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Chicago Auto Show Launches 2015 Website

The Chicago Auto Show today launched a completely redesigned website in anticipation of the 107th edition of the nation’s largest auto show.

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DriveChicago Partners with AIM to Deliver Auto Shoppers Directly To Dealership Websites

Oct 09, 2014 12:04 PM

DriveChicago.com, the automotive portal owned and operated by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), is partnering with Automotive Internet Media (AIM) to help CATA dealer members get more exposure to vehicle inventory and dealership websites.

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Ink 3-Year Deal as Official Hotel for Nation's Biggest Auto Show

Jul 22, 2014 09:00 AM

The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is pleased to announce that it will return as an official hotel for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces 2015 Dates: February 14-22

Jul 22, 2014 09:00 AM

The public portion of 2015 Chicago Auto Show will run Saturday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 22. Show hours are slightly adjusted. For 2015, the Chicago Auto Show hours will be 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day except for the last day when the show opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m.

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Chicagoland New-car Dealers to Host More than 60 USO Barbecues for the Troops on July 19

Jul 11, 2014 09:00 AM

Chicagoland new-car dealers are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. For the second consecutive year, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and its dealer members have partnered with the USO of Illinois to host more than 60 Barbecue for the Troops community fundraising events.

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Colin Wickstrom Elected CATA Chairman

Jun 23, 2014 09:00 AM

Colin Wickstrom, of Wickstrom Auto Group in Barrington, was recently elected to become the 2014-2015 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairman and the 2015 Chicago Auto Show co-chairman.

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Chicago Auto Trade Association Awards Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Senior

Jun 11, 2014 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) presented the Carol Cooling Scholarship – a $1,000 grant to a deserving graduating senior who is heavily involved in school clubs or activities and holds leadership positions – to John Hersey High School senior Kimberly Roman last week during a school assembly.

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Chicago Auto Trade Association Establishes Scholarship at Hersey High School

Mar 17, 2014 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Trade Association (CATA) today announced a $1,000 scholarship available to John Hersey High School seniors to honor school alumna and long-time NBC Chicago Special Events Director, Carol Cooling, who passed away late last year after a battle with cancer.

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Consumers Pick Their Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 19, 2014 10:00 AM

For the ninth consecutive year, consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's “Best of Show” balloting.

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Toyota Nets $16,933 for Three Charities at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 19, 2014 09:00 AM

Thousands of Chicagoans took Toyota up on its offer to “get dirty” at the recently-completed Chicago Auto Show, courtesy of a rugged indoor TRD Pro Series ride and drive course. Spanning 12 days, the ride and drive program was instrumental in raising $16,933 for a trio of targeted charities.

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Westchester Woman Wins Toyota Highlander at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 19, 2014 09:00 AM

Alicia Smiley of Westchester, Ill. won a new 2014 Toyota Highlander at the Chicago Auto Show last Sunday, as part of a contest coordinated by the 30 dealers who comprise the Chicagoland Toyota Dealers.

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360 REVO and the Chicago Auto Show Offer Interactive Tour

Feb 14, 2014 09:00 AM

The interactive media company 360° Revo, in conjunction with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), have produced an interactive tour of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show for car enthusiasts worldwide to experience. Visitors to the Chicago Auto Show website will be able to virtually tour the automotive exhibits and be able to go inside specific vehicles that are featured at this year's show.

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Chicago Auto Show Serves as Ideal Venue to Attract Buyers and Amplify Manufacturer Messaging - DMR

Feb 14, 2014 09:00 AM

Even though today’s car shoppers are increasingly turning to the web for information, strong attendance and attendee interaction demonstrate that major auto shows, like Chicago, remain resilient to the changing of the times.

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2014 Chicago Auto Show Concludes with Family Day: Feb. 17

Feb 13, 2014 04:00 PM

The Chicago Auto Show is set to host its second annual Family Day on Presidents Day, Monday, February 17. While show organizers work with manufacturers and exhibitors to coordinate family-friendly events throughout the run of the 10-day public show, Presidents Day will feature a particularly robust lineup up of family fun.

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Bears Invade Toyota Exhibit at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 13, 2014 01:30 PM

A pair of Chicago Bears will be visiting the Toyota exhibit at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, over the next couple of days.

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Connected Technology Takes Center Stage at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2014 04:30 PM

In a smartphone-centric world, automakers know that improved in-vehicle connectivity can help drive car sales. As a result, automakers are playing a major role in shaping the connected world’s future. Cars are becoming mobile hotspots that link the vehicle and the occupants to the outside world.

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Connected Technology Takes Center Stage at 2014 Chicago Auto Show - DMR

Feb 12, 2014 01:30 PM

In a smartphone-centric world, automakers know that improved in-vehicle connectivity can help drive car sales. As a result, automakers are playing a major role in shaping the connected world’s future. Cars are becoming mobile hotspots that link the vehicle and the occupants to the outside world.

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Chicago Auto Show Vehicle Intros Reflect Industry's Diverse Offerings and Latest Trends - DMR

Feb 12, 2014 11:00 AM

From the highly-anticipated, all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy to image-building vehicles like the off-road Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Pro Series, the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was home to more than a dozen new product introductions. As the nation’s largest consumer auto show, the Chicago Auto Show provides a great venue for manufacturers to showcase new models and shake hands with hundreds of thousands of potential customers.

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Media Alert: Key Conferences Highlight Busy Day at Connected World

Here are three key sessions that you should attend today, Wednesday, February 12, at the Connected World Conference, located within the Chicago Auto Show.

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Energy Luminaries to Brighten the Stage at Exclusive Sustainability Panel during 2014 Connected World Conference at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2014 09:00 AM

“You typically won’t find an energy panel with this high caliber of speakers gathered outside of Washington, Silicon Valley, or a national television studio,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Connected World magazine, commenting on the guests assembled for the exclusive presentation: Creating Sustainability at Home. This exclusive presentation will be held Thursday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. CT, in the Connected World Conference Pavilion, South Hall, Chicago Auto Show.

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Shell Fuels the Fun at this Year’s Chicago Auto Show with Fuel Savings from The Fuel Rewards Network

Feb 10, 2014 02:41 PM

For the thousands of car enthusiasts attending the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Shell will be fueling the high octane excitement as a major sponsor of the 10-day event. Visitors and Chicagoans alike can take advantage of the many savings opportunities offered by Shell throughout the event; including half-priced weekday entrance tickets with the purchase of 10 gallons of fuel or more at participating Shell stations throughout the Chicagoland area.

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Female Shoppers Courted on Women's Day at the Chicago Auto Show: Tuesday, Feb. 11

Feb 10, 2014 09:00 AM

While there are many activities that appeal to women throughout the run of the 10-day Chicago Auto Show, organizers annually host a specially-themed Women's Day to further reach the female demographic. Held this year on Tuesday, Feb. 11, manufacturers host special women-oriented programs that allow brand representatives to further connect with and “shake hands” with female customers.

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GTX Corp to Present at the Connected World Conference

Feb 09, 2014 09:00 AM

While there are many activities that appeal to women throughout the run of the 10-day Chicago Auto Show, organizers annually host a specially-themed Women's Day to further reach the female demographic. Held this year on Tuesday, Feb. 11, manufacturers host special women-oriented programs that allow brand representatives to further connect with and “shake hands” with female customers.

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Chicago Auto Show Hosts Vine and Instagram Video Challenge During Social Preview

Feb 08, 2014 09:00 AM

Together with Digital Megaphone, The Chicago Auto Show selected Instagram team @eprahhl as the winner of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Vine/Instagram Challenge.

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Chicago Auto Show charity benefit raises $2.3 million

Feb 08, 2014 09:00 AM

Eighteen area charities tonight shared in more than $2.3 million raised by the 2014 Chicago Auto Show’s benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and two attendees left with the keys to new vehicles.

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Commences the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2014 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show officially opened to the public yesterday with the ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony. 2014 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Kurt Schiele and Chicago Auto Show General Manager Dave Sloan were joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle who collectively cut the ceremonial red ribbon to officially kick off the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

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Chicago Auto Show 2014: Nation's Largest Auto Show Opens its Doors to the Public

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show opens to the public on Saturday, Feb. 8. The opening weekend of the show promises an exciting line-up of events with hundreds of different vehicles on display throughout, more than 1 million square feet of show floor space, three indoor test track and six outdoor test drives. The show runs from Feb. 8-17 and is open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day, with the exception of the last day, where the show will close at 8 p.m.

