Lothrop Parking provides spaces for vehicles to rest their weary wheels for a while. One of Henry Ford Hospital's New Center skyways hovers above the entrance to this covered parking garage, which offers daily and monthly rates for car, truck, and SUV owners to leave their craft in a secure location. And it's just a few blocks northwest of the Amtrak station, putting travelers within easy walking or hopscotching distance of their waiting train.
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Detroit has long been synonymous with the American automobile. In fact, the Motor City has even hosted an annual auto show since 1907?with the exception of World War II, when all our cars went overseas to serve as in the USO's demolition derbies. But the war also brought dramatic changes to the auto industry, leading some forward-thinking auto dealers to explore the cars of Japan and Europe. Up until that point, the Detroit Auto Show had always been a regional affair. When those dealers returned, they brought back an entire world's worth of automobiles, and in 1989, the Detroit Auto Show became the North American International Auto Show.
Here are a just a few milestones achieved since the expo began:
There's still a palpable sense of excitement each year at North American International Auto Show. Car manufactures from around the world come to show off their latest models, and the general public can expect to see more than 500 vehicles on display. Event organizers hand out awards for innovative vehicles, posters created by students, and photos that attendees snap of cars across the auto show.
For a virtual trip across the auto show, browse this photo archive of past years' events.
The world’s first steam-cleaning car-wash franchise, DetailXPerts employs organic cleaning products to reinvigorate vehicles to show-room levels of spotlessness. With the Presidential detail, a team of expert scrubbers travel directly to clients to give four-wheelers the Oval Garage treatment over about two hours, kicking off with a traditional hand wash and dry. After the nebulous power of steam scours rims and wheels, a slathering of tire dressing shines up car shoes and eliminates any evidence of joy rides through tar pits. Detailers thoroughly vacuum and deodorize interiors, purifying seats and vents, conditioning carpet and upholstery, and steam-cleaning floor mats, along with a slew of other down-and-dirty tactics. Proud owners of people-movers can schedule appointments for DetailXPerts’ mobile unit to come meet them whether they’re at home, at work, or out running a car-wash fundraiser.
The staffers at Ward's Cleaning Solutions boast a versatile resume, possessing the skills and tools to do everything from removing carpet stains and power-washing houses to gingerly cleaning neon lights and sprucing up construction sites. Before making their way to homes or businesses, they load up eco-friendly cleaning supplies designed to safely de-grime countertops, floors, upholstery, and backyard coal plants. Before they're allowed to don Ward's Cleaning Solutions' proud uniforms, the team members must yield a spotless background check and make their way through a thorough training regimen.