Were You At The Great Detroit Auto Show Fire Of 2010?

Reports from those on hand at the Great Detroit Auto Show Fire indicate no fire alarms went off, information was poorly shared, and Cobo Hall was altogether ill-prepared for the incident. Were you there? Have pictures of the aftermath? » 1/22/10 2:00pm 1/22/10 2:00pm

Detroit Auto Show Evacuated After Fire Erupts In Audi Display

The are numerous reports on the web of a serious fire breaking out in the Audi display inside Cobo Hall where the 2010 Detroit Auto Show is being held. There's no indication yet of any injuries or the extent of the damage but the photo from Twitter user @KristynBurtt shows a lot of smoke around the Land Rover display… » 1/21/10 2:00pm 1/21/10 2:00pm

The Plywood Of Cobo: A Detroit Auto Show Preview

GM recently invited us to see its Detroit Auto Show stand while it was under construction. While there, we discovered the name of Cadillac's latest show car and peeked at the rest of the hall. Boxes, what do you hold? » 12/24/09 10:30am 12/24/09 10:30am

Detroit Taxi Numbered "666" Crashes Into Cobo Hall, Second Carpocalypse…

Thought the Carpocalypse was winding down? Saturday night a Detroit taxi ominously numbered "666" crashed into Cobo Hall, where the fully-booked (with boring cars) Detroit Auto Show will kick-off in January. Carpocalypse Two: Electric Car Boogaloo? [DetNews] » 9/20/09 3:30pm 9/20/09 3:30pm

NAIAS May Leave Detroit If Organizers Don't Get Cobo Expansion

The complaints about the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) staged yearly in January in Detroit fall into three categories A) it's in January B) It's in Detroit and C) Cobo Hall is just too small for the event. Well after the plan was announced to expand Cobo Hall by some 120,000 square feet, the… » 6/02/08 1:00pm 6/02/08 1:00pm

The Jalopnik Morning Shift


• Bad News — gas prices can affect auto sales. Good News — GM upgraded by Merrill Lynch [Freep]
• Safety Cars are confusing. [crash.net]
• What? Are Cobo and Javits already taken? [Inside Bay Area]
• Burned body in car? Sad. Burned body in car in watermelon patch? Funny. [The Monitor]
• Just blow, baby — yeah, like… » 4/27/06 10:30am 4/27/06 10:30am