Multimedia

There's A First Time For Everything

Posted by: Samantha Zurawski

Luxury Cars, Chicago Blackhawks, and Churros, Oh My! This is one newbie's look at the Chicago Auto Show.

I’ve lived near Chicago my whole life but I’ve never attended the Chicago Auto Show. My brother is a mechanic and my Great Grandfather collects old cars but I’ve never been. It’s kind of crazy when I think about it. I make the trek to the city from my hometown in Cary almost weekly over the summer. I take the Metra inbound to enjoy the Taste of Chicago, the local museums, and take picture after picture in the infamous bean. After Day One of being a Chicago Auto Show Intern, I’m really starting to ask myself why I’ve never made the trek to the Auto Show.

Sure, Chicago has been renamed “Chi-beria” this year, but inside the McCormick place it is definitely heating up. When I walked onto the show floor for the first time I was completely engulfed by the automotive magic. My eyes darted back and forth between the pretty new Ford Mustangs and the shiny Volkswagen convertibles. At that moment I could forget that my current mode of transportation is a trusty 2004 Buick Regal that will hit 100,000 miles in the very new future. Instead I envisioned myself off-roading in a new Jeep or causing some trouble downtown in my new Audi.

Even though I would never consider myself a “car enthusiast”, the Chicago Auto Show still has enough to keep me interested. I mean, who can resist an opportunity to see Blackhawks hockey legend Denis Savard? I couldn’t call myself a true hockey fan if I didn’t stop by and enjoy the Chevy Dealers Family Fun Zone and try to “Shoot the Puck.” But if hockey isn’t your thing, keep your eye out for appearances and autograph signings with Chicago Bears players instead.

Plus all that walking around is surely going to build up your appetite. There’s no shortage of food to be had either. The food court is fully loaded with treats including, obviously, the Chicago Style hotdog. If you’re looking for something sweet though, my recommendation would be the Churros. I haven’t had one just yet but my mouth started watering the first time somebody passed me by with one. So somebody eat one for me!

The auto show has the cars, the sports, the food, and most importantly the soul that is unique only to events in Chicago. So be brave Chicagoans and Midwesterners alike, make the trek through the polar vortex to the Chicago Auto Show! You’ll have a great time and you might even learn a thing or two about cars on the way. 

 

12deb41bafb20d698507cfab2138e2eb

« Last Post Next Post »

View all Posts from this Blog

Follow Us Socially Using #CAS15

Blog

More

Tuesday, July, 28, 2015

Hyundai Santa Cruz Predicted to Come to Market

When the Hyundai Santa Cruz was on display as a concept car at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show it immediately caught the ...

Friday, July, 24, 2015

MAMA Track School

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend a performance driving school hosted by the Midwest Automotive ...

Tuesday, July, 21, 2015

Chicago Auto Show Specials Hit the Streets

Toyota announced pricing for their 2016 Special Edition Camry and Corolla – both Chicago Auto Show ...

Thursday, July, 09, 2015

USO #BBQ4Troops Media Kickoff Event

To kick off the month-long USO Barbecue for the Troops program, Chicagoland’s new-car dealers and the USO of ...

Wednesday, June, 17, 2015

Honda Pilot Officially on Sale Tomorrow

Attention all SUV lovers: First debuted at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot officially goes ...

Friday, June, 05, 2015

Getting Your Car Summer-Ready

Summer is finally here! That means sunshine, beautiful weather (hopefully), outdoor activities, road trips and time ...

Tuesday, May, 26, 2015

Android Auto Now Available in 2015 Hyundai Sonata

As an update to a previous blog post , Hyundai is now officially the first car manufacturer to launch Android Auto ...

Friday, May, 22, 2015

Racing's Greatest Weekend!

If you are a speed freak, you've been waiting for this weekend all year. It's one of the few times you can ...

Wednesday, May, 20, 2015

What You Need to Know about the Takata Recall

To help clear up any misinformation that’s been circulating the Internet, we’ve compiled facts below on ...

