The Beach Boys will be in Detroit on Jan. 13 to headline the charity preview of the 2017 Detroit auto show. The band is a good fit for the event as cars has been a frequent theme of its songs in its 50-plus years, including "Little Deuce Coupe," "409" and "Fun, Fun, Fun."
Ford Motor and UAW-Ford have made a joint, $6 million commitment to help fund the Motown Museum expansion in Detroit. With the grant, the automaker and the union become the lead donor in the campaign, which was announced in mid-October.
GM plans to launch a large-scale renovation this summer at its Detroit headquarters, the Renaissance Center. The 120,000-square-foot renovation calls for extending the section of the front complex housing the People Mover station to Jefferson Avenue.