2012 Chicago Auto Show

27 01 2012

The 2012 Chicago Auto ShowBackground –

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 104th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

Producer – The Chicago Automobile Trade Association CATA is the nations oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. The CATA has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935.

Public Show:  Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 19

First Look for Charity:  Thursday, February 9, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Media Preview:  Wednesday, February 8 through Thursday, February 9.

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

The Chicago Auto Show utilizes 1.2 million square feet of the McCormick Place complex. McCormick Place offers a total of 2.7 million square feet of exhibit halls with an additional 700,000 square feet of meeting room availability.

February 10-18:  10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

February 19:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Admission –

Tickets are available at our McCormick Place ticket booths or online at DriveChicago.com. Advance tickets may be purchased at DriveChicago.com

There is no service fee and online ticket purchases are good for any public day.

$11 for adults $7 for seniors aged 62 and older $7 for children 7-12

Free admission for children 6 and younger when they accompany a paying adult.

Half-price coupons are available at participating BP gas stations.

Weekday discount coupons $4 off the regular adult admission available at various area new-car dealers. Participating banks also mail the discount tickets to their account holders


Exhibits – All Chicago Auto Show exhibits are held in the McCormick Place complex.  Exhibitions include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks; sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars.  In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display. Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.


Special DaysWednesday, February 15:  Womens Day. Women are admitted for $7. Manufacturers will present special women-oriented programs on the purchase and lease of cars and maintenance.


Wednesday, February 15 through Friday, February 17:  Chicago Auto Show Food Drive. Show patrons who bring three cans of food will receive a coupon for $7 admission. All food will be donated to A Safe Haven Foundation. Friday,


February 17:  Telemundo Hispanic Day.

via About The Show | 2012 Chicago Auto Show.




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