February, 2017

 

WATCH: Pistons Owner Tom Gores awarded Crain’s Newsmaker of 2016

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel for the 2016 Crain’s Newsmaker of the Year ceremony. This year’s honoree was Tom Gores, Owner of the Detroit Pistons and Chairman/CEO of Platinum Equity. He is credited with making the decision to move the NBA basketball team from the Palace of Auburn Hills to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. In this video, watch for a fireside chat with Tom Gores and KC Crain of Crain Communications. They discussed the Detroit Pistons big move, the possibility ofRead More


Renovation Plans Unveiled For The New Ford Field

TweetDETROIT – The Detroit Lions announced that the Ford Family is investing approximately $100 million into Ford Field for new video boards and several other renovations to be completed in time for the 2017 Detroit Lions season. “After 15 years, we still hear what a great venue Ford Field is from our fans, visiting teams and the great acts that have performed here,” said Detroit Lions Team President Rod Wood. “The Ford Family is making a substantial investment to make sure our stadium remains among the best, but ultimately it’sRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama @ Cobo Center — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo and Garrett Godwin were LIVE at Cobo Center for the 65th annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama. See all of the coolest hot rods and customs including competition for the coveted Ridler Award! You’ll see the Batmobile car, the General Lee car and the Trans Am from “Smokey and the Bandit.” It is called “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show” with more than 800 custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. For more information about the Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama, visit autorama.com/attend/detroit


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: What was the name of the female bassist and member of the so-called Wrecking Crew of 1960s studio musicians, who is said to be the most widely recorded electronic bass player ever? What unites users of the social network Ravelry? Name the New York Mets player who, though he hasn’t played since 2001, currently collects $1.193 million every July 1 from theRead More


Attendees give Detroit Autorama a giant thumbs up

TweetDETROIT — They call it America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show and for good reason. The 65th annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama wrapped up on Sunday afternoon inside Detroit’s Cobo Center. This year’s Autorama kicked off with a bang! Raymond Kohn of the Northeast Ohio Dukes performed a stunt with his General Lee car on Atwater Street. He went up a 15-foot high ramp and went flying through the air just like how the stars did on the popular TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” “I love it, it’s been a reallyRead More


PHOTOS: LOCASH feat. Michael Tyler @ St. Andrews Hall in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit for the “Ones To Watch Tour feat. LOCASH and Michael Tyler.” LOCASH is an American country pop duo composed of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, natives of Baltimore, Maryland and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. Their highest-charting single is “I Know Somebody”, which topped the Billboard US Country Airplay and reached number four in the Billboard US Country chart in 2016. Michael Tyler, a self-taught singer-songwriter/musician from Thayer, MO, has experienced tremendous career growth at a very rapid speed. He hasRead More


Movie Monday: 89th annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Winners List

TweetAmericaJR.com has compiled the complete list of winners for the 2017 Academy Awards (Oscars). Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the star-studded event live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. In a big mixup, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced that “La La Land” had won the coveted Best Picture award. The film’s producer, Jordan Horowitz, took a closer look at the winner’s card and showed the camera that “Moonlight” actually won for Best Picture.  It was called the “biggest upset” in Oscar history. Here are the winners: BEST PICTURE “Arrival” “Fences”Read More


WATCH: Highlights of the 65th annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama at Cobo Center

TweetAmericaJR’s Garrett Godwin and Jason Rzucidlo report from Cobo Center for the 65th annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama. In this video, watch for highlights and interviews of the annual event. See all of the coolest hot rods and customs including competition for the coveted Ridler Award! Autorama is called “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show” with more than 800 custom cars, trucks and motorcycles.   Reporting by Garrett Godwin & Jason Rzucidlo


“Smokey and the Bandit” Trans Am featured at 2017 Detroit Autorama

TweetDETROIT — ‘Eastbound and Down’ to AutoRama to not only celebrate its 65th anniversary, but also the 40th anniversary of Smokey and the Bandit with the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Directed by Hal Needham, the movie made Burt Reynolds the king of the box office as the Bandit, the king of showoffs who’s being chased by Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) when he and his friend Snowman (Jerry Reed) are illegally hauling 400 cases of beer to Texas for the money, the glory, the fun, and most ofRead More


PHOTOS: 65th Annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama @ Cobo Center

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo and Garrett Godwin were LIVE at Cobo Center for the 65th annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama. See all of the coolest hot rods and customs including competition for the coveted Ridler Award! You’ll see the Batmobile car, the General Lee car and the Trans Am from “Smokey and the Bandit.” It is called “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show” with more than 800 custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Check back for more great photos… For tickets and more information, visit https://autorama.com/attend/detroit