#ExperienceBuick: Detroit Through The Eyes Of Buick

(Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

(Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

During my #ExperienceBuick travels (catch up here) I’ve seen a lot of Detroit. So much so that it’s a city I’ve really grown to love. It’s rebirth of urban living is quite inspiring. But this trip I got to see Detroit from the eyes of one of its biggest supporter–Buick. 

OUR WEDDING VIDEOS
(Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

The new Buick Cascada! (Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

Besides getting to test drive this baby (ain’t she perfect!), I actually got a peek at the behind the scenes of car making. From the design concepts, to the sound rooms, to the big weather proof car wash thingee, I got sucked into loving more than just the drive. It’s amazing to see a product from finish to end. Just think, we were once riding on horses for transportation. So glad I missed that trend.

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The General Motors headquarters in Milford, Detroit. (Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

I got to travel to the General Motors headquarters in Milford, Detroit. We were allowed to take ANY photos, our phone was “PICpatched” because… #Secrets. We were told if we removed the patches they’d know and they’d have to erase all our phone data, umm… #WhatYouWontDoIs.

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The lobby of the General Motors headquarters in Milford, Detroit. (Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

The “Color & Trim” Buick gals explained the important details on picking colors for cars. From the dashboard, the interior and the accents colors I got the intel.

Bloggers as part of the Experience Buick event Wednesday, June 3, 2015, visit General Motors Design on the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Michigan. (Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

The Color & Trim team. (Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

But believe it or not, although we love chartreuse and hot fuchsia, Americans want muted colored cars. Go figure right?

Mock ups the Color & Trim team creates (Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

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Dashboard designs (Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

I even got to meet this legend (and his work) who meticulously hand stitches the leather around every single steering wheel. And he’s done this for like 30 years!

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(Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

The next morning we headed to the General Motors Proving Grounds were we all got to relive those car wash days where we pretended to be attacked by thunder storms. But this mega car wash was like Splash Mountain on steroids! Designed to withstand a small tsunami, we got to see how the Buick Cascada held up in rain.

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(Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

Of course the car passed all the test and then we got to get behind the wheels. Vroom!

(Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

(Photo by John F. Martin for Buick)

I’ve got two more trips with Buick (insert really sad face) but it’s been a blast. Make sure you beauties check out our IG hashtag (#ExperienceBuick) filled with some of our most memorable moments from our trips.

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