Baby New Year parties in Motor City January 9th through the 23rd as Detroit hosts the North American International Auto Show. Press preview days Sunday through Tuesday saw thousands of auto scribes from around the globe descend upon the massive Cobo Hall to catch a first glimpse at the machines hitting the road in '05, and the concepts that will inspire vehicles over the next few years.

Hot on the heels of the LA auto show, Detroit's exclusive debuts will motivate more than a few enthusiasts to make saving money for a gotta-have vehicle a solemn resolution. And for good reason. We saw more performance, more innovation, and more dynamic styling from all segments.

Industry days brought hordes of automotive insiders to the floor Wednesday and Thursday, with the doors finally opening to the public on Friday. Join us here as we share the sights, sounds, and news from more than 35 press conferences. Words and pictures are now complete, we've posted nearly two dozen photo galleries highlighting selected vehicles, and added ten videos on the video page.

For more on the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Dodge Charger, Dodge Viper coupe, Infiniti M45, MazdaSpeed 6, Nissan Xterra, and Volkswagen Jetta, be sure to pick up the February 2005 copy of Motor Trend magazine.