GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The annual Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids kicked off Wednesday night with its Charity Spectacular, and WOOD TV8 gave you an exclusive peek behind the scenes.
The #the7on8 broadcast live from the auto show at DeVos Place Convention Center. We had special reports to get you thinking all things cars, including a ride in the North American SUV of the Year Kia Telluride. A special look inside Michigan’s license plate plant where a group of inmates is responsible for every license plate in the state of Michigan was also featured during #the7on8.
News 8 checked in for an update on May Mobility, a pilot program that brought driverless shuttles to downtown Grand Rapids in July 2019.
Our Gala Preview Special with Maranda and Jordan Carson followed at 7:30 p.m.
The auto show opens at 11 a.m. Thursday and runs through Sunday afternoon. In addition to tons of new cars, it features the Million Dollar Motorway, a display from the Gilmore Car Museum, a set of Great American Muscle Cars and more.
Admission is $5 for children between the ages of 6 and 14 and $12 for adults.
The Charity Spectacular benefits Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.