Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

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    Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

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    Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

    The 2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit has been canceled because the Federal Emergency Management Administration chose the TCF Center to become a field hospital for COVID-19 cases for at least six months.

    The show, one of Southeast Michigan's signature events, will resume in June 2021, the organizers informed show sponsors in a memo Saturday.

    "The health and welfare of the citizens of Detroit and Michigan is paramount. TCF Center is the ideal location for this important function at this critical and unprecedented time,” NAIAS executive director Rod Alberts said in a statement.

    Auto show officials declined to comment on the memo, which the Free Press obtained.

    The 2021 show will include all the events planned for this year, when the event had was to move from its longtime home in January to summer so it could offer outdoor events along the riverfront including test drives, demonstrations of self-driving cars and other new technologies and Motor Bella, a pre-show street festival of Italian and English cars in the heart of downtown.

    2021 North American International Auto Show dates and events

    • Motor Bella – Friday, June 11 to Monday, June 14: A street fair of English and Italian cars and food.
    • The Gallery – Monday, June 14: An invitation-only show of the latest exotic and luxury vehicles.
    • Press Preview – Tuesday, June 15 to Wednesday, June 16: Automakers from around the world reveal new vehicles and technologies.
    • AutoMobili-D Powered by PlanetM – Tuesday, June 15 to Thursday, June 17: Innovators showcase new ideas to automakers and suppliers.
    • Industry Preview – Wednesday, June 16 to Thursday, June 17: Engineers and designers study new vehicles for competitive information.
    • Charity Preview – Friday, June 18: Massive event raises millions for local charities.
    • Public Show – Saturday, June 19 to Saturday, June 26

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    Re: Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

    Great news for the people of Detroit their health is paramount their needs come first a big high fives to the TCF center

    What a dreadful death once in the worst when Coronavirus gets into the lungs it can turn into pneumonia with a similar experience as drowning as your lungs fill with water you start to get short of breath, with the Coronavirus the mucus in your lungs starts harden turns to a concrete like substance that doctors can do very little at the moment to save you when it happens. Some are now thinking of doing pioneering surgery cutting into the lungs to remove the concrete like mucus that the Coronavirus hardens in the future whilst they wait for a cure for the virus to be developed.

    Have read if you start to develop any of the symptoms drinking a glass of warm water helps a bit as the virus does not like warm fluids, and wash your hands!

    Stay safe.
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    Re: Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

    This is the correct move. Minneapolis Convention Center had our Auto Show over a month ago and is now being prepped as a field hospital if/when the need arises.

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    Re: Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

    For some reason I'm drawn to the latest bit by Disney out of this situation, but I think it would be a huge flop. As in what Disney is doing via Youtube and doing vitual amusement park rides. What? no wind in your hair and acceleration, deceleration, ups and down thrills? An auto show would be the same with no touchy feely with the products only being shown.

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    Re: Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

    Is the Woodward Cruise still on?
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    Re: Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

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    Re: Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    For some reason I'm drawn to the latest bit by Disney out of this situation, but I think it would be a huge flop. As in what Disney is doing via Youtube and doing vitual amusement park rides. What? no wind in your hair and acceleration, deceleration, ups and down thrills? An auto show would be the same with no touchy feely with the products only being shown.
    Totally agree, although folks are just trying to find the best alternatives they can to cover at least their fixed costs. I mean, my son's tennis class is posting "instruction" over video now, as lame as that is.
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    Re: Detroit Auto Show Canceled as TCF Center Chosen for Hospital in Coronavirus Fight

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