6 auto shows you can’t miss in Detroit in 2022
The world’s deep love for cars and mobility is the driving factor behind the Greater Detroit area hosting the most auto shows in a year. We didn’t earn the nickname, the Motor City, for nothing. Three of the world’s largest automakers were founded and headquartered in our own backyard.
The car culture in Detroit is unmatched. What better way to show our love for cars than by hosting over 10 car shows a year. Indeed, for more than fifty-seven years, custom auto shows have honored the innovative craftsmanship that continually transforms and improves the vehicles of yesterday and today.
Car enthusiast. Car enthusiast. Obsessed with muscle cars. Driven by speed. If any of them describe you, this auto show is for you.
In his 69and iteration, Autorama is back and excited to bring you the very best in competition cars, specialty cars and concept cars. Come for the hot rods but stay to see some of the most anticipated new cars of the year.
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In honor of Woodward Avenue, America’s first freeway, the annual classic car show is unlike any other classic car show you’ve seen before. What started as a fundraiser for a new football pitch has become the world’s largest car cruise.
The Woodward Dream Cruise attracts 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars from around the world each year to witness the display of over 10 miles of automotive history and culture.
August 19, 2022
The Woodward Dream Show is for hot rod enthusiasts, custom car enthusiasts, cruiser enthusiasts and muscle car loyalists. This show will showcase classes, brands and a celebration of automotive culture in the heart of the Motor City. This year, the iconic 1932 Ford “Deuce” celebrates its 90th anniversary, the Lincoln brand celebrates its 100th anniversary and the Pontiac Firebird turns 55. Check out all three cars at the Woodward Dream Show.
From Friday to Sunday June 3 to 5, 2022
The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, presented by Lear, is made for those who need speed. Belle Isle Park will host thousands of fans over three days as race car drivers compete to qualify for the next round of the Formula 1 competition series. Food trucks, vendors, live music and more yet make this event not only family-friendly but fun for everyone, regardless of age.
Media | Tech Days / 14 – 15 Sept.
Charity Preview / September 16
Public days / 17 – 25 Sept.
The long-awaited North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is back and bigger than ever. After a two-year absence, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) is ready to welcome thousands of car enthusiasts, manufacturers and media to downtown Detroit for more than a week.
This time around, there will also be additional city-wide activations in the Downtown Corridor. The show highlights a variety of vehicles, pioneering technology in the global race for mobility and electrification, and solidifies Michigan’s position as a mobility and technology incubator.
September 29 – October 2
The 2022 American Speed Festival will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Shelby American’s impact on sports cars. The American Speed Festival will bring together some of the most renowned brands in automotive performance history, from vintage Indy cars and historic production cars to modern supercars.
Live music, premium food and drink, and interactive displays from car sponsors and salespeople also add to the festive, family-friendly experience.