Discover the ‘D’ – Episode 1137


COMING UP WE CHECK OUT THE
LARGEST AUTO SHOW IN THE
COUNTRY, DOWNTOWN HEATS UP WITH THE MERIDIAN WINTER BLAST, AND
THEN WE EXPLORE THE MICHIGAN
SCIENCE CENTER, SO STAY TUNED!>>>WELL WE’VE TAKEN YOU HERE
BEFORE, TO THE NORTH AMERICAN
INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW, EVERY TIME WE BRING YOU BACK
IT’S MORE AMAZING, IT’S THE
CHANCE TO SEE THE AUTO DESIGNERS AT THE LARGEST
AUTO SHOW IN THE COUNTRY.
I CAN’T GET OVER THE SIZE OF THIS, IT REMIND
ME OF BEING IN EUROPE.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS? THE BENTLEY, IN PURPLE.
THEY DO SAY THAT’S
THE COLOR OF ROYALTY. THE BMW ROADSTER, WHAT’S COOL
IS THE DRIVE SHAFT, NO CHAIN.
THIS IS PRETTY UNIQUE, THIS IS TESLA, THIS IS ONE
THAT HAS SEATS IN THE TRUNK.
WHERE THE ENGINE, THE STORAGE SPACE IS IN THE FRONT.
HOW DO YOU FEEL OF COMING IN?
>>THE AUTO SHOW IS THE PRIME MOVER OF GETTING
THIS PROJECT GOING.
IN FIVE YEARS, THEY’VE DONE ALL THIS WORK, THE MEETING ROOM,
THE HUGE LARGE VIDEO SCREEN,
PLUS ADDING LARGER FORMAT, VIDEO BOARD ON THE
FRONT OF THE BUILDING,
THAT’LL BE 120 BY 60 FEET. THAT’LL ADD A VERY
DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE
FRONT OF THE BUILDING.>>IT’LL BE COOL,
LIKE TIMES SQUARE.
>>VERY MUCH, THAT’S THE IDEA.>>WHAT’S THE RESPONSE BEEN?
OH MY GOSH, IT’S SO WONDERFUL,
WHAT’S THE RESPONSE?>>NOT JUST FOR THE EXHIBITORS,
IT’S A BETTER FACILITY,
IT’S ALLOWED THEM TO HAVE MORE SUPPLIERS INVOLVED.
THEY USE ALL THE MEDIA THAT
WE CAN USE, SUPPLIERS, AND IN ADDITION TO THE EXHIBITS
OF PEOPLE SEE ON THE FLOOR.
THEY SERVED ABOUT 140,000 INDIVIDUALS LAST
WEEK IN THE PREVIEW WEEK.
AND DID IT FLAWLESSLY. IN FACT, IF YOU ADD IT ALL UP
THE PREVIEW WEEK IS EQUIVALENT
OF THREE CONCERTS AT THE JOE, AND TWO TIGERS GAMES.
SO THE NEXT NINE DAYS YOU DRAW
THE ATTENDANCE EQUIVALENT OF AN ENTIRE LIONS GAME SCHEDULE.
WE GO AT A
STAGGER IN THE SCHEDULE. THE STAFF IS FIRED UP,
THEY ENJOY TO BE A PART OF
THIS IMPORTANT PROJECT FOR DETROIT, AND TO BE
ASSOCIATED WITH THE
COME BACK AND THE REBIRTH OF THE AUTO SHOW.
THE RENOVATION HAS STARTED, WE
TRIPLED THE NUMBER OF NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, AND TRIPLED THE
ANNUAL REVENUE AT THE SAME TIME.
HERE COMES THE PARADE.>>AND THE PARADE
IS A DAILY OCCURRING.
>>THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.>>I LOVE THIS.
IT REALLY PUTS IT ALL IN
PERSPECTIVE, THE HARD WORK THAT GOES INTO IT, I’M GOING
TO GO EXPLORE, I’VE GOT MY
EYE ON A CAR I WANT TO SEE.>>THANKS.
