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Toyota Wins WOMMA Driving Engagement Award

Feb 12, 2016 10:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) presented Toyota with the fourth annual "Driving Engagement" award for its most buzz-worthy social media campaign of 2015 during the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Social Media Preview.

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THE 2016 Chicago Auto Show Opens to the Public Feb. 13

Feb 12, 2016 08:00 AM

Taking center stage at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show will be more than 20 vehicles that made their world debut during the Media Preview this week including the Kia Niro, Ram Power Wagon, Nissan Armada, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Chevrolet Trax, Hyundai Santa Fe and Infiniti Q50 among others.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro - - Dirtier Than Ever!

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

Whether tackling treacherous snow-covered terrain, driving off the beaten path, or surviving extreme conditions where roads fear to tread, the adrenaline-pumping TRD Pro Series from Toyota is up for any challenge.

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Rally RAV4 Racing Program Poised to Win

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

The Toyota RAV4 that Ryan Millen piloted last year to four out of five Western U.S. victories is about to take an even bigger stage.

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Rand McNally Introduces a Revolutionary Connected Car Device with the Power to Modernize Any Vehicle

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Rand McNally - the country's most trusted source for maps, navigation and travel content - reveals OverDryve(tm), a revolutionary connected-car device that brings advanced luxury-car features to mainstream automobiles.

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The Midwest Automotive Media Association names Volvo XC90 the 2016 Family Vehicle of the Year

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association announced today that the 2016 Volvo XC90 has been named the winner of its sixth annual Family Vehicle of the Year award.

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FCA US to Reveal New Ram Truck and Offer Multiple Exhibits and Driving Experiences at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 10, 2016 10:00 AM

FCA US LLC will roll into the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 13-21, with a variety of displays and driving experiences featuring Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep(r) and Ram brand vehicles. Ram

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Dodge Unleashes Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum Appearance Packages for 2016 Dodge Durango

Feb 10, 2016 10:00 AM

The 2016 Dodge Durango is getting some new bling in time for spring in the form of two new appearance packages: Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum.

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All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Arrives in the Windy City with Full Line of Honda Genuine Accessories for Everyday Adventurers

Feb 10, 2016 10:00 AM

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline will amp up its personalization game with the addition of a long list of Honda Genuine Accessories at this year's Chicago Auto Show.

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Jaguar Land Rover Showcases Its Latest Models at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2016 10:00 AM

Jaguar Land Rover will showcase more than 10 vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show on February 13 – February 21, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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Make CTA Your Ride to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2016 10:00 AM

The Chicago Transit Authority is a convenient and affordable transit option for those heading to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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Acura Precision Concept Makes Chicago Auto Show Debut

Feb 08, 2016 08:00 AM

The Acura Precision Concept is coming to the Windy City, making its Chicago Auto Show debut following its unveiling at the North American International Auto Show last month.

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New 2016 Chrysler 200S and 300S Alloy Editions Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 04, 2016 09:00 AM

Adding to the 2016 Chrysler 200S and 300S models’ athletic styling, segment-exclusive technologies and driver-focused appointments, the new 200S and 300S Alloy Editions further the Chrysler brand’s color and material leadership and Detroit-born style with trendsetting finishes that include Dark Bronze and Titanium.

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Lexus LC 500 Thunders into the Windy City

Feb 03, 2016 09:00 AM

When the world first saw the all-new Lexus LC 500 in January, it instantly became one of the hottest "must see" cars on the auto show circuit.

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SHOW FLOOR SHAKEUP AIMS TO HELP SHOPPERS

Feb 02, 2016 09:30 AM

According to a Foresight Research study, 68 percent of Chicago Auto Show attendees are in the automotive-shopping funnel. So, it makes sense for show organizers to make it as easy as possible for show goers to compare like models.

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Toyota Engages Chicago Auto Show Visitors with Photogenic Vehicles, Fun Activities and Giveaways

Feb 02, 2016 09:00 AM

Toyota’s exhibit at McCormick Place includes “Back to the Future” Tacoma, advanced technology concepts and Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Championship-winning #18 car.

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Chicago Auto Show Visitors Can Drive From the Snow to the Beach Without Ever Leaving McCormick Place

Jan 29, 2016 09:00 AM

It's winter in Chicago, which sparks dreams of warm weather and the beach. Visitors to this year's Chicago Auto Show can take a road trip from a blizzard to "fun in the sun" without ever leaving McCormick Place.

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MIND Research Institute Brings the Math Power Game (MPG) Challenge to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 PM

MIND Research Institute has joined forces with the Chicago Auto Show to get families talking about math and get students geared up for the National K-12 Game-a-thon. Math is all around us - especially at an auto show.

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Finalists Named in Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest; Public Invited to Vote for Winner

Jan 20, 2016 09:00 AM

Online voting opens today for $2,000 prize from The National Road Safety Foundation and debut showing at Chicago Auto Show.

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION - 4 TV SPECIALS FROM SHOW FLOOR

Jan 14, 2016 09:30 AM

The Chicago Auto Show provides the perfect setting for exciting and engaging television and the Chicago market is strong enough to support multiple live television specials.

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CAS Announces PR Newswire as Official News Service Provider

Jan 14, 2016 09:30 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, is proud to announce PR Newswire as the official news provider for the 2016 show.

