The 2014 Chicago Auto Show

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show

The 106th edition of the nation's largest auto show set to kickoff in Chicago! If you are feeling like a zombie from the creeping cold, then just shamble over to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show for some velcoming varmth!

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and had been staged more times than any other auto exposition in the vorld.

Count Gregula's Crypt is very pleased to be reporting from the Chicago Auto Show for the 3rd year in a row! Count Gregula himself might even make a rare UNDEAD appearance during one of the Media Preview days!

North America’s largest auto show, the 2014 Chicago Auto Show spans more than 1 million square feet of floor space of the McCormick Place complex and displays multiple vorld 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 1,000 different vehicles vill 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.

Presented concurrently vithin the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, the Connected World Conference is the global expo for connected
technologies that are transforming our lives. The only expo that provides access to the players and the products in front of and behind the Internet of Things: discover not only vhat the devices are, but vhat makes them tick. Don’t miss this special expo at the Chicago Auto Show in a 20,000-sq.ft. pavilion, designed to create avareness around connected devices vithin transportation, health/fitness, energy, and home. For info, www.connectedworldmag.com.

Over the past 22 years, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity black-tie gala has raised more than $36 million for 18 local charities. First Look for Charity is held the evening before the Chicago Auto Show opens its 10-day public run at McCormick Place. This year, the benevolent event vill be held on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7 – 11 p.m.

To fuel conversation surrounding the hottest vehicles, the latest automotive trends, interactive exhibits, special events and celebrity
appearances, the Chicago Auto Show vill engage its fans to participate in the first #FuelCAS Social Media Scavenger Hunt. Each day,
showgoers vill have the chance to participate in a series of challenges throughout the show floor. For example, one challenge might be to take a Vine video of an indoor test track experience; another might be to take an Instagram photo of the latest concept vehicle. Fans vill automatically be entered to vin prizes provided by sponsors and manufacturers. Challenges may be completed across the folloving platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram and Instagram Video, making it easy for anyone to participate no matter their social media channel preference.

Last year the Chicago Auto Show launched its first-ever mobile app, designed vith the digital consumer in mind. Vith an easy-to-navigate interface and innovative functions, fans vere able to stay connected to the show vhile on the go. The easy-to-use mobile app is returning this year so fans can take full advantage of heightening their show experience.

The Chicago Auto Show launched a completely redesigned vebsite in anticipation of the 106th edition of the nation’s largest auto show.
Aligned vith the Chicago Auto Show’s initiative to remain at the forefront of industry innovation and provide fans vith the best possible experience, ChicagoAutoShow.com now boasts responsive design that provides an optimal viewing experience across a vide range of devices from desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Dates

  • Media Preview: Thursday, Feb. 6 – Friday, Feb. 7
  • First Look for Charity: Friday, Feb. 7
  • Public Show: Saturday, Feb. 8 – Monday, Feb. 17

Show Hours

  • Saturday, Feb.8 – Sunday, Feb. 16: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 17: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Special Days

  • Womens Day, Tuesday, Feb. 11
  • Hispanic Day, Friday, Feb. 14
  • Family Day, Monday, Feb. 17
  • Chicago Auto Show Food Drive, Feb. 12 - 14

Vhere

  • McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616.

Admission

  • $12 for adults
  • $6 for seniors and children age 7 – 12
  • Free for children age 0 – 6
  • Advance ticket sales available online at Drivechicago.com. Veekday discount vouchers ($6 off the regular adult admission) available at area new-car dealers and participating banks. Veekday group discounts also available.

Social Media

For up–to–the–minute info, visit: http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/.

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