>>LIKE I TOLD TOM, WE’LL HEAD
TO FORDLAND, THEY HAVE A BIG SURPRISE THE BIG SHOW STOPPER,
NOT EVEN EVERYBODY AT FORD
KNEW IT WOULD BE UNVEILED, BUT THAT’S THE CAR OVER THERE
WITH THE HUGE CROWD AROUND OUT.
THIS IS THE 2017 FORD GT, THIS CAR IS IN PRODUCTION,
THAT’S WHY THE PEOPLE ARE HERE,
THEY’RE DREAMING BIG, RIGHT? AND 600 HORSEPOWER,
I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’LL GET
A CHANCE TO GO THAT FAST, BUT IT’S ON MY WISH LIST,
AND I’LL TAKE IT IN BLUE.
THIS IS THE INNOVATION PARK. COOL LITTLE TOP CHAIRS.
THAT’S PRETTY FUN.
COMING TO THE LINCOLN AREA RIGHT NOW,
AND THE EXHIBITS SCREAM LUXURY.
AND THIS BEHIND ME IS THE LINCOLN MKX, THE MID SIZE LUXURY
CROSS OVER, THE LARGEST GROWING
SEGMENT IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY, AND THIS IS A BIG
BEAUTY BEHIND ME, WE’LL
SEE A LOT OF THESE ON THE ROAD.>>EVERYTHING I CAN.
>>YOU BET,
ANY FAVORITES SO FAR?>>I LIKE THAT BENTLEY.
YEAH.
I LIKE.>>WE LIKE THAT ONE TOO,
THAT’S NICE.
>>A CONVERTIBLE.>>THIS ONE BEHIND ME
IS THE CHEVROLET BOLT,
AND IT’S A CONCEPT CAR TO GO 200 MILES ON ONE CHARGE.
THAT’S FOUR TIMES MORE THAN NOW.
THAT’S THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE. THIS ONE IS THE CADILLAC CTS,
AND IT’S THEIR ANSWER TO COMPETE
IN THE LUXURY EUROPEAN MARKET, 640 HORSEPOWER UP TO 200
MILES PER HOUR, SLEEK,
AND JUST SCREAMS LUXURY.>>I’VE HAD A WONDERFUL DAY AND
MET PEOPLE FROM IDAHO, THEY WERE
WONDERFUL AND LOVED DETROIT. THEY HAVE A GREAT
IMPROVEMENT AND I HAVE A
LOT OF FAVORITE CARS I LIKE.>>AND OF COURSE, AN AREA THAT’S
FULL OF EXCITEMENT IS THE
DODGE CHARGER AREA, MUSCLE CARS, BEHIND ME, YOU CAN GET A
GOOD LOOK AT THE DODGE
HEMI ENGINE, IT’S BEAUTIFUL. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN HANDLE THE
DODGE CHARGER 707 HORSEPOWER?
YOU GET A CHANCE WITH THIS SIMULATOR.
DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITES?
>>THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO THE AUTO SHOW.
>>WHAT DO YOU THINK?
>>I LOVE IT.>>YOU GET TO BE IN THE CARS,
NO PRESSURE, AND NO FUSS.
>>IT’S GREAT. WE’RE LOOKING ACURA RIGHT NOW.
>>IT’S AWESOME,
I’M ENJOYING SEEING THE CARS. TALKING TO SOME OF THE
REPS FROM THE DIFFERENT
COMPANIES AND STUFF. THE FEATURES ON THE
NEW CARS IS AWESOME.
>>WELL, THAT’S IT, THE D HAS DONE IT AGAIN, BROUGHT AN
INTERNATIONAL CROWD TO
THE HEART OF DETROIT, TO THE NORTH AMERICAN
INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW.
♪♪ ♪♪
>>>WE HAVE ICE SKATING, DOG
SLEDDING, SNOWSHOEING, RESTAURANTS AND MUSIC AND TONS
OF FUN IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN
AT THE CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK.>>THIS IS JUST GREAT FOR
DOWNTOWN DETROIT, KEEPING THE
FESTIVAL GOING THAT CELEBRATES THE WINTER. ITS THE ONE
WEEKEND YOU CAN SKATE FOR
FREE AT CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK, SNOWSHOE, AND DOG
SLEDDING COMPETITIONS.
WE ROAST MARSHMALLOWS HERE.>>IT’S A GREAT ATMOSPHERE.
