Detroit, Detroit

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We're at the Detroit Auto Show - the largest international auto show in existence. Some 15,000 journalists from every corner of the globe attend this 3-day press preview, complete with freebie gifts, food, entertainment and more.

Today was the first day of the show - we hit about 10 press conferences and took more than 700 photos. It was a busy day, to say the least. Here are some of the highlights:

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Detroit's bomb detecting police dogs had to sniff everyone and their bags before you could enter the show.

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Here are a few of the people gathering 2 hours before the Chrysler Group was scheduled to host a press conference.

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Ford had their awesome Shelby GR-1 concept car at their first press conference (conference #2 is tomorrow at 7:00am). The lighting was blue, which is why the photo looks weird.

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We had a quick lunch at Porsche's booth. I wanted to eat at Audi's booth, where they had rack of lamb, prime rib, sword fish, all prepared by world famous chefs, but Charlie "just wanted a sandwich."

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I guess when you're the lead designer at Ferrari, you can lean on a $250k car and not get yelled at...

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The Jeep Hurricane features two Hemi engines (one front, one rear), and was by far the most radical looking concept of the day.

We just got back from a big Chrysler Group dinner party, held at the Detroit Firehouse restaurant. It's an old converted firehouse... they had a free open bar and open menu for more than 2500 journalists. I can't even imagine what that tab had to ring up to... Anyway, it's off to bed now - we've got an early (and long) day tomorrow.

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Wow, me= the jealous!! Make sure to get pics of the new M5. Did I mention that I am so jealous?!?! (You should have eaten at Audi BTW)

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