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Detroit auto show closes, attendance highest since 2005

The unveiling of the new Dodge Dart at the Detroit auto show.
Mark Brush
Michigan Radio
The unveiling of the new Dodge Dart at the Detroit auto show.

The Detroit auto show wrapped up yesterday, and officials say attendance was strong.

From the Associated Press:

Organizers of the North American International Auto Show say this year's attendance was the highest since 2005. The annual event at Detroit's Cobo Center closed on Sunday. Organizers say attendance during the public portion of the show was 770,932. That's also up from last year, when 735,370 went to the show. The 2013 show dates have been set. That includes media previews Jan. 14-15, industry previews Jan. 16-17, the charity preview Jan. 17 and the public show Jan. 19-27. The previews routinely draw thousands.

Auto show workers will pack up their trucks and head to the next stops on the circuit.

Some will head to the Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids from January 26-29; and after that, there's the 2012 Chicago Auto Show which will open to the public on February 10.

You can review all the stories we produced for the auto show by following our Detroit Auto Show tag.

Mark Brush was the station's Digital Media Director. He succumbed to a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in March 2018. He was 49 years old.
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