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Kia Motors Brings World-Class Lineup of Vehicles to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2014 09:00 AM

Showcasing a lineup of six all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles, Kia Motors America (KMA) arrives at the 2014 Chicago International Auto Show with an impressive selection of vehicles that combine world-class design with cutting-edge technologies, premium amenities and outstanding value.

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All-New Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX Revealed at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2014 10:30 PM

Hyundai introduced the all-new 2014 Veloster RE:FLEX during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Social Media Preview. The RE:FLEX Edition Veloster is the second limited-run version of the Veloster, following last year’s RE:MIX Edition. With a limited production of only 3,000 units, buyers of the Veloster will own a truly unique model.

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Honda Launches Special-Edition Civic Si Coupe at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2014 09:50 PM

Honda unveiled the winning entry of the Forza Motorsport Civic Si Design Contest at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, as part of a partnership with Forza Motorsport, the racing franchise on Xbox One.

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Hyundai Motor America Wins the 2014 Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Driving Engagement Award

Feb 07, 2014 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) presented Hyundai Motor America with the second annual “Driving Engagement” award for most innovative social media campaign of 2013 during the Social Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

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Honda Wows Windy City with Real-Life Custom Forza Civic Si Coupe

Outstanding onboard connectivity carried the day for the winners of this year’s Connected World magazine Connected Car of the Year award winners. The awards were presented on stage at the Connected World Conference Pavilion, located within the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, on Feb. 6, 2014.

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Connected World Magazine Announces Internet of Things Is Dead as Part of Mega Trends Forecast during 2014 Chicago Auto Show

“Put a fork in the Internet of Things because it’s done,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Connected World Magazine, as part of her Mega Trends Forecast to be released during the Chicago Auto Show. The announcement will be delivered to the media on Friday, February 7, at 10:50 a.m. in the Connected World Conference Pavilion, found in the South Hall of the Chicago Auto Show in McCormick Place.

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Motorweek Selects Chevrolet Corvette Stingray as the 2014 Driver's Choice Award

Feb 06, 2014 04:30 PM

MotorWeek named Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray as the 2014 Drivers’ Choice Award during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was recognized for its exotic car performance and realistic price. Host, Executive Producer, and Creator of MotorWeek John Davis said this award represents the pinnacle of automobiles.

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Connected World Magazine 2014 Connected Car of the Year Winners Announced

Feb 06, 2014 04:10 PM

Connected World magazine awarded six vehicles in individual categories as the 2014 Connected Car of the Year during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The Connected Car of the Year award honors vehicles that fit all drivers’ budgets and demonstrate the right blend of technology.

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Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Unveils the Reaper at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 03:50 PM

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering introduced the all-new 2014 Reaper during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The high-performance pickup truck was designed with Chevy-truck enthusiasts in mind.

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Lingenfelter, Southern Comfort Automotive Unveil the Reaper at Chicago Auto Show

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Southern Comfort Automotive have teamed up to answer the demand from General Motors truck enthusiasts for a specialty performance pickup model with the release of The Reaper(tm)

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Connected World Magazine 2014 Connected Car of the Year Winners Announced

Outstanding onboard connectivity carried the day for the winners of this year’s Connected World magazine Connected Car of the Year award winners. The awards were presented on stage at the Connected World Conference Pavilion, located within the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, on Feb. 6, 2014.

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Maserati Highlights Ghibli Q4 at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 03:00 PM

Maserati highlighted its new sport sedan, the Ghibli S Q4 during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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BMW Reveals the 2014 740Ld at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 02:30 PM

BMW introduced the all-new 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. For the first time in the United States, this BMW 7series will be available with a diesel engine.

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2015 TLX Prototype - Acura's "Red Carpet Athlete" - Makes Appearance at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Acura will display the 2015 TLX Prototype at the Chicago Auto Show showcasing the design and performance direction for the all-new 2015 TLX performance-luxury sedan launching mid-year at Acura dealerships nationwide. The TLX was developed around the theme"Red Carpet Athlete" to deliver a compelling blend of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism, with exhilarating performance enhanced by next-generation Acura powertrain and dynamic handling technologies.

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Toyota Motorsports Announces its Partnership with Daytona Rising at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 02:00 PM

Toyota Motorsports announced its partnership with Daytona Rising during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Daytona Rising broke ground on the new Daytona International Speedway in July of 2013.

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Volkswagen Launches GRC Beetle at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 01:30 PM

Volkswagen introduced the all-new 2014 Global RallyCross Beetle, during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Volkswagen was excited to announce that they are teaming up with Andretti Autosport and will enter the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series as the Volkswagen-Andretti Rally Cross Team beginning in May. This newly launched racing version of the Beetle will be driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.

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Joe Hinrichs Address Economic Club of Chicago During 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Feb 06, 2014 12:00 PM

Ford Motor Co. Executive President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs delivered the keynote speech during the Economic Club of Chicago’s luncheon at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Hinrichs addressed an audience of nearly 00 Economic Club members, guests and journalists. Displayed were Ford’s iconic models including the 50th edition of the Mustang, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator, and the 2015 Ford F-150.

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Volvo Unveils the S60 and V60 Polestar at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 11:30 AM

Volvo introduced performance-oriented Polestar editions of the 2014 S60 sedan and V60 wagon during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. They are the quickest models Volvo has ever offered for the everyday use.

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Chevrolet Reveals a Dynamic Duo at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 11:00 AM

Chevrolet brought two new vehicles to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview: the 2015 City Express and the 2015 Silverado HD CNG Bi-Fuel. Chevy also introduced a special edition of the Corvette Stingray.​

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Subaru Launches 2015 Legacy at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 10:30 AM

Subaru introduced the all-new 2015 Legacy during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The mid-sized sedan was designed with the contemporary driver in mind.

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Toyota Announces TRD Pro Series at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 10:00 AM

Toyota announced the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Pro Series during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The latest chapter in the TRD Pro Series includes the Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner. All three are designed with enthusiasts and off-roaders in mind.

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All New 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR & Frontier Diesel Runner Revealed at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 10:00 AM

Nissan introduced the all-new 2015 Versa Note SR and 2015 Frontier Diesel Runner concept during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

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Kia Unveils New Electric Vehicle, Hybrid at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 09:30 AM

Kia introduced a trio of new vehicles this morning during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The new line-up includes the 2015 Soul EV and the 2014 Optima Hybrid. Also making an appearance was the Niro Hybrid concept car.

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Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Celebrates 35 Years in the U.S. with Next Chapter in Off-Road Performance Accessories

Their “minds are always racing.” In their 35 year existence, Toyota Racing Development – U.S.A. (TRD) has lived by their mission “to deliver an authentic high-performance experience by adding value to create passion and enthusiasm.”

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Let's Get Dirty! Toyota Kicks Up Some Dust with the All-New TRD Pro Series of Off-Road Vehicles

Get ready to go where even roads fear to tread with the adrenaline-pumping TRD Pro Series from Toyota. Already favorites among serious off-roaders, the 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner will get even more capable with these new, aggressive off-road packages designed by the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD).

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Premier Partners Highlighted at Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce State Farm, Fifth Third Bank and Shell as Premier Partners for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. In addition to their primary exhibit spaces and promotional activation plans, Chicago Auto Show Premier Partners enjoy category exclusivity and receive additional exposure to show attendees through the Premier Partners benefits package.

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Toyota's Bob Carter Delivers Keynote Speech at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 09:00 AM

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview kicked off with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast, where Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. delivered a keynote speech.

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Midwest Automotive Media Association Names Chevrolet Impala as Family Vehicle of the Year

Feb 06, 2014 09:00 AM

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview kicked off with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast, where the Chevrolet Impala was announced as the 2014 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year.​

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Jaguar Arrives Into the Windy City for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 09:00 AM

Jaguar will showcase a selection of vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show held February 6 to 17, 2014 at McCormick Place. 2014 models include the Jaguar F-TYPE, XF, XK and XJ.

