Schedule of Events for Auto Authors Book Fair
Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
Auto Author Book Fair Reception, Friday, November 16
Auto Authors Book Fair Reception opens, food stations and cash bar. Tickets required for guests, complimentary tickets for all authors participating in the Auto Authors Book Fair on Saturday. Click here for tickets.
Patrice R. Merritt, Executive Director, The Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation, and Charles K. Hyde, retired Wayne State University professor who remains an active scholar and writer, recognizes all authors.
William R. Chapin, President of the Automotive Hall of Fame, introduces Paul Ingrassia.
Paul Ingrassia is the former Detroit bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal who earned a Pulitzer Prize for his auto coverage and is now the deputy editor-in-chief of Reuters. He will discuss his book, “Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars. In addition, Paul will unveil a couple of astonishing cars that provide insights into other cultures around the world.
Q & A and book signing
Auto Author Book Fair, Saturday, November 17
Book Fair opens; no charge for visitors, donations to the Automotive Hall of Fame are appreciated.
Special exhibit and book sales by Wayne State University Press
Author’s tables spread throughout the Atrium and Styling Gallery; cash and checks accepted, credit cards can be processed through the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Jerry Burton presentation: "Russians 'Discover' Zora Arkus-Duntov." Noted Corvette author gives a slide presentation on his trip to Moscow this past summer to participate in the opening of an exhibit honoring Zora Arkus-Duntov; in the theater
Buffet lunch opens; tickets can be purchased onsite.
Veteran journalist Bryce Hoffman (pictured above), is the author of “American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company.” He will discuss where the company is headed in remarks titled: "After the Applause is Over: The Future of Ford and the Legacy of Alan Mulally,” in the theater.
Filmmakers Sam Smartt and Chris Zaluski are Master of Fine Arts students in the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University. They will present their documentary film "Wagonmasters," the story of station wagons in American culture. A discussion follows. In the theater.
Book Fair closes