It's always a busy time of year downtown, but everybody seems particularly chirpy this time around, probably because there have been some good-news headlines lately regarding the auto industry. The fact that homeboys at Ford swept the Car and Truck of the Year awards seems to really have people giddy. The media gang was in full force earlier today; all of the local radio stations are set up in the main hallway inside Cobo. About 15 feet from where I took this picture there was a TV guy from Spain delivering a live report. My Spanish is a little rusty, but I think I heard him say, "There are a lot of cars inside. And they're all very shiny."
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