BAT 11dk: First Private Car Displayed On Detroit Auto Show Main Floor... EverWes Siler1/13/09 10:45amFiled to: Detroit Auto ShowBat 11dkbat 11Bertonestile bertoneGary KaberleConcept carConcept CarsTop541EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkDr. Gary Kaberle, a Michigan Dentist, is the first-ever private individual to display a vehicle on the main floor of the Detroit Auto Show with his BAT 11dk. We've seen the BAT 11dk before, but thanks to the Carpocalypse thinning the field, he’s displaying his concept BAT 11dk right across from VW. Gary, who hopes the car will help raise breast cancer awareness, was invited to share room on the main show floor with the College For Creative Studies’ — thanks to their unexpectedly large display area. The college traditionally occupies a much smaller slot in the show’s basement, but, along with Brilliance Auto and other previous underground dwellers, the show's withdrawal of Nissan and Porsche has bumped them up with the big boys.