Roadblazing.com DHS 2019 Chicago Auto Show - 25 Should Sees - Things To Do in Chicago

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(Contributing Editor: Susan Frissell)

 

Congratulations Chicago. You survived PolarVortex 2019.

Departure of the near record -24 F temperatures coincides with the arrival of 2019 Chicago Auto Show which opens its doors for the 111th time to the public today.

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Over 1000 new vehicles on display at this year's Chicago Auto Show.

Be Sure to Follow ChicagoNow.com/Drive-He-Said and Roadblazing.com on Twitter / Instagram .

HANDS AND FEET FREE TECH: Most new cars & even many light trucks make available some version of a self-steering, accelerating and braking (within a lane) technology.

Despite historically cheap gasoline, more efficient Gas-Electric Hybrid vehicles are abound. Several mainstream and premium manufacturers boast in Plug-In Battery Electric vehicles (PHEV). Don't be shocked at a couple of hydrogen fuel cell electrics, too. Still don't count petroleum powered high performance sports cars and trucks out...YET!

"Conquer the Great Outdoors Indoors" by going vertical at Camp Jeep, Ram's, Kia Telluride's and Land Rover's indoor offroad courses. Get some real on the road time in a Ford, Mazda, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo on local streets outside (weather permitting).

Get shaken up in Ford's, & Toyota new Supra GR hydraulic arm simulators. Drive a Volkswagen GTI arcade style. Upload a photograph of your dream car to Twitter or Instagram to win a chance for a VIP tour of Lamborghinis, Rolls and Bentleys at the Wintrust Supercar Gallery.

There's light / hearty digestible fare for the hungry or thirsty.

Craft beer afficionados can quench their thirst with a first ever Craft Beer Night, 6-9 p.m., Friday February 15, 2019.

TWITTER-ers can follow the hashtag #CAS19, for the latest exhibit news or to share their Chicago Auto Show experiences.

2019 Chicago Auto Show MOBILE APPs are available for Android and Apple devices.

Check out our photo gallery for auto show highlights. And a handy .jpeg Floor Map, which can be enlarged.

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WHAT: 2019 Chicago Auto Show . Nearly 1,000 vehicles on display along with plenty of interactive activities in over 1 million square feet of space; the largest in North America.

WHERE: McCormick Place (at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616)

WHEN: from February 9, 2019 through February 18, 2019

WHAT TIME: 9 am to 10 pm daily (8 pm on the final day).

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HOW MUCH:

- Adults: $13, Seniors and Kids aged 7-12: $7

Discounts & Coupons (valid Weekdays only) :

Women: $7 admission on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019.

- $3 off Weekday adult admission by downloading Android or Apple Chicago Auto Show apps.

- $6 coupons off Weekday adult admission at Chicagoland car dealers.

- $6 coupons off admission at Monday February 13, 2019 for attendance wearing Chicago / Illinois sports team apparel.

- $6 coupon off regular admission February 13 - 15, 2019 with donation of 3 cans of food (benefiting Safe Haven Foundation kiosk in Grand Concourse)

- Tickets may also be purchased online at: tickets.drivechicago.com

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GETTING THERE:

Parking at McCormick Place runs $15-$23, reduced to $10 after 6 pm. Remote Millennium Park Garages ($15 daily) offer free shuttle services.

Public Transportation: the CTA , Metra Electric Line .

Senior/ Disabled Accessibility: Scooters and wheelchairs can be rented at Gate 4 ($20 daily).

Further details: the 2019 Chicago Auto Show website: www.chicagoautoshow.com

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