January 31 - February 3, 2019
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Million Dollar Motorway

Million Dollar Motorway

Each year attendees can get a closer look at a very special collection of performance and luxury vehicles from all over the globe. The Million Dollar Motorway offers an array of exotic vehicles on display that are sure to dazzle guests with their beauty and amaze with their technology. Every set of wheels in the Million Dollar Motorway must have a MSRP over $100,000 to be included in this special display.

This glamorous and unique feature of the auto show remains a public favorite every year!

View list of Million Dollar Motorway vehicles HERE.

Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore Car Museum

It’s 2019, and things have certainly changed in the American Auto Industry that is now more than 120 years old. In fact, the nation’s very first auto show took place in Detroit in 1899 and the Michigan International Auto Show held in Grand Rapids began exactly 100 years later in 1999. This year, the Gilmore Car Museum showcases many of the changes that have taken place in those 120 years with their Automotive Innovations.

View list of Gilmore Car Museum Vehicles HERE.

 

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Concept / Pre-Production Vehicles

Concept and pre-production vehicles expected to be on display throughout the Show include:

2020 Aviator Black Label GT

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum

2020 Jeep Gladiator

2020 Volkswagen Passat

 

Great American Muscle Cars

Great American Muscle Cars

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye ($89,705) – When a 707 hp muscle car was not enough, Dodge added another 90 in horsepower. With each of the 3300 Challenger SRT Demons spoken for, Dodge needed to leverage its 808- hp asset (840 on race gas) in order to ensure the nation’s strategic tire reserve remained on notice. So they plunked the Demon’s supercharged V-8, eight-speed automatic, and driveline bits—including the line lock and launch control but not the trans brake—into a Hellcat and added the Redeye suffix to differentiate it from lesser 707-hp (and now 717-hp) Hellcats. The Redeye is all about big numbers and crass consumption, and that includes its 4514-pound curb weight and the 16.7 gallons of fuel we burned in just 81 miles of testing. Notice served!


2019 1000HP Stage II Yemko/SC Camaro ($107,520) –  Take advantage of this performance vehicle’s magnetic ride, electronic rear differential and performance traction management software. This vehicle was just unveiled in October 2018 and Specialty Vehicle Engineering is only building 25 of these units! Propelling the Yenko Camaro is a supercharged 6.8 liter version of the LT-1 engine. The Stage II package adds 20% larger supercharger with 25% more boost, in order to deliver 1000 HP Supercharged to compliment updated looks on this pony car!

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R ($78,325) –  Performance and Technology! The Shelby GT350R is designed to achieve lightning-fast performance. Every system, component and shape is designed and optimized so that all the parts work in balanced harmony, slashing weight wherever possible with cutting-edge materials and technologies. The hand assembled 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 with a flat-plane crank is designed to be the most powerful naturally aspirated roadgoing engine in Ford history. With a redline of 8,250 rpm, this is also Ford’s highest revving producing V8 yet. That’s why driving a Shelby GT350 is the most exhilarating experience ever felt in a production Mustang.

 

 

Sponsored by Pridgeon & Clay

Toyota Drive Center

Toyota Drive Center

Get in the drivers’ seat at the Toyota Drive Center while you’re at the Show. This hands-on driving experience offers you an opportunity to test drive a variety of popular Toyota vehicles in a non-retail environment on a specially designed street course around downtown Grand Rapids.

Drive Center Hours of Operation:

Thursday:  11am – 7pm

Friday:  11am – 7pm

Saturday:  10am – 7pm

Sunday:  10am – 4pm

Drivers must be at least 18 years old or older and have a valid driver’s license. Passengers must be at least 8 years of age and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Drivers will be accompanied onboard by a “product specialist,” who will help navigate the route and point out features on each model. Vehicles subject to change.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) – Collegiate Design Series

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) – Collegiate Design Series

The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) has several collegiate design competitions. On display are the entries from the local colleges (Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Western Michigan University). The SAE Collegiate Design Series brings students beyond textbook theory by designing, building and testing the performance of a real vehicle. Teams design and build the vehicles. They compete in aggressive challenges all over the country. At the Michigan International Auto Show, the engineers, design team members and their cars will be present to discuss what it takes to build these cars. These are the folks that will be designing the autos of the future. Stop by and talk to them, they are happy to discuss what fun it is to design these vehicles!

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Racing Awareness

Racing Awareness

The Racing Awareness Team will be at the Auto Show once again this year, showcasing this Modified Race Car that will be ready for opening day at Berlin Raceway! Check out the PIT CREW TIRE CHANGE COMPETITION! Challenge your friend and find out who has the skill and composure to change out the race car tire the quickest! All for fun and in support of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Baxter the Robot

Baxter the Robot

Meet Baxter! He’s a super friendly and smart robot from our Feature Sponsor, Pridgeon & Clay! He will be at the Auto Show all weekend, so stop by and say hi!

 

Gizmo the Robot

Gizmo the Robot

Be on the lookout for Gizmo the Robot while you’re at the Show! He’ll be wandering the aisles entertaining attendees.