Auto show gets record turnout

Posted February 7, 2009 10:36 p.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2009 8:53 a.m. EST

— The North Carolina International Auto Show at the Raleigh Convention Center attracted a record 20,000 people on Saturday, organizers said.

The show features 250 vehicles from high-end to hybrid cars, big and small.

Organizers and shoppers said the show is a way for people to escape the bleak economic outlook.

“People are trying to get away from the whole atmosphere of how things are really tight right now. So this kind of helps you do that a little bit,” shopper Derek Condry said.

The show attracted 10,000 visitors on Friday. It ends on Sunday.