was disappointing – I wanted to see it up close!
Porsche did have a nice display at this show however – and many cars were open (just like this Boxter) so you could get in and try it out.
The Lexus LFA! This is the first one I’ve ever seen close up, and I’ve got to admit – it’s starting to look dated. Still, I’d love to have one of my own.
Anyway, this is just a very small sample of all the pics I took. I spent over four hours walking the floor at Cobo Hall that day, and I was pretty beat by the end. So – was it worth it to fly all the way from San Diego just for the sole purpose of seeing this show? Absolutely. And I plan to do it again next year!