Several Canadians were among the more than 200,000 people who attended the first two days of the North American International Auto Show at Detroit's Cobo Centre.

Chuck Matte, who came down from Grand Bend, hasn't missed an auto show in 60 years. He said the event gets bigger and better each year.

He was also impressed with the renovations to Cobo Center.

"It's going to be beautiful, the open part they have, looking over the river. When that gets finished, it'll be magnificent," he said. "They finally took full advantage of the river and all the beauty it does offer."

Matte's favourite vehicle was the re-designed Corvette Stingray, which was all the buzz during media week, too.

Arthur Dick travelled from Hamilton for the auto show. He rode over to Detroit on the Transit Windsor tunnel bus.

"The displays seem to have all been upgraded. It was very busy. A lot more people there than in the past little bit. People seem to be really excited what's going on," he said.

Jay Schuster has been coming for about 15 years and said the Detroit auto show is better than last year.

"I noticed this year it was a little bit better than it has been in the last couple years. You can tell there's a little bit more bling and a little bit more flash and razzmatazz and some interesting things. So we had a good time," said Schuster, who came from Hamilton.

The show is open to the public through Jan. 27.