DETROIT -

Automotive enthusiasts took full advantage of the Martin Luther King holiday attending the third day of the North American International Auto Show in record numbers.

Monday's attendance was the highest it's been for the third day of the event since 2006. More than 70,000 people showed up; that's 6,000 more than 2011's third day.

"The excitement keeps growing, the good news keeps spreading,” NAIAS Chairman Bill Perkins said in a release.

Perkins said the show offered people the chance to explore the newest in automotive technology and design.

 “The automotive landscape is changing rapidly right before our very eyes,” he said. “The auto show provides numerous opportunities to come to one location and learn about the technologies that are available now – and those that will be available in our future. It’s an absolutely fascinating and entertaining place to be.”

NAIASPublic Show ticket prices: Adults: $12; Seniors: $6; Children 7-12: $6, 6 and under: free when accompanied by a parent or guardian, for more information on the show, visit naias.com.