“The move from January to September is massive.” — Thad Szott, Detroit Auto Show co-chair
Listen: Memories of past Auto Shows and looking ahead to this year’s attractions.
Thad Szott is the president of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (“DADA”) and co-chair of the Detroit Auto Show. He says moving the show to September is a big benefit for the show.
“The move from January to September is massive,” says Szott. “You can actually park half a mile away and enjoy the walk to Huntington Place.”
Jamie Butters is an executive editor of Automotive News and co-host of the Automotive News Daily Drive podcast. He says we are experiencing a change in how auto shows are run, with less emphasis on international events.
“The way cars get introduced has changed,” says Butters. “Now we’re seeing, just like here in Detroit, this pivot back toward regional shows, trying to really get people excited about vehicles in their local market.”
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