Media News The next best thing to being there

As if 1.25 million square feet of floor space, crazy big parking lots, more hotel rooms than you can shake a stick at, OICA certification, all wrapped up in one of the world’s great cities wasn’t enough to entice the media to attend the 2007 Chicago Auto

Show, we’ve significantly upgraded to better meet journalists’ needs—even if they choose to stay at home. (the fools!)

Designed and developed by award-winning Web-solution provider American Eagle, is journalists’ one-stop-shop for registration, information and multimedia. For 2007, the site has been enhanced to include video, blogs and much, much more.

The Media Information Center has been designed exclusively for automotive journalists and manufacturer representatives.  Credential registration is handled online with a few simple form submissions.

For journalists who crave the latest information, images and video, the Online Newsroom that’s been developed with partner PR Newswire will provide an easy-to-use tool to get the job done. The Newsroom offers one-click access to press releases, media preview schedule, on online press kit and interactive media.

For several years now, has offered an in-depth look at the storied history of the Windy City’s show. 

Staged more times than any other auto show, from 1901 to the present, the Chicago Auto Show has been the scene for hundreds, if not thousands, of world introductions and concept car reveals. All of that history is captured in two unique Flash-driven sections: Concept Car History and the Chicago Auto Show Timeline. These two sections feature interactive looks at the Chicago Auto Show’s past through pictures and words.

For instance, did you know that in 1967 McCormick Place burned to the ground just two weeks before the show was to open? What did organizers do? It’s all covered in’s history section.  Which future president of the United States once hawked a flashy convertible on the show floor? You’ll find the answer in the same place.

As always, whets attendees’ appetites with a schedule of upcoming appearances and a live look at this year’s show through one of our five webcams.

Consumers can purchase tickets online and get a behind-the-scenes look at the show with blog entries from Director or Communications Paul Brian, Internet Director Mark Bilek, and Auto Show Intern Robyn Graves.  Once the show gets rolling, will be the place to go for streaming video from press conferences as well as consumer uploaded video content.

In all, promises to be a journalist’s best source for information for the 99th edition of the nation’s biggest automotive exposition.


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