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Land Rover Arrives Into the Windy City for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2014 09:00 AM

Land Rover will showcase a selection of vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show held February 6 to 17, 2014 at McCormick Place. 2014 models include the Land Rover LR4, Land Rover LR2, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover.

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The Midwest Automotive Media Association Names Chevrolet Impala the 2014 Family Vehicle of the Year

The Midwest Automotive Media Association announced today that the 2014 Chevrolet Impala has been named the winner of its third annual Family Vehicle of the Year award.

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2014 Chicago Auto Show Begins with Media Preview

This year marks the 106th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. Prior to opening to the public on Saturday, Feb. 8, the show boasts a two-day Media Preview on Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7.

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Media Advisory: Toyota Motorsports to Hold Press Conference at Chicago Auto Show

On Thursday, February 6, Toyota Motorsports will hold a press conference and make executives available to the media in conjunction with a special partnership announcement at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Maserati Ghibli Extends North American Tour

As 2014 marks Maserati’s 100th year of craftsmanship, the company continues to embark on a North American tour celebrating its newest product entry – Ghibli. The broadcast debut of Ghibli began in an unexpected 90-second Super Bowl XLVIII ad, the company’s first-ever television commercial, positioned at the start of the game and bringing unprecedented positive attention to both Ghibli, and to the Maserati marque .

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Media Alert: Gadget Giveaway

All attendees of the Connected World Conference, inside the Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 8-17, are eligible to enter the Gadget Giveaway and only a select few will win. The Connected World Conference has collected more than 50 of the hottest gadgets, from select leading device companies in the world, to give away. Learn more about the Gadget Giveaway products during the Connected World Conference, Feb. 8-17, 2014 at McCormick place.

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Media Alert: Secrets of Cellular: Mega Trends to Watch

Connected World Magazine editorial director Peggy Smedley will be providing the media with an early look at the April/May Connected World magazine Mega Trends Forecast. This is information that cellular carriers and analysts typically do not disclose to the public.

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Instant Text Updates Available at Chicago Auto Show

Navigating more than one million square feet of exhibition space can seem daunting to anyone, so it’s natural for enthusiasts at the Chicago Auto Show to wander around wondering what to check out first, when a special event is about to happen, and how to get there.

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Media Alert: Connected Car of the Year Award Announcement

Connected World magazine editorial director Peggy Smedley will be announcing the 2014 Connected Car of the Year Award winners, which will appear in the Feb/March issue of Connected World magazine.

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Telemundo Chicago Presents Hispanic Day an the Chicago Auto Show with Soccer Legend Jared Borgetti and Actress Penelope Menchaca

Telemundo Chicago joins the Chicago Automotive Trade Association (CATA), known as the oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization in the country, to sponsor the “Chicago Auto Show” in its 106th year, which will be held at the McCormick Place (February 8th – 17th 2014). For the last eight years Telemundo Chicago and the CATA have united to promote and sponsor the oldest auto exhibition in the country. During this event, which lasts for ten days, Telemundo Chicago will dedicate February 14​

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Mopar Adds Personal Touches to Chrysler Group Display Areas at Chicago Auto Show

The Mopar brand will have plenty to show off at the Chicago Auto Show (CAS) in Chicago, Illinois, Feb. 8-17, including more personalization options for the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200, an augmented reality application for customizing a Ram truck, a new line of merchandise celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 426 race HEMI engine— and “Moparized” products in the Chrysler Group brand area.

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Media Alert: Putting NFC* in Perspective: A Primer for the Media.

Leading, nationally recognized NFC expert Theresa Mary Gordon and the team from Near Field Connects are presenting an exclusive NFC primer specifically for the media.

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Catering a Culinary Fete for 10,000

Feb 04, 2014 09:00 AM

Preparing for one of its largest and favorite events of the year, the SAVOR…Chicago team is going for gold with its menu for the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity, which gives 10,000 guests a sneak peek at the latest auto introductions. A leader in embracing environmentally friendly foodservice practices and initiatives at McCormick Place, SAVOR . . . Chicago brings its high profile chef and culinary expertise to the charity gala’s menu and edibles.

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Media Advisory - Toyota To Donate Winter Boots To Low-Income Chicago Families

Deemed as the coldest winter in over 40 years, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, through its “Toyota Walk In My Boots” community outreach project and Chicago Auto Show activities, is stepping in to help area low-income families by providing new insulated boots to more than 100 families of The Salvation Army Temple Corps Community Center located in the Near West Side of Chicago. Often low-income families do not have adequate clothing to fight the cold elements of a Chicago winter.

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Media Advisory - Ford Motor Co. President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs to give Economic Club of Chicago Keynote Address at 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview Luncheon

Joe Hinrichs will address more than 600 Economic Club of Chicago members, guests and journalists to kickoff the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, where some of Ford’s most iconic vehicles will be making their Chicago debuts, including the 50th edition Ford Mustang and the all-new Ford F-150, America’s best selling vehicle for 32 years.

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Savor . . . Chicago Partners With Healthy Fare for Kids

SAVOR...Chicago – an industry leader in implementing green standards and environmentally sustainable practices in its day-to-day foodservice operations at Chicago’s McCormick Place – is proud to announce a partnership with Healthy Fare for Kids™ designed to continue to improve healthy dining options for families at shows and special events throughout the year. Healthy Fare for Kids is a grass-roots project teaming with restaurants and chefs to offer healthier menu choices for children.

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Toyota to Heat Up Frigid Chicago with Action-Packed Auto Show

Jan 31, 2014 09:00 AM

With the Midwest in the grip of one of the coldest winters on record, Toyota is looking to bring some “sizzle” to the city of Chicago. Toyota will be busy making news at the Chicago Auto Show this February, due in part to two press conferences and the presence of the FT-1, the most talked-about concept car on the planet.

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Lexus Unleashing Pulse-Racing Performance Vehicles in Chicago

Jan 31, 2014 09:00 AM

Enthusiasts visiting the Lexus exhibit at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show are sure to get an adrenaline rush when they see the exciting and aggressive performance coupes on display.

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Scion Uses Social Media, Ride and Drive Program to Connect with Public at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 31, 2014 09:00 AM

Scion will be connecting with Chicagoans through virtual and experiential means at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Scion will be incorporating an array of social media-focused elements in its exhibit, complementing the brand’s exciting lineup of youth-oriented vehicles, while offering show goers the chance to experience those cars in a ride and drive program at McCormick Place.

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Honda Brings Gamer’s Custom 2014 Civic Si Coupe to Life at Chicago Auto Show

Jan 30, 2014 09:00 AM

Honda is teaming with the hottest racing franchise on Xbox One - Forza Motorsport - to unveil the winning entry of the Civic Si Design Contest at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 7. Selected out of nearly 170 entries, the winning design was created by Forza Motorsport gamer Tiffany Labedz and was chosen as the top design by more than 17,000 members of the Forza Motorsport community. This one-of-a-kind Civic is the first vehicle to feature a design from the Forza Motorsport community.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces 2014 Social Media Preview Panel Lineup

Jan 21, 2014 09:00 AM

To match with the theme of the day, the Chicago Auto Show Social Media Preview will feature a panel discussion titled “Driving Engagement: a Closer Look at the Current Social Media Landscape,” hosted by the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA). The panel discussion will begin immediately following the “Driving Engagement Award” breakfast and ceremony where WOMMA will present one automotive manufacturer with the “Driving Engagement Award” for the most innovative marketing campaign of 2013.​

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2014 Chicago Auto Show Discount Coupons Now Available at Fifth Third Bank

Jan 14, 2014 09:00 AM

Fifth Third Bank announced today it has renewed its annual partnership with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show. The highlights of this exclusive partnership provide that Fifth Third is the exclusive bank of the show and will again serve as a main distributor of the weekday half-priced auto show coupons, Grand Benefactor of First Look for Charity gala and host of an exciting and interactive display on the show floor.

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2014 Connected World Awards’ Finalists Demonstrate Latest Internet of Things Innovations

The latest innovations in the Internet of Things including building automation, consumer electronics, healthcare, location-based services, security, retail, utilities, and more have been selected for the annual Connected World Awards. The winning companies will be honored with a formal gala on February 13 during the 2014 Connected World Conference in February.

