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Aurora Man Wins Camry Replica Pace Car at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 28, 2012 04:26 PM

Thomas Buttaccio of Aurora was the lucky winner of a replica Toyota Camry Pace Car that will be gracing the track at the historic Daytona 500 this evening in Florida.

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Belvidere Day at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 17, 2012 03:31 PM

Mayor Fred Brereton and dignitaries from the city of Belvidere, Illinois declared Friday, February 17th Belvidere Day at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The crowd stopped to pose by the 2013 Dodge Dart which will begin production at Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly plant this spring. Dart production will bring 1,800 new jobs to the area.

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"Drive" For the Homeless, Discount For Visitors at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 15, 2012 07:00 PM

Today, February 15 through Friday, February 17, patrons of the Chicago Auto Show can bring 3 non-perishable food items to the Chicago Auto Show to receive a coupon for $7 admission. All food will be donated to A Safe Haven, which restores lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. Every year, the Chicago Auto Show Food Drive raises over 10 tons of food.

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Couple Gets Engaged at the Chrysler Display of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 15, 2012 06:17 PM

In front of a crowd of auto show goers in the Chrysler Group display of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, Gill Klinger proposed to his girlfriend Jennifer Stevens. A Libertyville Auto City employee, Jennifer sells Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge products in metro-Chicago and is well known throughout the dealer group in northern Illinois. Popping the question next to a Chrysler 300 at the auto show was a fitting beginning for the couple who plan to wed at Walt Disney World later this year.

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Saturday Morning Special at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 14, 2012 02:31 PM

On Saturday, February 18, join award-winning personality Paul Brian as he hosts the weekly DriveChicago WLS radio program live from the show floor of the Chicago Auto Show.

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Chicago Auto Show Charity Benefit Raises $2.1 Million

Feb 12, 2012 09:58 AM

Eighteen area charities tonight shared in more than $2 million raised by the 2012 Chicago Auto Show’s benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and two attendees left with the keys to new Cadillacs.

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Acura Debuts 2013 RDX and All-New ILX Sedan at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2012 07:48 AM

Following up on its blockbuster appearance at this year’s Detroit auto show, Acura today unveiled production versions of two new vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show. A completely redesigned 2013 Acura RDX crossover sport utility vehicle and the all-new 2013 Acura ILX luxury compact sedan were shown. Both new Acura models are scheduled for launch in the Spring.

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Toyota Announces Return of "100 Cars for Good" Program in 2012

Feb 09, 2012 07:09 AM

At the Chicago Auto Show today, Toyota announced the return of its “100 Cars for Good” program. For the second straight year, Toyota will award 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 U.S. nonprofits, with winners selected through public voting on the Toyota Facebook page. Applications for the program will open on March 12, 2012 at http://www.facebook.com/toyota.

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John Maloney Keynote Speaker

Feb 07, 2012 10:58 AM

Good Morning and thank you for having me here today.

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Lingenfelter Engineering Displaying Signature Series Camaro at 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2012 10:55 AM

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) will display its custom Camaros at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 10-19, in the Greater Chicago Chevrolet Dealers/Chicago Blackhawks Family Fun Zone booth located in the South Hall of McCormick Place.

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2012 Chicago Auto Show to LIVE Webcast New Car Introductions

Feb 06, 2012 04:44 PM

On Wednesday, February 8th, the CATA (Chicago Automobile Trade Association), in partnership with High Impact Television, will webcast automaker press events, live from the floor of the 104th Chicago Auto Show. The live webcasts will feature never before seen new cars, concepts and trucks. All webcasts can be viewed at Chicago Auto Show Live Webcasts.

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Toyota Giving Away One Camry Replica Pace Car at 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 05, 2012 11:07 AM

The 30 dealers who comprise the Chicagoland Toyota Dealers are offering area residents an opportunity to win a replica of the 2012 Toyota Camry Pace Car that will be gracing the track at the historic Daytona 500 later this month.

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Volkswagen to Debut the Fuel-Efficient Beetle TDI at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 02, 2012 12:33 PM

The Beetle coupe range is rounded out by the thrifty TDI Clean Diesel model.

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Toyta to Make Major Philanthropic Announcement at 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 02, 2012 10:59 AM

As part of its overall presence at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota will make an important philanthropic announcement on the second Media Day, February 9. The announcement will describe how Toyota will give the public a way to be an active participant in directing some of Toyota’s philanthropic donations in 2012.

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The Toyota Hybrid Monopoly Ride Experience Coming to the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 01, 2012 11:42 AM

Toyota and Hasbro are teaming up to bring the Toyota Hybrid MONOPOLY Ride Experience to the Chicago Auto Show, February 8-19. The program will allow auto show attendees to experience the capabilities and advantages of the third-generation Prius, all-new Prius v, Camry Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid models.​

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Toyota To Feature Technology, Safety Innovations at 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 31, 2012 11:40 AM

Toyota will be providing Chicagoans with a glimpse of the future at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, courtesy of the Prius “family,” a number of environmentally-conscious concept vehicles and a pair of interactive safety displays.

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Scion Bringing "Thunderdome" Experience to Chicago Auto Show

Jan 30, 2012 05:53 PM

Scion, the youth brand of Toyota, will be bringing the “thunder” to the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Utilizing nearly 30 percent more space than last year’s show, Scion is using its additional real estate to erect an expansive product and media theater, dubbed “Thunderdome.” Gone is the Matchbox-style vehicle showcase, which was a mainstay on the major auto show circuit for nearly five years.

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Power-Packed Lexus Exhibit Bound for 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 29, 2012 06:49 PM

In line with its new brand attitude, Lexus is looking to make a ‘super’ impression on Chicagoans at this year’s 2012 Chicago Auto Show. For the first time, at any auto show, Lexus will be displaying four of its renowned LFA super cars. Packing 552 horsepower in a V10 engine, the LFA is considered one of the world’s greatest performance vehicles.

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Local Congressional Medal of Honor winner to be special guest at Chicago Auto Show Army Booth

Jan 27, 2012 01:22 PM

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and Chicago native Allen Lynch is the special honored guest at the U.S. Army Strong Booth at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.​

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The Industry’s Most Important Jury

Jan 26, 2012 01:28 PM

In the wake of—and congratulations for—both Hyundai and Land Rover on the Elantra and Evoque being named winners in the Car of the Year competitions, the entire industry now turns its attention to the jury that is most important: the public who vote with hard-earned dollars as they pick what will next occupy space in their garages. Nowhere is that group better represented or more effectively marketed to than the Chicago Auto Show.

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Bright Lights for the Big City

Jan 26, 2012 01:28 PM

As the date grows close and excitement builds, more and more will turn to the Internet to interact with the nation’s largest auto show. At ChicagoAutoShow.com, those website visitors can buy tickets, check out appearances, get a preview of nearly every vehicle on the show floor, go inside the show with six webcams and drive deep into the illustrious history of the nation’s longest-running auto show.​

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Socially Acceptable

Jan 26, 2012 01:28 PM

Although the Chicago Auto Show only comes around once a year, that doesn’t mean new and exciting things happen only during its media preview or publc run. The skyrocketing social media phenomenon is a fast and effective way to get the word out about what new vehicles are coming out, new technology in cars, appearances, and up-to-the-minute information via Facebook, Twitter and blog posts.

