2Auto Show Re­turns With 1,000 Cars on Dis­play

Chicago Sun-Times - - TO DRIVE - — John Stein, for the Sun-Times

Mid­west auto en­thu­si­asts and con­sumers alike will flock to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show Feb. 9-18 at Mc­Cormick Place. Ac­cord­ing to the event or­ga­niz­ers, the an­nual show will of­fer the lat­est model ve­hi­cles as well as some new at­trac­tions.

Open to the pub­lic on Sat., Feb. 9, through Mon., Feb. 18, at­ten­dees can view the dis­plays and more than 1,000 ve­hi­cles from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, ex­cept for the fi­nal day, when the show closes at 8 p.m.

At­trac­tions & Ac­tiv­i­ties

The na­tion’s largest and best-at­tended auto show will also in­clude op­por­tu­ni­ties for at­ten­dees to drive ve­hi­cles on mul­ti­ple in­door and out­door ride-and-drive tracks. Some of the most pop­u­lar at­trac­tions will be on dis­play, in­clud­ing in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, the in­dus­try’s lat­est tech­nol­ogy, fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties, spe­cial ap­pear­ances from celebri­ties and sports icons, as well as the lat­est pro­duc­tion, con­cept and ex­otic ve­hi­cles.

Ac­cord­ing to Chicago Auto Show Chair­man Ray Scarpelli Jr., in­door test tracks are a pop­u­lar ex­hibit with at­ten­dees and this year guests will be able to ride along with prod­uct spe­cial­ists in­doors and outdoors.

Ride & Drive

“The Chicago Auto Show has of­fered test track and ride-and-drive ex­pe­ri­ences to our at­ten­dees for quite some time now, as we know a key com­po­nent to our show’s suc­cess is to al­low con­sumers to ex­pe­ri­ence these ve­hi­cles,” said Chicago Auto Show Gen­eral Man­ager David Sloan.

“A suc­cess­ful show be­gins with an un­matched con­sumer ex­pe­ri­ence, and that’s ex­actly what Chicagoans have come to ex­pect at the Chicago Auto Show,” said Scarpelli Jr.

In fact, show­go­ers make a day of it and spend, on av­er­age, four hours at the Chicago Auto Show, ac­cord­ing to Fore­sight Re­search.

On­line Con­ve­nience

The on­line ticket pur­chas­ing process has been com­pletely re-worked to be sim­pler and more mo­bile-friendly. With de­tailed in­for­ma­tion, in­ter­ac­tive maps and a com­plete ve­hi­cle list­ing, ChicagoAu­toShow.com and the of­fi­cial Chicago Auto Show app (An­droid or iOS) pro­vide at­ten­dees with a one-stop­shop as they pre­pare to visit the na­tion’s largest auto show.

Ac­cord­ing to event plan­ners, more than one-third of all at­ten­dees use the web­site to pur­chase tick­ets or val­i­date coupons prior to at­tend­ing the show. This year, on­line ticket buy­ers can store, share and print tick­ets across all de­vices.

Visit: ChicagoAu­toShow.com

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