Charity Preview 2015 - inside the auto show's gala evening
The 2015 North American International Auto Show's Charity Preview was held Friday at Cobo Center in Detroit.
The grand event included both political and business leaders from metro Detroit as well as the dazzling array of new cars on display.
Apart from the fashion and fun, there was also plenty to talk about and FOX 2's Murray Feldman and Sherry Margolis were right in the middle of it all.
Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields, fresh off winning the North American Truck of the Year Award at the auto show, spoke about the company's success.
"We couldn't be more proud of winning, the team is real excited," he said. "But we're most excited for the customers."
Fields hinted that "a lot more is coming" after this week's performance reveals of the GT, GT350 and Ford Raptor.
One guest who stopped by was Jeff Gilbert from AM-950 WWJ who spoke about one of the hidden gems from the show - the Buick concept car the Avenir.
"Imagine a Buick with Mercedes luxury and styling, this thing is beautiful," Gilbert said, adding that although every auto show vehicle is leaked ahead of time, this came as a calculated surprise by GM.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan dropped in, revealing that he had recently upgraded from a Ford Taurus to a city-provided Explorer. He added that the Taurus - which has 170,000 miles on it, served him well up through the election trail until his city vehicle replaced it.
Also on hand was Wayne County and Macomb County executives Warren Evans and Mark Hackel, who shared their thoughts about working together and the auto industry.
Money raised from the event went to The Children's Center which helps children with mental and behavioral issues as well as those who have been abused.