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Chicago Auto Show Grabs Two Top 10s

Jan 26, 2012 01:23 PM

Why “Spreading the News” is more than a lyric from a Sinatra song. David Letterman isn’t the only one who compiles Top 10 lists. And apparently the message is that when you have news to reveal, the Windy City is a pretty darn good place to do it.

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First Look for Charity: Grandeur, Cadillacs, Blues Traveler

Jan 26, 2012 01:22 PM

Plans and arrangements for the show’s black-tie First Look for Charity have already commenced. This year, ticket buyers will find a flurry of high-line Chicago restaurants augmenting an already outstanding array of offerings from the Savor Food Group at McCormick Place. Extensive hors d’oeuvres, sweet and savory items, plus custom potables from almost 20 restaurants and “adult beverage” crafters will make this year’s First Look an even more memorable night.

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Midwest Automotive Media Association/ Chicago Auto Show Breakfast

Jan 26, 2012 01:22 PM

Kicking off the formal portion of the Chicago media preview at the MAMA/CAS Breakfast will be John Maloney, the newly appointed the new President of Volvo Cars, U.S. Mr. Maloney brings nearly 30 years of automotive experience with him, most recently coming from a position as Vice President, Marketing and Product Planning at Volvo Cars North America.

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Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon

Jan 26, 2012 01:22 PM

Bringing his years of Toyota and industry expertise to one of our country’s most prestigious business organizations will be Mr. Yoshimi Inaba, President & COO of Toyota Motor North America, Inc.; Chairman & CEO, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; and Executive Advisor to Toyota Motor Corporation.

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Chicago Auto Show Official Hotels

Jan 25, 2012 01:19 PM

Thanks to great feedback from previous years, we are happy to announce that the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers will again be an official hotel of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The Sheraton Chicago is offering show media, exhibitors, and attendees an exclusive rate of $115 a night, and a peaceful home-away-from-home in the heart of a vibrant Chicago.

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Chicago Army Recruiting Battalion keeps local tradition alive with its Chicago 2012 Auto Show participation

Jan 23, 2012 06:32 PM

The Chicago Army Recruiting Battalion will, for the sixth year in a row, bring the Army Strong message to the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The Chicago Auto Show runs from Friday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 19.

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Jaguar 2012 MY Lineup Arrives in Chicago

Jan 19, 2012 05:23 PM

Jaguar will showcase its 2012 model year line up at the Chicago Auto Show held from February 8 to 19. The 2012 models include the Jaguar XF, XK and XJ.

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Land Rover 2012 MY Lineup Arrives in Chicago

Jan 19, 2012 05:21 PM

Land Rover will showcase its 2012 model year line up at the Chicago Auto Show held from February 8 to 19. The 2012 models include Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover LR4.

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Show Registration Opens

Dec 28, 2011 11:24 AM

If you were already accepted for the Media Credentials in 2011, we'll send you an email with a link that has all the information from last year on it. All you have to do is double check your information and you are all set!

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All Dressed Up and No Where to Go? Do We have the place for you!

Dec 28, 2011 11:24 AM

Name another event that mixes superlative food and drink and the elegance of formal dress . . . and a harmonica virtuoso? You'll get all that plus the inaugural viewing of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show at the benevolent gala, First Look for Charity.

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Chicago's 2011 Social Media Day Experiment Spawns a Next Edition for '12

Dec 28, 2011 11:24 AM

"After a 'traditional' first day of media preview in 2011," said show Chairman Steve Foley, "we fashioned a second day as an experiment to include social media in mixture with the regular motor press corps. The results were positive enough that we've decided to come back in 2012 with a second helping of that formula-but then extending it for the remainder of the show's 10-day public run."

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No, ® is not the brand from our cattle ranch

Dec 28, 2011 11:24 AM

It doesn't take a long-range look over our automotive industry shoulders to realize how important trademarking a business-or parts of it-can be. You may remember just a few years back when a well-known car company was bringing a "halo car" back after a 40-year absence.

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"The Chicago Auto Show is widely known as our industry's 'consumer show.'"

Dec 28, 2011 11:24 AM

"That's not just our name. It's our philosophy," according to Steve Foley Jr. chairman of the 2012 CAS. "And with the explosion of social media, it makes our auto show even more effective and attractive-not just for the media preview, but throughout the run of the show. Social media helps to transform and expand the promotion of an event as exciting as an auto show.

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Auto Show's First Look for Charity rates the #3 Slot with an eye for the lead in '12!

Dec 28, 2011 09:00 AM

First Look for Charity, the Chicago Auto Show's benevolent black-tie pre-public opening soiree' not only made the list for the "Best Parties in 2011" on wwwNBCChicago.com, but actually rated preferences with voters enough to rate the third best of the year!

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NBC 5 Chicago and WSNS Telemundo Win Six Emmys Combined!

Nov 08, 2011 09:00 AM

Nearly 11 months after the doors closed on the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, it's still winning awards. NBC 5 Chicago was presented with the Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage Live" for its program covering the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.

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2012 Chicago Auto Show Launches New Logo and Website

Oct 19, 2011 11:24 AM

When you go about changing almost anything that involves a more-than-century-old tradition, you don't take it lightly. Such was the case when the directors of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the famed Chicago Auto Show, asked for a freshening of the exposition's logo.

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Auto Sales Spike in Wake of Chicago Auto Show

Mar 02, 2011 04:33 PM

For more than a century, if there is one thing the Chicago Auto Show does better than any other, it is to bring consumers and cars together. And thanks to great deals from manufacturers, a reenergized appreciation of new cars and technology, pent-up demand-and some cooperation from Mother Nature-dealers around Chicago are experiencing a dramatic post-show bump in sales.

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Consumers pick their favorite vehicle and exhibit at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 22, 2011 01:30 PM

Consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's sixth annual "Best of Show" balloting. In voting conducted over the 10-day public run of the nation's biggest auto show, winners in the contest's five categories were

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Joliet Man Wins Toyota Prius at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 22, 2011 10:11 AM

Justin McNally, a 27-year-old resident of Joliet, has won a 2011 Toyota Prius, courtesy of the Chicagoland Toyota Dealers. "The Toyota 2011 Chicago Auto Show Prius Giveaway" was conducted on the dealers' Facebook page.

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Chicago Auto Show Posts Attendance Increase

Feb 21, 2011 12:30 PM

The 2011 Chicago Auto Show closed Sunday night and enjoyed a 10 percent increase in attendance over its 10-day run when compared to a year ago.

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Toyota Announces the Plural of Prius

Feb 20, 2011 02:23 PM

Decade-Long Debate Laid to Rest with Recognition of the Term 'Prii.' Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc. today announced that the general public has selected 'Prii' as the preferred plural term for Prius. ​

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Toyota to Announce Plural of Prius at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 18, 2011 05:42 PM

Join Toyota as it announces the answer to the long-debated question: What do you call more than one Prius vehicle? The Prius Goes Plural campaign launched on January 10 at the North American International Auto Show and challenged the public to help the automaker answer this unique, grammatical question in the wake of the world premiere of the Toyota Prius family of vehicles.

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Some Like It Hot -- Dodge Introduces Durango Heat

Feb 18, 2011 04:00 PM

Dodge is turning up the heat in the full-size SUV segment, introducing a new affordable performance package for the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango SUV - the Dodge Durango Heat. Designed to complement the performance-tuned Durango R/T, the new Heat package delivers aggressive styling, the high-performing 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with 295 horsepower and a surprisingly affordable price.

