Northwood's 2013 International Auto Show Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

The Northwood University International Auto Show celebrates its "Golden Anniversary" as its 50th show approaches.
MIDLAND, MI – The annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) features over 500 new domestic and imported cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, vans, experimental and specialty vehicles, plus various exciting automotive aftermarket products. The theme for this year’s largest outdoor new car Auto Show is “Cruising Through the Golden Anniversary.”

NUIAS General Chair Adam LaFurgey states, “This year’s theme, ‘Cruising Through the Golden Anniversary,’ really focuses on the significance of this milestone event. We want to celebrate the past, present and future of the show and honor all of the hard work and dedication demonstrated by the students who have invested their talent into making this show such a success. This is a very special show for many people and we want to make it one to remember.”

With approximately 50,000 guests annually, the NUIAS is an event for the entire family. Vice Chair of Operations, Chelsea Shartle, comments, “This year we are not only celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Auto Show but also acknowledging how far the industry has come over the past five decades. In the 21st century, vehicles are a part of our everyday lives. The show creates an enjoyable experience for our guests to see a variety of manufacturers and vehicles in one location without sales pressure.” Throughout the three-day event attendees indulge themselves in the vehicles of the future as well as reminisce with the vehicles of yesterday.

The event, which includes a Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 29, is organized and executed by the students of Northwood University. The Auto Show will be held the weekend of September 27-29 on the Michigan Campus of Northwood University located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. Show hours are Friday, September 27, from 12 p.m. (noon)-6 p.m.; Saturday, September 28, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, September 29, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Many exhibits will line the Mall Walk and offer a variety of food, information and entertainment.

The Auto Show is free of charge, offers free parking and is open to the public. For more information and a schedule of events, visit our website at, “Like” the Northwood University International Auto Show on Facebook or call 989.837.4823. 


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.