• Jan 30, 2009
It looks like we'll have one less day to report on all of the debuts from Detroit next year. According to the Detroit News, the North American International Auto Show's organizers have decided to cut the number of media preview days from three to two for next year's show. The move will bring the show in-line with other domestic shows that typically only have two days of media press conferences.

The 2010 Detroit Auto Show will officially kick off on Monday, rather than on its traditional Sunday launch. There will be about 30 time slots for press conferences during two full days of festivities, eliminating the usual half day on day three. Industry days will continue to be held on Wednesday and Thursday. While this probably means very little to all of you, we're looking forward to sleeping in on Sunday. Hey, if nothing else, we figure to be that much better-rested come Monday so that we can bring you all of the latest news. That said, we don't imagine local hotel and parking lot owners are terribly excited about this development.

[Source: The Detroit News]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      YES!
      Now I can watch Sunday's Playoff Games!!!!!!!!
      Finally.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now how about cutting the actual show dates down by, say 5 or 6 days? It's hell for us to staff the shows. That alone is about $50,000 over the course of the year...
        • 5 Years Ago
        i dont see how that makes any sense.
        the city makes money on the auto show. not to mention the publicity and local restaurants, etc...

        the public days only go for 7 days anyways. could you imagine 100% of the attendance coming in 1 day? that would be dumb.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Good. Media Day is really an outdated affair anyway.

      I'm sure if GM did their own video and photo session talking about a new car and put it on their website; AutoBlog and every other site would post about it in a heartbeat.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I would have to agree. Media days are a bit of a left over from the past. These days automakers can reach their customers directly so they don't need to put as much emphasis into getting a group of media types drunk to get good reviews.

      • 5 Years Ago
      You guys get press passes? How?