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North American International Auto Show 2000 Reports Opening Day Attendance

17 January 2000

North American International Auto Show 2000 Reports Opening Day Attendance
    DETROIT, Jan. 15 -- The North American International Auto
Show 2000 released opening day attendance figures that indicate a promising
start to the nine day show.  According to Russ Shelton, senior co-chair of the
NAIAS, 118,877 people visited the show today.
    "We are extremely pleased at the overwhelming turnout at today's opening,"
remarked Shelton.  "This truly demonstrates the love affair that people
continue to have with cars."  Shelton added that the 1999 NAIAS, which was
affected by severe winter storms, drew 696,811 (85,469 of which attended on
opening day).
    More than 700 vehicles are on display at Cobo Center through
January 23, 2000.
    Last night, a record $5.25 million was raised during the show's Charity
Preview in support of Southeast Michigan children's charities.
    The show is open daily from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. from January 15 -
January 22, and from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the closing day, January 23.  Tickets
cost $10 each for 12 and over, and $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at
Ticket Master outlets and at Cobo Center.  Children under 12 are free.