For suppliers, times are good.
Production is booming, and r&d money is growing as automakers seek advanced equipment to boost fuel economy, connect cars to the Internet and improve safety.
So the good cheer flowed last week at the 20th annual Automotive News PACE Awards ceremony in Detroit. The awards honor suppliers innovation.
Executives, engineers and guests of the 24 finalists chatted, feasted and imbibed at the Max M. Fisher Music Center before and after the awards presentation.
PHOTOS BY JOE WILSSENS