Multimedia

Chicago Auto Show Blog

First Look Charity Event...A Night of Amazement!

Posted by: Allison Barkley

The First Look Charity Event for the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday February 9th had everything the guests would ever need: fun entertainment, delicious food, and great company.  It was prom all over again.  Except instead of that local garage band, the musical talent was legendary blues rock band Blues Traveler. And instead of the girls trading in their heels for a pair of socks, they received comfy slippers handed out by Cadillac.  And instead of posing awkwardly next to the fireplace for pictures ...you posed next to some of the most expensive cars in America. 


Our intern group was ecstatic to strut on the carpet of the showroom floor along with the attendees from 18 area nonprofit charities.  We felt like celebrities for a night taking pictures in our fancy gowns next to a Lamborghini, then a Lexus, then stop for fondue, and then continuing onto the Mercedes-Benz exhibit with a glass of champagne in hand. 


Prior to Blues Traveler hitting the stage event organizers announced that the night had raised more than $2 million for 18 local charities and then proceeded to give away a Cadillac SRX and Escalade to two lucky attendees. The winners walked to the stage with disbelief, finding it unimaginable that they were actually getting the chance to take home a Cadillac Escalade and a Cadillac SRX.  Being able to witness someone win a contest with a prize like that is a reason to celebrate all in its own.

« Last Post Next Post »

View all Posts from this Blog

Follow Us Socially Using #CAS16

Blog

More

Friday, September, 30, 2016

Rally Rookie Takes On The Track

This year's Midwest Automotive Media Association's (MAMA) Fall Rally lived up to the hype and delivered 75 ...

Wednesday, September, 21, 2016

Tidy Car, Clear Mind

With as much time as we spend in them, our cars become an extension of our households often carrying snacks, extra ...

Tuesday, September, 13, 2016

Chevy Bolts Onto the Scene

Those waiting in line for a Tesla Model 3 might want to consider asking for their deposit back as the Bolt EV is ...

Tuesday, September, 13, 2016

Come Drive the All-New Mazda CX-9!

Hot on the heels of last weekend's MX-5 drive, Mazda is offering a consumer driving experience of its all-new ...

Friday, September, 09, 2016

Nissan TITAN Driving Experience This Weekend

The 2017 Nissan TITAN is rolling into dealerships this fall, and Nissan is giving Chicagoans an exclusive ...

Wednesday, September, 07, 2016

Drive the MX-5 Roadster This Weekend!

Mazda wants to put YOU behind the wheel of the MX-5 roadster. This week, the MX-5 Experience Tour will be making a ...

Friday, August, 19, 2016

Stunning Concepts Headline Monterey Car Week

Two stunning concepts headline Monterey Car Week - a 7-day car orgy featuring the Pebble Beach Concours ...

Monday, August, 15, 2016

Nissan Reveals Pricing for 2017 Armada

Today, Nissan announced pricing for its all-new 2017 Armada – a full-size SUV that made its global debut at ...

Monday, August, 01, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Expands WORKER Line to Metris

On the heels of the Sprinter WORKER reveal at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has announced an expansion ...

Tuesday, July, 26, 2016

A Guide to Safety Features in Cars Today

Safety technology has evolved since the standard seat belt was included in most automobiles around the 1960s. ...

More

8/5/2016 3:18:01 PM

CAS Fans, what do you think? - via Chicago Tribune Cars

8/3/2016 12:52:46 PM

Busy morning planning for #CAS17! #Mitsubishi #Mazda

8/2/2016 2:32:45 PM

Guess who we're meeting with to start planning for #CAS17? #CAS15Debut

8/2/2016 10:53:03 AM

What three trucks debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in 2016? #TriviaTuesday

8/2/2016 8:17:32 AM

On the heels of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter WORKER reveal at #CAS16, the brand just announced the Metris

8/1/2016 9:51:02 AM

Give something new a try this week! #MondayMotivation

7/29/2016 10:03:02 AM

We love this old vs. new picture from @automobile_nation! #FanFriday #chevrolet

7/28/2016 1:30:14 PM

Congrats well deserved

7/28/2016 10:31:02 AM

Guess That Grille! Can you guess which car from #CAS16 this grille belongs to

7/28/2016 10:16:55 AM

The Chicago Auto Show Changed their cover photo.

More

9/30/2016 4:44:10 AM

RT @FordAutoShows: This F250 Super Duty Black Ops Edition by Tuscany is a head turner here at the @ChiAutoShow! Thoughts? #FordCAS http://t

9/29/2016 2:52:56 PM

Happy #NationalCoffeeDay from the Chicago Auto Show! ???? https://t.co/sp98YptWgG

9/29/2016 2:49:30 PM

Happy #NationalCoffeeDay from the Chicago Auto Show! ???? https://t.co/dAodw1sLux

9/29/2016 10:55:06 AM

RT @ChiAutoShow: Check out these classics from the 1950 @Chevrolet booth! #ThrowbackThursday #TBT https://t.co/UDEVOyzgjz