Detroit Exhibition Puts American Car Culture on Display


Detroit art designers have always led the way in car design, and their ideas drive the American car culture. Presently, they’ve created a range of rare design drawings and photographs to accompany car display. These artists reveal the creative process that brings a vehicle from the drawing board to the streets. Although, their varied artistic approaches express the importance of these artwork showing the beauty, identity, hope, nature, and culture. The roaring muscle cars, futuristic concept cars, and sleek racers designed by the artists shape our ideas of possible car innovations.

Auto Shows in Detroit


“Seventy years of automotive design and innovation are on display in the city that made them, Detroit,” Jeffrey Brown reports for the arts and culture series, Canvas.  This exhibition organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts highlights the artistry and influence of Detroit car designers working between 1950 and today. Additionally, a selection of paintings and sculptures is exhibited to connect the art world with car culture. It brings together 12 coupes and sedans designed across those 70 years to highlight significant achievements in style and technology. The 12 vehicles include unique examples of experimental show cars created for display. Additionally, it consists of the iconic production models sold to the mass market, the 1951 General Motors Le Sabre, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, and the 2002 Ford GT Concept.


The informal sketch made by a Chrysler designer named Milton Antonick is the final form for the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. Designer Ed Welburn, Former Vice President of Global Design, General Motors, also speaks of Firebird III in three dimensions. “To see automobiles displayed the same way other art treasures are displayed felt good.” Ed Welburn says. Carmakers, including General Motors, have long understood that the lure of the automobile goes far beyond simple transportation. The appeal of the car is affected: the feel of leather, the roar of an engine, the techno glow of the dash, the curves of the fender. The Detroit exhibition show flicks at some of the impact vehicles have had on American life, good and bad. However, the focus here remains on the artistry.

Car Auctions in Detroit


Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City is one of the largest collections of high-performance American cars globally. With over 200 vehicles which mostly, GM makes, it’s a mecca for fans of the golden age of Detroit iron. Recently, the museum closed its doors for good early January, auctioning off most of its assets and jaw-dropping collection of muscle cars with no reserve.

Dealer auctions and public auctions, including ManheimCopartIAA, and ADESA, are some of the country’s biggest wholesalers of these vehicles. These groups include hundreds of local auctions across the country. Moreover, if you’re looking for a new or used car, these auto auctions provides many fascinating car choices. Now, you can purchase your choice of vehicle from your preferred car auction.

Metti International’s Auto Auction Transport Services

Metti International is here to help you transport your car and deliver it to your desired location. We provide open carrier auto transport and enclosed carrier transport methods to and from several auction houses across the country. Similarly, other secure car shipping methods we offer include the Containerized auto transport method and the RORO.

Our auction transport services also include some of the largest single auctions and the largest auto auction house organizations. We are a licensed and bonded car shipping broker with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As your reliable and trusted auto shipping broker, we offer quality car shipping services and a smooth transport experience. We also provide excellent customer service.

Metti International is a three-time finalist with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), accredited by the BBB with an A+ rating, and has received the BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Besides offering competitive pricing, we take the utmost care to ensure that your vehicle gets to its destination timely and safely. 

Call Metti International today to schedule your auto transport at (866) 620-1776, and you will get an instant quote. For more information, you can also visit our website at


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