Smith: Last chance to take in 2016 auto show

Paul W. Smith

This is it.

Your last chance to visit the incredible 2016 North American International Auto Show at beautiful Cobo Center. NAIAS chairman Paul Sabatini, vice chairman Sam Slaughter and executive director Rod Alberts have put the best show yet together for your enjoyment.

This is a show for all ages, including about 400 pre-schoolers, thanks to Ric Devore and the PNC Bank Foundation’s “Grow Up Great” program. Everyone enjoys the science, technology, engineering arts and just flat out beautiful vehicles on display, but just till tomorrow.

By the way, thanks to PNC, all of the preschoolers received a new book about the NAIAS called, “Pincy Saves The Day,” written by Gina Joseph and Illustrated by Jamie Ruthenberg. Look for Pincy’s Auto Show Adventures to continue next year in an even bigger way.

Early access for physically challenged folks starts at 8 a.m. today and tomorrow at the Hall C entrance only.

The show is on from 9 a.m. till 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. And then it’s gone .

Tickets at the door or at

Don’t miss it.

Obama in town

The president of the United States is said to have loved the NAIAS, his cheeseburger and truffle fries at Jolly Pumpkin, his great leather journal he purchased at Shinola and the warm welcome he received at the UAW-GM Human Resources Center.

Along with all the positive experiences he took back with him to Washington, he also addressed the Flint Water situation and the Detroit Public schools, with more to come, he says from Washington.

Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.