2007 NAIAS Final Weekend Showcases Amazing Attractions; Prizes, Fun for the Whole Family


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DETROIT, Jan. 18, 2007 -- As the final weekend of the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) draws near, show organizers are encouraging attendees to show up early, wear comfortable clothes, and plan to take advantage of the show's many entertaining attractions and giveaways.

"Exhibitors have really pulled out all the stops this year in offering attractions including video games, interactive displays, jaw-dropping exhibits and prize giveaways," said Bob Thibodeau Jr., senior co-chairmen of the 2007 NAIAS.

Amidst the excitement of the NAIAS 2007, the safety of attendees is, as always, taken seriously. Security will ask guests at random to open their bags and jackets to scan for any restricted items. Metal detectors and police dogs also are present as another security measure.

Public Days for NAIAS 2007 run through Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is no admittance one hour prior to show closing.

Ticket prices for Public Days are $12 for adults; $6 for senior citizens (65 and older) and children aged 7-12 (must be purchased onsite). Children 6 and under are free with their parent and every child in a school group must have a ticket to enter the show. Children 16 and under must have an adult over 21 with them after 6 p.m.

To help alleviate delays at on-site ticket booths, eTickets are available for convenient, online purchase at www.naias.com. Orders for eTickets provide a voucher to be redeemed for show tickets at the eTicket window, located at the Oakland entrance of Cobo Center. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (248) 645-6666.

Click and Park is an online parking system that allows show attendees the convenience of purchasing a parking space in select lots near the NAIAS up to 24 hours prior to attending. Parking spaces can be purchased through www.ClickandPark.com.

The new weekend shuttle services will be available on Jan. 20 and 21. 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.

For maps and more information on parking and shuttle services, visit www.naias.com.

The following is a list of exciting and unique activities at the NAIAS 2007:

  Michigan Hall:

  Michigan International Speedway:
   *Checkout the 2006 Nascar Nextel Cup!

*Come and checkout the authentic Nascar cars: number 48 Jimmie Johnson car, number 20 Tony Stewart car and number 24 Jeff Gordon car

State Farm:

*Visitors to the State Farm booth will be eligible to win an I-Pod shuffle, key chains and road atlases

*Racing pods will be available for anyone to play featuring PlayStation(R) games

*Anyone over 18 years old may compete for the fastest time of the day in the real-life NASCAR simulator

*Free pictures will be taken with different vehicles in the background. The pictures may be redeemed online

Subaru:

*Exhibit features Grand Turismo game in an interactive driving simulator. To play, players are asked to donate a dollar to benefit the Rainbow Connection

LeMay America's Car Museum:

*Come and check out the different historical cars on display - some include: 1912 Standard Electric Roadster and 1936 Cadillac Series 36-80 V-12

Denso:

*New technology monitors the eyes, if eyes are closed too long a blast of cool air will give the wake-up call

ChangFeng:

*Check out the Chinese automaker, Changfeng, in their fist appearance outside of China

  Main Floor:

  Volkswagen:
   *Check out the stock cars and play with the slot cars system

  Scion:
   *Design and personalize a Scion, e-mail it home and print it out

  Mini:
   *I-Pod listening stations and DJs around the clock
   *Play the touch screen table top games
   *E-mail photos to yourself to share with friends

  NAIAS Food Court:

*Enjoy a quick snack or a meal from these food choices: pizza, nachos, ice cream, hotdogs, deli sandwiches, burritos, gyro sandwiches, philly cheese steak and drinks

*Ready to Go Army? Climb their rock wall at no charge

*Michigan International Speedway (MIS) tickets for all races are on sale in the Cobo Arena

   *Take your favorite car home by buying a die cast version of it

  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 are going on now through Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.

  The North American International Auto Show
  Rod Alberts - Executive Director
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