Some would say this is akin to biting the hand that feeds you, but at least the creators of the so-called North American Anti-Auto Show in Detroit appear to have a sense of humor about it.

The 'show' is actually an art exhibition put on by the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit at the city's Cobo Center, and the event started Friday night with a $1-a-head "green carpet" gala, the New York Times reports. Repurposed crushed cars, skateboards, scooters and pictures of animals crossing railroad tracks are being displayed in the exhibit, which obviously has an environmental focus to it. The first (and thus far only) Anti-Auto Show in 2001 raised money for about a dozen bike rack installations around Detroit, but the show hasn't been held since. The bike racks are still there, though.

This year, the "anti" show reappears alongside the "real" North American Auto Show, which runs through January 27.


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      2 wheeled menace
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      LTAW, i rarely run my lights at full power.. only when i am on a deserted long bike path and want godly visibility! I am using magic shine lights ( high efficiency LEDs ) and have made special lenses that diffuse the light that produces a halogen-esque spread. I have 5 of them and more often run them at motorcycle levels of power, so blinding drivers isn't an issue. They run off the same battery as my motor and i have a 72v to 10v converter to supply the power.
      2 wheeled menace
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      I like it!!
        Reggie
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        @2 wheeled menace
        Here is bike that will keep you safe at night 2 wheeled menace, it was in the paper today. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2263979/8Bar-Bike-Glow-dark-bike-helps-stand-crowd.html We are under snow in the UK at the moment, life is tough if you are a cyclist. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/01/19/article-2264957-170808F1000005DC-963_964x1025.jpg No Anti-Auto Show girls? This is no good.
      Letstakeawalk
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      "My cargo bike throws a couple thousand lumens out the front and back..." Holy lightning bolt, that seems like overkill. What are you using, and how are you powering them? Aren't you worried about blinding traffic around you? The high beams on most cars are around 1500 lumens.
      2 wheeled menace
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      Hah, nice bike! That's great for when you are on your way home a bit late and the sun is going down. My cargo bike throws a couple thousand lumens out the front and back, so i'm good on light! Utah is pretty bad too. Averaging around 12F daily for the past few weeks in the Salt Lake region. ( that's -11c for you folks using a proper measurement system ;) )