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Chicago & 350Green Announce Network of Vehicle Charging Stations

Feb 18, 2011 01:00 PM

Today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and officials from the City of Chicago announced the selection of 350Green, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, to design, build and operate a network of 280 EV charging stations throughout the Chicago area.

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Media Advisory - Mayor Daley Press Conference

Feb 17, 2011 09:32 PM

What: Mayor Daley Press Conference re Electric Vehicle Recharging Infrastructure Where: Chicago Auto Show, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

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How you can roll into the 2011 Chicago Auto Show by Helping the Homeless

Feb 16, 2011 01:05 PM

MINI USA, American distributor of the popular MINI Cooper, yesterday agreed to sponsor this week's Chicago Auto Show Food Drive, which provides food to the homeless and deeply discounted tickets to Auto Show visitors who bring canned goods to donate, said Neli Vazquez-Rowland, president of A Safe Haven Foundation, the organization co

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MAMA names Sonata Family Vehicle of the Year

Feb 15, 2011 03:14 PM

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata continues to establish itself as the new standard for midsize sedans as it was named the inaugural recipient of the “Family Vehicle of the Year” award by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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Chicago Auto Show charity benefit raises $1.9 million

Feb 15, 2011 09:22 AM

CHICAGO (Feb. 10)-Eighteen area charities tonight shared in nearly $2 million raised by the 2011 Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and two attendees left with the keys to new cars.

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Auto Show Attendance Up 15% in First Weekend

Feb 14, 2011 12:44 PM

Attendance for the first weekend of the Chicago Auto Show tracked ahead of last year's pace by 15 percent, according to show management.

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'Saturday Morning Special' Offers the Ultimate Insider Peek

Feb 13, 2011 02:53 PM

What does everyone want at any major event? To know the scoop. To have the inside line. To be a part of the things that go on behind the scenes. But what about the Chicago Auto Show? How could someone from the outside get early access and an insider’s tour from an ultra-insider?

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Airstream of Chicago Featured at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2011 02:00 PM

The American Icon features the first look at the 2011 Airstream Interstate, the 2011 Airstream Avenue, the 2011 Airstream 16’ Bambi Sport and the 25’ Flying Cloud at the Nation’s Largest Auto Show.

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Be the Ultimate Auto Show Insider

Feb 12, 2011 01:11 PM

What does everyone want at any major event? To know the scoop. To have the inside line. To be a part of the things that go on behind the scenes. But what about the Chicago Auto Show? How could someone from the outside get early access and an insider's tour from an ultra-insider?

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Continental Automotive Announces Three-Year Show Sponsorship

Feb 11, 2011 09:42 AM

Ill.Continental, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, announced today a three-year sponsorship commitment with the Chicago Auto Show that will allow the company to showcase its advanced powertrain, safety, connectivity and infotainment technology with automakers, global media and more than

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All-New Ford Focus Electric: The Most Maintenance-Free Ford Ever

Feb 10, 2011 09:09 AM

CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2011 – When it comes to regularly scheduled maintenance, the Ford Focus Electric will be the easiest car to own that Ford Motor Company has ever built.

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Boy Scouts to Hold Pinewood Derby at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2011 04:14 PM

The Pinewood Derby, the biggest auto race in the world, is coming to the Chicago Auto Show. Each year Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts carve wooden racing cars by hand in hopes of becoming the fastest, fanciest or most original racecar in town. The original green machine, no Pinewood Derby car has ever used a drop of gasoline. Gravity rules.

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Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs License Plates For Sale At Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2011 04:05 PM

Jesse White Announces Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs License Plates For Sale At Chicago Auto Show ​

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Toyota to Host an Array of Pro Athletes, Special Guests at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2011 11:32 AM

CHICAGO, Ill., February 8, 2011 – Toyota will be hosting several local celebrities in its exhibit during Public Days at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.

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U.S. Army shows off green vehicles at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2011 01:38 PM

CHICAGO, Illinois - The U.S. Army booth at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show will highlight two hybrid powered combat vehicles that offer both fuel economy and stealth. The Quantum Technologies Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) and the Future Tactical Truck System (FTTS) represent the Army initiative to provide next generation Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and high performance light duty off-road hybrid trucks.

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TOYOTA TO RECOGNIZE 3 MILLIONTH CERTIFIED USED VEHICLE OWNER AT 2011 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 07, 2011 01:20 PM

Cook County Resident Sara Hirschhorn To Be Honored At Toyota Exhibit

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2012 Acura TL Debut to be Webcast Live from Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2011 01:11 PM

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 –Acura will debut the newly refined 2012 TL at the Chicago Auto Show on February 9, 2011 at 10:45 AM CST. The reveal will take place in the Acura booth located in the North Hall of the McCormick Plaza.

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Chrysler Brand Launches New Marketing and Advertising Campaign

Feb 07, 2011 11:37 AM

While many sponsors revealed their advertising plans for Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Chrysler brand remained tight lipped to create a stronger impact for the reveal of their new marketing and advertising campaign featuring famous Detroiter, Eminem. The brand’s new spot, “Born of Fire,” features the all-new 2011 Chrysler 200 and reveals the brand’s new tagline, “Imported from Detroit.”

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New 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible Makes its Worldwide Debut at Chicago

Feb 04, 2011 03:37 PM

Chrysler Group LLC today announced the new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible will make its worldwide auto show debut at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, starting with the media days on February 9th. Consumers can check out the new convertible February 11 – 20 at McCormick Place, the home of the 103rd edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

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Hyundai to debut new rally car in Chicago

Feb 04, 2011 03:04 PM

Hyundai Motor America will debut a new rally car at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. The car will be unveiled at Hyundai's press conference at 9:45 February 9.

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Toyota Invites Chicagoans to Get Down and Dirty with Vehicles at Auto Show

Feb 03, 2011 11:33 AM

CHICAGO, Ill., February 3, 2011 – While most automakers will be showcasing their trucks and sport utility vehicles in the carpeted confines of McCormick Place’s convention center, Toyota is providing visitors to the Chicago Auto Show a unique opportunity to experience the handling and capability of its award-winning vehicles in a more fitting, rugged environment.

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Lexus Exhibit Will Exude ‘Performance’ At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 02, 2011 11:06 AM

CHICAGO, Ill., February 2, 2011 – While luxury is at the heart of Lexus, the automaker will be showing off a bit of its wild side at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.

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Toyota Increases Its Presence at 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 31, 2011 10:59 AM

CHICAGO, Ill., January 31, 2011 – With the start of the Chicago Auto Show a little more than one week away, Toyota is close to completing the largest exhibit the automaker has ever built for an auto show in the United States. The record-breaking 45,070-square-foot exhibit will highlight new and existing vehicles, as well as the technologies and safety systems that have enabled Toyota to become one of the most revered companies in the auto industry.

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Chicagoland Toyota Dealers to give away new Prius

Jan 27, 2011 01:39 PM

For the second consecutive year, the 30 dealers who comprise the Chicagoland Toyota Dealers are offering one lucky person the opportunity to win a new Toyota Prius at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show.

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Need a story about the Chicago Auto Show? - There's plenty from which to choose!

Jan 26, 2011 01:37 PM

In both hard news and feature news, finding the right angle, the right lead or the right editorial piece can be tricky. Since the Chicago Auto Show has a lot to offer consumers, we want to make sure that you know it has a lot of editorial content ideas to offer as well.

