Putting the Mo in Motown

Saturday, January 19, 2008 Our Top 10 Moments from the Detroit Auto Show article is live. Trust me, you won’t read a Top 10 list like this anywhere else. It contains the 10 hottest new vehicle introductions from gay-friendly manufacturers described in ways only a gay man could. Enjoy.
Final note: While we’ve reviewed the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu before, it is always nice to spend some “real world” time in any given vehicle. I am happy to say that the 2008 Malibu deserves every kind word that has been written by us and seemingly everyone else. Our “‘Bu” performed flawlessly delivering an indicated 27 MPG on the highway during the trip from Nashville to Detroit and back. It was comfortable, quiet and had all the features of a luxury car, for a fraction of the price. No wonder it won the North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show. Congratulations Chevrolet!
We’ll be sharing out experiences from the Chicago show in a few weeks. Stay tuned!
Thursday, January 17, 2008 – I made it back to Nashville today after 8 hours in the 2008 Malibu. While I am excited to sleep in my own bed tonight, after spending a significant amount of time settling the koala vs ecosa mattress debate, I am a little sad the 2008 NAIAS is over. However, I’m super excited that I can finally sleep on my perfect mattress again; it’s been a long time coming. The cars were amazing, the parties full of booze and friends – new and old – were abundant. We’ll be posting our Top 10 New Vehicle introductions soon. I’ll add a link here. In the meantime, check out our coverage below. Note: It is in reverse chronological order.
Monday, January 14, 2008 – Ok, I totally missed the CTS-V this morning. Oddly enough, I called the CTS Coupe which was the “secret” but forgot to mention the CTS-V which everyone knew about! Watch the video a bit down the page. The video immediately below is for the Saturn press conference at 12:35 PM ET today. Watch it live or catch it in replay.
Monday Night – Saturn added to their “green” message by launching their 2009 Saturn Vue 2-mode Hybrid. Now they have a Hybrid option for multiple price points beginning with a $2,000 partial Hybrid option on the Vue. Pricing for the 2-mode Hybrid has not been announced. Also of note, they are promising a plug-in Hybrid by 2010. Watch the video for all the details.

Monday, January 14, 2008 – It was another jam-packed day yesterday here in Detroit and today promises to be the same. Cadillac is about to announce their latest addition to the CTS lineup; the CTS coupe. From what I hear, it is simply stunning. We are about to find out! Watch it live here on Gaywheels.com or catch it in replay mode below.

GM Style Event featuring Mary J. Blige

Sunday, January 13, 2008 – Your very own Mo in Motown here reporting live from the Detroit Auto Show. The GM Style event was incredible and Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5 and Kid Rock put on a killer show. If my wicked headache is any indication, the party and after party were quite fun as well.
GM featured some amazing concept cars and the new Corvette ZR1 featuring a 620 HP, 6.2L, supercharged V8 made it’s first official appearance to the music of Detroit’s own Kid Rock. I’m running off to another interview but we were able to get this video up courtesy of GM. It is their press conference from this morning where they announced two new alternative fuel vehicles – the Hummer Hx and the Saab 9-4 BioPower crossover. Check back tomorrow for more photos and updates.

Saturday, January 12, 2008 – Tonight is the big night – GM is kicking off the 2008 NAIAS with their second annual GM Style event. I’ll be there getting the scoop first hand but through the magic of the internet and the technical department at GM, you can watch it live right here on Gaywheels.com. See video below and make sure to check back tomorrow for updates and with luck, celebrity photos! (and maybe even a car or two!!!!)

Note: The GM Style event was broadcast live here on Gaywheels.com via a feed from GM. It has since been taken off their servers but we were able to replace it with this great video from IGotShotGun.com. Enjoy!

Friday, January 11, 2008 – I spent the day at the gorgeous GM Design center just North of Detroit observing fittings and chatting with designers. (Did I mention that Iove my job?). It was the final fitting for big GM Style event that will take place on Saturday evening. It will feature the newest styles from both GM and a cadre of hot designers that are working with GM to put on this unique fashion show that is quickly becoming the unofficial kickoff of the Detroit Auto Show. Here are some photos from today. I’ll be uploading a video our interview with Mary J. Blige as soon as I can get it loaded. Enjoy!

Ok, here is the video that I filmed today of Mary J. Blige being interviewed by a mob of media. She’ll be one of the acts featured in the GM Style event tomorrow night. Check back tomorrow for a live feed of the event and photo and video highlights. The video is a little long but I wanted to make sure you heard Mary J.’s comments about being featured on the cover of The Advocate. It is near the end, right before we sing her Happy Birthday!

by: Gaywheelsdotcom
Thursday, January 10, 2008 –

2008 Chevy Malibu

It is that time of year again, the beginning of the Auto Show season. I am here in Detroit as guest of GM and will be providing you daily updates – assuming I am sober enough to do so when I get back to my room! Yes, we auto journalists suffer through the debuts, the lunches, the cocktail parties so that we can report on what will be hot in the coming year. Cue the violins……
The trip began today with an 8+ hour drive from Music City to Motown in a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ. The vehicle performed flawlessly and provided a real sense of safety during the incessant downpours experienced for most of the ride. I’ll give you our final impressions on the car after our return trip next week. In the meantime, you can watch this video from GM for some more insight on the new Malibu”

Check back to this posting for daily updates, photos, gossip and whatever else we feel the urge to share with you. I am off now to the GM Design Center for a day of dress rehearsals and makeovers for the big GM Style event tomorrow night. I have to hurry because the male models get fitted at 9 AM! With luck I’ll have photos and some good stories to tell tonight. Rumor has it that Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5 and Kid Rock may be in the house………