Marc Daalder Detroit Free Press Published 11:49 AM EDT Sep 28, 2018 Want to win a free meals and tours of the city of Detroit? All you have to do is go out for dinner. The Detroit Experience Factory (DXF), which has given more than 100,000 tours of Detroit since 2006, is launching its sixth annual DXF Challenge. Entering is simple: buy something at one of the DXF's 743 favorite restaurants, bars and cafes and post a picture of yourself and the item to Instagram with the #DXFChallenge. The more places you visit and posts you make, the better your chances of winning a variety of prizes, including the grand prize: a custom DXF tour for 10 people, dinner and overnight at the Foundation Hotel and Apparatus Room. Also on freep.com: I-94 westbound reopens in Detroit after road rage shooting Bodybuilder's girlfriend didn't press charges after attack. Here's why Full information about the challenge can be found at DXF's website. It begins at midnight on Oct. 1 and … [Read more...] about How to win a free custom tour of Detroit
WXYZ Detroit - It’s a historic road that goes by many names. Woodward Avenue is America’s first highway, Detroit’s main street, Automotive Heritage Trail and the All-American Road. It has stood the test of time and is synonymous with cruising. The countdown is on for the world’s largest one-day automotive event; the annual Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Ford. It’s a pure Detroit, free to the public, nostalgic throwback to the 1950’s and 60’s where four-wheeled steel beauties ruled American streets. It’s also a salute to this nation’s engineering and design expertise as well as our love affair with fast cars and big trucks. No wonder this popular event that began 24 years ago as a soccer field fundraiser, has grown into a week-long cruising festival attracting over 1 million people and 3-thousand classic cars. We, at WXYZ, are thrilled to be the official broadcast … [Read more...] about WXYZ Editorial: How America’s first highway celebrates Detroit’s auto cruising history
Maureen Feighan The Detroit News Published 9:33 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 It isn’t uncommon for Emily Childers’ phone to ring off the hook throughout the week with requests — requests to take wedding photos, graduation pictures and more. That happens where you’re the director of sales at one of Detroit’s hippest new hotels, the Detroit Foundation Hotel, and people want in. Childers tries to accommodate as many as she can but she blames designers Gina Deary and Lisa Simeone. “I tell them you made too beautiful of a hotel,” says Childers. An artful mix of original features from when the hotel was the headquarters for the Detroit Fire Department and new elements, it’s a go-to spot for people looking for a unique place to stay or even just an artistic backdrop for photos. “It’s an experience,” said Jennifer Lee, the hotel’s director of lifestyle. The hotel is one of many that have opened during the past five years … [Read more...] about Detroit’s newest hotels offer design ideas, inspiration
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Could abandoned Detroit train station be Ford's millennials magnet? Detroit's derelict train station needs a deep-pocketed savior. Ford Motor Co. could benefit from a talent youthquake. Is this a match? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 9 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET March 24, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 9 COMMENT EMAIL MORE From trespassers to graffiti artists, Detroit's abandoned Michigan Central Station has always drawn lots of attention from young people. The question is whether the 105-year-old train station — one of … [Read more...] about Could abandoned Detroit train station be Ford’s millennials magnet?
Michigan may well be home to the ‘Big Three’ US brands, but the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit this week had a strangely contrarian element. The three most interesting concept cars – the lifeblood of any self-respecting motor show – were produced by brands with Japanese roots: the Infiniti Q Inspiration, Lexus LF-1 Limitless and Nissan Xmotion. In fairness, the Americans didn’t exactly go all radio-silence: Fiat Chrysler was busy revealing the overhauled RAM 1500 truck and MY18 Jeep Cherokee; Ford showed the US Ranger and ‘Stang Bullitt, and discussed its EV plans; and GM premiered the vital new Chevrolet Silverado. But the interesting concept metal came from brands either based in the Land of the Rising Sun, or reporting to them (Infiniti is a Nissan subsidiary based in Hong Kong). Part of this is just down to the nature of the design cycle, plus the changing role of motor shows in the industry, as tech events such as … [Read more...] about Japan owned the 2018 Detroit motor show