Car enthusiasts, mark your calendars: Detroit’s 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will be open to the public Jan. 18-26. An expected 50 worldwide concept and production vehicles will be seen for the first time during the show. That’s in addition to the hundreds of other vehicles on display. With so much to see, here are 10 things to know before you go:
The show is held at Detroit’s Cobo Center, which is linked to downtown hotels and entertainment districts by the Detroit People Mover, an elevated rail system that encircles the city and provides easy access to restaurants, bars and attractions. View the Detroit People Mover schedule, route and riding fare here.
Parking is available on the Cobo Roof Deck, Joe Louis Arena and Millennium Garage. There are also several smaller lots in the area, but you’ll need to have cash on hand to pay. Avoid the crowds by parking farther away and riding the People Mover over to Cobo.
Be sure to dress for the weather. Pack warm outerwear, boots, gloves, sweaters and jackets. Layering is a good idea; it can get warm walking the show floor.
You’ll need a ticket to get in. They’re $13 for adults, $7 for seniors (65 or older) and $7 for children (ages 7-12). Kids 6 and younger are free with a parent or guardian. Tickets are available at the door. Adult tickets can also be purchased online. Group tickets (30 or more) are available at a discounted rate of $9 per ticket.
NAIAS is the perfect place to find your next ride. Unlike in a dealership, on the show floor, you can physically do side-by-side comparisons of vehicles from various manufacturers.