The 2015 North American International Auto Show has gathered the car communities from across the world for over a century. The show started as a regional show in Detroit. In 1987 a visionary group of auto dealers (Detroit Auto Dealers Association or DADA) decided to take a chance and branch out, and make this gathering of automotive lovers go international.

Today the show includes:

  • 5,025 journalists from 60 countries and 40 U.S. States.
  • 55 new vehicle introductions: 49 worldwide; six North American.
  • Seven concept cars.
  • 35,551 people attended from 2,001 companies and 25 countries.


The gathering of such a crowd is also a perfect time to raise money for a good cause. This is what sets the NAIAS car show apart from others. This year 15,350 people helped raise $5.3 million for 9 different Children’s Charities. So far the NAIAS has raised more than $100 Million since 1976, when the Charity Preview was established by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association.

To see what the show has turned into today, and of course to check out the cars, click here.