>>IT IS, AND IT’S NICE OUTSIDE
AND SOMETIMES IT GETS A LITTLE CHILLY, WE HAVE COMFORT ZONE,
INSIDE THERE WE HAVE THREE
MUSIC STAGES, ON 54 MUSIC ACTS THAT WILL PLAY
THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.
AND NOT YOUR TYPICAL FESTIVAL FARE, BUT SEAFOOD MARKET, MIDDLE
EASTERN, DETROIT IS BECOME.
SO MANY NEW EMPLOYEES IN THE DISTRICT, GREAT CORPORATIONS
THAT MOVED IN, LIKE QUICKEN
LOANS, GALAXY, SO MANY NEW EMPLOYEES AND NEW ENERGY IN
THE DOWNTOWN, WE’RE THRILLED
THE WINTER BLAST SHOWCASES THE NEW DEVELOPMENT.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>THANK YOU.>>WE HAVE EVERYONE FROM HERE
IN LINE TO GET FIT, PHYSICALLY
AND GETTING FIT FOR FREE SNOWSHOEING, GET TO GO OUT AND
GO AROUND THE HEART OF THE CITY,
AND IT’S SO MUCH FUN. AND THE LINE IS
MOVING QUICKLY TOO.
>>THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME?>>YES.
>>SHE’S WITH YOU?
>>YES, WE’RE A FAMILY, AND SHE’S ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL —
>>YOU BROUGHT HER DOWNTOWN?
>>YES.>>ARE YOU ENJOYING IT?
>>YEAH, I AM.
>>WHAT’S YOUR OPINION OF DETROIT?
>>IT’S A VERY NICE PLACE.
>>IS THIS YOUR FIRST TIME SEEING SNOW?
>>YES.
ARE YOU HAVING A BLAST HERE AT THE FESTIVAL,
IT’S COOL IN THE
HEART OF THE CITY.>>YEAH.
>>THIS IS A FULL BLOWN
CARNIVAL, A ROLLER COASTER, AND THIS IS AS MUCH FUN AS
ANY FESTIVAL IN THE SUMMER,
WE HAVE THE SNOW.>>WHAT ENTHUSIASM.
>>[INAUDIBLE].
>>GOOD LUCK.>>THEY ARE PHENOMENAL, TELL ME
ABOUT THE DETROIT SKATING CLUB.
>>THESE KIDS ARE EVERY DAY SKATING, THEY TRAIN
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL.
AND THEY HAVE BEEN SKATING SINCE THEY WERE 3 YEARS OLD.
>>SOME FUTURE OLYMPIANS.
>>ABSOLUTELY, WE HAVE [INAUDIBLE].
>>YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS GREAT,
PART OF THE EVENT IS [INAUDIBLE], IT’S BEAUTIFUL.
>>IT’S A GORGEOUS
SPORT TO WATCH. AND IT’S GREAT TO DO IT OUTSIDE.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>YOU’RE WELCOME.>>THIS IS ANOTHER UNIQUE THING
YOU DON’T SEE IN THE HEART OF
THE CITY TOO OFTEN, DOG SLEDDING, THEY’RE GIVING
DEMONSTRATIONS AND ANSWERING
QUESTIONS, SOMETHING REALLY COOL IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT BEFORE.
HAVE YOU BEEN HERE EVERY YEAR?
WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK?>>DETROIT, I LOVE DETROIT.
THE GREATEST PLACE,
RIGHT IN THE TOP FIVE.>>THIS IS GREAT, WE HAVE
ROASTING, AND YOU’RE ABOUT
TO DO THIS, TELL ME HOW YOU’RE ENJOYING THE WINTER BLAST.
>>IT’S AWESOME,
THE WEATHER IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE FESTIVAL IS FANTASTIC.
>>AND OF COURSE,
THIS IS THE CREME DE LA CREME OF ROASTING MARSHMALLOWS.
>>YES, IT IS, I BROUGHT MY
KIDS TODAY.>>IT’S A GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE.
>>ALL RIGHT,
YOU HAVING FUN TOO?>>YES.
>>ALL RIGHT.
