I should have known techno-geek Yap would beat me to the punch on blogging from the GM Style event. But I had a Leafs loss to watch (one nice thing about Detroit - you can get CBC in the hotel rooms. I can see freedom just across the river from my room in the Renaissance Marriott).
It was the second, now-they-can-call-it-annual GM Style event, with cool cars, cool clothes from designers you probably never heard of, and a bunch of bands. Given it was Detroit, you might wonder where was, um, Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder or anyone from Motown Records? Showing my age, I guess.
I don't own any albums from any of the bands on stage, but at least I had heard of them (OK, I needed help that Rev Run, a.k.a. Joey Simmons, had been with Run-DMC). And unlike most of the old white guys there, I wasn't clapping on the one-three beat.
The North American Car and Truck of the Year announcements kick off the show tomorrow. Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Malibu, and Honda Accord are the car finalists (my bet is on Malibu), while Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and Mazda CX-9 are the truck finalists (Enclave, the only finalist to also make the Canadian Car/Utility Vehicle of the Year finals, could and should give General Motors its second sweep in a row). The fact that GM has four of the six finalists this year bodes well for the company's future.