Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NAIAS celebrates the Spirit of Transportation

Amid all the snazzy and sleek (not to mention shiny) new cars on display at North American International Auto Show, what I found particularly interesting was this statue on display near Cobo’s north entryway. Call me a sucker for juxtaposing imagery.

It’s called the Spirit of Transportation, and it depicts a Native American lugging a canoe on his shoulders. Talk about old-school travel! The sculpture, designed by Carl Milles, was originally installed in front of Cobo in 1960, removed during the Cobo expansion in 1985, and rededicated in 1993. (The pedestal that you see, holds the sculpture about 20 feet above the floor.)

For continuing reports on all things non-automotive happening at Cobo during the NAIAS, re-visit the Kage often. In fact, make the Kage your homepage and you could win a brand-new 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. It’s not likely, but you could.