There’s one way to be part of the premiere of the nation’s premier auto show: Attend the benevolent event of the Chicago Auto Show, First Look for Charity, the night before the show opens to the public.
Even in a city teeming with black-tie fundraisers, First Look for Charity is one of Chicago’s most bountiful charitable causes. The benefiting organizations receive all of the money raised, and the event raises more than $2.5 million annually.
“The Chicago Auto Show is uniformly regarded as the finest auto show in the country,” said 2007 show Chairman Terry D’Arcy. “But the giving cause demonstrates that this auto show is also about giving to the charities of our community.” All 19
participating charities operate in or near Chicago, so the money raised benefits the people of Chicagoland whom the charities serve.
Three supporters in attendance on Feb. 8 will win the keys to 2007 model vehicles—a GMC Acadia, a Hyundai Azera or a Volkswagen GTI. Consumer are eager to see the all-new Acadia, GMC’s first crossover SUV, and the Azera returns in its second model year with even more luxury and safety features. The ’07 GTI is destined to reclaim its spot at the top of the sport compact pecking order.
First Look is an anticipated event among socialites and car buffs. The black-tie affair allows participants to stroll the show floor amid opulence not present during the public portion of show.
Abundant hors d’oeuvres, champagne, wine and soft drinks await those getting the first look at the more than 1,000 vehicles—some on display for the first time anywhere.
To see the list of benefiting charities and to attend, visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com/firstlook, or call 630-424-1636. Black-tie attire is required.
Acadia compliments of General Motors, GMC Division, and Chicagoland GMC dealers. GTI compliments of Chicagoland Volkswagen dealers. G35 compliments of Infiniti and Chicagoland & northwest Indiana Infiniti dealers. Murano compliments of Nissan and Chicagoland & northwest Indiana Nissan dealers.
First Look for Charity and the Chicago Auto Show are presented by the new-car dealers of Chicagoland and northwest Indiana, who form the Chicago Automobile Trade Association.
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