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Features & Attractions
PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2018 Michigan International Auto Show. The 2019 show details will be posted soon.
Concept / Pre-Production Vehicles
Concept and pre-production vehicles expected to be on display throughout the Show include:
Prototype Ford EcoSport SES
Prototype Ford Edge ST
Prototype Ford Ranger – Saber Lariat Faker
Prototype Ford Bullitt
2019 Lincoln MKC
2019 RAM 1500
2019 Lincoln Nautilus
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!
CLICK HERE to view the list of Million Dollar Motorway vehicles on display at the show
Gilmore Car Museum
It’s 2018, 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 “On the Eights.”
CLICK HERE to view the list of Gilmore Cars that will be on display at the Auto Show
Great American Muscle Cars
2018 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody – ($78,325) Hellcat models get a larger 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 (707 hp, 650 lb-ft). In addition to the Hellcat features, this model gets Brembo performance brakes (four-piston front and rear), a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, red Laguna sport seats, rear parking sensors, the newest version of Dodge’s 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, performance-related in-car apps, and HD satellite radio. Add to this special package, xenon headlights, a special air intake, orange brake calibers, 20 in Devil’s Rim aluminum wheels, and power sunroof. THIS IS HEART POUNDING PERFORMANCE!
2017 Shelby Super Snake Mustang – ($92,000 +) This is the 50th Anniversary edition, limited to 500 units worldwide, don’t miss this featured Great American Muscle Car. The Super Snake does the zero-to-60-mph sprint in 3.5 seconds and can turn in a quarter-mile time of 10.9 seconds. The special edition model was unveiled at the Ford Motor Company exhibit at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction and comes five decades after the first Super Snake came off the assembly line. Based on the Ford Mustang GT, the Super Snake combines Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 engine with forced induction for 670 horsepower, although optional superchargers are available to push power output to more than 750 hp. On the outside, the sports car gets a new hood, rockers, spoilers, splitters, grilles, fog lights, rear tail panel and rear diffuser assembly. Additional styling accessories include anniversary stripes and badges. The anniversary theme also continues into the cabin.
2018 CM3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – ($73,000) This is the most extreme Camaro to date. This hardcore model is dialed up with a huge rear wing, front bumper corner canards, a deep lip spoiler, and wheels hiding larger brake discs. Combining fresh aerodynamic, suspension, wheel, tire and weight saving components with the existing Z/1’s 650 hp LT4 supercharged 6.2 liter, V-8, a six-speed manual transmission and Brembo brakes yields, this Camaro is touted as “the ultimate track day Camaro!”
Sponsored by Pridgeon & Clay
See the 2017 Gentex Custom Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
This custom vehicle is an extensively modified vehicle by Gentex and American Custom Jeeps. The vehicle bodywork, suspension, wheels, lighting, interior, drivetrain and features set are all custom. It highlights Gentex’s latest rear vision, camera and home automation technologies!
See the 2001 BMW Z8
This roadster was produced in limited quantity by the German automaker from 2000 to 2003. About 5,700 Z8 models were made for the entire world, and only about 2,500 made their way to the United States. Since that time, this specific model has gained in value. According to Auto Trader, “The BMW Z8 is worth a ton of money. While other early-2000s BMW models have depreciated quickly, like the used vehicles they are, the Z8 hasn’t. In fact, it’s done the opposite. Rather than dropping in price like all other expensive German cars, the Z8 has dramatically appreciated — to the point where these things now routinely list for well over $200,000.”
More Can’t Miss Vehicles to See at the 2018 Auto Show Include:
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 – named Car.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2018 | 2018 Ford F-15 – the 2018 Truck of the Year | 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid | 2018 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T | 2018 Jeep Wrangler – ALL NEW design | 2018 Lincoln Navigator – the 2018 North American Truck of the Year | 2018 RAM DT Limited Truck | 2018 Toyota C-HR – the first ever! | 2018 Volvo XC60 – the 2018 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year | 2018 Alpha Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (Race Version) | 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir | 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt | 2018 GM Canyon Denali Diesel | 2018 Hyundai Sante Fe Sport | 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | 2018 Nissan Leaf | 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo | 2018 Range Rover Velar | 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
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. The featured vehicles include the first-ever C-HR, the All-New Camry, the RAV4 and the Highlander.
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
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.
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. At the Show the engineers, design team members and their cars will be present. Stop by to learn what it takes to build these cars. These are the people that will be designing the autos of the future.
On Thursday evening at 6:30pm all teams will be present to discuss the challenges and improvements to their vehicles. The SAE Western Michigan section will be awarding the teams scholarship funds to continue their pursuit of mobility excellence.
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 Championship winning Mini Wedge car designed just for kids. See the cars up close and meet the drivers throughout the weekend. Meet RA Modified driver, Josh Frye from Coopersville, Super Late drivers, Dave Lake from Marne, Terry VanHaitsma from Hudsonville and 13-year old Tony Caputo from Marne, driver of the Mini Wedge. Drivers will be at the show on select days/times.
Pit Stop Diner
Take a step back and enjoy some food sure to please all the picky eaters in the group. Surrounded by racing exhibits and vehicles that every car enthusiast will rave about, enjoy menu items that you might find at the track… Cheese Burgers, Grilled Chicken and Bacon Melts, Chili Cheese Dogs, even Dippin’ Dots.