The 2013 Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS) combined over 500 vehicles and 600 students to create, display and learn product knowledge on their specific vehicles. The weekend proved to be an interactive and educating experience for both students and show attendees.

After the theme “Cruising Through The Golden Anniversary” was chosen, the students needed to create a way to combine their ideas and the theme during the show. The judging was held all weekend by the executive board. The awards ceremony was held in celebration of the students’ hard work throughout the last ten months

The winners for the 2013 NUIAS are as follows:

Best European: Team Mercedes Benz

Best Asian: Team Toyota

Best Domestic: Team Cadillac

Best Aftermarket: Team AEV

Best Specialty: Team John Deere

Best Heavy Truck: Team Freightliner

Most Creative: Team Kia

Best Product Knowledge: Team Lincoln

Best Team Spirit: Team Chevrolet

Most Improved: Military

People’s Choice: Bentley/Rolls Royce

Best of Show: Team John Deere

 

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In addition to the team awards, the faculty advisors test an individual from each team on their product knowledge for a specific vehicle. Students are scored on their overall knowledge of any vehicle in their display that they chose.

The winners for the 2013 Walk Around awards are as follows:

Domestic: Christina Salmon—Team Cadillac

Specialty: Jeff Leslie—John Deere

Aftermarket: Steven Baranski—Performance and Customs

European: Harry Collins—BMW

Asian: Tyler Jones—Acura

Heavy Truck: Elizabeth Good—Kenworth