TTAC Imported To Detroit

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
ttac imported to detroit

Ed and Bertel are spending this coming week in Detroit to talk to auto manufacturers.

First impression: I could get a nice fixer-upper in an up and coming neighborhood for a little more than the price of my ticket from Beijing to Detroit. Compared to Beijing prices, this is a steal.Second impression: When I asked the doorman of my hotel where the next cash machine is, a hotel shuttle drove me to it. The driver waited patiently until my business was conducted, then he drove me to the T-Mobile store for a cell phone refill. When I thanked him for the unusual courtesy, he answered: “We aren’t allowed to let our guests walk around here.”

If any Detroit area B&B want to get together, please let us know. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings look good on the calendar.

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  • Colin42 Colin42 on Apr 25, 2011
    Ed and Bertel are spending this coming week in Detroit to talk to auto manufacturers Please elaborate? Are you there as TTAC or as consultants? i.e. are you being talked to or doing the talking!

  • Handplane Handplane on Apr 25, 2011

    Another vote for Ann Arbor!

  • Autojunkie Autojunkie on Apr 25, 2011

    Just stay at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, MI. You won't be disappointed and you can walk around safely. It's why I moved my family there from 8 Mile and never looked back.

  • Mtymsi Mtymsi on Apr 26, 2011

    For those readers not familiar with metro Detroit (Detroit's suburbs) please don't confuse them with the city of Detroit. There is a night and day difference especially the communities that do not border Detroit. Detroit itself is except for the downtown area a dangerous wasteland. Unfortunately the suburbs are often thought of in the same way by those who have never been here. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our suburbs are as nice as anywhere I've been in the country.