In addition to being able to get a close-up look at cars and trucks from a large selection of domestic and international automotive brands on the show floor and attend press conferences unveiling new vehicles, A Geek Daddy also had the chance to participate in some unique opportunities. Hyundai and Genesis gave us access to top executives and provided guided tours of their exhibits. Hyundai is focusing on electric and flex fueled cars with its new IONIQ and also has an autonomous version on display (self-driving cars are the hot topic at this year's NAIAS). Genesis' G90 and G80 cars demonstrated they can provide a luxurious ride at a more affordable price than some of the other premium brands in the automotive marketplace.
The folks from the Steel Market Development Institute also took some time to educate the She Buys Cars contingent at the auto show about the importance of steel to the automotive industry. Just as vehicles have become more technologically advanced so has the steel that helps build the cars and trucks we drive in evolved. Did you know there are now more than 200 grades of steel available to provide manufactures the flexibility and dependability in materials they need to meet today's fuel efficiency and safety standards? Plus steel is one of the most recyclable components in vehicles which provides a number of positive environmental benefits.
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Contest rules: Entries must be completed by 12:45PM ET, January 13, 2017. Contest open only to US and Canada residents; no purchase necessary; winners will be notified by email by January 14, 2017. Winners MUST pick up tickets in person at the Detroit Auto Show, Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, between January 14, 2017 and January 22, 2017. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize value $26 per prize, not exchangeable or cash or other prizes. Grand prize value is $176; grand prize MUST be picked up at Cobo Center and winner will be asked to provide identification. A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be awarded and a total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.
One of my favorite aspects of the Detroit Auto Show is the variety of race cars on display. Racing vehicles on display included the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race and Red Bull Global Rallycross winners, an NHRA dragster, a Toyota NASCAR race car and Verizon indycars. Of course there are also plenty of other vehicles on display as well including concept models, luxury brands, and cars, trucks and minivans that are designed for the average family to drive around in. What would you most be interested in seeing if you won some tickets to go to the Detroit Auto Show?