Auto Show's strongest first day attendance in five years

More than 92,000 attend 1st day

Published On: Jan 14 2012 11:30:02 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 16 2012 07:00:07 PM EST
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DETROIT -

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is in full effect and the event opened with its strongest first day attendance in five years.

According to Chairman Bill Perkins, more than 92,000 people attended the event on Saturday, topping last year's number of more than 86,000. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the event during the next week.

The show opened to the public today, after a week of media previews.

The auto show runs through Sunday, January 22.