www.thecarconnection.com Reveals Details From First Press Day At NAIAS

11 January 2000

www.thecarconnection.com Reveals Details From First Press Day At Detroit Auto Show - $350 Million in Displays - Once the Smoke Cleared
    DETROIT, Jan. 11 -- If you imagine 7,000 journalists crowded
in and around the General Motors booth when they start up all nine concept
cars, followed by smoke bombs set off during the DaimlerChrysler presentation
-- all inside a crowded Cobo Hall in Detroit -- you have a feeling for Press
Days at the North American International Auto Show.
    http://www.thecarconnection.com , the Internet's leading automotive e-zine, has
the details from the first two days of world auto debuts from Detroit.  Posted
under Detroit Auto Show I and Detroit Auto Show II on The Car Connection's
home page, concept and prototype vehicles from the world's leading car
companies are detailed along with photos of each car.  Included are the much-
anticipated Chrysler 300 Hemi Convertible, the Chevrolet SSR "Corvette Truck,"
and the Ford 24.7 "multi-media" wonder.
    The special auto show reports will continue each day, posting at 9 a.m.
and again at 3 p.m. EST, through Thursday, January 13 on
http://www.thecarconnection.com , as automakers from around the world lift the covers
on tomorrows cars and trucks.
    Other vehicles featured on The Car Connection from the first two press
days include the 2001 Toyota Sequoia full-sized SUV (bigger than a Land
Cruiser), the Chevrolet Avalanche (SUV based on a Silverado chassis), the
Mercedes-Benz SLA Roadster (based on the A-class chassis), and the first
General Motors-influenced Hummers -- H1 and H2.
    Just in case you're wondering if the whole auto industry is in Cobo Hall
this week, the answer is "almost, but not quite."  There is also a very good
auto show in Los Angeles, and The Car Connection staff has that covered as
well with a full report and two photo galleries.
    Browsers who log on and download the complete coverage from
http://www.thecarconnection.com from Detroit this week will have a reference file for
new cars to be introduced during the next year, along with photos of each
model.
    Also, regular visitors to The Car Connection will notice significant
changes to the site starting this week, including a new, daily edition of
Headlight News.  TCC introduces its weekly reader opinion poll, a new weekly
car tips section, and a completely revamped bookstore.  With the fast-moving
pace of worldwide automotive news, The Car Connection will now provide its
readers with a daily source of information.
    Web users can also access The Car Connection by going to the PR Newswire
site http://www.prnewswire.com .  In addition, PR Newswire provides the text of all
the manufacturers' news releases from the auto shows -- including the Detroit
and Los Angeles this week, along with all the other business news of the day.
    The Car Connection, http://www.thecarconnection.com, is the nation's premier
automotive "e-zine."  Turn to it for the latest news, reviews, and often-
controversial reviews.  You'll find driving tips from racing instructor Bob
Bondurant, helpful maintenance advice from On-Site Mechanic Bob Weber, and
"spy shots" of tomorrow's hottest products Caught in the Web.
    Readers can now find new and used car prices, a complete photo gallery of
current models, and free new car brochures.  A new feature adds the respected
resources of the Kelley Blue Book used car price guide.  The Car Connection
also offers a timely car calendar and the web's most expansive automotive
Yellow Pages linking to auto sites all over the world.  On TCC Mall, site
visitors can get their best deal on a new car through AutoAdvantage, and top
it off with extended warranties at Warranty Direct.  And everyone can use the
TCC Forum to speak out, and get answers on, a wide range of automotive topics.



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