Friday's attendance at the 2013 West Virginia International Auto Show was held down by a snowstorm but Saturday and Sunday "were phenomenal days," said Ruth Lemmon, president of the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association.
The show ran Friday through Sunday at the Civic Center.
"Friday was not a good day because of the weather. But Saturday and Sunday, without knowing specific numbers, were banner days," Lemmon said. "From the time we opened until we closed, we were very busy.
"As long as the dealers are manufacturers are happy with the response. . . and they all are," Lemmon said on Monday.
The West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association presents the show. Motor Trend, which produces the event, does not make specific attendance figures public.
The 8-foot-tall Comic-Bot King Robota drew large crowds and there were knots of onlookers around a driving simulator that was set up throughout the show and a texting simulator that was at the show on Sunday.Lemmon said a Sony a77 Studio also was popular. Using green screen technology, the device let show goers have their picture taken behind the wheel of an exotic sports car. Also, race car driver Bobby Dale Earnhardt's appearance "was a really big hit," she said.