DETROIT (WWJ) – The North American International Auto Show opens to the public Saturday in Detroit.

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WWJ Newsradio 950’s Kathryn Larson spoke with spokesman Joe Rohatynski who said show-goers should show up in comfortable shoes with about four hours to spend at Cobo Center.

“One thing I really want everybody to remember is how special this show is,” said Rohatynski. The NAIAS is one of the top 5 shows in the world and that, according to Rohatynski, says a lot when Detroit is compared to Geneva, Paris, Shanghai, and Frankfort.

“In the last 25 years, we’ve really reached that level of success with those shows and now we unveil as many vehicles as them. We bring 5,000 [media members] to Detroit,” said Rohatynski.

Rohatynski pointed out a few things you won’t want to miss at this year’s show — including the new Corvette and Chrysler’s Viper SRT, which is tough to miss, right in the middle of the show floor

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The show will feature actors playing some of the early ancestors of the Ford Motor Company — which means you could meet Henry Ford strolling across the floor.

Also from Ford,”They’ve brought back their Model-T from the 1940s, kind of showing the heritage and the history and the importance that this company has played in the development of the automobile,” Rohatynski said.

For the kids, Rohatynski said that the button maker by Chevy was so popular they wanted to bring it back.

The auto show will be open to the public Saturday-Sunday, January 19-27.

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