February 2-5, 2017Buy Tickets
Features & Attractions
Million Dollar Motorway
The most admired feature of the 2016 Michigan International Auto Show is back by popular demand! Only vehicles with retail prices over $100,000 qualify to be displayed in the Million Dollar Motorway. …our total? …well over $1 million!
The list of Million Dollar Motorway vehicles expected to be on display at the Show will be available soon.
Gilmore Car Museum
Since the nation’s very first auto show in 1899, manufacturers have always held these events to highlight the newest “next great” advancement for the automobile. At the Michigan International Auto Show, west Michigan’s Gilmore Car Museum, North America’s largest auto museum, has displayed an amazing array of vintage and classic cars for the past decade and a half. This year the Museum presents “The Next Great Idea” to showcase several cars and automotive innovations as they’ve appeared throughout past decades, and may well have been a highlight of similar annual venues.
Auto Show Charity Spectacular
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Join the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association and other supporters of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation for a VIP preview of the Michigan International Auto Show. Be greated by the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Superheroes! Enjoy cocktails and an exquisite strolling dinner from the chefs of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel while taking in the sights and sounds of Metropolis, Gotham City, Gateway City and the Avengers Tower via live dance performances throughout the evening.
Proceeds from the evening benefit the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation. Live broadcast from 7pm-8pm on WOOD TV 8 and WOTV 4. $150 per person Advanced Tickets on sale now or available at the door!
River City Diner
Take a step back and enjoy the River City Diner. The menu includes an open faced roast beef sandwich with gravy, diner burgers and cheese burgers, grilled chicken and bacon melt, chili cheese dog, root beer floats, old fashioned sodas and more.
RacingAwareness.com in partnership with the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and their families coping with the illness or injury of a child. The RacingAwareness.com team will be on hand raising awareness and funds to launch and support Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital programs and services. RA strives to achieve their mission through a niche centered on auto racing.
The team will showcase their Berlin Raceway Championship winning Modified race car and the all new Mini Wedge car designed just for kids. See the cars up close and meet the drivers throughout the weekend. Meet RA Modified driver, Dave Lake from Marne, Super Late drivers, Nate Walton and Terry VanHaitsma, both from Hudsonville and 12-year old Tony Caputo from Marne, driver of the Mini Wedge. Drivers will be at the show on select days/times.
SAE International Collegiate Design Series
The SAE International Collegiate Design Series is a competition that is open to college students all over the world. Teams from Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America compete every year to see who can design, build and drive the most innovative vehicles. The goal is to create a competitive environment for college students to apply their technical theories to real world problems. These competitions include: Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Aero Design Challenge, Baja Vehicle Challenge, Formula Vehicle Challenge, Formula Hybrid Challenge, Supermileage Challenge, and the Formula Electric Challenge.
This year, the SAE Western Michigan Section student teams will be at the Auto Show to display their vehicles, talk about the competitions, and share about the challenges and successes that they have had while competing in the series. There will be students from Hope College, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, and Western Michigan University. There will be vehicles on site and they will have videos and information about the teams and universities. They are always looking to connect with future team members, sponsors, and mentors.
Meijer and the Injury Prevention Program
This program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is an ongoing effort to help educate the community in West Michigan about different types of common injuries suffered by children and ways to prevent those injuries from happening. Topics include home safety, sports safety, water safety, helmet safety and car seat safety. Stop by their display at the Show to learn more!