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Media Preview Ramping Up

Jan 09, 2014 09:00 AM

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview will begin on Thursday, Feb. 6 and run through Friday, Feb. 7. The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast opens the first day with MAMA President Kirk Bell presenting the MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year award and introducing keynote speaker Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc.

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Chicago Auto Show Hosts Vine/Instagram Video Challenge During Social Media Preview

Jan 09, 2014 09:00 AM

To help boost show awareness and highlight manufacturer-specific events and programs, The Chicago Auto Show has teamed up with Digital Megaphone to host the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Vine/Instagram Video Challenge during its Social Media Preview on Friday, Feb. 7. Digital Megaphone, a Chicago-based organization that connects brands with bloggers through social media challenges and interactive blogger events, will deploy Social Media Preview influencers on the show floor.

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Texting Plays Big Role in Media, Public Communication

Jan 09, 2014 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show first introduced texting as a communications platform four years ago. Through its partnership with TEXT2DRIVE, Chicago Auto Show attendees simply text “at the show” to 37483 for the latest news, appearances, contests and food-court discounts. “The program proved to be a great way to communicate in real-time with attendees and has evolved as a nice compliment to the Chicago Auto Show mobile app,” said Mark Bilek, direc

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First Look Adds Entertainment

Jan 09, 2014 09:00 AM

Now in its 23rd year, First Look for Charity is held the evening before the auto show opens to the public. Eighteen Chicago area charities will benefit from more than $2 million expected to be raised by a black-tie gala held in conjunction with the 2014 Chicago Auto Show in February.

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Indoor Test Tracks and Outdoor Test Drives Highlight Show Experience

Jan 09, 2014 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show will again feature three indoor test tracks and up to six outdoor test drives. Returning are Chrysler’s multi-brand test track and its wildly popular Jeep off-road course. Toyota also returns with a track of its own, but for 2014 it will feature trucks within a proving ground that features a see saw, water crossing and 15-foot hill climb.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners with SOCIALDEALER to Provide Dealers Social Media Content

Jan 09, 2014 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show has partnered with SOCIALDEALER – an automotive social media management platform created to help auto dealers engage with customers and manage their reputation through social media and customer reviews – for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Chicago-area new-car dealers will be able to tap in to complimentary, real-time syndicated social media content surrounding the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

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Chicago Auto Show App Set To Launch

Jan 09, 2014 09:00 AM

For the second consecutive year, the Chicago Auto Show will provide an official app for fans and attendees. This year the app was developed with American Eagle, the same company that hosts ChicagoAutoShow.com.​

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Premier Partners Highlight Impressive Sponsor Lineup

Jan 09, 2014 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce State Farm, Fifth Third Bank and Shell as Premier Partners for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. In addition to their primary exhibit spaces and promotional activation plans, Premier Partners enjoy category exclusivity and receive additional exposure to show attendees through the Premier Partners benefits package.

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High-Profile Keynotes Highlight Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Dec 12, 2013 09:00 AM

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview will open on Thursday, Feb. 6 with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast. MAMA President Kirk Bell will present the MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year award and introduce keynote speaker Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc.

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Chicago Auto Show Ignites Conversation with #FuelCAS

Dec 12, 2013 09:00 AM

To fuel conversation surrounding the hottest vehicles, the latest automotive trends, interactive exhibits, special events and celebrity appearances, the Chicago Auto Show will engage its fans to participate in the first #FuelCAS Social Media Scavenger Hunt, presented by Cars.com.

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2014 Chicago Auto Show Gala Expected to Generate $2 million for Charity

Dec 12, 2013 09:00 AM

Now in its 23rd year, First Look for Charity is held the evening before the auto show opens to the public. Eighteen Chicago area charities will benefit from more than $2 million expected to be raised by a black-tie gala held in conjunction with the 2014 Chicago Auto Show in February.

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New, More Convenient, Official Hotel

Dec 12, 2013 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce its new partnership with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place as an official hotel for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place has recently undergone a 110 million dollar renovation and expansion. A second tower with 460 guest rooms and suites has been added. Highlights include a complete overhaul of all existing guest rooms, public spaces, restaurants, fitness center, and meeting space rounds out the renovation.

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NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago Net Emmy for 2013 Chicago Auto Show TV Specials

Nov 25, 2013 09:00 AM

NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago each received an Emmy for coverage of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. NBC 5 Chicago netted the prestigious award in the "Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage - Live" category and Telemundo won in the "Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage - Edited (other than news or sports)" category. The 55th Annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy awards ceremony took place on Sunday, November 3, at the Alhambra Palace in Chicago's West Loop.

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Word of Mouth Marketing Association 'Driving Engagement Awards' Return to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Nov 18, 2013 10:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) have teamed up again to present one automotive manufacturer with the “Driving Engagement Award” for the most innovative social media campaign of 2013.

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2014 Chicago Auto Show Hosts Connected World Conference

Nov 18, 2013 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association is partnering with Connected World magazine to present the Connected World Conference at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. An established exposition for the past three years, the Connected World Conference has successfully coupled connected technology providers, app developers and industry experts. Bringing this conference to the Chicago Auto Show adds a public element that hasn’t been tapped in previous technology conferences.

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Chicago Auto Show Launches New Website Featuring Responsive Design

Nov 12, 2013 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show launched a completely redesigned website today in anticipation of the 106th edition of the nation’s largest auto show. Aligned with the Chicago Auto Show’s initiative to remain at the forefront of industry innovation and provide fans with the best possible experience, ChicagoAutoShow.com now boasts responsive design that provides an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Appoints Centigrade as Agency of Record

Oct 22, 2013 04:00 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) has retained Centigrade to assist in the promotion of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The public relations campaign will focus on increasing national media exposure and general consumer awareness.

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Seventy Chicago Automobile Trade Association Dealerships Host Fundraiser Barbecues, Collectively Raise $37,500 for the USO of Illinois

Aug 21, 2013 09:00 AM

On a mission to raise both awareness and funds, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) teamed up with the USO of Illinois this summer to host community fundraising events in more than 40 communities. On July 20, 70 CATA dealerships joined forces and hosted individual USO Barbecue for the Troops events, collectively raising $37,500 for local troops and their families.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association and DriveChicago.com Partner with Carfax

Aug 20, 2013 09:00 AM

Chicago Automobile Trade Association and DriveChicago.com Forge Agreement with Carfax to Provide Consumers and Dealers with Vehicle History Reports.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Teams up with the USO of Illinois to Host Fundraiser Barbecues for the Troops on July 20

Jul 15, 2013 09:00 AM

On a mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) has enlisted its dealership members to host a USO Barbecue for the Troops fundraising event on July 20. On that same day, more than 50 dealerships representing more than 35 communities across Chicagoland will fire up the grill, offer “free” services, such as car washes, and collect donations to support the USO of Illinois.

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Brilliance Honda Owner Kevin Keefe Appointed to CATA Board of Directors

Jul 09, 2013 09:00 AM

Kevin Keefe, owner of Brilliance Honda in Crystal Lake, was appointed to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this past spring. Keefe Joins Board of 15 Local New-car Dealers, Headed by John Webb of Packey Webb Ford.

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Orland Park Nissan Owner Chuck Piano Elected to CATA Board of Directors

Jul 01, 2013 09:00 AM

Chuck Piano, owner of Orland Park Nissan and Infiniti of Orland Park, was elected to join the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this June.

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John Webb Elected CATA Chairman and 2014 Chicago Auto Show Co-chairman alongside Kurt Schiele

Jun 20, 2013 09:00 AM

John Webb, of Packey Webb Ford in Downers Grove, was recently elected to become the 2013-2014 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairman and the 2014 Chicago Auto Show co-chairman. Webb will lead a board of 15 dealers and succeeds Kurt Schiele, who becomes chairman of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

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Ram Truck Brand Announces Pricing for All-new 2014 Ram ProMaster Van Lineup

Mar 06, 2013 09:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show debut, Ram ProMaster pricing starts at $26,030 plus destination for Cutaway Chassis Cab. All-new 2014 Ram ProMaster lineup offers a list of key best-in-class features including fuel economy, cargo capacity and total cost of ownership.

