One of Detroit's biggest tourist attractions and winter distractions is the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). In previous years, the Detroit Auto Show was filled with pomp and pageantry, including a cattle drive down Jefferson Avenue. In 2009, the economy in general and Detroit's auto industry in particular forced the show to scale back slightly; but the 2013 Detroit Auto Show looks poised to shock and awe.
The public show of the North American International Auto Show ("NAIAS") runs from January 19th to the 27th. (Schedule and Information). Aside from being the city's biggest event, the NAIAS distinguishes itself in several ways: the Detroit Auto Show holds a coveted international certification; provides an unprecedented level of international media exposure; and hosts several unique exhibits, displays and events. (Uniquely NAIAS).
The Detroit Auto Show has evolved significantly over the last 100 years, but how does the Motor City version compare to those other auto shows in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles?
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