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Media Preview Schedule for 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 26, 2011 12:04 PM

Chicago Auto Show adds innovative Social Media Preview day to media schedule.

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Nissan to Warmly Welcome Media for Chicago

Jan 11, 2011 10:42 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce that Nissan North American is the 2011 sponsor of the show’s Media Travel Assistance Program. Keeping a tradition seven years in the making alive, this program will assist selected media with travel and hotel arrangements for the show’s two-day media preview.

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VW's Jonathan Browning to address Economic Club of Chicago at auto show

Jan 11, 2011 10:35 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – President and CEO of Volkswagen of America, Jonathan Browning, will be the featured speaker of the February meeting of the prestigious Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) luncheon held at the Chicago Auto Show. The event will be held in the Vista Ballroom of McCormick Place at noon on February 9, 2011 during the show’s two-day media preview.

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McCormick Reforms Continue to Benefit Exhibitors

Jan 11, 2011 10:20 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Officials from McCormick Place, home of the Chicago Auto Show since 1961, have implemented another round of reforms that are designed to increase flexibility for conventions and tradeshows in Chicago. Following quickly after Phase One reforms, which most notably expanded exhibitor rights, this second round of changes aims to make McCormick Place even more inviting to current and potential exhibitors.

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First Look for Charity to benefit 18 Chicago charities

Jan 11, 2011 10:12 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Chicago Auto Show’s annual black-tie benevolent event, First Look for Charity, will benefit 18 deserving Chicago area charities on February 10, 2011. First Look gives attendees an elegant, inaugural preview of the Chicago Auto Show and treats ticket holders to a night of sophisticated entertainment.

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Ford VP Jim Farley to address MAMA at the Chicago Auto Show

Jan 07, 2011 09:00 AM

The 2011 Chicago Auto Show is excited to announce Ford Motor Company Group Vice President of Marketing and Communications Jim Farley will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 to members of the Midwest Automotive Media Association. As in years previous, the MAMA breakfast stands as the opening to the show's two-day media preview.

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Chicago Auto Show offers Innovative Texting Program for Exhibitors

Dec 29, 2010 02:18 PM

Texting has become the most powerful and effective communication tool in use today. There are more text messages sent each month than phone calls placed. With more than over 270 million mobile phones in the United States and 100 billion texts sent each month, text messaging has become the preferred form of communication for millions of consumers.

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Chicago Auto Show Launches New Website

Nov 10, 2010 03:11 PM

In anticipation of the 2011 show in February, the Chicago Auto Show launched a completely redesigned and updated Web site. The new ChicagoAutoShow.com offers visitors an interactive look at the nation's largest auto show and provides an unequaled virtual auto show experience.

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Chicago Auto Show Photograph Takes First Prize

Sep 21, 2010 01:25 PM

A photograph taken at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show won First Place in this year's International Association of Exhibitions and Events' (IAEE) 2010 Art of Show Competition, thanks to the efforts of photography company Oscar Einzig.

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Konecki Named New CATA Exec Vice President

May 25, 2010 01:38 PM

Chris Konecki, who joined the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) in 2004 as director of auto show operations, was promoted May 1 to executive vice president of the organization.

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Wind Tunnel Test Validates DeltaWing Design Parameters

Apr 08, 2010 12:00 AM

Results of wind tunnel test confirm extensive simulation work Aerodynamic drag reduced to less than half of the current generation IndyCar.

Plainfield Woman Wins New Toyota Prius at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 24, 2010 05:42 PM

Maxine Sienko, a 67-year-old resident of Plainfield, has won a 2010 Toyota Prius, courtesy of the Chicagoland Toyota Dealers.

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Consumers pick their favorite vehicles and exhibit at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 21, 2010 12:00 AM

Consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's fifth annual “Best of Show” balloting.

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NFL Alumni and a Parade of Ram Trucks to Deliver the 2010 Auto Show Food Drive Collection to a Safe Haven Foundation/CCIL

Feb 20, 2010 12:00 AM

A parade of Ram Trucks will deliver more than 15,000 pounds of food collected in the 2010 Chicago Auto Show Food Drive to a Safe Haven Foundation/CCIL homeless shelter and food pantry with the help of Chicago football legends Charlie Brown, Allen Ellis and Bill Schick.

Chicago Auto Show Food Drive Delivers (PHOTO)

Feb 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Chicago, IL - (Handout) Chicago Bears NLF alumni Charlie Brown (Right) and Allan Ellis (Left) put their handoff skills to work unloading canned food at Chicago's A Safe Haven Foundation/CCIL homeless shelter on February 20th, 2010. The food, delivered by a parade of Dodge Ram Trucks, came from the Chrysler Group LLC's 2010 Auto Show Food Drive, which kicked off on February 1st, 2010 at Chrysler Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck dealerships around Chicagoland and culminated this week at McCormick Center. Since the program's inception 15 years ago, Chicago auto show atendees have donated over 300,000 pounds of food the the city's homeless. (Handout Photo by Tyler Mallory/Chrysler Group LLC)

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Auto Show Chief Jerry Cizek To Receive BBB Lifetime Achievement Award

Feb 19, 2010 12:00 AM

Jerry H. Cizek III, retiring president of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and general manager of the Chicago Auto Show, will be the initial recipient of the James E. Baumhart Lifetime Achievement Award from the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.

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smart Owners Parade to Chicago Auto Show

Feb 18, 2010 12:00 AM

Vehicle test drives available at McCormick Place and around suburban Chicago

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Chrysler Group LLC drives the 2010 Chicago Auto Show Food Drive

Feb 17, 2010 12:00 AM

2010 Chicago Auto Show Food Drive sponsored by Chrysler Group, LLC. to benefit A Safe Haven Foundation is arriving at McCormick Center.

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Chicago Auto Show Helps Feed Area Hungry

Feb 17, 2010 12:00 AM

Hunger is a year-round problem that needs year-round attention, and for the past 15 years the organizers of the Chicago Auto Show have helped stock the shelves of those in need of food with a special discount admission promotion. This year, those who bring three cans of food Wednesday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 19 will receive a $4 discount off the regular full admission price of admission.

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Chicago Auto Show "Goes Red" to Help Women

Feb 15, 2010 12:00 AM

Flashes of scarlet will accent the Grand Concourse Lobby of the Chicago Auto Show on Tuesday, Feb. 16 as Dodge, Jeep, Ford, Chevrolet and Audi will feature red vehicles to help promote the "Go Red for Women" program of the American Heart Association.

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Chicago Auto Show charity benefit raises $1.7 million

Feb 12, 2010 12:00 AM

Eighteen area charities last night shared in $1.7 million raised by the 2010 Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and one lucky winner left with the keys to a brand-new Chevrolet Equinox.

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U.S. Army to Test Prospects' Racing Skills in New Augmented-Reality Computer Game

Feb 11, 2010 12:01 PM

Army - Race for Strength, the newest element in the interactive, participatory Strength in Action Zone (SIAZ) exhibit at major NASCAR and NHRA races, makes its debut February 11th simultaneously in four locations:

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GM’s Mark Reuss Kicks Off the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, Says Outlook Good.

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) hosted their annual media breakfast Wednesday morning to kick off the media preview at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, gave the morning’s keynote speech, sharing GM’s customer service goal.