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Toyota's Indoor Ride Course at Chicago Auto Show Raises $16,662 for Three Charities

Feb 22, 2013 09:30 AM

Besides offering Chicago Auto Show attendees the opportunity to drive a variety of new vehicles, Toyota's "Let's Go For A Ride" indoor experiential program raised $16,662 for a trio of national charities. This year, Toyota partnered with three esteemed charities in the company's "Drive for A Cause" campaign. For those 16,662 show attendees who fully participated in the indoor ride and drive, they had the opportunity to choose from one of the three charities.

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Chicago Auto Show Selects Digital Influencer in 2013 'Driving Engagement Awards'

Feb 21, 2013 09:00 AM

After diligently monitoring and carefully reviewing all of the social media activity and online buzz throughout the 10-day run of the public show, the Chicago Auto Show announces its 2013 Digital Influencer: Beth Rosen, local host of ChicagonistaLIVE - an interactive monthly talk show.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care Donates $8,000 to 16 Local Charitable Organizations

Feb 21, 2013 09:00 AM

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show served as a backdrop for a Chicagoland Dealers Care check presentation held on the last day of the public show on February 18. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) donated $8,000 to 16 local charitable organizations, nominated by Chicagoland dealerships, as a part of the Chicagoland Dealers Care program.

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Consumers Pick Their Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 20, 2013 10:00 AM

For the eighth straight year, consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's "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 the following . . .

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Roselle Man Wins All-New RAV4 at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 19, 2013 09:30 AM

Yusuke Mitsuyasu of Roselle won an all-new 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the Chicago Auto Show last Sunday, as part of a contest coordinated by the 30 dealers who comprise the Chicagoland Toyota Dealers.

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360 REVO and the Chicago Auto Show to Offer Interactive Tour

Feb 18, 2013 09:00 AM

The interactive media company 360° Revo, in conjunction with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), have produced an interactive tour of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show for car enthusiasts worldwide to experience. Visitors to the Chicago Auto Show website will be able to virtually tour the automotive exhibits and be able to go inside specific vehicles that are featured at this year's show.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces Winner of the Inaugral Collegiate Video Achievement Awards

Feb 18, 2013 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show today selected Reel Dreamz Productions as the winner of the 2013 Video Achievement Awards. A Loyola University Chicago student group, Reel Dreamz' video titled "Love at the Auto Show" presents a classic hide-and-seek love story set amongst the backdrop of nation's largest auto show.

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2013 Chicago Auto Show Hosts First-Ever Family Day: February 18

Feb 16, 2013 09:00 AM

For the first time, the Chicago Auto Show is set to host Family Day on Monday, February 18 (Presidents Day). While show organizers work with manufacturers and exhibitors to coordinate family-friendly events throughout the run of the 10-day public show, Presidents Day will feature a robust lineup up of family fun.

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2013 Chicago Auto Show Attendees are Treated to More Than 40 Eco-Friendly Choices

Feb 15, 2013 03:15 PM

Drivers who Purchase Eco-friendly Vehicles are Eligible for Tax Incentives. The 2013 Chicago Auto Show features 45 electric, hybrid, and diesel vehicles that could save Illinois drivers thousands in fuel costs over the life of the vehicle and make buyers eligible for federal and state tax credits. ​

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Nation's Largest Auto Show Benefits A Safe Haven Foundation with Most Successful Food Drive

Feb 15, 2013 02:30 PM

Today is the last day Chicago Auto Show attendees can earn half-off admission with a donation of three canned goods. All donations benefit A Safe Haven Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves homeless and food insecure Chicagoans.

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Fast N' Loud Returns for its Second Season

Feb 15, 2013 01:30 PM

One man's rust bucket is another man's treasure couldn't be more true for car fanatics Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman of Discovery Channel's FAST N' LOUD. Dead set on finding automobile treasures in Texas junkyards and beyond, the boys are back on a quest to find some of America's junkiest cars, restore them into classic rides and turn a nice big profit.

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An invasion of aliens are coming to the Dodge booth of the Chicago Auto Show this weekend!

Feb 15, 2013 11:30 AM

Cast members in full costume from the upcoming Syfy show “Defiance” are coming to the Dodge display to find their ride. The official vehicle of this futuristic, post-alien invasion world is the Defiance Dodge Charger (see attached). The cast of aliens will be greeting auto show goers from noon- 5:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday.

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TEXT2DRVE Powers Mobile Marketing Campaign for the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 15, 2013 10:00 AM

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show marks the third year that the Chicago based SMS/text communication leader TEXT2DRIVE has supplied the technology to power all of the text messaging and special visitor notifications at the show.

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Safe Driving Technologies Shine at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 14, 2013 10:30 AM

Manufacturers Adapt Infotainment Innovations to Meet New Safety Regulations. Cutting-edge technology tied to safe driving is one of the chief trends that surfaced at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show - the nation's largest. Manufacturers are hard at work developing new innovations that comply with road-safety regulations.

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Oaklee's Family Day at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 13, 2013 04:00 PM

Families planning to attend the Chicago Auto Show this year have a good reason to come to the show on Presidents Day, Monday, February 18th. For the first time, the show is planning a Family Day with a schedule full of activities all-day long from Oaklee's Family Guide, the official family guide of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The Family Day has a full line-up of interactive events and activities. ​

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New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

Feb 13, 2013 09:30 AM

Car pool and Zipcars expected to reduce number of County-owned vehicles. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of a car sharing program that is expected to save the County more than $250,000 in vehicle costs and travel reimbursement during the first year, as well as promote energy efficiency.

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2013 Chicago Auto Show Provides Automakers with Powerful Platform to Convey News: #CAS13 Hashtag Trends on Twitter

Feb 12, 2013 02:00 PM

Auto industry looks to social media to reach millennial generation of car buyers. The Chicago Auto Show showed its commitment to providing manufacturers a powerful social media platform to convey news and reach the millennial generation of car buyers during the media preview held last week..

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Women's Day Returns to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show: February 12

Feb 11, 2013 12:00 PM

While there many activities that appeal to women during the run of the 10-day Chicago Auto Show, organizers host Women's Day annually to further reach the female demographic. Held this year on Tuesday, February 12, Women's Day at the Chicago Auto Show will feature a robust lineup of events and activities geared towards female car buyers.

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Honda Wins the Driving Engagement Award During the Chicago Auto Show Social Media Preview

Feb 11, 2013 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) presented American Honda Motor Co., Inc. with the first-ever “Driving Engagement” award for best social media campaign of 2012 during the Social Media Preview of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

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Chicago Auto Show charity benefit raises $2.2 million

Feb 09, 2013 09:00 AM

Eighteen area charities tonight shared in more than $2 million raised by the 2013 Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and two attendees left with the keys to new vehicles.

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Ryba's Fudge Celebrates 57 Years at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2013 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show today opened to the public at McCormick Place and among the most distinctive company names show visitors will see for the next 10 days is Ryba's (rye-ba) Fudge, now in its 57th year at the nation's largest auto show.

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Parking Becomes Easier in Chicago with the Launch of SpotHero, the City's Premiere Parking Company

Feb 08, 2013 11:00 AM

Parking in Chicago has become less stressful and easier as SpotHero launched its services in the city. Founders, Jeremy Smith, Mark Lawrence, and Larry Kiss realized the Chicago parking process was severely broken and started SpotHero to provide the city with a fast and easy solution.

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Faspark will pitch Street Parking Technology on Main Stage at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2013 11:00 AM

Faspark will present at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on Friday, February 8 to speak about its new technology and the how it will change street parking in today's cities. With already well over 10,000 users in Chicago, IL and Munich, Germany Faspark's app helps city drivers find on-street parking in real-time.​

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MotorWeek 2013 Drivers’ Choice Best of the Year: 2013 Cadillac ATS

Feb 07, 2013 04:10 PM

MotorWeek, television’s longest running automotive series, names the Cadillac ATS its “Best of the Year” 2013 Drivers’ Choice award winner for delivering a compact luxury sports sedan worthy of directly challenging traditionally German rivals. The Drivers’ Choice Awards are among the auto industry’s most coveted honors and are announced annually at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2013 Cadillac ATS edged out the competition by setting ambitious new benchmarks in the sports sedan segment.

