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Go behind-the-scenes with WXYZ at our #DetroitGP Social Media Day
WXYZ.com Web Staff
6:00 PM, Jun 2, 2012
6:44 PM, Jun 2, 2012
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WXYZ Social Media Day at the #DetroitGP
We teamed up with the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix to bring our WXYZ Twitter followers and Facebook fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes experience today!
Storified by WXYZ Detroit · Sat, Jun 02 2012 17:43:10
We kicked things off early on Belle Isle with a 9 a.m. rendezvous at the park's entrance. We teamed up with Severely Social to put together a great goody bag for everyone including some essential items like sunscreen and earplugs!
Social Media Day is about to kick off at #detroitgp! Help us welcome our crew from @wxyzdetroit and @severelysocial!Detroit Grand Prix
@wxyzdetroit looking forward to an exciting morning...at #detroitgpSean Bajaj
Our first stop was in front of the Belle Isle Casino which has been converted into the Media Center for the weekend. A special thanks to Engineer Jim Jordan of @GoDempseyRacing (yes, he knows Patrick) for his tech talk!
Jim Jordan of @GoDempseyRacing about to give a tech talk to Social Media Day crew #detroitgp @wxyzdetroit http://pic.twitter.com/8jCEGUlIDetroit Grand Prix
Patrick Dempsey's mom said she'd rather be at the racetrack with him instead of being in Hollywood on the set. #detroitgp #socialmediadayMuffy Lavens
Pit stops can happen within 6-10 seconds. Wow, that's fast! #detroitgpMuffy Lavens
We gave everyone a chance to wander around and take in all the sights and sounds on the Isle. Here's the view from Grandstands #1 during the GRAND-AM Rolex Series Final Practice.
It's a beautiful day to be down at the #DetroitGP with our Ch7 viewers! http://instagr.am/p/LYEwgcCfJ4/Meghan Brennan
Comin' 'round turn 9 ������ @detroitgp @severelysocial #detroitgp #cdbigp @ Detroit Grand Prix Media Center http://instagr.am/p/LYGY-cnZJD/Ali
Bringing the car in. #detroitgp http://pic.twitter.com/nF6QjcoeMuffy Lavens
Our first meet and greet was with local driver @DMoxlow. He's from Grosse Isle and he told us that, "Sometimes it's harder to get sponsors than it is to win races."
RT @MegGBrenn: Special thanks to Pirelli World Challenge Series driver @dmoxlow for hanging with our Ch 7 tweeps #detroitgp http://instagr.am/p/LYRM1qifBe/Erin Holbrook
During a pit stop (pun intended) at the @TeamChevy tent we caught up with @RickyTaylor10 and Max Angelelli, both GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series drivers. They were kind enough to sign some autographs and snap a few photos with us.
RT @MegGBrenn @rickytaylor10 and Max Angelelli signing autographs for our Ch 7 tweeps. ##detroitgp http://instagr.am/p/LYTGgtifDE/ #ChevyDetroitGPTeam Chevy
@MegGBrenn Thanks for a wonderful time this morning at #detroitgp @detroitgp thanks to @visitdetroit and wxyzSean Bajaj
We all had a great time! @melsk8: Thanks #Channel7 for letting me be part of #socialmediaday at the grand prix. It was a blast! #detroitgpDetroit Grand Prix
We did have a blast and the weekend isn't even half over! Thanks to everyone who participated! You can check out all the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix happenings on Twitter by following the hashtag #DetroitGP.
Remember to check out all of our LIVE coverage from Belle Isle all weekend long.
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