2007 North American International Auto Show Reminds Public Show Attendees of Convenient Parking and Transportation

DETROIT, Jan. 18, 2007 -- Attendees planning to visit the Public Days at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Center will find convenient parking and transportation downtown.

  
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"As with past years, our goal is to provide easy parking and transportation to the show," said Robert Thibodeau, Jr., senior co-chairman of the NAIAS 2007. "With our final weekend just around the corner we want to be able to welcome as many automotive enthusiasts as possible. By partnering with Click and Park and the great, new weekend shuttle services, attendees can plan ahead and visit the show with ease."

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. More information regarding lots, purchasing parking spaces and availability of parking spaces can be found at either www.naias.com or www.ClickandPark.com.

Attendees can visit the NAIAS Web site (www.naias.com) to view a map of Detroit that includes all parking garages, lots and Click and Park locations. In addition, traffic pattern updates are given on the NAIAS Web site under the "Travel and Directions" tab by clicking "Traffic," attendees should also check their local media outlets for traffic patterns and weather conditions before heading to the show.

There will be new weekend shuttle services 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. 20 and 21. Tickets can be purchased on-site at the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village. 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. 20 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 21. Shuttles from Cobo Center to the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village will run from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Jan. 20 and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 21.

There will also be shuttle services downtown at Greektown and Joe Louis Arena that will also run on Jan. 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every 15 minutes. The Greektown shuttle will run from southbound Beaubien, between Monroe and Lafayette to Cobo Center on northbound Cass, between Congress and Fort. The Joe Louis shuttle will run from the west side of Joe Louis Arena to Cobo Center on the south side of Cobo Hall. It will cost $0.50 one-way per person and exact change can be paid to the driver.

Another option for parking are the parking garages that are located downtown. Garages nearest to Cobo include Cobo Garage, Cobo Roof, Millennium, Downtown Garage and Ford Underground. Grand Circus and Premier garages are also available, though a little further away.

NAIAS 2007 will be open to the public through Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admittance ends one hour prior to show closing.

100th Anniversary

In 2007, the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) is celebrating 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
  Public Days run 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!

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