The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is a yearly auto show which is held in Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Center and was first held in Detroit in 1907. It is among the largest auto shows in North America. The show is mainly vital because the Metro Detroit area is the location of the headquarters of the Big Three American automobile makers, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. The 2010 show of NAIAS was scheduled from January 11 through January 24. A section called "Electric Avenue" in 2010 show showcased electric vehicles from all around the world, comprising some contestants for the Automotive X-Prize.
The Canadian International Auto Show is the biggest Canadian auto show and most prominent consumer event in Canada since 1974. This event has been held in Toronto, Ontario and takes place on a yearly basis in February. The show showcases concept cars, unusuals, classics, motorcycles and alternative energy vehicles. Variety of cars, trucks and SUV’s are exhibited as well.
The LA Auto Show is a yearly auto show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in late November/early December. It is an OICA authorized international exhibition. In 2008, the show had a record number of 23 world debuts and 15 North American debuts. In the year 2010, Los Angeles Auto Show is scheduled from November 19 through November 28, 2010.
Chicago Auto Show is one of the most anticipated events of the year in the field of car manufacturing. It is held annually in February at McCormick Place convention complex of Chicago. With nearly 1000 vehicles on display at 1,300,000 sq ft, Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America as well as the third largest in the world.