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Ford unveils Edge, Edge Sport, Transit Connect Electric and Taxi

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The economy has taken a hard hit this past year, however, Ford Motor Company is optimistic about the year to come. On Wednesday morning, Ford presented the first press conference of the two-day media preview at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. Mark Fields, President of the Americas for Ford Motor Company said Ford is releasing three times as many refreshed and new products than this time last year, including six new transmissions and nine new or upgraded powertrains. Ford will be introducing more fuel efficient vehicles throughout the year.

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Toyota Reassures Customers, Addresses Safety, and Introduces the 2011 Avalon

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Toyota reassured its customers today that safety is their number one priority. Bob Carter, Group Vice President and General Manager of Toyota, addressed the current concern with the Prius anti-lock brake system. With the cooperation and continuous efforts Toyota dealers have already corrected 220,000 vehicles in a mere few days. Carter believes their solution is very effective, simple, and lasts the life of the vehicle.” While the solution is not going to happen overnight, numerous dealerships have extended hours, some even being open even 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure the most effective solution to this problem.

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Honda Announces Stylish Concept Design for Fourth Generation Odyssey

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – American Honda Motor Co. previewed its newest generation of the Odyssey with the introduction of the Honda Odyssey Concept at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. It’s a sleek design with three basic goals: functionality, styling, and excellent fuel efficiency. Honda announced the production Odyssey is set to debut in fall 2010.

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Chevrolet intros 2011 Silverado HD, Diamond Edition Suburban

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Chevrolet’s General Manager, Jim Campbell, introduced two 2011 models at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show: the 75th Year Diamond Edition Suburban and the Silverado HD.

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Bridgestone Debuts new Ecopia tires, DeltaWing Unveils

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Bridgestone Corporation unveiled two new environmentally friendly tires today during its press conference at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. John Baratta, President U.S. & Canada Replacement Tire Sales of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Phil Pacsi, Vice President of Consumer Marketing proudly introduced the Ecopia EP422 and the Dueler H/L 422, part of the Ecopia family.

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Kia Debuts Ray Concept, Targets the Young, Hip, & Eco-Friendly

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Kia Motors is targeting a young, hip, eco-friendly market through the use of live entertainment (The Rays band) and company mascots (Sock Monkey and pals). Their sleek new Kia Ray concept, was also unveiled -- and it’s bound to grab even more attention since Kia is using a new EcoDynamic design scheme.

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Suzuki Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Suzuki debuted the Kizashi concept, SX4, and a heavily customized Grand Vitara to further build brand awareness and improvement. The model for Suzuki’s continued improvement is based off of the Consumer Reports Car Brand Perceptions Survey. This consists of seven categories including safety, quality, value, performance, design, green, and innovation.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE… INTERNET PROS AND AVERAGE JOES PICK THEIR FAVORITE NEW CARS AND TRUCKS

Feb 10, 2010 12:00 AM

The Inaugural Internet Car and Truck of the Year winners announcement; where Average Joes and Internet Pros chose their favorite new cars.

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Clear Showcases 4G Technology in Experiential Ford Flex Vehicle at 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 10, 2010 12:00 AM

Clear is a super fast mobile internet service that works as fast on the go as it does at home and will be demonstrating its 4G service inside a experiential Ford Flex vehicle at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show.​

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Showgoers select their favorites with Best of Show contest

Feb 10, 2010 12:00 AM

For the fifth year in a row, the producers of the Chicago Auto Show are hosting Best of Show voting, allowing the public to select their favorite vehicles and exhibit.

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Dodge Celebrates Four Decades Of Challenger’s Muscle-car Heritage With Limited-edition Furious Fuchsia Models

Feb 08, 2010 12:00 AM

Chicago, IL , Feb 8, 2010 - Two of the wildest and rarest 2010 Dodge Challenger models will soon be available to Dodge fans and collectors to commemorate 40 years of Dodge Challenger performance; the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and Challenger SRT8® Furious Fuchsia editions. With its Furious Fuchsia Pearl Coat exterior paint and all-new Pearl White leather performance seats, these limited-edition Dodge Challenger models deliver the best of modern American muscle-car characteristics—unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful HEMI® V-8 engines and technology—now in one of the most significant hues.

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Chrysler Group LLC to Showcase Live, Mobile TV at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2010 12:00 AM

Chicago, Ill. , Feb 8, 2010 - Mopar is channeling live, mobile TV into Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles. The company will showcase its new technology at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. Chrysler Group LLC is the first automaker in the United States to offer live, mobile TV to consumers. The system offers something for everyone: college and professional sports, breaking news, children’s shows, primetime sitcoms, reality TV and daytime dramas. “We are the first automaker in the United States to offer live, mobile TV in more than 100 metropolitan markets,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer - Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, Chrysler Group LLC. “Live, mobile TV gives our customers the ultimate in entertainment and it’s a great example of how Mopar adds value to our Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram brands.

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Camp Jeep® Returns to Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2010 12:00 AM

Jeep® is bringing Camp Jeep, a unique driving experience, to consumers attending the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place. Camp Jeep is the ultimate indoor off-road driving test. The 25,000-square foot exhibit will give auto show attendees a chance to experience the extreme on- and off-road capabilities of Jeep vehicles without leaving the show floor.

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Chrysler Group LLC to Showcase Live, Mobile TV at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2010 12:00 AM

Mopar is channeling live, mobile TV into Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles. The company will showcase its new technology at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. Chrysler Group LLC is the first automaker in the United States to offer live, mobile TV to consumers. The system offers something for everyone: college and professional sports, breaking news, children’s shows, primetime sitcoms, reality TV and daytime dramas. “We are the first automaker in the United States to offer live, mobile TV in more than 100 metropolitan markets,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer - Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, Chrysler Group LLC. “Live, mobile TV gives our customers the ultimate in entertainment and it’s a great example of how Mopar adds value to our Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram brands.

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Ralph Gilles, President and CEO Dodge Car Brand, to address Economic Club of Chicago

Feb 08, 2010 12:00 AM

Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne unfortunately will be unable to deliver his planned speech to the Economic Club of Chicago on February 11, due to an unexpected but necessary trip out of the country.

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Nissan and Infiniti to display at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 05, 2010 12:00 AM

With just a week to go before the nation's biggest automotive exposition opens to the public, Nissan and Infiniti officially opted to display their popular brands at the Feb. 12-21 Chicago Auto Show.

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Suzuki showcases “first” sport sedan (Kizashi) in “Second City” during 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 05, 2010 12:00 AM

With the all-new 2010 Suzuki Kizashi (pronounced “Kee-Zah-Shee”) leading the charge, American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) arrives at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show prepared to amaze show goers with its multitalented lineup of performance- and value-packed cars and trucks. The media-acclaimed Kizashi, which arrived in dealer showrooms last December, delivers a premium package and experience without the premium price tag, and provides a unique blend of dynamic performance attributes and features more typical of the near-luxury sport sedan segment.

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Lingenfelter Performance Engineering to display forced induction Camaro, Corvette at 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 05, 2010 12:00 AM

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) will feature two specially designed forced induction vehicles at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 12-21, at McCormick Place. The vehicles will be on display in the Greater Chicago Chevrolet Dealers/Chicago Blackhawks Family Fun Zone booth located in the South Hall.

