Detroit Auto Show Draws Largest Crowd in Nine Years

The 2013 Detroit Auto Show has just come to an end, and this year it drew the largest crowd the show has seen in nine years.

Perhaps that’s what the debut of the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will do, but surely it’s a sign that buyers are interested in new vehicles thanks to a recovering economy in the United States. Overall ticket attendance came in at 795,416 and is the highest mark since 2004 when 808,833 people attended.

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During the final weekend of the show’s seven public days, more than 100,000 people attended each day. In fact, the final day’s ticket sale total was nearly 103,900, besting last year’s final-day total by more than 2,500.

“This was a true celebration of the automobile and a demonstration of the strength and resiliency of the auto business,” said Detroit Auto Show Chairman Jim Seavitt in a statement. “The Detroit show is a true reflection of a strong, vibrant and more confident industry.”

[Source: Detroit News]

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