>>THANKS.>>WE HAVE SEVERAL IN THE WINTER
BLAST, YOU CAN GO INSIDE AND GET
WARM AND GET SOMETHING TO EAT, AND DO SOME SHOPPING, AND ENJOY
SOME LIVE ENTERTAINMENT,
THEY HAVE BANDS CONTINUOUSLY. AND YOU CAN
JAM OUT TO THE TUNES.
>>WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING OF THE WINTER BLAST?
>>GOING ICE SKATING,
THE FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT.>>I LIKE THE [INAUDIBLE].
>>I WANT TO CHECK IT OUT TOO.
I’LL LET YOU GO BACK TO HAVING FUN, THANK YOU.
>>THANK YOU.
>>SORT OF THE STAR OF THE ICE SHOW, IT’S HUGE.
THIS IS THE
BIGGEST ONE I’VE SEEN. NOW YOU SEE WHETHER
AN I’M TALKING ABOUT.
WINTER IN THE D IS NOT THAT COLD, EVERY FEBRUARY.
>>>THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS TO
SEE AND DO IN METRO DETROIT THIS MONTH AND OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS
IS COMING UP NEXT TO POINT
YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. MAKE A NEW FRIEND
DURING SESAME STREET LIVE.
KICK BACK AT THE JOE TO CHEER ON PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS
THEN TAKE IN AN EVENING
FULL OF LASERS, LIGHTS, AND EDGY DANCE STEPS.
TO LEARN OF ANY CHANGES
LOG ON TO VISITDETROIT.COM OR CALL 1-800-DETROIT.
>>THOSE OF US WHO HAVE BEEN
HERE A LONG TIME, CAN TELL YOU IT’S NEVER BEEN MORE VIBRANT.
>>IT REPRESENTS THE FUTURE,
WHAT IT CAN BE AND WHAT THE FUTURE IS BECOMING.
>>I START AT 5 AM.
WE HAVE JOGGERS RUNNING.>>IT’S AWESOME TO BE IN CHICAGO
OR NEW YORK, BUT WE HAVE THIS
UNDERDOG THING GOING ON.>>VISITORS COME IN
OUT OF TOWN, LOVE DETROIT.
>>WHEN THEY GET HERE, WHAT THEY SEE IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT
THEY’VE COME TO EXPECT.
>>I’VE BEEN ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND DOWNTOWN DETROIT IS
SAFE AS ANYWHERE I’VE BEEN.
>>IT’S LIKE BEING IN A COLLEGE TOWN, IN THE MIDDLE OF DETROIT.
>>THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO IN
THE CITY AND IT’S NOT LIKE EVERY OTHER CITY,
COME TO DETROIT
AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.>>YOU HAVE TO
SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT.
>>GUESS WHERE I’M AT, THE MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER.
IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT,
IT’S A LOT OF FUN. THIS KIND OF STUFF IS ALWAYS
FUN, SEE HOW THE FLOW OF
ELECTRICITY HAPPENS, LIKE TOUCHING LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE.
LOOK LOOK HOW IT’S
CONTROLLING IT, THAT’S NEAT. THIS FEELS HOT, IT GOES
INTO — HOW THINGS WORK,
AND MAKING SCIENCE FUN. SO WE SEE WHAT’S
BEHIND THE RAPID FRIDGE?
THIS WHOLE AREA, IS ALL ABOUT NUTRITION, AND BEING HEALTHY.
AND THIS IS LIKE A LOT OF FUN,
YOU GET TO PARTICIPATE IN. OH MY GOODNESS, WOW.
IT’S KIND OF DISORIENTING.
WHERE’S WHERE YOUR HARD HAT? SO BEHIND ME, THEY HAVE
THE CHRYSLER CENTER STAGE,
AND IT’S INTERACTIVE. THE FUN WAY TO PARTICIPATE.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART?
>>I COME AND VISIT MY FRIEND IN MICHIGAN, AND THEY WANT
TO TAKE US TO THIS PLACE.
>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?>>PHENOMENAL.
>>WONDERFUL, EVERYTHING IS
REALLY NICE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, HAND ON, THE KIDS
CAN DO A LOT OF STUFF.
>>YOU LEARN SO MUCH AND DOING IT YOURSELF.
