Detroit Auto Show 2014 registers attendance at 11-year high

Over 8 lakh people turned out at the North American International Auto Show, making it the biggest attendance in more than a decade.

More than 803,000 attended the auto show which was at 11-year high. It was in the year 2003 when the event witnessed more than 838,000 people, which was higher than this year.

“This year’s event “was a special show, and everyone knew it,” NAIAS Chairman Bob Shuman said in a statement.

The auto show, that began earlier this month, saw Sunday as its last day at downtown Detroit’s Cobo Center. It was a successful event with press and industry previews coming in high numbers.

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The auto fans braved chilly weather and icy roads to book their presence to the final day.

Figures released Sunday night show 102,153 people attended the final day, bringing the eight-day attendance to 803,451.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2014 AUTO SHOW

Industry preview: 34,040 suppliers, designers, engineers and others attended from 28 countries

Press preview: 5,169 journalists from 60 countries and 39 states

Charity preview: 13,826 people helped raise $4.8 million for children’s charities; first-ever Charity Preview afterglow was a sellout at 2,250 tickets.

Total economic input: $365 million

Total ticketed attendance: 803,451 (includes preview events), the highest attendance since 2003.