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Turtle Wax Introduces Rinse Free Wash & Wax at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 03:40 PM

Turtle Wax presents the Rinse Free Wash & Wax car appearance care product at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Turtle Wax claims the innovation will provide consumers with a time, money and water saving method to ensure clean and shiny vehicles.

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Continental Unveils Technology Test Bed at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 02:40 PM

Continental Automotive unveiled the Driver Focus vehicle at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show as an effort to raise awareness and address the distracted driving epidemic. The Driver Focus concept vehicle offers integrated Advanced Driver Assistance active safety technology with a future interior monitoring system and visual Human-Machine Interface (HMI) technology. These innovative features provide the driver with a "virtual safety-focused companion" that scans the external and internal landscape. ​

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Ford Launches a 2014 Fiesta ST Race Car at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 02:00 PM

Ken Block, Tanner Fouse and Brian Deegan to be drivers. Ford Motor Company introduced the 2014 Fiesta ST Race Car during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Designed as the racing companion to the Fiesta ST production car, the ST Race Car will compete in the Global RallyCross Championship.

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All-New 2014 Ram Promaster Revealed at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 01:30 PM

Chrysler debuted the all-new 2014 Ram Commercial ProMaster, a full-size van targeted at the North American market, during the Media Preview of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Ram and Fiat joined forces to expand the market internationally and offer the Ram Commercial ProMaster to businesses across the globe. ​

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Henrik Fisker Addresses Economic Club of Chicago Audience During Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 12:00 PM

Fisker Automotive Executive chairman, Co-founder and Chief Designer Henrik Fisker delivered the keynote speech during the Economic Club of Chicago's luncheon at the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Fisker emphasized the three keys to success: creativity, brand positioning and understanding the customer.

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Chevrolet Introduces the 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 11:30 AM

Chevrolet's First Diesel Car in Nearly 30 Years. Chevrolet introduced its first domestic diesel car in nearly 30 years during the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview: the all-new 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel. The 2014 hits showrooms this summer, and, according to General Motors, will be the cleanest diesel passenger car GM has ever produced. Preliminary numbers indicate that Cruze Diesel will obtain an estimated 42 mpg highway EPA rating.

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Volkswagen Unveils a Dynamic Foursome at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Feb 07, 2013 11:00 AM

2014 Beetle GSR, 2014 Convertible R-Line, 2013 GTI Wolfsburg Edition and 2013 GTI Driver's Edition Revealed. Volkswagen brings four new vehicles to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview: the 2014 Beetle GSR, 2014 Convertible R-line, 2013 GTI Wolfsburg Edition and 2013 GTI Driver's Edition. ​

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Nissan Unveils Performance Lineup at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 10:20 AM

2013 JUKE NISMO, 2014 370Z NISMO and 2014 GT-R Track Edition Unveiled. Nissan introduced a trio of new performance vehicles at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show including the 2013 JUKE NISMO, 2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO and 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition. Nissan states that the NISMO cars are the company's definition of "cutting-edge performance, technology, and aerodynamics."

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Kia Unveils Cross GT Hybrid at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 09:40 AM

Kia introduced a trio of models at the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview; among the three is concept Cross GT Hybrid. Much like the current Kia Sorento, the Cross GT Concept is a crossover vehicle with a long wheelbase, short overhangs and a wide stance.

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Kia Debuts 2014 Forte 5-Door at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 09:40 AM

Kia introduced the 2014 Forte 5-Door, one of the trio of models unveiled by Kia at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Also introduced was an all-new 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, making the new Forte 5-door SX is the most powerful Forte from Kia to-date.

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Kia Reveals Superman-Inspired Optima Hybrid at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 09:40 AM

Kia unveiled the latest car in the Justice League series, the Superman Optima Hybrid, during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The first five models in the Justice League series were introduced late last year; eight are planned for the entire series.

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Toyota Unveils All-New Tundra Full-Size Pickup Truck at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 09:00 AM

Toyota unveiled its all-new 2014 Tundra during the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The Tundra is the third vehicle that Toyota has released in the last ten months and is a full-size pickup truck aimed to appeal to luxury buyers. According to Toyota, the Tundra is built to accommodate all lifestyles - from an urban city to rugged terrain.

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NBC5 Chicago Presents: The 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2013 09:00 AM

NBC 5 and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) present The 2013 Chicago Auto Show, LIVE from McCormick Place on Saturday, February 9th, 6-7PM.

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The Midwest Automotive Media Association Names the Ford Fusion the 2013 Family Vehicle of the Year

Feb 07, 2013 08:00 AM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association announced today that the 2013 Ford Fusion has been named the winner of its third annual Family Vehicle of the Year award.

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Midwest Automotive Media Association Selects Ford Fusion as Family Vehicle of the Year

Feb 07, 2013 08:00 AM

Jaguar President and CEO Andy Goss Delivers Keynote Speech. The 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview kicked off with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) and Auto Alliance breakfast, where MAMA announced the Ford Fusion as the 2013 Family Vehicle of the Year. Additionally, Andy Goss, president and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America delivered a keynote speech.

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Meet the Stars of Discovery's Hit Series Fast N' Loud at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2013 09:00 AM

Discovery Channel's hit show FAST N' LOUD is rip roaring into the Chicago Auto Show on Saturday, February 16 with its two stars, Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman.

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Honda Brings Forza Horizon Racing Action to 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 05, 2013 09:00 AM

Honda is bringing the year's biggest racing game to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show with the launch of Forza Horizon on Xbox 360.

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Toyota to Host Local Professional Athletes, Special Guests at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 05, 2013 09:00 AM

Toyota will be hosting several local celebrities in its exhibit during Public Days of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The automaker will also be accommodating sports-talk radio station 670 THE SCORE, with live, daily broadcasts planned throughout this year's auto show.

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Chrysler Group LLC Introduces New Mopar '13 Dodge Dart

Jan 31, 2013 09:00 AM

Chrysler Group LLC today introduced the limited-edition Mopar '13 Dart, marking the fourth special-edition Mopar-badged vehicle created since the company partnered with Fiat S.p.A in 2009. The car will be shown at next week's Chicago Auto Show.

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Jaguar and Land Rover Poised to Get a Jump on Midwest Market

Jan 30, 2013 03:00 PM

Opening the 105th Chicago Auto Show at the Midwest Automotive Media Association breakfast will be the president of Jaguar Land Rover North America, Andy Goss. With the addition of all-wheel drive to the Jaguar lineup and the all-new Range Rover set to launch, the time is right for the British brands to make a strong move into the Midwest luxury-car marketplace.

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Fisker Set to Define a Way Forward

Jan 30, 2013 03:00 PM

No doubt Fisker has dealt with difficult times of late, but the American automaker headed by the Danish entrepreneur is far from down and out. Co-founder, executive chairman, and chief designer at Fisker Automotive, Henrik Fisker, will detail his rise through the automotive industry and define a way forward for his upstart car company at the Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

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New Panel Added to #SMP13: Getting Social with Women: How New Media Channels Can Drive Brand, Buzz & Biz

Jan 30, 2013 03:00 PM

New to the Social Media Preview lineup, we've added one additional panel to the day that will focus on the use of new forms of media and a closer look at how women utilize these channels to drive brand buzz and increase sales.

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Social Media Preview (#SMP13) Adds Structure, Events

Jan 30, 2013 03:00 PM

For the past two years, the Chicago Auto Show has allowed manufacturers, exhibitors and media outlets to invite their influencers and followers to the Media Preview of the Chicago Auto Show. At the request of our media attendees and exhibitors, this year we've added several structured events and four notable roundtable discussions.

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#CAS13 is Trending

Jan 30, 2013 03:00 PM

As part of a greater social media campaign strategy to drive awareness and interest among various audiences, the Chicago Auto Show hosted a successful Twitter #CASChat with popular blogger Momma Cuisine (@MommaCuisine).

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Toyota Giving Away One All-New RAV4 at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 30, 2013 09:00 AM

The 30 dealers who comprise the Chicagoland Toyota Dealers are offering area residents the opportunity to win an all-new 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show.

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105th Edition of the Nation's Largest Auto Show Set to Kickoff!

