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      47th Annual International Auto Show is free to the public this weekend

      450 of the world's most amazing vehicles are revving up their engines.

      Today kicked off events at the 47th annual International Auto Show at Northwood University.

      The theme is "Electrify the Drive, Sparking a Global Revolution."

      It's put on by more than 900 university students.

      It draws around 55,000 visitors a year.

      Junior Northwood University student and NUIAS Domestic Chair Shannon Corby says, "What I'm getting out of it is the experience on how I can take things that I learn in the classroom and put that into good use."

      The vehicles will be on display through Sunday.

      There TMs free parking, admission and shuttle service at the weekend long event.

      Here TMs the schedule of events:

      Friday, October 15, 2010

      9:00 am 12:00 Noon- WJR Frank Beckmann Show - Student Union

      9:30 am - VIP Panel Discussion - Griswold Lecture Hall

      1:00 pm - Auto Show Opens to the Public

      1:30 pm - Class of 2010 Gift Dedication Ceremony - Outside Mid-Cafe

      6:00 pm - Auto Show Closes to the Public

      7:00 pm-8:00 pm - Auto Show Executive Board Alumni Reception - Oscar's

      7:00 pm-9:00 pm - Phi Delta Theta Alumni Reception - The H Hotel

      Saturday, October 16, 2010

      9:00 am - Auto Show Opens to the Public

      10:00 am-12:00 Noon - Alumni & Friends Tailgate - Bennett Sports Center Parking Lot

      11:00 am - John Castle Memorial - Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies

      12:00 Noon - Football Game and Homecoming Events - Northwood University vs. Tiffin University - Hantz Stadium

      2:45 pm-4:30 pm - Wolf Howl Alumni Reception - Hach Student Life Center

      3:30 pm - Alumni Lacrosse Game - Strosacker Fields

      5:30 pm - Phi Beta Lambda/Alpha Kappa Psi Reunion (late 1970's-early 1980's alumni) - The H Hotel

      6:00 pm - Auto Show Closes to Public

      6:00 pm-8:00 pm - Alumni Lacrosse Reunion - Midland Brewing Company

      6:30 pm - Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony - Hach Student Life Center

      7:30 pm - Alumni Hockey Game - Midland Ice Arena

      9:00 pm - Hockey Alumni & Parents Reception - The Wheel House

      Sunday, October 17, 2010

      10:00 am - Auto Show Opens to Public

      10:00 am - Classic Car Show - Outside Church Family Administration Building

      5:00 pm - Auto Show Closes to Public

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