104th Chicago Auto Show coming soon!
For more than a century, the Chicago Auto Show has been one of the Windy City’s symbols drawing together almost every possible auto maker eager to show off their new line of cars and concept vehicles. This year, the 104th edition of the show will run from February 10 – 19.
The event, first produced in 1901, has become the largest in North America, held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. It went on hiatus from 1943 – 1950, as the production of tanks and military vehicles during World War II took precedence over that of cars. The show is held at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention complex, utilizing over 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space. Over one million visitors attend each year.
Nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. From passenger cars to trucks or SUVs, foreign or domestic, each vehicle will be waiting for visitors to climb in and check out the feeling behind the wheel. The show’s only downside is the fact that you can’t drive the cars.
The big hits are the experimental and concept cars as well as the revealing of new production models. Some vehicles actually make their production debuts at the show. In addition, visitors will also be able to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.
The Chicago Auto Show is both fun and practical, helping those looking to buy a car to find the right model for them. You can find tickets at the McCormick Place ticket booths or online at DriveChicago.com. $11 for adults and $7 for children ages 7-12 and seniors 62+. Admission is free for children under 6.