6 Can’t Miss Auto Shows Coming to Detroit in 2022

Modified: March 03, 2022 | Story by Samantha Scott | Photos by Bill Bowen and the Woodward Dream Cruise

The world’s deep love for cars and mobility are the driving factor behind hosting the most car shows in a year in the metro Detroit area. We didn’t earn the nickname, the Motor City, for nothing. Three of the worlds major car companies were founded and headquartered in our own backyard.

The car culture in Detroit is unmatched. What better way to showcase our love for cars than by putting on 10+ car shows a year. In fact, for over fifty-seven years, custom car shows have honored the innovative workmanship that continuously transforms and improves the vehicles of yesterday and today. 

 

Autorama 

Huntington Place
March 4-6 

 

 

Car aficionado. Automobile lover. Muscle car obsessed. Driven by speed. If any of these describe you, this auto show was made for you.  

In its 69th iteration, Autorama is back and excited to bring you the best in competition cars, specialty and concept cars. Come for the hot rods but stay to see some of the most highly anticipated new cars of the year. 

 

Woodward Dream Cruise 

Oakland County from Pontiac to Ferndale 
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August 20 

 

 

In honor of Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway, the annual classic car show is unlike any other car show you’ve seen before. What was originally a fundraiser for a new soccer field, has turned into the worlds biggest car cruise. 

The Woodward Dream Cruise draws 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the world to bear witness to the 10+ mile display of auto history and culture.  

 

Woodward Dream Show

M1 Concourse

August 19, 2022

 

 

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The Woodward Dream Show is for the hot rod enthusiasts, the custom car appreciators, cruiser lovers, and muscle car faithful. This show will feature classes, marques, and a celebration of car culture in the heart of the Motor City. This year, the iconic 1932 Ford “Deuce” turns 90, the Lincoln brand celebrates its 100th anniversary, and the Pontiac Firebird turns 55. Catch all three cars at the Woodward Dream Show.

 

Chevy Detroit Grand Prix 

Belle Isle 

Friday-Sunday, June 3-5, 2022 

 

 

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The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, presented by Lear, is made for those with a need for speed. Belle Isle Park will welcome, thousands of fans for three days as race car drivers compete to make it to next part of the Formula 1 competition series. Food trucks, vendors, live music and more make this event not only family friendly but fun for everyone no matter the age.  

 

North American International Auto Show 

Huntington Place
Media | Tech Days / Sept. 14 – 15 
Charity Preview / Sept. 16 
Public Days / Sept. 17 – 25 

 

 

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The long awaited North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is back and bigger than ever before. After a two-year absence, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) is ready to welcome thousands of car lovers, manufacturers and media back to downtown Detroit for over a week.

This time around there will also of be additional city-wide activations taking place throughout downtown corridor. The show highlights a variety of vehicles, the technology pioneering the global mobility and electrification race and solidifying Michigan’s position as a mobility and technology incubator. 

 

American Speed Festival 

M1 Concourse 
September 29- October 2 
 

 

The 2022 American Speed Festival will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Shelby American’s impact on sports cars. American Speed Festival will combine some of the most renowned brands in automotive performance history from vintage Indy cars and historic stock cars to modern-day supercars.  

Live music, premium food and beverages, plus interactive displays from sponsors and auto vendors also add to the festive, family-friendly experience. 

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  1. 1
    Huntington Place
    One Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-877-8777
  2. 2
    Belle Isle State Park
    99 Pleasure Drive, Detroit, MI 48207
    313-821-9844
  3. 3
    M1 Concourse
    1 Concourse Drive, Pontiac, MI 48341