Rhoda Miel, our Detroit-based staff reporter, shared these fun snippets of news today from the 2012 North American International Auto Show:
- The Detroit show boasts that it hosts 5,000 members of the media for its press preview. And while that number includes mainstream outlets like The New York Times, Time magazine, the major networks and cable news outlets as well as trade journals and auto journalists, it also includes a wide range of special interest bloggers. Like the reporter for an on-line magazine that reviews cars for dog lovers. No wonder there are never enough seats at the press conferences!
- It really is noticeably busier at this year's show, which is probably a sign of that the auto sector is picking up. Reports were that if you didn't get downtown by 6:15 a.m., you had to wait in line for parking.
- And as Dieter Zetsche from Daimler quipped, "And you really know it's a renaissance in all of Detroit when even the Lions make the playoffs."