2007 North American International Auto Show to Provide Easy Parking and Transportation for Show Attendees
DETROIT, Dec. 22 -- The 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is partnering for the second consecutive year with Click and Park to provide an easy and efficient parking system during NAIAS 2007 Public Days, Jan. 13, 2007-21. Also, the NAIAS is pleased to announce new shuttle services from the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village.
Designed to make NAIAS parking simpler for attendees, the Click and Park online parking system, spaces are now on sale, allows show attendees the convenience of purchasing an advance parking space in select lots near the NAIAS.
"Our goal is to make transportation for attendees to Cobo as fast and efficient as possible," said NAIAS 2007 senior co-chairman Robert Thibodeau. "Click and Park is an excellent system that has been used at college bowl games, NASCAR race events and Super Bowls. We are happy to partner with this organization for the second year in a row and hope that it will make traveling to the NAIAS more convenient for our attendees."
Parking spaces can be purchased through www.ClickandPark.com . The Web site provides access to select Olympia, Sterling Group, Miller Parking, Central Parking, AMPCO and Park-Rite lots up to 24 hours before each show day and offers personalized directions and various routes to each lot. As each route reaches its anticipated capacity, alternate routes are sent via e-mail to help disperse the traffic going to Cobo Center. This results in a more efficient, time-saving flow of traffic. Users will receive an email confirmation and ePermit to print along with customized directions within eight hours of their purchase. Availability of parking spaces at each lot can be found at www.ClickandPark.com .
"We are excited to partner with the NAIAS again and provide show attendees with an easy and efficient parking system," said Tony Vitrano, Owner of Click and Park. "This new parking system will strengthen the overall NAIAS experience."
To purchase a space through Click and Park, follow these simple steps: 1. Go to www.naias.com 2. Click on "Travel and Directions," select "parking" and then select "pre-purchase a parking spot" 3. Select "NAIAS" and click "look for parking" 4. Select day of event you plan to attend at the NAIAS 5. Select lot from various parking areas 6. Create a free account 7. Enter credit card number and personal information 8. Receive ePermit, parking permit and customized directions via email 9. Print ePermit and bring with you for selected lot access
The new shuttle services will be available to NAIAS Public Day attendees at the Detroit Zoo, Greenfield Village, Greektown and Joe Louis Arena. Guests can park at the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village for $5 (parking at the Greenfield Village is free for Henry Ford members) and take a shuttle bus for $4 per person round trip directly to Cobo Center. The shuttle service will be available at these two locations on Jan. 13-15, 20 and 21. A map with more information on parking locations will be available in local newspapers such as the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News.
* Shuttles will run every 20 minutes from the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village to Cobo Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. * Shuttles will run from Cobo Center to the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. * Last departures on Jan. 21 from the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village will be at 5 p.m. * Last departures from Cobo Center will be 9 p.m. * Tickets can be purchased on-site at the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village.
There will also be shuttle services downtown at Greektown and Joe Louis Arena that will also run Jan. 13-15, 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. every 15 minutes.
* Greektown shuttle will run from southbound Beaubien, between Monroe and Lafayette to Cobo Center on northbound Cass, between Congress and Fort. * Joe Louis shuttle will run from the west side of Joe Louis Arena to Cobo Center on the south side of Cobo Hall. * $0.50 one-way per person, exact change can be paid to the driver. About Click and Park
The Orlando-based company shares ownership with Gameday Management Group which plans and operates complete transport and parking systems for major events, directing spectators, media, teams, staff, sponsors and corporate clients. Gameday has managed transportation and parking services for such high-profile events as the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, Super Bowls XXX - XL, Daytona 500 and the 2005 Presidential Inauguration. For additional information visit www.ClickandPark.com .
In 2007, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) will celebrate the centennial of its successful association with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Since its inception in 1907, the show has grown from a regional event featuring 17 exhibitors to an internationally-sanctioned show with over 90 exhibitors, adding more than $500 million to the metro Detroit region last year alone. With the support of Detroit area auto dealers the NAIAS features more new vehicle debuts and garners more media coverage than any show in North America.
NAIAS 2007 Official Dates
Press Preview Days will be held Sunday, Jan. 7 through Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007. Industry Preview Days will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10 and Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. The Charity Preview will be held Friday evening, Jan. 12, 2007. Public Days are Saturday, Jan. 13, through Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.
The North American International Auto Show Rod Alberts -- Executive Director
Entering its 19th year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world and is one of the largest media events in North America. The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. The NAIAS Web site can be accessed at http://www.naias.com/. The drive, design and desire for cars is here in Detroit!