Detroit is also known for its sports and music as it is the considered the sports capital of the west and the birthplace of the so acclaimed techno music. The Detroit Pistons, Wings, and Tigers have thousands of passionate fans that sell-out every game. Detroit has also been a host for hundreds of national sporting events including the 2005 MLB All-Star game, 2006 World Series, Super Bowl XL, 2009 NCAA Final Four and the Red Bill Air Race. As far as music, Detroit is home to the god fathers of Techno music, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson. This genre originated in the 80's and was kept underground in the US, during the 90's it gained popularity in Europe and now it has gained power in the USA and Detroit hosts one of the most important Techno Music Festivals during Memorial Weekend.
Detroit is also so known for many tourist sites such as the 1400 acres and 50 mile roads of salt mines that lie beneath the city. Detroit also is the only city from where you can see the southernmost part of Canada. Also Detroit is the only city with the largest island park within. Another interesting mark in Detroit is the only floating Post Office in the US. This massive Postal Service has its own zip code and started serving as a messenger in 1874, delivering messages to passing vessels.
The first ever news radio broadcast was done in Detroit as well. The city also played an important part during the Prohibition era in the United States as it supplied 75% of the liquor carried underneath vessels across the shortest widths of the Detroit River.
Despite all these facts, Detroit is mainly know for its automotive heritage. It houses major car companies such as Ford Motor Co, General Motors Co, and Chrysler Group LLC. Due to immense car production and industry it houses, car transport is one of the major services offered in the city.
Detroit is a very popular to ship from and to from any point of the country. Because it is such a frequent route, prices and driver availability are very cost-effective, however Detroit is affected by one major factor that slows down all transportation and makes prices bump up: harsh winters. Detroit lies within the northern lines of the country that is greatly affected by snow and harsh winters. Big snow falls affect all roads coming an out of the city making transportation almost impossible for drivers. It also shares the common "Snowbird" season and ships many snow birders out of the state during Sept - Nov and bring them back up during March - May.
In order to have a satisfactory transport experience in Detroit, planning ahead is a must, especially during winter season where road conditions are unpredictable. Because this factor highly affects the service a plan B is highly recommended.