Detroit Bankruptcy Won’t Put the Breaks on Annual Auto Show

On Thursday, the city of Detroit filed the biggest bankruptcy in US history, but the show must go on.

Show organizers reassured the current fiscal condition of Detroit will not affect the 2014 North American International Auto Show. So, all you car lovers can rejoice.

Luckily, the show is being held at the Cobo Convention Center, which is independently operated.

In  2009, Michigan’s legislature shifted control of the convention center from the city to a regional authority. The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is also independently owned.

The auto show, taking place January 13-26, has been home to Detroit since 1907. Before it became a production of the Cobo Center (since 1961), it has been held in some pretty peculiar places such as beer gardens, dance halls and lumber yards.

Show goers will have the chance to connect with automotive professionals, share insight with peers, raise money for children’s charities by attending the preview show, and attend the most anticipated new vehicle premiers.

“The 2014 NAIAS will be as sensational as ever,” Rod Alberts, execute director of NAIAS stated.