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In pictures: A different view of the Detroit auto show

Sure, the new reveals and hot concepts grab all the headlines, but what about all the other stuff there is to see at the North American International Auto Show? Globe Drive Deputy Editor Darren McGee checks it out

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It’s the ultimate race simulator. Brave souls climb inside a full-size Dodge Viper – which shakes, bounces and swerves on the spot – as video “racers” try to overtake the competition on the screen ahead.

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The much coveted press kit that accompanied the release of the Chrysler Pacifica. Along with all the necessary tech specs, it contained a travel game for family life on the road, presumably in the auto maker’s new minivan.

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Juan Pablo raced the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet to victory in the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May, 2015, earning him this huge trophy.

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A booth attendant has a little fun with an onscreen Nissan Titan interactive experience, turning herself into a Transformer.

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Corvettes at the Michelin display.

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The U.S. Army has a display, and this Stryker vehicle would come in handy for the snow that fell the first part of the week.

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This 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead was originally owned by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, Jr. It is valued at more than $600,000 (U.S.).

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The Force awakens: Henrik Fisker’s Force 1 supercar.

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Speaking of the Force, this Star Wars-themed Fiat is more of a farce.

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Downtown Detroit with the Cobo Center, home to the North American International Auto Show, shining brightly to the left.

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