DETROIT -- Attendance at the 2010 Detroit auto show during its public days is up, by more than 21,000 attendees on Monday, according to the show's organizers.
In 2009, there were 39,715 attendees at the show on Monday. This year, 61,112 attended.
Numbers for Saturday and Sunday didn't rise as dramatically -- 74,613 on Saturday in 2009 compared to 83,715 attendees in 2010, and 90,608 attendees on Sunday in 2009, with 96,623 attendees this year.
“We couldn't be more pleased with the response of the public for the 2010 NAIAS,” Doug Fox, chairman of the 2010 show, said in a statement.
“The positive vibe of preview week is spilling into our public days and we are looking forward to keeping the momentum to continue what has been an exciting time so far.”