Sunday, January 20th, more than 105,000 people came at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, the second consecutive day of more than 100,000 visitors.
According to officials, attendance on Sunday reached exactly 105,509 people, more than 102,918 visitors on the same day during the 2012 auto show. The record was acquired during the first Sunday of 2001 show with 121,205 visitors. According to Jim Seavitt, 2013 NAIAS chairman, this year’s auto show opening day was the strongest opening in the past eight years.
Show organizers predict that Monday will bring even more visitors, due to the celebration of Martin Luther King Day, which means that some people will have the day off of work and on Wednesday, when it’s the Education Day, more than 5,000 students are expected at the show, to learn new things about the auto-related technologies. Some of the most popular attractions at the auto show are the driving simulators at Kia, Mazda, Hyundai, Ford, Chevy and Toyota, besides the interactive exhibits. Of course, the focus center remains the new Corvette.
“People actually ran to it when the doors opened,” NAIAS Vice Chairman Bob Shuman said in a statement.