It's the last year that the North American International Auto Show -- informally known as the Detroit Auto Show -- will be held in January. This may be why we missed some of the world's largest automakers this year, but that doesn't mean it was a disappointment. In fact, it was anything but, after taking a stroll through the immaculate show floor. 

The event will move to June in 2020, meaning about 18 months sit between this year's auto show and next year's event. So if you want to see a plethora of new vehicles, pristine classics and the up-and-coming concept cars of tomorrow, you best consider getting down to the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit between Jan. 19 and Jan. 27, when it is open to the public. 

If you can't make the show or want a preview of what you'll get to see, click through to get an idea of what's on display at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show!

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author had no positions in the stocks mentioned.