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Chicago Auto Show Goes to the Dogs

Feb 04, 2010 12:00 AM

Bark Buckle UP’s Founder Christina Selter “Pet Safety Lady”, Brandy Schaffels of AskPatty.com, Sheriff Patrick Perez with Marshall the Bomb Sniffing Dog plus two dozen other furry friends hopping in and out of cars, stealing the show.

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Chicago Auto Show Food Drive gets big boost from Chrysler

Feb 01, 2010 12:00 AM

Chrysler Revs Up 2010 Chicago Auto Show Food Drive to benefit Haiti Earthquake Victims and Chicago Homeless through A Safe Haven Foundation Expanded Food Drive begins February 1st at Metro-Chicago Chrysler Group Dealerships and provides discount tickets to the 2010 Chicago Auto Show in return for canned good donation.

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Future Indy Car to Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Jan 29, 2010 12:00 AM

Revolutionary 2012 DeltaWing IndyCar Concept to be revealed at Chicago Auto Show in the Bridgestone Display

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CHICAGOLAND TOYOTA DEALERS TO GIVE AWAY 2010 PRIUS

Jan 28, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, Ill., January 28, 2010 – The 30 dealers who comprise the Chicagoland Toyota Dealers are offering one lucky person the opportunity to win an all-new 2010 Toyota Prius at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. “The 2010 Chicago Auto Show Prius Giveaway” is being conducted on a newly-launched Facebook page – www.facebook.com/chicagolandtoyotadealers. Entry information and contest rules are available on this special web page. Entrants must be a member of Facebook in order to become a “fan” of the Fan Page and eligible for the sweepstakes.

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FORD TO BRING NEXT-GENERATION FORD EXPLORER, 1,200 JOBS TO CHICAGO MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

Jan 27, 2010 12:00 AM

Ford Motor Company today announced it will produce the next-generation Ford Explorer SUV at the company’s Chicago Assembly Plant beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. Ford is investing nearly $400 million in its Chicago manufacturing facilities to launch production of the new, fuel-efficient Ford Explorer. The company also will add 1,200 new jobs to staff a second production shift at Chicago Assembly Plant and increase production at the nearby Chicago Stamping Plant.

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Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid to make Windy City Debut at Chicago Auto Show; Two Chicago retail groups to carry the brand

Jan 26, 2010 12:00 AM

IRVINE, CA – January 26, 2010: The Fisker Karma, the world’s first premium plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, will make its Chicago debut at the Chicago Auto Show February 12-21.

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Honda to Debut Next-generation Odyssey Concept at Chicago Auto Show

Jan 25, 2010 12:00 AM

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will debut a concept version of the next-generation Honda Odyssey minivan at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show on February 10, the company announced today.

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Scratching Your Automotive Itch! 102nd Chicago Auto Show Set for Feb. 12-21 Run

Jan 24, 2010 12:00 AM

Feeling the need more excitement in your life? Has your automotive relationship become boring, without the fire and sparks you had at the beginning? Do you crave the passion of the convertible, but feel constrained to keep the relationship with your 4-door sedan? Is the reliability and devotion to frugality from your econobox in constant competition with the siren song of something racy, curvy and utterly frivolous?

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Celebrating 37 Years of Excellence: Cizek’s CATA Legacy

Jan 24, 2010 12:00 AM

Retiring after a 37-year tenure with the group, Jerry H. Cizek III has served as president of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and Chicago Auto Show general manager since 1988. As one of only six general managers in the 109-year history of the Chicago Auto Show, Jerry has been a driving force behind the show’s growth and success, and has left an indelible mark of excellence on the association of new-car dealers in Chicagoland.

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NeuStep Unveils Plans to Launch 3D Virtual Walk-Through of 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 21, 2010 12:00 AM

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The interactive media company NeuStep, in conjunction with its Chicago Automobile Trade Association partner, announced plans today to launch a web-based, 3-D interactive walk-through tour of the 2010 Chicago Auto Show for car enthusiasts world-wide to experience.

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Text2Drive to power 2010 Chicago Auto Show Mobile Marketing Campaign

Jan 18, 2010 12:00 AM

Texting has quickly become the most powerful and effective communication tool in use today. There are more text messages sent each month than phone calls placed. With more than over 270 million mobile phones in the United States and 100 billion texts sent each month, text messaging has become the preferred form of communication for millions of consumers. Recognizing this shift in consumer behavior, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) has partnered with Text2Drive to harness the power of this communication channel throughout this year’s Chicago Auto Show.

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New Vehicle Efficiency Award to Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Jan 18, 2010 12:00 AM

The 2010 Chicago Auto Show will be home to the inaugural presentation of the Hermance Vehicle Efficiency Award, which recognizes the most efficient new car with the greatest consumer appeal. The award is given in honor of the late David Hermance, Toyota’s highly respected executive engineer of environmental engineering.

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GM’s Reuss to Keynote Chicago Auto Show at MAMA Breakfast

Dec 18, 2009 12:00 AM

Wednesday morning’s Chicago Auto Show/Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast will start off the news conference activities in McCormick Place. This year, the gathering of media and industry executives will be addressed by Mark Reuss, president of GM North America.

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NBC5 and Telemundo Chicago Present: The 2010 Chicago Auto Show Specials Saturday, February 13

Dec 18, 2009 12:00 AM

While many will be riveted to their TVs for the 2010 Winter Olympics, they’ll be able to take a break from the breakneck speeds of the Giant Slalom to those who are taking a similar slalom through the aisles of McCormick Place during the auto show. This year’s NBC5 Chicago Auto Show special will enjoy a huge lead-in audience of those watching the games from Calgary with even more Olympic coverage on the back end of the special.

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Sloan to Succeed Cizek at Chicago Dealer Association

Dec 17, 2009 12:00 AM

The Board of Directors of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) has named David Sloan to succeed Jerry Cizek as president of the dealer group following Cizek’s retirement from the position he has held since 1988. The change takes place January 1, 2010.

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Chrysler's Marchionne to Address Economic Club at Chicago Auto Show

Nov 19, 2009 12:00 AM

Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Group LLC, will address the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) at the group's annual Chicago Auto Show luncheon meeting on Feb. 11, 2010. The event will be held at 12 p.m. CST in the Vista Ballroom of McCormick Place during the show's media preview.​

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Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers Becomes HQ Hotel for Nation's Biggest Auto Show

Oct 13, 2009 12:00 AM

The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is pleased to announce that it will be the exclusive hotel partner for the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. Gearing up to take over the Windy City February 12-21, the event attracts car aficionados from around the globe to get an up-close-and-personal view of the world's most spectacular automobiles, some being viewed by the media and public for the first time anywhere.​

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2010 Chicago Auto Show Quick Reference Guide

Oct 01, 2009 12:00 AM

Important information about the 2010 Chicago Auto Show for media and exhibitors. Included are event times, dates, location, admission prices, exhibits, and background.

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2009 Chicago Auto Show Highlights

Mar 06, 2009 12:00 AM

The awards, introductions, debuts, and standouts from the 2009 Chicago Auto Show.

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Grand Concourse Media Stage a Hit in its Debut

Mar 05, 2009 12:00 AM

In challenging economic times, Chicago Auto Show officials offered a solution to exhibitors to produce their news conferences utilizing a shared-use “Grand Concourse Media Stage.” Five manufacturers and several other groups used the same basic—yet quite complete—news set to conduct their product reveals, award presentations and executive availabilities. . . .

