Detroit Auto Show Draws Largest Crowd in Nine Years

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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