The 107th edition of the nation's largest auto show in North America is set to come back to Chicago this February!
Chicago Concert & Event Review team are pleased to be reporting from the Chicago Auto Show.
First staged in 1901, the 2015 Chicago Auto Show spans more than 1 million square feet of floor space of the McCormick Place complex and displays multiple world and North American introductions and a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, sport-utility vehicles, minivans and concept cars.
In all, nearly hundreds of different vehicles will be on display, plus hundreds of interactive, aftermarket, accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars. The Chicago Auto Show also features several indoor test tracks and outdoor ride-and-drive opportunities.
Over the past 23 years, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity black-tie gala has raised more than $39 million for 18 local charities. First Look for Charity is held the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens its 9-day public run at McCormick Place. This year, the benevolent event will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 from 7 – 11 p.m.
The National Road Safety Foundation will host a Drive Safe Chicago video contest at the Chicago Auto Show that asks teens to submit ideas for a 30-second public service announcement that reminds viewers not to text or make calls while driving. The winner will receive a $2,000 award and will have the chance to work with an Emmy Award-winning TV producer to turn the winning script into a finished ad that will be broadcast nationwide.
- Media Preview: Thursday, Feb. 12 – Friday, Feb. 13
- First Look for Charity: Friday, Feb. 13
- Public Show: Saturday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 22
Public Show Hours:
- Saturday, Feb. 14 – Saturday, Feb. 21: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Sunday, Feb. 22: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Women's Day, Tuesday, Feb. 17
- Hispanic Day, Friday, Feb. 20
- Family Day, Monday, Feb. 16
- Chicago Auto Show Food Drive, Feb. 18 - 20
- McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616
- $12 for adults
- $6 for seniors and children age 7 – 12
- Free for children age 0 – 6
- Advance ticket sales available online at www.drivechicago.com. Weekday discount vouchers ($6 off the regular adult admission) available at area new-car dealers and participating banks. Weekday group discounts also available.
- Facebook: ChicagoAutoShow
- Twitter: @ChiAutoShow
- Official hashtag: #CAS15
- YouTube: chicagoautoshow
- Pinterest: chiautoshow/
- Instagram: thechicagoautoshow
For up–to–the–minute info, visit: www.chicagoautoshow.com/
Hope to see you there. The team will be on site on Saturday, February 14th for most of the day.
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