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Detroit Auto Show Essay

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Back in 1907 the first North American International Auto Show took place, however back then it was called the Detroit Auto Show (“Show History”). It was not until 1989 that the Detroit Auto Show changed its name to the North American International Auto Show, and began welcoming foreign cars to the event in Detroit (“Show History”). When looking at events such as the North American International Auto Show, Detroit may seem like the perfect place for such an event to be held. Detroit is best known around the nation as Motor City (“America’s Motor City”). Displaying the newest cars in the city that was once top dog in the auto industry seems perfect. However; this is not the case. In fact, having an auto show that show cases foreign cars ends…show more content…
For instance, in an article published by Time out of the thirteen cars they displayed in their article, ten were foreign made (“Check Out the Coolest Cars From the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.”). This overexposure of foreign made cars to consumers causes people to overlook the cars made right in Detroit. This is turn causes people to forget that Detroit has a rich history in the auto industry, and that they should support Detroit instead. All people think about is the foreign made cars coming to the event, not what Ford is displaying. This is best seen when people discuss the cars that they are most excited to see at the event. For example, in a recent article from the Detroit News, writer Michael Wayland discusses all the cars that will and will not be attending the show (Michael Wayland). Michael in his article raves on and on about cars such as Land Rover, Bentley, and BMW (Michael Wayland). Only at the end does he mention anything about an American made car. This clearly shows that there is more excitement about seeing cars coming from overseas because the writer seldom mentions a car made in
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