>>WE HAVE OVER 250 HANDS ON
EXHIBITS, A LIVE STAGE SHOW, INCLUDING THE TOYOTA
ENGINEERING THEATRE.
WE CALL IT THE DOUBLE DOME EXPERIENCE WITH THE PLANETARIUM
AND THE IMAX DOME THEATRE.
>>CAN WE CHECK IT OUT?>>LET’S GO.
>>WE’RE ON THE LOWER LEVEL,
WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DO YOU DO HERE?
>>THE LOWER LEVEL IS THE MAIN
FLOOR FOR THE HANDS ON EXHIBITS, THE SPACE GALLERY OVER THAT WAY,
IT’S TWO LEVELS,
AND WE ALSO HAVE THE DTE ENERGY SPARXTHEATRE.
AND THE WAYS AND VIBRATIONS
GALLERIES, THAT HAVE THE LIGHT EXHIBITS TO THE —
>>THEY PLAY GUITARS AND DRUMS.
>>THE HANDS ON EXHIBITS YOU CAN GO AND PLAY
AND HAVE FUN ANYTIME.
>>THIS IS THE DTE ENERGY SPARXTHEATRE, AND YOU GET TO
LEARN ABOUT MAGNETS,
AND ALSO ELECTRICITY.>>BEHIND ME IS
THE CENTENNIAL LAB.
>>WHEN YOU COME, THERE’S SOMETHING YOU CAN LEARN.
>>WE’LL WALK INTO
THIS BEAUTIFUL LOW –>>THIS IS AN ILLUMINARIUM.
IT’S ALL ABOUT COLORS AND —
BRIGHT COLORS AND HOW TO TURN THE IMAGES UPSIDE DOWN.
AND KIDS TOWN IS A SPECIAL
PLACE FOR KIDS FIVE AND UNDER. THERE’S A PLACE WHERE THEY GET
TO GO INTO A DINER, TO OUR
CENTER STAGE AREA, AND ALSO THE STUDIO,
AND THE FAVORITE OF MINE,
THE HAPPY TRAILS VET CLINIC. THAT’S THE BEST.
>>THIS IS A
REAL LIVE KITCHEN HERE.>>THIS IS ONE OF OUR MANY
DEMONSTRATION STATIONS,
THE NUTRITION KITCHEN.>>THEY’RE LEARNING HOW
TO EAT HEALTHY?
>>FROM THAT TO LEARNING ABOUT CELLS, YOU NAME IT.
>>I’M STANDING IN ONE OF THE
WORLD’S LARGEST IMAX THEATER. IT’S THE ONLY
DOMED IMAX THEATER.
IT’S ALWAYS CHANGING WITH THE NEW MOVIES.
>>YEP, WE USUALLY HAVE TWO
TO THREE FILMS PLAYING, AND ON THE WEEKEND, WE HAVE
THE CHILD FRIENDLY SHOWS.
>>WE HAVE THREE SHOWS, IT’S A GREAT PART OF YOUR DAY.
>>ALL THE LIGHTS GO DOWN.
>>WHERE ARE WE AT NOW?>>THIS IS THE TOYOTA
ENGINEERING THEATRE.
IT’S A MIX OF THE THEATER SHOW AND A RIDE.
AS YOU CAN SEE,
THE SEATS MOVE AND THE EFFECTS THAT COME OUT OF THEM.
A WHITE WATER RAFTING, AND THE
LUNAR ROVER, AND THEN THE WATER IS SPRAYING IN THEIR FACE,
TICKLING THEM FROM BEHIND,
AND KEEP MOVING, IT’S DIFFERENT.>>SOUNDS LIKE FUN.
>>THIS IS A LOT OF FUN,
I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANKS FOR CHECKING
US OUT.
>>YOU WANT TO COME TO THE MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER.
I LOVE IT.
>>>WELL, THAT’S OUR SHOW, THANKS FOR WATCHING,
I’M VERONICA VANCE.
AND REMEMBER, IF YOU’D LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF
THE PLACES WE’VE SEEN TODAY,
LOG ONTO VISITDETROIT.COM. SO, UNTIL NEXT TIME GO
OUT AND EXPLORE ON YOUR
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