The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that was staged at Detroit, Michigan come an end last Sunday with a lot of successes to boot.
The highly anticipated Detroit Auto Show gathered the top car manufacturers from four corners of the world provided the visitors and guests ohs and ahs with its groundbreaking, sleek, spectacularly good-looking and cutting edge vehicles that comes with an assortment of colors, designs, sizes and superb features.
The crowd that flocked the auto show on its last day was impressive and it it’s the highest after more than 10 years. Tickets sold soared to a whopping 808,775, which is 5,000 more than what is posted last year.
Also comes with the moniker “Celebration of five shows-in-one,” the NAIS flaunted “The Gallery,” which showcased exotic and luxury cars which have combined value of $7 million and also whipped up Press Preview, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and Public Show.
The 27th edition of the The NAIAS unveiled 55 automobiles in a span of two media preview days.
The star-pitcher of the hometown baseball squad Detroit Tigers, Justin Verlander, graced the event on Friday and was also part of the Tigers Winter Caravan tour.
The show also put the spotlight on Steve Miller Band which treated the participants with their truly entertaining rock and roll.
The auto show also attracted 15,350 Charity Preview attendees and mustered $5.3 million for children charity foundations.
Royal Oak‘s Katherine Howell also poked fun at the event as she has said, “We’ve had our problems in Detroit. Tonight we shine.” Howell and her loving spouse Larry, a retired GM executive, have participated in the Charity Preview for more than two decades.
The weekend opening of the show attracted 215,836 attendees as car lovers, fans and enthusiasts were satiated with numerous vehicles on display which numbers at least 750 and were treated to a lot of interactive games.
According to economic analyst David Sowerby NAIS has raked in $400 million.