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Automakers are going to Pontiac in place of canceled Detroit Auto Show

This photo provided by Tesla shows the 2017 Model 3, the Silicon Valley automaker's attempt to enter the mainstream car market.
This photo provided by Tesla shows the 2017 Model 3, the Silicon Valley automaker's attempt to enter the mainstream car market.

Automakers are shifting gears to display their latest vehicles this week, moving away from Detroit, temporarily, and to a new event in Pontiac.

Organizers twice canceled Detroit’s signature North American International Auto Show due to concerns over the pandemic.

No Detroit auto show? No problem.

Enter Motor Bella, a new outdoor event set at the M-One Concourse in Pontiac, an 87-acre complex surrounding a mile-and-a-half racing track.

As at other car shows, automakers will debut some of their newest vehicles.

But they say the focus at Motor Bella is on getting visitors behind the steering wheel, or at least beside it, after a year-and-a-half of mainly introducing their latest products virtually online.

Event organizers want people to test out the newest cars and trucks take fast laps around the race track with professional drivers and even climb makeshift dirt hills in off-road vehicles.

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