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2009 Best of Show Winners Announced

Mar 04, 2009 12:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show announces the winners of the fourth annual best of show voting. Best of Show voting is unique to the Chicago Auto Show and gives consumers the opportunity to voice their opinion.​

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Chicago Exceeds Expectations

Mar 03, 2009 12:00 AM

“There’s a factor used these days called ‘Surprise and Delight’ that figured prominently into the 2009 Chicago Auto Show,” said event Chairman Mark Scarpelli. “When many pundits were preaching the worst possible forecast for the show, we were both surprised and delighted to see our numbers exceeding (up nearly 20 percent through the midpoint) of what we experienced in 2008. . . .

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First Look Raises $1.8 million

Mar 02, 2009 12:00 AM

Like everyone else, Chicagoans are feeling the economy’s sluggishness. Still, they dug deep for the Chicago Auto Show’s benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and raised more than $1.8 million for 18 participating nonprofits. And two attendees left with the keys to new vehicles. . . .

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Uniquely Positioned for the Future of Auto Shows

Mar 01, 2009 12:00 AM

“While the show has barely closed, we never stop looking to the future,” says 2010 Chicago Auto Show Chairman John Phelan. “And we’re positioned better than any other show for it. We are an OICA-sanctioned event and the only global auto show in North America that has the immediate ability to expand—instantly—to accommodate virtually any request from any manufacturer. We don’t need to renovate, expand or upgrade a thing to take care of any exhibitors’ needs.” . . .

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“Engaging the Blogosphere” Conference

Feb 28, 2009 12:00 AM

In an industry that’s changing, it’s not only product that’s in flux, but the way in which the industry is promoted, marketed and reported upon that’s changing, as well. For the first time (outside of a phone conversation or over a “tall frosty one”) the Chicago Auto Show gave media, PR reps and manufacturers a chance to put a more formal face on the challenges of new media by producing its “Engaging the Blogosphere” conference. . . .

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MAMA/Chicago Auto Show Breakfast

Feb 27, 2009 12:00 AM

In his keynote address at the Midwest Automotive Media Association/Chicago Auto Show breakfast, John Krafcik, president and COO of Hyundai Motor America, offered a hard look at the industry and suggested that now was not the time for evolution, but rather for revolution. . . .

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Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon

Feb 27, 2009 12:00 AM

Invoking the spirit and sometimes twisted wisdom of Yogi Berra, Chrysler Vice Chairman and President Jim Press told a special luncheon meeting of the Economic Club of Chicago that, “The future just ain’t what it used to be.” He said that it applied to everyone, “Regardless of whether you’re a trader or publisher from Chicago or a car salesman from Detroit. So, now the trick is to move forward from merely ‘intellectualizing’ that concept to truly accepting it.” . . .

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Bridgestone Safety Scholars

Feb 25, 2009 12:00 AM

At a welcoming reception for automotive media, Bridgestone Americas announced the launch of its third annual Safety Scholars Video Contest as part of its ongoing commitment to automotive safety education. . . .

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Chicago Auto Show: a benefit to SAAD sufferers according to scientist

Feb 20, 2009 12:00 AM

Chicago, Ill. – Feb. 20, 2009 – Professor Vinny Boombatz of the Dangerfield Institute has presented Chicago Auto Show officials with a study that implies that seven of the displays now staged on the McCormick Place can positively impact those with Seasonal Automotive Affective Disorder (SAAD). . . .​

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First to one hundred: History of first 100 Chicago Auto Shows

Feb 20, 2009 12:00 AM

A new high-gloss publication illustrating the history of the Chicago Auto Show has just been released, and printed in a limited run. The 194-page book is available for sale at the 2009 Chicago show, Feb. 13- 22, 2009, or online at www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head To Visit Chicago Auto Show Courtesy Of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Feb 19, 2009 12:00 AM

This Saturday, the first 400 attendees to the 2009 Chicago Auto Show will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, stars of Bridgestone Americas highly acclaimed 2009 Super Bowl commercials.

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Chicago Auto Show: a hot ticket for a chilly weekend

Feb 19, 2009 12:00 AM

“Apparently, we’ve got the ticket that everyone’s looking for!” said 2009 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Mark Scarpelli. “According to predictions of media experts, we were supposed to have a lackluster show that no one wanted to attend.

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Chicago Auto Show outperforming the pundits

Feb 16, 2009 12:00 AM

If you’d listen to economic and auto industry pundits, you might think you could shoot a cannon through the nation’s biggest auto show and not hit a soul. But the combination of a beautifully staged show, a long weekend, good weather, big manufacturer incentives and the natural allure of a century-old Chicago tradition has proven those pundits wrong.

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Firestone Racing Welcomed By EPA As National Partner For Environmental Priorities At Chicago Auto Show

Feb 16, 2009 12:00 AM

On behalf of the Firestone Racing Program, Al Speyer, Executive Director of Firestone Racing and Greer Tidwell, Director of Environmental Management will accept recognition as a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP).

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NBC5 and Telemundo Chicago Present: The 2009 Chicago Auto Show Specials

Feb 14, 2009 12:00 AM

NBC5 and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) present THE 2009 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW special. The hour-long special, live from McCormick Place and in HD, will air Saturday, Feb.14th at 6 p.m. with an encore telecast Sunday, Feb.15th, at 11:05p.m.

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Chicago Auto Show charity benefit raises $1.8 million

Feb 13, 2009 12:00 AM

Eighteen area charities shared in more than $1.8 million raised by the 2009 Chicago Auto Show’s benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and two attendees left with the keys to new vehicles.

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Bridgestone Americas Announces Launch of Third Annual Safety Scholars Video Contest at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2009 12:00 AM

Bridgestone Americas announced at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show that, as part of its ongoing commitment to automotive safety education and due to the incredible popularity and success of the program, it is launching its third annual Safety Scholars Video Contest.

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GM leads the way in new trends

Feb 12, 2009 12:00 AM

General Motors has converged its eco-friendly technology with new trends in luxury to create the Cadillac Converj concept car.

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Chicago Auto Show keeps public its primary audience

Feb 11, 2009 12:00 AM

A key Chicago Auto Show official surprised members of the media assembled to cover the show this morning when he informed them that they are an important part of the success of the show—but not that important. ​

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Bridgestone Americas To Display The Stanley Cup During First Look For Charity Event At The Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2009 12:00 AM

First Look guests may have photo taken with the legendary cup

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Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon

Feb 03, 2009 12:00 AM

During the two-day media preview of the Chicago Auto Show, Chrysler Vice Chairman and President Jim Press will be welcomed to the stage of the Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon.

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Engaging the Blogosphere Conference

Feb 03, 2009 12:00 AM

This year marks the first year a conference will be held to discuss the coexistence between traditional and new media as well as effective communication strategy.

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MAMA Breakfast

Feb 03, 2009 12:00 AM

This year’s speaker for the Chicago Auto Show/Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast will be John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

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Chicago Auto Show’s social media initiatives

Feb 03, 2009 12:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association chose to embrace social media outlets to generate online initiatives to reach a specific target audience.

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Special promotions and discounts

Feb 03, 2009 12:00 AM

Given the hardship of the economy, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association’s and the Chicago Auto Show’s goal is to provide Chicago Auto Show patrons with opportunities to obtain free or discounted tickets through various promotions.

