World-renowned DJ Kid Capri rocking the 1’s and 2’s at the DRIVEN Experience 2018 (Photo credit: Porsha Monique for Steed Media)

For the eighth consecutive year, Real Times Media presented the DRIVEN Experience 2018. The event is a tribute to multicultural achievement in the automotive industry and is held during the Detroit Auto Show. It celebrates diversity within the automotive industry for people of color and recognizes them for making significant contributions to the auto industry and for achieving higher levels of professional success in their respective auto-related fields. This year’s event was hosted by Emmy Award Winner Ed Gordon, and awards were presented to:

  • Michelle Sourie Robinson, CEO of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council;
  • Roy Roberts, recipient of the DRIVEN Lifetime Achievement Award and chairman, Global Automotive Alliance;
  • Jimmy Settles, vice president UAW-Ford and recipient of the DRIVEN 50 Year Dedication Award; and
  • Gordon Follmer, principal UHY LLP Certified Accountants and recipient of the Advocate of the Year Award.

The celebration didn’t stop with the presentation of awards either. After the honorees were presented with their awards, R&B crooner Eric Roberson performed and the world-renowned DJ Kid Capri got the after-party started. He rocked the house with hot bangers from the past several decades, keeping the dance floor lit the entire time.

Take a look at some of the photos from the afterglow. Tell us what you think in the comments section. Judging by the pictures, was this event hot or not?

Photo gallery credit: Porsha Monique for Steed Media

Eric Roberson and Porsha Monique

Eric Roberson and Porsha Monique


Aisha Williams


Kid Capri and Porsha Monique


Hiram Jackson (right) unveiling the cover of Driven 2018


After-glow partygoers have a great time


Marlowe Stoudamire and Jennifer Smith


Tiana Dudley, Jocelyn K. Allen and Nicole Sebree Henry


Carlotta Tutt Holloway and friend


Kid Capri


Porsha Monique


Detroit's finest men representing


Tatiana Simone


Deidra Shabazz and Jordette Singleton


Fellas having a great time


Deidra Shabazz and Porsha Monique


Nicole Black and AJ Williams


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A stylin and profiln Eric Roberson

Porsha Monique

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