Friday, May, 15, 2015

A Rally and a Street Legal Racecar

Earlier this week automakers and journalists once again descended on Elkhart Lake, WI, which has become home to the ...

More

8/3/2015 10:56:03 AM

#MotivationMonday

8/1/2015 10:13:04 AM

Looking back on #CAS15, there were so many awesome interactive displays. What was your favorite

7/31/2015 9:09:04 AM

Today is the LAST DAY to head on over to DriveChicago.com and share why you're passionate about supporting our troops. You could win a catered BBQ lunch from Real Urban Barbecue for 50 of your friends, a visit from a Blackhawks ambassador, and a brand new grill from Big Green Egg. Enter here now and share with friends to vote for your entry!: http://bit.ly/1JwVE9P

7/30/2015 4:44:35 PM

This is awesome. #Cars #Chicago

7/30/2015 1:07:04 PM

The Chicago Auto Show Changed their cover photo.

7/30/2015 9:05:05 AM

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to enter our Ultimate Backyard Barbecue contest! Share why you're passionate about supporting the troops in 15 seconds or less and you could win the ultimate #BBQ for you and 50 of your friends. Enter here: http://bit.ly/1JwVE9P

7/29/2015 11:02:06 AM

Check out this shot of the showroom floor from the 1903 Chicago Auto Show. Oh how times have changed

7/28/2015 5:17:19 PM

Remember the Hyundai Santa Cruz you saw at last year's show? Reports state this concept will be approved for production beginning this November: http://bit.ly/1OA00ye

7/28/2015 11:01:13 AM

Are you a #BBQ lover? Then you're in luck, because by entering our Ultimate Backyard Barbecue contest you could win the ultimate BBQ event for you and 50 of your friends! Enter here: http://bit.ly/1JwVE9P

7/28/2015 8:55:32 AM

There have been too many recent incidents involving journalists that have crashed cars. Kudos to the Midwest Automotive Media Association and Dodge for coordinating a Track Safety School for regional journalists. - via Chicago Tribune Cars

More

8/3/2015 7:21:37 PM

RT @FordAutoShows: This #Ford #F250 4x4 in Vermillion Red was turning heads at the @ChiAutoShow this year. Let's see your #SuperDuty! http:…

8/3/2015 7:21:24 PM

RT @Chicago_History: 1961 @chevrolet Impala at the Chicago Auto Show. @ChiAutoShow @cjwilson95 http://t.co/DLrwkgz46y

8/3/2015 6:35:22 PM

RT @Chicago_History: 1961 @chevrolet Impala at the Chicago Auto Show. @ChiAutoShow @cjwilson95 http://t.co/DLrwkgz46y

8/3/2015 6:19:47 PM

RT @Chicago_History: 1961 @chevrolet Impala at the Chicago Auto Show. @ChiAutoShow @cjwilson95 http://t.co/DLrwkgz46y

8/3/2015 6:17:51 PM

RT @Chicago_History: 1961 @chevrolet Impala at the Chicago Auto Show. @ChiAutoShow @cjwilson95 http://t.co/DLrwkgz46y

8/3/2015 6:16:50 PM

RT @Chicago_History: 1961 @chevrolet Impala at the Chicago Auto Show. @ChiAutoShow @cjwilson95 http://t.co/DLrwkgz46y

8/3/2015 6:10:53 PM

RT @Chicago_History: 1961 @chevrolet Impala at the Chicago Auto Show. @ChiAutoShow @cjwilson95 http://t.co/DLrwkgz46y

8/3/2015 6:03:09 PM

RT @Chicago_History: 1961 @chevrolet Impala at the Chicago Auto Show. @ChiAutoShow @cjwilson95 http://t.co/DLrwkgz46y

8/3/2015 5:54:48 PM

RT @Chicago_History: 1961 @chevrolet Impala at the Chicago Auto Show. @ChiAutoShow @cjwilson95 http://t.co/DLrwkgz46y

8/3/2015 5:46:51 PM

RT @Chicago_History: 1961 @chevrolet Impala at the Chicago Auto Show. @ChiAutoShow @cjwilson95 http://t.co/DLrwkgz46y