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Countdown to NAIAS 2015 - Act One: The Gallery at MGM Grand Detroit

Exotic vehicles, Wolfgang Puck, and high fashion set to launch event unlike any other

Dec 31, 2014

DETROIT, Dec. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today announced the lineup of vehicles that will grace The Gallery at MGM Grand Detroit, the first of several official NAIAS events to be held in Detroit over a jam-packed two weeks.

The Gallery at MGM Grand Detroit features more than $7 million of the industry's most iconic, exotic luxury vehicles, and kicks off two exciting weeks of NAIAS events.

"There's not a collection of vehicles like this in one room anywhere else in the world," said a beaming Scott LaRiche, chairman, NAIAS 2015. "This is an event unlike any other."

And, though few in number, LaRiche said tickets are still available to Detroit's most exclusive car event featuring more than $7 million worth of the industry's most iconic, exotic and luxury vehicles.

The eighth annual edition of The Gallery at MGM Grand Detroit will be held Sat., Jan. 10, beginning with a private dinner at 7 pm. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Henry Ford Hospital (HFH), Fundraising Partner of The Gallery. LaRiche said funds will be generated through the sale of only 300 tickets at $1,000 per ticket. HFH, Detroit's premier medical institution, has been a critical part of the community for generations, and will celebrate its centennial in 2015.

Vehicles scheduled to appear at The Gallery at MGM Grand Detroit include:

Aston Martin

  • Vantage V 12 S
  • Rapide S
  • Vanquish


  • Flying Spur
  • GTC
  • Mulsanne


  •  Corvette Z06             


  • F7                                  


  • LaFerrari
  • California T
  • FF


  • F-Type project 7


  • Huracan
  • Aventador

Land Rover

  • Range Rover Sport SVR        


  • Modified  C7 Corvette Stingray (Z06)
  • Modified  C7 Corvette Stingray

Local Motors

  • Rally Fighter                              


  • QP                                                                 
  • Granturismo Coupe                               
  • Granturismo Convertible     


  • 918 Spyder                                 
  • Panamera                                  


  • Drophead Coupe                    
  • Wraith                                         


  • Dodge Viper GTS

The Gallery, which in previous years has generated over $10 million in vehicle sales, will feature inspired meals prepared by celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck and served at Ignite, MGM Grand-Detroit's posh sushi bar and lounge. Guests will also be treated to an exclusive runway fashion show featuring striking attire for women and men provided by Neiman Marcus.

Tickets for The Gallery are available for purchase by calling 248-283-5126. Tickets are $1,000 per person, $900 of which is tax deductible. The event will be held from 7-11 pm, with dinner from 7-8:30 pm. The Car Salon opens at 8:30 pm. Attire is evening chic. MGM Grand Detroit is located at 1777 Third St., Detroit, MI, 48226.

Post-event availability for credentialed NAIAS 2015 media is scheduled for Sun., Jan. 11, 2015, from 9-11 am. Exhibiting brand representatives will be on site to answer questions.

About the North American International Auto Show

Now in its 27th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most--up close and in one place. Administered by Executive Director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.

About Henry Ford Hospital

Henry Ford Hospital, the flagship facility for Henry Ford Health System, is an 872-bed tertiary care hospital, education and research complex. The hospital is staffed by the Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation's largest and oldest group practices with 1,200 physicians in more than 40 specialties. The hospital, which opened in 1915, is a Level 1 trauma center, recognized for clinical excellence and innovations in the fields of cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, sports medicine, organ transplants, and treatment for prostate, breast and lung cancers. The hospital annually trains more than 700 medical students, 500 residents and 125 fellows in 46 accredited programs. In 2011, the hospital opened the Innovation Institute, a project aimed at shaping the future of medicine. The hospital and campus is led by CEO John Popovich Jr., M.D. To learn more, visit henryfordhospital.com

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Sat-Sun, Jan. 17-25, 2015


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