Northwood University will focus on 'fueling the future' at this year's auto show. The Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) features more than 450 new domestic and imported cars, trucks, vans, experimental, specialty and recreational vehicles, as well as many influences from the automotive aftermarket.
“Our theme for 2008, Fueling the Future, was chosen because the automotive industry is moving toward alternative methods of propelling our vehicles,” says Auto Show General Chair Nicole Paparella. “The theme not only focuses on the changes being made in the transportation industry but also the changes that are facing our world."
The show kicks off on Oct. 10 at 9:30 am in Griswold Lecture Hall with a VIP panel. This panel consists of Chip Perry (keynote speaker), president and chief executive officer of AutoTrader.com; Steven J. Landry, executive vice president-sales and field operations for Chrysler Group; Joe Serra, president and owner of Serra Automotive; Dave Schembri, president of smartUSA; and Barb Samardzich, vice president of Global Powertrain Engineering. The public is welcome to attend this panel discussion.
The 45th annual NUIAS will also be unveiling the V1 drive-on car ramp from Rampboss-USA thanks to Rampboss-USA President G. Todd Stoney. The V1 is a modular display assembly combining unsurpassed mechanical functionality with a unique ability to be easily deployed to support a wide variety of promotional situations, organizers state.
The V1 has no restrictions presently found among all other existing vehicle ramp products on the market today. Comparatively, the V1 can be maneuvered after a vehicle is mounted to exhibit a multitude of tilts, twists, and viewing angles unachieved by a wide assortment of similar and rustic angle iron ramps presenting a single stance. This year’s Auto Show will also feature the Bugatti Veyron, the most expensive and fastest production vehicle ever made. This car will be featured in the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies.