FordNAIAS wrapped up


Let’s see if I can wrap this up, post #5 about a 3 day FordNAIAS event, and I barely touched the surface!

FordNAIAS Online Influencer

Photo courtesy of @paulletourneau

Of course the North American International Auto Show was more than just a Ford event, all the big players were there with their finest. I found a few of my favourites as we wandered the show room on our way to the giant Ford area. The highlights for me included a gorgeous silver Jaguar XKR-S 2013 convertible, the Corvette Stingray, and the SMART car Forstars concept (with glass star-viewing roof and built in projector for turning your back yard into your own theatre al fresco!).

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Hotwheels Photo Booth

After a nice lunch, and some time to relax and recoup with our friends, it was time to catch the first bus back to the hotel, grab our luggage and get to the airport. This meant saying a few goodbyes, sadly sooner than I would have liked.

Martin "Buble" Sagala

Heading home we now had travel companions (in all of the friends we’d made) that made the trip much more bearable. That tiny little commuter between Detroit and Toronto felt like a class trip. Tamara and Heather, Paul, John, Christine and Felicia, Jennifer, Lyndon… I’m sure I missed some. A few of us had time to grab a last supper together – so to speak – before catching our connecting flights. I was overwhelmed when I walked onto the Boeing 767-300, after our little Dash 8. Apparently it was headed for London from Halifax. I swear 3 dash 8’s could easily fit inside of that plane!

Rent-a-hubby Paul

Once home I was already tweeting my new found friends, bloggers and Ford staff alike. Rent-a-hubby, Paul & I have a trip to Peru to plan 😉 And the whole gang has a press trip to organize to check out Tanya’s home in South Africa!! Luckily for me, I have my complete collection of Michael Bublé to remind me of Ford NAIAS until then!

One of these days, I’ll find an opportunity to meet our Twitter wing man, Carson too!

Ford may just have made a car gal, and specifically a Ford Gal, out of me.


You can find my (mostly) complete collection of FordNAIAS photos here.

For Day 1 of the FordNAIAS digital summit, click here

For the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, click here

A recap of the rest of Day 2 can be found here

To read about the unveiling of the Ford Atlas at the Ford NAIAS click here

My travel and expenses to the Ford Digital Summit were covered by Ford, however I was not compensated in anyway for my time or this post. Opinions expressed are my own.


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family legacy curator, social justice advocate, blogger, amateur photographer, reader, cyclist, runner & swimmer, mom of two

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11 years ago

Missing you, please come to BlogWest!!

11 years ago
Reply to  Felicia

Going to do my best! Now that my site is moved and redesigned I am going to focus on seeking some sponsorhip. 🙂

11 years ago

we were sooo tired by this day we barely got around the show floor, I can’t believe how much we missed! bat cars and hot wheels??? okay I officially want to go back! I think the summit should have started with this day!

11 years ago
Reply to  Jennifer

I know! I missed most of the concept cars and I was so looking forward to seeing them!


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