You might have noticed the first part of this week I was in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show (#FordNAIAS and #FordTX online). The Ford Motor Company was nice enough to invite me for the second year in a row. Last year, my first time in Detroit and the auto show, was really quite the experience so of course I was thrilled to go back and check out all of the latest models from vehicle makers the world over, especially from Ford.
Besides what better way to kick off a New Year than with a trip!?
As expected, the trip itself was a lot of fun. We got to visit Ford’s world headquarters; drive a handful of their new cars and trucks; stop by the Henry Ford Museum; and my personal favorite, talk one on one with the very creative and quirky TechShop team. That night was especially hands on as we got to sandblast our own beer mugs, silkscreen our own tote bags, and play with a whole bunch of other cool tools that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise ever gotten to touch. They even had a 3D printer. That was pretty awesome!
Here’s a quick recap of what we got to experience:
Bueno, there was so much more we got to experience, but this kind of gives you an idea of what I got to see, hear and touch in Detroit. I hope you like the pictures!
I was a guest of the Ford Motor Company for their Digital Summit at NAIAS. All opinions are strictly my own.
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Home sweet home! I’m back in Texas now and still reveling from all of the excitement of the last couple of days. I didn’t know whether I should post another blog about my trip or not (you know, me constantly over thinking everything again), but I decided to go ahead and do so because there were a couple of cool little things I didn’t get to show you before. Plus it would give our trip together a conclusion 🙂
So here we go:
Thank you to the folks at Ford for making this experience such a wonderful and exciting one for me and all of the other bloggers in Detroit the last three days. It was really cool hanging out with people from literally every corner of the world! Para ustedes, I hope I did a decent job of taking you all along for the adventure. It was very fun sharing this experience with you.
Let me get right to the point. There are literally hundreds of cars… beautiful cars! And even more hundreds of people from across the world. Todavía ni recorro la mitad de este auto show and already I am overwhelmed and tired. Me hubiera traido un par de chanclas, jajaja… ¿se imaginan? Anyway, here are my favorites so far! Hope you all like the pictures.
¡Ya llegue! Here we go folks, first day in Detroit and already I’m exhausted. Well, not really… more like utterly impressed with all of the royal treatment we’ve been getting here since we first arrived. Courtesy of the Ford Motor Company, of course. They wined and dined us at the beautiful Henry Ford Museum and allowed us special access to portions of their brand new exhibits that won’t be open to the general public until the end of this month. It’s such an honor to be one of the over 140 bloggers and members of the media from across the globe who were invited to the North American International Auto Show by Ford this week.
Tomorrow our day kicks off at 5:00 a.m., but I wanted to share a little of what we’ve seen so far before going to bed with all of you. ¡Espero les gusten las foticos!
More pictures coming tomorrow. You can also learn more about the North American International Auto Show at NAIAS.com. Tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. EST Ford will be unveiling their brand new Ford Fusion in a live international press conference. Tune in to watch at livestream.com/ford.
I can’t believe it! I’m going to Detroit, Michigan next week! I’ve always been enamored with the northern most portion of the United States, and until this summer had only read about this part of the country in books, imagining myself in the midst of all of that snow. Now, just months after having visited New York City and Chicago for the first time in my life, the date is almost here and I can’t wait to board my plane for the The D, Motown, the Motor City, Detroit!
Who would have thought that my stories as a young boy growing up and growing into myself would have connected with others the way they have, much less that they would be taking me all the way across the nation to Michigan. Definitely not me! Texas and Mexico were the only places I used to travel before, both as a kid and as an adult. Now I’m packing for Detroit! I am so grateful for all of the blessings I’ve received and for all of you who have made everything possible!
Thank you guys for sticking around and for continuing this journey with me!
Next week when I’m at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), as a guest of the Ford Motor Company, I’m going to do my best to take you all along for the adventure! Not only will we be among the first in the world to see some of the auto industry’s newest designs, models and concepts, but I’ll also get the chance to visit Ford’s research labs and design center where all of the car making magic takes place! I am just beyond myself with excitement. I think we’re even going to have time to play around with our own design ideas! Can you imagine what I’ll come up with? I’m already thinking the ultimate Mexi-ride, jajaja!
Secretly, I’m also hoping there will be lots of snow all over the place. I’ve never actually been in real snow and though I know it will probably be way too cold for me, I can’t wait to step in a couple inches… or feet of snow!