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Report: Organizers vow city bankruptcy won't affect Detroit Auto Show

By Brandon Turkus

2013 North American International Auto Show - Cobo Hall sign

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Detroit’s bankruptcy is going to mess up a lot of stuff in the coming months – if not years. One thing that shouldn’t be affected, though, is the North American International Auto Show, held at downtown Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Currently in the midst of a much-needed $299-million renovation, Cobo’s operation was taken over by the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority in 2009, essentially protecting the convention center, and by extension, the auto show, from the city’s ills.

Speaking to Automotive News, executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, Rod Alberts, said he isn’t worried about the effect of Detroit’s bankruptcy on the show’s most visible municipal presence – security. City officials are committed to providing the same degree of activity as in previous years. In addition to the regular police presence, the auto show will hire its own security forces for this year’s show rather than contracting out. Not all the pressure is on the show and the DPD, though, as Alberts pointed out to AN, “‘I know we can lean on other agencies to help us out if we need to.'”

Held annually at Cobo since 1965, the North American International Auto Show is one of the premiere events on the global auto show calendar. Held every January, it has been a regular source of frostbite news and new vehicle introductions for media from around the world.

Organizers vow city bankruptcy won’t affect Detroit Auto Show originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Report: Dubai police add Ferrari FF to keep Lambo company

By Zach Bowman

Dubai Police Department Ferrari FF

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Supercars are a sulky lot by nature. Leave them to their own devices and they’ll quickly grow despondent. That’s why so many owners have more than one exotic in the stable. The Dubai Police seem to have caught on to that fact, having just added a Ferrari FF to help keep the force’s new Lamborghini Aventador company. The duo will patrol the city’s more affluent regions to promote the area’s image as a mecca for money.

Mission: accomplished.

Of course, the Dubai PD certainly isn’t the first law enforcement agency to adopt flashy cruisers, and car gods willing, it won’t be the last. There was the Nissan GT-R gussied up for police duty, as well as the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and the Mitsubishi Evo X, but we have to say the DPD certainly has the most lust-worthy stable at the moment.

Dubai police add Ferrari FF to keep Lambo company originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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