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Car Enthusiasts, GM Workers excited for Auto Show


In just a few short hours the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit will be buzzing for the North American International Auto Show on press days.

The public days don't kick off until next Saturday, but many can't wait to make the trip and hope that our very own Cadillac CTS will win the top prize.

Al Wilson is one of those people. He has been a car enthusiast almost all of his life and is president of the Capital Area Muscle Car Club.

"A lot of my friends are still into cars today that we went to high school with and we see them at the car shows all the time," said Wilson.

Wilson will join the massive crowds at Cobo when the doors open to take a look at all the new muscle cars the big three have to offer.

"General Motors, Ford and Chrysler muscle cars is what really bring excitement to the people I talk to," said Wilson

But besides the muscle cars, the Lansing man is proud of what GM is accomplished: building the Cadillac CTS, which is up for North American Car of the Year.

"General Motors keeps bringing in more cars to Lansing which says great things about our people, our workforce," said Wilson.

United Auto Workers local 652 president Mike Green agrees.

"This is a testament that things are going in the right direction and when you have a world class membership putting these together our people can compete against anybody in the world," said Green.

Green also adds that the back-to-back win for Cadillac would not only be huge for GM but for the city of Lansing as well.

"That's why GM invested in Lansing, because people do it right. I'm very proud of them," said Green.

And when asked if Green thinks if the Cadillac will win car of the year, he is not only proud, but confident that the capitol city will shine.

"Absolutely, we're in it to win it," said Green.

Many agree that tomorrow will be a big day for the Lansing made vehicle, and car enthusiasts as well as GM workers know that the city will be in the spotlight.


Savana Ciavatta is a reporter at WLNS-TV 6. You can email her at You can also facebook her at WLNS Savana Ciavatta or tweet her at @SciavattaWLNS

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