Jan 30, 2013 03:00 AM

Lighting is being installed, freight is moving in and all is expected to be ready for the Media Preview on Feb. 7 and 8, First Look for Charity the evening of Feb. 8, and the public show opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Chrysler Group LLC Gives Sneak Peek Inside New Mopar '13

Jan 25, 2013 09:00 AM

Chrysler Group LLC released an interior image of its new Mopar '13 limited-edition vehicle, which will be shown at next month's Chicago Auto Show.

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Redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra Full-Size Pickup Truck to Make World Debut at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 24, 2013 09:00 AM

Toyota will stage the world debut of the new 2014 Tundra full-size pickup truck at a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

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Chicago Auto Show Launches Mobile App

Jan 23, 2013 09:00 AM

New Mobile App Designed to Heighten Digital Experience. The Chicago Auto Show today announced the launch of its first-ever mobile app, designed with the digital consumer in mind. With an easy-to-navigate interface and innovative functions, fans can now stay connected to the show while on the go.

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Sizzling FR-S and Interactivity are Key Elements at the Scion Exhibit

Jan 22, 2013 05:35 PM

Scion, the youth brand of Toyota, will be incorporating cutting-edge interactivity and dazzling, award-winning vehicles to showcase its iconic lineup at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

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Toyota to Focus on its American Successes at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 22, 2013 05:30 PM

As the 2013 Chicago Auto Show draws near, Toyota plans on showcasing its American "success stories," as evidenced by numerous award-winning vehicles and a strong motorsports presence in the automaker's exhibit.

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Toyota's Indoor Ride Course Returns to Chicago Auto Show

Jan 22, 2013 05:10 PM

In the past two years, Toyota has entertained Chicago Auto Show attendees with indoor courses that highlighted the rugged durability of its trucks and SUVs, and the fuel-sipping attributes of its landmark hybrid vehicles. This year, Toyota's indoor program will involve seven select vehicles and a simple invitation - "Let's Go For A Ride."

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Lexus Design Direction will be on Full Display in Chicago

Jan 22, 2013 05:00 PM

Don’t call it a comeback. After Lexus saw its 2012 sales jump 31 percent over the previous year, the luxury car manufacturer expects an even brighter 2013. This confidence will be on display at the Chicago Auto Show, as Lexus showcases a heavily revamped lineup and special vehicles evoking a new direction in design.

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2013 Chicago Auto Show Discount Coupons Now Available at Fifth Third Bank

Jan 18, 2013 10:00 AM

Today Fifth Third Bank announced that weekday discount coupons are now available at Fifth Third banking centers in Illinois and Northern Indiana. To find a banking center near you visit our branch locator at www.53.com.

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Chicago Auto Show Sets Benchmark for Others to Follow

Jan 17, 2013 12:00 PM

This past year 10 U.S. auto shows retained Foresight Research to perform studies at their shows. Each study included in-display and exit surveys as well as post-show research. The Foresight study concluded that Chicago sets a benchmark for others in creating awareness, show attendance and follow-up auto sales stating, "The attendees at the Chicago Auto Show appear to be more enthusiastic, more motivated, and more engaged in coming to and participating in the auto show than most cities."

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Chicago Auto Show Brings on New Partners, Maintains Existing Relationships

Jan 17, 2013 12:00 PM

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce three new partners for the 2013, adding Fifth Third Bank, Cars.com and Turtle Wax. The new partnerships continue a trend of increased sponsorship for the show and provide increased interaction for attendees.

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Chicago Host Collegiate Video Opportunity

Jan 17, 2013 12:00 PM

This year, the Chicago Auto Show will offer local university students the opportunity to gain real-world video production experience with the introduction of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Video Achievement Award.

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Manufacturer Social Media Activities

Jan 17, 2013 12:00 PM

The Chicago Auto Show is not just creating interactive digital campaigns for fans and show-goers; show management also is encouraging automakers to invite their own influencers, advocates and shouters to attend the Social Media Preview, providing a perfect platform for social media news. The Chicago Auto Show makes this process extremely turnkey and even will create manufacturers' invitations to their influencers.

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Chicago Auto Show Takes Social Media to New Heights

Jan 17, 2013 12:00 PM

Widely recognized as one of the most social media-savvy auto shows, Chicago once again steps up its game in the social media sphere. With a robust digital campaign lineup and numerous opportunities for manufacturers and exhibitors, the Chicago Auto Show continuously strives to take the lead in the social media category.

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Land Rover Arrives in the Windy City

Jan 14, 2013 09:00 AM

Land Rover will showcase a selection of vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show held from February 9 to 18, 2013. 2013 models include the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover LR4 and Land Rover LR2.

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Jaguar Arrives in the Windy City

Jan 14, 2013 09:00 AM

Jaguar will showcase a selection of vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show held from February 9 to 18, 2013. 2013 models include the Jaguar F-TYPE, XF, XK and XJ.

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Chicago Auto Show Rebrands Social Media Preview as #SMP13

Jan 03, 2013 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, rebrands the second day of its two-day Media Preview a more Twitter-friendly #SMP13. Now in its third year, the show's Social Media Preview will be more accessible to a broader audience and boasts a robust schedule of events that cater to social-media savvy influencers.

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Chicaago Auto Show Offers Video Achievement Award to College Students

Dec 26, 2012 01:00 PM

For the first time, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, will offer local university students the opportunity to gain real-world video production experience with the introduction of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Video Achievement Award.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care Announces Facebook Contest Winners

Dec 26, 2012 09:00 AM

Three Chicagoland nonprofit organizations received extra cheer this holiday season - in the form of financial donations - as the winners of the Chicagoland Dealers Care Facebook contest. The month-long philanthropic event enlisted the public to vote on DriveChicago.com's Facebook page for a local charitable organization. The charities were nominated by Chicagoland new-car dealerships, and the voters - more than 91,000 of them - deemed which charities should receive extra financial support.

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NBC 5 Chicago Receives Emmy For 2012 Chicago Auto Show TV Special

Dec 10, 2012 10:00 AM

For the second consecutive year, NBC 5 Chicago received an Emmy for its coverage of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in the "Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage" category.

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2013 Chicago Auto Show First Look For Charity Gala Expected to Raise $2 Million For Area Charities

Dec 10, 2012 09:00 AM

Excitement is high for the 2013 edition of First Look for Charity, when the event moves from Thursday to Friday. Attendees also welcome the chance to celebrate longer into the evening, on a show floor that will stay open until 11 p.m.

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Chicago Auto Show Teams Up With Word of Mouth Marketing Association to Present'Driving Engagement Awards'

Dec 03, 2012 09:30 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, today announced a new endeavor with the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), the official non-profit trade association dedicated to the word of mouth and social media marketing industry.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care Launches Contest to Provide Support to Local Charities

Nov 19, 2012 09:00 AM

Despite tough economic conditions, Chicagoland new-car dealers are committed to supporting charitable organizations within their community. Now through December 12, Chicagoland Dealers Care - a program designed to deliver year-round support to local nonprofit organizations and amplify the efforts already put forth by Chicagoland dealers - is enlisting the public to cast their vote to determine how the charitable contributions are awarded.

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Chicago Auto Show Launches Revamped Website in Anticipation of 2013 Show

Nov 13, 2012 12:00 PM

The Chicago Auto Show launched a completely redesigned and refreshed website today in anticipation of the 105th edition of the nation's largest auto show. Aligned with the Chicago Auto Show's initiative to remain at the forefront of industry innovation and provide fans with the best possible experience, the new website offers an unparalleled preview of the show and a premier virtual auto show experience.

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Chicago Auto Show Plans to Host Technori Pitch Event During 2013 Media Preview

Nov 08, 2012 12:00 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announced plans to bring Technori Pitch to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Social Media Preview on February 8, 2013 - the second of two Media Preview days at the show. Technori Pitch is a monthly event where Chicago's most innovative companies have the chance to pitch their latest technologies before an audience of entrepreneurs, executives, and enthusiasts.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association's Chicagoland Dealers Care Program and St. Charles Toyota Team Up to Support Anderson Animal Shelter

Aug 02, 2012 11:09 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) donated $1,500 to the Anderson Animal Shelter of South Elgin as part of its Chicagoland Dealers Care program to build on efforts put forth by the Chicagoland dealer community.