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TV specials from the show floor

Feb 02, 2009 12:00 AM

Chicago, Ill. – Feb. 2, 2009 – This year on February 14, local media outlets including NBC 5 Chicago, WGN-TV and Telemundo Chicago will continue to host their annual Chicago Auto Show special programs with exclusive coverage . . .

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Luxury auto show accomidations

Feb 02, 2009 12:00 AM

Chicago, Ill. – Feb. 2, 2009 – The three official hotels of the Chicago Auto Show — the Fairmont Chicago, Swissôtel Chicago and Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago . . .

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Chicago Auto Show strives to restore confidence and excitement

Jan 14, 2009 12:00 AM

Enlisting the aid of an auto show to help improve the state of the overall economy isn't a new concept to those who remember auto show history.

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Chicago Auto Show will continue annual concept car drive

Jan 14, 2009 12:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show will continue to hold its annual concept car drive during the media preview days at McCormick Place.

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Chicago Auto Show will continue to have largest displays in the world

Jan 14, 2009 12:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show will continue to have the largest displays staged anywhere in the world.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association launches new Web site

Jan 14, 2009 12:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) has launched a new Web site: www.chicagoautoshow.com.​

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Chicago’s creative alternatives save exhibitor expense

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM

Chicago, Ill. – Dec. 18, 2008 – The Chicago Auto Show’s response to the challenging financial times our industry is experiencing has been warmly welcomed by global automotive manufacturers. The nation’s largest auto show has extended an offer to manufacturers to utilize a brand-neutral media conference set at no charge in the Grand Concourse of McCormick Place.

2009 Show Quick Reference

Oct 13, 2008 12:00 AM

At-a-glance information about the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. Date, location, ticket prices, special days, and more . . .

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Get married at the Chicago Auto Show compliments of Dodge

Dec 12, 2007 12:00 AM

Dodge Invites Two Lucky Lovebirds to Start Their Journey of a Lifetime at the 100th Chicago Auto Show​

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Chicago Auto Show Announces Best of Show Winners

Feb 18, 2007 12:00 AM

Consumers pick their favorite vehicles and exhibit at the Chicago Auto Show

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Chicago Auto Show charity benefit raises $2.8 million

Feb 10, 2007 12:00 AM

Nineteen area charities tonight shared in more than $2.8 million raised by the 2007 Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and three attendees left with the keys to new vehicles.​

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CONSUMER GUIDE® AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF SECOND ANNUAL CHICAGO AUTO SHOW AWARDS

Feb 09, 2007 12:00 AM

2008 PONTIAC G8 & 2008 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER NAMED MOST SIGNIFICANT NEW CAR AND TRUCK INTRODUCTIONS

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Bridgestone Turanza with Serenity Technology Introduced

Feb 09, 2007 12:00 AM

New Tire, New Technology

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Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire is Proud to Introduce the Union of Durability and Strength

Feb 09, 2007 12:00 AM

BFNT launches a new light truck & commercial tire line

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It’s Bridgestone or Nothing

Feb 09, 2007 12:00 AM

New ad campaign urges drivers to get the very best for their vehicle: Bridgestone tires

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BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS AND DRIVER’S EDGE RENEW PARTNERSHIP

Feb 08, 2007 12:00 AM

Young drivers to receive free accident avoidance training during the Driver’s Edge 2007 national tour​

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White-hot Corvette heat wave set to offer Chicago some relief from the cold

Feb 07, 2007 12:00 AM

Two special-edition Corvettes that will be sold in limited quantities to be Shown

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Mario and Marco Andretti to Appear at Bridgestone Americas’ Booth

Feb 05, 2007 12:00 AM

Bridgestone Americas proudly presents two generations of Andretti’s at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show

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Consumer Guide(R) Automotive To Announce New Car and Truck Awards at 2007 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 02, 2007 12:00 AM

Most Significant New Vehicle Introductions To Be Honored At Nation's Largest Consumer Auto Show

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Continental invites showgoers to find the Smartest Cars

Feb 02, 2007 12:00 AM

Game aims to get people involved with the Show

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General Motors: "Who Stole the Show?"

Feb 02, 2007 12:00 AM

GM to give away 10 vehicles in 10 days

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Taking off on the Runway to Future Design and Technology

Feb 02, 2007 12:00 AM

General Motors and International Academy of Design and Technology kick off 2007 GM Student Design Competition at the Chicago Auto Show

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CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE TO PACE 2007 INDIANAPOLIS 500

Feb 01, 2007 12:00 AM

Limited-edition replica to be produced for general public

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Chicago Auto Show Set for its 99th Edition

Jan 26, 2007 12:00 AM

For automotive fans, those shopping for basic transportation, those wanting to attend an elegant formal night out, or those looking for a great way to spend an evening or weekend day downtown, the Chicago Auto Show fits the bill.

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Three-Car Giveaway at First Look

Jan 23, 2007 12:00 AM

Here's your chance to win the car of your dreams

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Chicago’s Auto Show: The $16 Billion Gorilla

Jan 23, 2007 12:00 AM

The real economic impact of an auto show

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On budget and ahead of schedule for McCormick Place West expansion

Jan 23, 2007 12:00 AM

That’s why they call us “the City That Works”

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Read This. Whoops... Simon Didn’t Say to!

Jan 23, 2007 12:00 AM

Chrysler set to break a Guinness World Record™ with consumers and the classic game

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See What Put the “Motion” in Motion Pictures

Jan 11, 2007 10:32 AM

Volo Auto Museum to feature fabulously famous star cars At the Chicago Auto Show Feb. 9-18 at McCormick Place

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Emmy Presented for ‘06 Fox Coverage

Dec 19, 2006 12:00 AM

Original Programming Nets Fox Emmy

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ChicagoAutoShow.com: The next best thing to being there

Dec 19, 2006 12:00 AM

Redesigned Web site gives visitors an interactive look at the show

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First Look for Charity Offers Auto Show’s First Glimpse to Public

Dec 19, 2006 12:00 AM

Chicago's largest single-day fundraiser continues to grow

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2008 Saturn Astra to be Unveiled at Chicago Auto Show

Dec 08, 2006 12:00 AM

Saturn Astra to make first public appearance at 2007 Chicago Auto Show

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Fields and MAMA Make Great Breakfast

Nov 20, 2006 05:12 PM

Mark Fields to kickoff 2007 Chicago Auto Show

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Windy City Readies Show for Big Impact

Nov 20, 2006 05:11 PM

Facility, OEMs, consumers team for market punch

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Windy City Chicago Welcomes OICA—and Vice Versa

Nov 20, 2006 05:10 PM

OICA approves presitgious international certification

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An "Intimate" Venue in a Timid City? Hardly.

Nov 20, 2006 05:10 PM

A robust Chicago boasts major tradeshows, record attendance

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Labor Improvements Continue at McCormick Place

Nov 20, 2006 12:00 AM

Chicago continues to save exhibitor dollars

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2007 Chicago Auto Show Update No. 1

Nov 20, 2006 12:00 AM

Update No. 1 now available as a downloadable PDF

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Paul Brian on WLS - Drive Chicago

Apr 11, 2006 05:09 PM

Listen to Paul Brian's radio show "Drive Chicago" live on streaming audio.

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2006 Auto Show Wrap-up

Mar 29, 2006 12:00 AM

We take great pride in providing you with the most exciting coverage of our auto show in our annual show “Wrap-up.”

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