North American International Auto Show Gears Up For The Gallery Event Unveiling Roster of Auction Items Curated by Robb Report

Dec 18, 2015, 10:00 ET from North American International Auto Show

DETROIT, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and Robb Report -- official media partner for the 2016 NAIAS, have announced the extraordinary line-up for the ninth year of the ultra-luxury automotive event, The Gallery. Luxury lifestyle authority, Robb Report has curated a world-class array of silent auction items for the evening's festivities, encompassing unique luxury experiences and products from the worlds of culinary, fashion, style, design, and hospitality. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Detroit Auto Dealers Association's Charitable Foundation Fund.

The Gallery event has become the official kick off to NAIAS, taking place this year on Saturday, January 9th, 2016. Hosted once again at the luxurious MGM Grand Detroit, guests will enjoy dinner served by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. Guests will have the added opportunity of strolling through a $7 million collection of the most amazing automobiles the world has to offer from brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and many more iconic nameplates.

"Our partnership with Robb Report brings a new element of luxury to The Gallery, as their expertise in luxury lifestyle is the perfect complement to the event's featured luxury automobiles on display. Our guests will experience a fully immersive, and comprehensive evening of unforgettable luxury and top-tier design," said Paul Sabatini, 2016 NAIAS Chairman. "I'm truly amazed at the roster of unbelievable auction items Robb Report was able to curate for our incredibly lucky guests." 

The Gallery will welcome nearly 500 high net worth guests over the course of six hours. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a coveted selection of silent auction items, which include the likes of the following:

  • An all-inclusive luxurious 8-Day European River Cruise ($6,000 – over $10,000) from Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection;
  • A Custom-Made Suit ($5,000) from Bespoke Neapolitan Tailor, ISAIA;
  • A Cleveland Cavaliers package including four courtside seats to a home game, dinner and drinks in the owner's suite, an authentic autographed LeBron James Jersey, and a one-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland;
  • A South Floridian 'Shop & Stay' Experience with Miami's Premier Fashion Destination, Aventura Mall and Mediterranean-Style Retreat Turnberry Isle Miami, home to Celebrity Chefs Michael Mina's BOURBON Steak and Scott Conant's CORSAIR restaurants;
  • One-of-a-kind wine experiences from some of Napa Valley's most respected vintners and winemakers including Donelan Family Wines, Blackbird Vineyards and Metaphora Wines;
  • A stainless steel gas-fired Pizza Oven ($6,795) from the industry expert on outdoor kitchen design, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet.

Tickets to The Gallery and more information can be found on the NAIAS website.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for announcements with additional information about this exciting collaboration between NAIAS and Robb Report.

About Robb Report
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016,Robb Report is the authoritative voice in the global luxury market. Widely regarded as the single most influential journal of living life to the fullest, Robb Report covers the newest in what matters most to its discerning and sophisticated audience, including luxury automobiles, aircraft, fine dining, travel, timepieces and fine jewelry, style and design, arts and culture, spirits, and cigars. For more information, visit the Robb Report website at and connect with us on Twitter (@robbreport), Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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About the North American International Auto Show
Now in its 28th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place. Administered by Executive Director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. For more information, visit

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2016 NAIAS Dates:
The Gallery – Saturday, January 9, 2016
Press Preview - Monday-Tuesday, January 11-12, 2016
Industry Preview - Wednesday-Thursday, January 13-14, 2016
Charity Preview - Friday, January 15, 2016
Public Show - Saturday-Sunday, January 16-24, 2016

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