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Shirey Cadillac Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Shirey Elected to CATA Board of Directors

Jul 11, 2012 10:30 AM

Thomas F. Shirey, chairman and CEO of Shirey Cadillac in Oak Lawn, was elected to join the Chicago Automobile Trade Association board of directors. Elected to serve a three-year term, Shirey joins four incumbents who won election to their third and final terms on the board.

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Chicago Auto Show Revs Up Communications and Marketing Efforts with Staff Additions, New Roles

Jun 13, 2012 09:55 AM

Keeping pace with trends in the ever-changing traditional and social media landscape, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announces its new communications and marketing team, which includes both new hires and an expanded role for a current staff member.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces 2013 Dates: February 9-18

Jun 06, 2012 10:00 AM

Nation’s Largest Auto Show Takes Advantage of Presidents Day Holiday to Heighten Exhibitor Value. The public portion of 2013 Chicago Auto Show will run Saturday, Feb. 9 through Monday, Feb. 18. This marks the first time since 1998 that the show will open to the public on a Saturday. Show organizers decided to shift the dates for 2013 to take advantage of the Presidents Day holiday.

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Chicago's Clout With Buyers Still Rules

Mar 21, 2012 02:47 PM

It's no secret that auto shows work on a multitude of levels. If they didn't, the idea borne under Sam Miles, the Chicago Auto Show's first promoter, would be an idea long forgotten by the Windy City, not to mention the automotive industry.

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2012 MAMA Breakfast

Mar 21, 2012 02:45 PM

"I'm smiling for two main reasons," said John Maloney, president of Volvo Cars of North America. "Not only am I here to share some of the many reasons why Volvo is the fastest-growing luxury brand in America, but I personally feel at home here at the Chicago Auto Show because Chicago is home.

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VW Fuel-Efficient Beetle TDI

Mar 21, 2012 02:42 PM

At the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, VW unveiled the third model in the Beetle lineup: the fuel-efficient TDI Clean Diesel model, which has manufacturer fuel economy estimates of 39 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city.

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2013 Acadia and Acadia Denali

Mar 21, 2012 02:40 PM

"With an award-winning combination of space, capability and fuel-efficiency, the Acadia epitomizes GMC's 'never say never' attitude," said Tony DiSalle, U.S. vice president of GMC marketing. "For 2013, our engineers and designers applied that same attitude to developing the new Acadia."

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Nissan NV 200

Mar 21, 2012 02:39 PM

"There is an increasing need for a 'right-sized' van that optimizes cargo space while offering the best possible fuel economy and an affordable price-the exact sweet spots of the innovative new Nissan NV200," said Joe Castelli, vice president, Nissan Commercial Vehicles and Fleet.

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Hyundai Elantra Coupe and GT

Mar 21, 2012 02:38 PM

Hyundai President John Krafcik introduced a new sport coupe variant to its industry-leading Elantra lineup in Chicago.

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KIA Track'ster Concept

Mar 21, 2012 02:37 PM

"The idea was to make the Track'ster tough-looking, like a bulldog," said Tom Kearns, chief designer for KMA. "But the car had to be approachable as well. We wanted to base the car in reality so people instantly knew it was a Soul, but with a lot of attitude. It had to be a bold interpretation that would change people's conceptions of what a sporty Kia could be."

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Ford Shelby GT 500 Mustang

Mar 21, 2012 02:36 PM

As executive director of Ford's SVT vehicles, Hau Thai-Tang introduced Ford's newest Mustang addition: the Shelby GT 500 Mustang convertible. Beginning April 1, Hau becomes a corporate officer and Ford's vice president of engineering and global product development.

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201 Nissan 370Z

Mar 21, 2012 02:34 PM

"I'm excited to give consumers the opportunity to have a voice in how they would design their dream Nissan Z," said Erich Marx, Nissan's director of interactive marketing and social media as he announced Project 370Z. "After 60 years of designing and manufacturing their own vehicles, Nissan is relying on the input of their loyal customers to help design the Nissan Z."

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2012 MAMA Family Vehicle Award

Mar 21, 2012 02:33 PM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) announced the 2012 Volkswagen Passat as winner of its second annual Family Vehicle of the Year award. MAMA developed the award to help consumers make a wise buy when it's time to shop for a family vehicle.

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2012Chicago Auto Show Economic Club Luncheon

Mar 21, 2012 02:32 PM

"Over my 40-plus year career, I've never lost my passion for the auto business," said Yoshi Inaba, president and COO, Toyota Motor North America. "And I must tell you, I am more excited about the industry today than ever. And you might ask why. I would answer: 'Because after several incredibly tough years, the auto industry is making a strong comeback. That's positive news for everyone here because the auto industry is the largest manufacturing sector in the nation.'"

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All New Acura 2013 RDX and ILX

Mar 21, 2012 02:31 PM

"We are excited to be launching these two new luxury models as the gateway of Acura's revitalized product lineup," said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura. "As we embark on our second 25 years as a premium luxury-performance automobile brand, we are excited about the role these two vehicles will play in welcoming a new generation of luxury car buyers to the Acura brand."

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2012 Chicago Auto Show Food Drive

Mar 21, 2012 02:30 PM

A Safe Haven was again the beneficiary of a food drive sponsored by the Chicago Auto Show, Humana, Chrysler, Be! Products, Alan Josephsen Co. Inc. and the Chicago Sun-Times. Setting a new collection benchmark, more than 10 tons of canned goods were collected by the organizations in exchange for a discount ticket to the show.

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First Look Tops $2 Million Mark

Mar 21, 2012 02:23 PM

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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2012 Best In Show

Mar 21, 2012 02:21 PM

For the seventh straight year, consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's "Best of Show" balloting.

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2012 Chicago Auto Show an indicator of Growing Economy

Feb 22, 2012 09:00 AM

If the 10-day run of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is any indication of where the nation's immediate economic future is heading, Americans can look for a uptick led by the auto sector. "We felt a surge even before we opened the Chicago show's doors," said Dave Sloan, general manager of the annual show held at the mammoth McCormick Place on Chicago's lakefront. "Our pre-show sales were in excess of 200,000 tickets.

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Consumers pick their favorite vehicles and exhibit at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 21, 2012 09:00 AM

For the seventh straight year, consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's "Best of Show" balloting.

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Preckwinkle Launches “Commit to Cook” Campaign at 2012 Auto Show

Feb 17, 2012 09:00 AM

Sets goal of 2,500 new jobs, website highlights County’s ‘economic toolkit.’ Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and representative of the Chicago Auto Show today to launch “Commit to Cook” campaign encouraging residents to support Cook County businesses while engaging the business community to spur economic development.

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Chicago Auto Show is an Economic Indicator

Feb 16, 2012 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show isn’t simply a showcase of new and exciting automobiles – it is actually used by manufacturers and auto dealers to track economic trends through consumer research and reactions. Because the purchase of an automobile is such an important economic decision for individuals and families, the opinions of the attendees at the show are integral for the auto industry, as manufacturers make decisions about their future offerings and marketing initiatives.

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Engaging Youth in Their Element at the 2012 Chicago A Show

Feb 14, 2012 11:54 AM

No matter what age groups show-goers represent, the Chicago Auto Show is one of the industry’s best venues to capture consumer feedback and reactions to the newest products and technologies. While all who make their way through the McCormick Place turnstiles are important, car manufacturers this year are engaging young adults by turning to the platforms most familiar to youth.

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The Midwest Automotive Media Association Names the Volkswagen Passat the 2012 Family Vehicle Name of the Year

Feb 07, 2012 10:49 AM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association announced today that the 2012 Volkswagen Passat has been named the winner of its second annual Family Vehicle of the Year award.

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360° Revo and the Chicago Auto Show to Offer Interactive Tour

Feb 06, 2012 09:00 AM

The interactive media company 360° Revo, in conjunction with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, announced plans today to launch a web-based, interactive tour of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show for car enthusiasts world wide to experience.

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Chicago Auto Show Capitalizes on the Power of Technology

Feb 04, 2012 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show (CAS) will be using a series of unique and creative social media events and formats to inform and engage attendees at the 2012 show, taking place February 10-19, 2012. It is the first auto show in the U.S. to use such a complete package of social and digital media, highlighting the importance of these mediums for consumers and attendees.

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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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