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The rich are different — or so we’re told — which is probably why organizers of the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit have moved the most luxurious vehicles out of the city’s run-down convention center (where they’d be forced to mingle with Chevys, Fords and Toyotas) and into a swank casino hotel about a mile away.
The invitation-only Gallery at the MGM Grand, now in its fifth year, is an exclusive opportunity for wealthy car buyers to shop for uber-luxury and performance vehicles away from the riffraff who pack into the car show each January by paying the $12 admittance fee. Instead, invited Gallery guests get to dine on Wolfgang Puck delicacies while checking out vehicles from Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar, among others. Many of the vehicles on display at The Gallery won’t even appear at Cobo …