2017

 
 

PHOTOS: 2017 Shelby Tribute Car Show @ Shelby Carroll International in Gardena, CA

TweetAmericaJR’s Steven Valline was LIVE at Shelby Carroll International for their 2017 Shelby Tribute Car Show. The show celebrated Carroll’s legacy along with the birthday of the Shelby GT500. There were celebrity appearances, book signings and the Carroll Shelby Foundation game room with racing simulators and tricycle autocrossing. Awards were presented to the top 25 cars, Best of Show and the prestigious Shelby Award. All car show participants received a pancake breakfast. Visit Shelby Carroll International at 19021 South Figueroa St. Gardena, CA 90248 or check out their website atRead More


PREVIEW: 6th annual Cinetopia Film Festival kicks off on June 1

TweetDETROIT — The sixth annual Cinetopia Film Festival is coming to Detroit/Ann Arbor and Dearborn on June 1-11, 2017.  This showcases the best of the best independent films from festivals all over the globe. There were 130 submissions and they chose the best innovative films that tell a story and the history behind them. Russ Collins, CEO of the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, said they started Cinetopia five years ago in Detroit.  “We looked at other film festivals. (to model after)  The heritage of cinema in Detroit is prettyRead More


PHOTOS: A Tour of Third Man Records Vinyl Pressing Plant & Motor City Brewing Works

TweetMore than 100 advertising and marketing professionals were given an exclusive tour of Detroit’s revitalization on Wednesday, May 3. It was all for the 2017 AdAge Brand Summit/Detroit. Many of the attendees came from New York City, Chicago and other parts of Michigan. The morning session kicked off with presentations inside the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Then, everyone was shuttled on giant tour buses to the Cass Corridor to check out the Third Man Records vinyl pressing plant and the Motor City Brewing Works craft beer brewery. The company announcedRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 AdAge Brand Summit/Detroit @ The Westin Book Cadillac

TweetMore than 100 advertising and marketing professionals were given an exclusive tour of Detroit’s revitalization on Wednesday. It was all for the 2017 AdAge Brand Summit/Detroit. Many of the attendees came from New York City, Chicago and other parts of Michigan. The morning session kicked off with presentations inside the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Then, everyone was shuttled on giant tour buses to the Cass Corridor to check out the Third Man Records vinyl pressing plant and the Motor City Brewing Works craft beer brewery. The afternoon wrapped up atRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon & Make the Future Festival — Part Three

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Cobo Center for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon. More than 100 student vehicle teams from across the country have descended on Detroit. They are here to show off their ultra-fuel efficient vehicles that they designed, built and of course, race them! There are two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype and urban concept. Three energy sources are available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with an average speed of 15Read More


Exclusive: Ad Execs receive behind-the-scenes tour of Detroit’s rebirth

TweetDETROIT — More than 100 advertising and marketing professionals were given an exclusive tour of Detroit’s revitalization on Wednesday. It was all for the 2017 AdAge Brand Summit/Detroit. Many of the attendees came from New York City, Chicago and other parts of Michigan. The morning session kicked off with presentations inside the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Then, everyone was shuttled on giant tour buses to the Cass Corridor to check out the Third Man Records vinyl pressing plant and the Motor City Brewing Works craft beer brewery. The afternoon wrappedRead More


WATCH: Detroit’s rebirth fueled by Quicken Loans, Third Man Records & Motor City Brewing Works

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from downtown Detroit for the 2017 AdAge Brand Summit. Quicken Loans CEO Jay Farner talked about how the company continues to reinvent itself and fuel Detroit’s resurgence. Then, we traveled to Motor City Brewing Works to learn how their 20-barrel brewery got started making craft beers. The company plans to open a second location on Livernois in the Avenue of Fashion area of Detroit. We walked across the street to check out the new Third Man Records‘ vinyl record pressing plant. The music label was createdRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon & Make the Future Festival — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Cobo Center for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon. More than 100 student vehicle teams from across the country have descended on Detroit. They are here to show off their ultra-fuel efficient vehicles that they designed, built and of course, race them! There are two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype and urban concept. Three energy sources are available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with an average speed of 15Read More


PHOTOS: 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon & Make The Future Festival in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Cobo Center for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon. More than 100 student vehicle teams from across the country have descended on Detroit. They are here to show off their ultra-fuel efficient vehicles that they designed, built and of course, race them! There are two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype and urban concept. Three energy sources are available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with an average speed of 15Read More


More than 100 student teams competing at Shell Eco-Marathon in Detroit this weekend

TweetDETROIT — More than 100 student teams from across the country have descended in Detroit for the Shell Eco-Marathon. They are here to show off their ultra fuel efficient vehicles that they designed and built and of course, race them! Teams had two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype or urbanconcept. Three energy sources were available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with a minimum average speed of 15 mph. The time requirement is 24Read More