Country’s largest auto show return to Chicago

January 14, 2014 by  

The Chicago Auto Show, is returning to the city this February for 10 days.

This is the largest auto show held in the United States and it takes place over 1 million square feet. Taking place for the first time in1901, this year it will feature over 1,000 vehicles including experimental and concept vehicles, collectors and antique cars, utility vehicles, hybrids, luxury cars and accessories.

Those who wish to get a sneak preview of the show can attend the First Look for Charity event. This event raises money for a variety of local charities including the 100 Club of Chicago, the Cradle Foundation and the March of Dimes. Guests will be eligible for a car giveaway, witness the opening ceremonies, enjoy passed-around appetizers, visit tasting stations and have champagne to drink followed by coffee and desserts.

The show will also be holding a food drive, there will be special appearances by celebrity guests and visitors can vote on the best in show. There are also set to be interactive displays, three indoor test tracks and X-box games. The show will also feature special days such as Women’s Day and Telemundo Hispanic Day.

It’s likely that the organizers of the Chicago Auto Show will be advertising extensively throughout the city. To help with marketing, local printing companies are often hired to provide materials such as booklets and brochures.

The Chicago Auto Show is taking place at McCormick Place from February 8 to 17 from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM each day. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for seniors and children aged 7-12. The First Look for Charity is taking place on February 7 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM. Tickets are $250. For more information visit the official website.