DAC News - April 2020

36 DAC NEWS APRIL 2020 T he DAC Executives Club will host Rod Alberts, executive director of the North American International Auto Show, as its luncheon speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Main Dining Room. This is the first time that the annual Detroit auto show will be in June after being held in January for several decades. During his presentation, Alberts, a DAC member, will detail a new outdoor event—Motor Bella—that will run June 5-8 on Broadway Street, from Witherell to John R streets, as well as in the parking lot of the Detroit Opera House, near The Brakeman and Shinola Hotel and the Element Hotel at the Metropolitan. Motor Bella, a celebration of Italian and British car culture, will host members of dozens of exotic- car clubs along with local supercar enthusiasts. Throughout the four-day festival, authentic food and culture from the represented nations will be available. The main auto show will be June 5-20 at various downtown locations, including the TCF Center. “When we began to reenvision NAIAS, our goal was to expand the show into the city, provide more ways for the community to interact with the brands and really showcase the global car culture throughout Detroit,” Alberts says. “Motor Bella will take place in one of the most dynamic and growing areas of the city and will give show-goers an opportunity to engage with Italian and British luxury and sports car brands.” Nameplates to be represented at Motor Bella include Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lotus, Maserati, McLaren and Mini. To make a reservation (guests are welcome), use the DAC app or contact Emily Frederick at the DAC Catering Office, emilyf@thedac.com or 313-442-1068. EXECUTIVES BRIEFING Auto show leader discusses supercar celebration near DAC in expanded June show R.J. KING