2007 North American International Auto Show Offers Convenient Parking and Transportation
DETROIT, Jan. 4, 2007 -- The 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is providing an easy and efficient parking system through Click and Park and new shuttle services from the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village during NAIAS 2007 Public Days.
"Our goal is to make parking and transportation for show goers as effortless as possible," said NAIAS 2007 senior co-chairman Robert Thibodeau, Jr. "We want to remind attendees of the Click and Park and new shuttle services from the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village that are available. These two services will make attending the NAIAS more convenient."
Click and Park is an online parking system that allows show attendees the convenience of purchasing an advance parking space in select lots near the NAIAS, Jan. 13-21. More information regarding lots, purchasing parking spaces and availability of parking spaces can be found at either www.naias.com or www.ClickandPark.com.
"We are excited to be back in Detroit for the NAIAS again," said Tony Vitrano, Owner of Click and Park. "This new parking system is designed to make parking downtown easier and more efficient. Show attendees can visit either the NAIAS or Click and Park Web site and purchase their parking space today."
To purchase a space through Click and Park, follow these simple steps: 1. Go to www.naias.com (or www.ClickandPark.com) 2. Click on "Travel and Directions," select "Parking and Shuttle," 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. Tickets can be purchased on-site at the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village. A map with more information on parking locations will be available in the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News starting on Jan. 7.
- Shuttles will run every 20 minutes from the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village to Cobo Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 13 through Jan. 15 and on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21. - The last shuttle services on Jan. 21 from the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village to Cobo Center will depart at 5 p.m. - Shuttles from Cobo Center to the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village will run from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Jan. 13 through Jan. 15 and on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21. - The last shuttle services from Cobo Center on Jan. 21 will depart at 9 p.m. (NAIAS will close to the public at 7 p.m.)
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!