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North America’s largest auto show, the 2013 Chicago Auto Show spans more than one million square feet of contiguous one-floor space of the McCormick Place complex displaying complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, sport-utility vehicles, minivans and concept  cars. In all, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display, plus hundreds of interactive, aftermarket, accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars. The Chicago Auto Show also features several indoor test tracks and outdoor ride-and-drive opportunities. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. For the first time since 1998, the show will open to the public on a Saturday this year on February 9. This date switch allows the public show to  remain open for ten days and take advantage of Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 18. The additional holiday will allow our exhibitors to reach a new limit of attendees viewing their vehicles on display at the show.

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and  has been staged more times than any other auto exposition. This year marks the show’s 105th edition.

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show will feature four test tracks. The popular Jeep test track — allowing show-goers to climb into a Wrangler and get a ride on an obstacle course — makes a return, as does the Toyota Test Track. But this year’s show will also feature new experiences by Ram and Fiat/Chrysler, event organizers say.

For those who think the show itself offers “too little” and the test tracks “too much,” interactive displays could be the “just right” some want.

Many of the automakers’ displays will include interactive tablet displays allowing the public to learn more about the vehicles. Others, like Kia and Road America, will offer interactive games.

Large test drive simulators will be available from Honda, Mini and Toyota.

Chicago Auto show

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show is open to the public from February 9-18, 2013.
February 9-17: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
February 18 (Presidents Day): 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Admission prices are as follows:
$12 for adults
$6 for seniors ages 62 and older
$6 for children ages 7-12
Free admission for children 6 and younger when they accompany a paying adult (family members only)
Weekday discount coupons ($6 off the regular adult admission) available at various area new-car dealers.

Special Days at the Chicago Auto Show

Not that every day isn’t a special day down at the Chicago Auto Show, but show organizers will  again add structure to the 10-day run of the show. With more than 1,000 cars, trucks, sports  utility, concepts, and specialty cars on display there is plenty to catch the eye.

Women’s Day: Tuesday, February 12
Women will be admitted for just $7. Manufacturers will present special women-oriented  programs on the purchase and lease of cars and maintenance. It’s day all about the  ladies at the Chicago Auto Show.

Telemundo Hispanic Day: Tuesday, February 15
On Telemundo Hispanic Day, Chicago Auto Show exhibitors develop and host Hispanicflavored events. For more information about scheduled events, visit http://www.telemundochicago.com.

Presidents’ Day is Family Day at the Chicago Auto Show: Monday, February 18
Family fun is taking over the Chicago Auto Show on this day to celebrate and honor  Presidents’ Day. This is the first time in many years the Chicago Auto Show is open for Presidents’ Day and is expected to be a great end to the nation’s premier auto show.

Additional Popular Events:

Annual Chicago Auto Show Food Drive (Wednesday, February 13 – Friday. February 15 )
Attendees can exchange three cans of food for a coupon good for a half-price discount off  an adult admission.
Special Guest & Celebrity Appearances: keep up to date on all the excitement happening  at the Chicago Auto Show at ChicagoAutoShow.com

McCormick Place site of annual Chicago Auto Show.

McCormick Place site of annual Chicago Auto Show.

Parking
The 2013 Chicago Auto Show will be held at McCormick Place, which is located at Lake Shore Drive at 23rd St., Chicago, IL 60616.
Navigation system users will want to use the following street address: 2301 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616.
McCormick Place offers on-site parking. There are three main McCormick Place lots: A, B & C.
Lot A: $21 (or $30 after 16 hours)
Lot B: $14
Lot C: $21
*After 6 p.m. during Chicago Auto Show dates, parking rates will drop to $10 for all three lots.
Parking fees can be paid by cash or credit card; VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Parking lots are open throughout  event hours. Overnight parking is not available, and there are no in-and-out privileges.

Parking Lot Shuttles
Millennium Park Lot:
Shuttles on weekends only
Feb. 9 -10, Feb. 16-17:
10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Pick up: Front entrance of Millennium Park Lot, Lower  Randolph/Express Lane, Gate #3
Drop off/Return: McCormick Place South Building, Gate #2

Soldier Field Lot:
Shuttles available
Feb. 9-10: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Feb. 11-15: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Feb. 16-17: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Pick up: Soldier Field, Center Aisle, 18th St.
Drop off/Return: Gate #27, Grand Concourse, Lower Level

31st St. Lot:
Shuttles available
Feb. 9-18:
10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Drop off/Return: Gate # 26 (Lower Grand Concourse)

For more information please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

Newspaper advertisements for the Chicago's first official auto show, held March 23-30,1901.

Newspaper advertisements for the Chicago’s first official auto show, held March 23-30,1901. http://www.chicagoautoshow.com

Ford cars and SUVs  2012 Chicago Auto Show John J. Kim~Sun-Times

Ford cars and SUVs /2012 Chicago Auto Show/ John J. Kim~Sun-Times

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