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Sponsors Line Up to Reach Consumers

Jan 14, 2016 09:30 AM

Based on sheer size and attendance, there's little doubt that Chicago is the nation's consumer auto show. In fact, every mainstream automaker will be on display this coming February at McCormick Place. ​

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WOMMA Driving Engagement Award Returns

Jan 14, 2016 09:30 AM

Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), the official trade association for the word of mouth and social media marketing industries, is now accepting "2016 Driving Engagement Award" submissions. ​

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Auto Show Gala Expected to Raise $2 Million for Area Charities

Jan 14, 2016 09:30 AM

Eighteen Chicago area charities will benefit from more than $2.5 million expected to be raised by a black-tie gala held in conjunction with the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Bredemann Lexus of Glenview Help Advance Technology Programs at St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier Schools in Wilmette

Jan 13, 2016 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) donated $500 to both St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier schools as a match to Bredemann Lexus in Glenview's recent contributions. Through the CATA's Chicagoland Dealers Care program, the association aims to advance the charitable support already exemplified by area new-car dealers with additional contributions and advocacy

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Key Industry Executives to Keynote 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Dec 16, 2015 09:30 AM

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview will open Thursday, Feb. 11 with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast and feature a keynote from Mark LaNeve, vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service Ford Motor Co. That afternoon, Alexander “Lex” Kerssemakers, senior vice president, The Americas region, and president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, will address the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon.

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Chicago Auto Show Beacon Program Connects Consumers with Exhibitors

Dec 09, 2015 09:30 AM

According to leading auto show marketing agency eshots, auto shows nationwide can better connect attendees with exhibitors. In fact, eshots estimates that as many as 100,000 leads are lost at a major show like Chicago because consumers are unwilling or afraid to interact with exhibitors.

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Chicago Auto Show Ramps Up to Connect With Social Influencers

Dec 09, 2015 09:00 AM

Once again the Chicago Auto Show will amplify trends and news occurring at the nation’s largest auto show through social media activations with the objective of extending the reach to what show organizers call “non-traditional automotive audiences.”

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New Website and Smartphone App Build Excitement for the Chicago Auto Show

Dec 09, 2015 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show has an all-new website and will launch and accompanying smartphone app in January that are designed to enhance the attendee experience and bring the nation’s largest auto show to life across the globe.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Makes $1,500 Contribution to the Jason McKie Foundation on Behalf of Muller Acura

Nov 23, 2015 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to support the Jason McKie Foundation.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces 2016 Dates: Feb. 13-21

Oct 12, 2015 08:00 AM

The public portion of 2016 Chicago Auto Show will run Saturday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 21.

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Chicago Auto Show Invites Teens to Help Spread Message About Distracted Driving Dangers

Oct 12, 2015 08:00 AM

Teens from Chicagoland and neighboring states are being invited to help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving, as the second Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest launches from The National Road Safety Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes safe driving.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care: Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 in addition to D’Arcy Buick GMC’s $5,000 Contribution to the MIND Research Institute

Sep 17, 2015 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to support the MIND Research Institute, a charitable group important to D’Arcy Buick GMC of Joliet, Ill.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Announces 2015-16 Executive Board

Aug 27, 2015 08:00 AM

Mike McGrath, Jr., of McGrath Lexus, Acura, Honda and Hyundai, was recently elected to become the 2015-2016 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairman and the 2016 Chicago Auto Show co-chairman.​

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70 Chicagoland New-car Dealers Rally Together to Raise $121,000 for the USO of Illinois

Aug 25, 2015 09:00 AM

Throughout July, Chicagoland’s new-car dealers fired up their grills to host USO Barbecue for the Troops fundraisers which brought in more than $121,000 for the USO of Illinois and local troops.

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Phelan Chevrolet and Dodge Chrysler Jeep Owner JC Phelan Elected to CATA Board

Jun 26, 2015 09:00 AM

JC Phelan, owner of Jack Phelan Chevrolet & Jack Phelan Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, was elected to join the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this June.

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Hopkins Ford of Elgin Owner Jay Hopkins Elected to Chicago Automobile Trade Association Board of Directors

Jun 26, 2015 09:00 AM

Jay Hopkins, owner of Hopkins Ford of Elgin, was elected to join the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this June.

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Friday, February, 12, 2016

Think you are a Fast Texter? Fifth Third Bank is putting you to the test!

During the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Social Media Preview, Fifth Third Bank introduced its first interactive game to ...

Friday, February, 12, 2016

What's New at Nissan

Nissan gave social media influencers the opportunity for a first look at their line-up of vehicles on display at ...

Friday, February, 12, 2016

GMC 2017 Acadia

On Social Media Preview day at the Chicago Auto show George Jones, GMC Canyon marketing manager, highlighted the ...

Thursday, February, 11, 2016

The Four Stars of the Chicago Flag

Here's how Chicago's four big events stack up, with a closer look at the Chicago Auto Show.

Wednesday, February, 10, 2016

Visit from Buick Avista

The Buick Avista will be making its Chicago debut starting this weekend. Come Saturday, the public will be able to ...

Wednesday, February, 10, 2016

Lexus LC 500 Redefines Luxury

One vehicle you don't want to miss is the Lexus LC 500, making its Chicago debut this weekend; the sleek, and ...

Wednesday, February, 10, 2016

It's Not Just the Auto Show Anymore

As I was dropped at McCormick Place this afternoon I thought to myself, this is not an unfamiliar location. I ...

Tuesday, February, 09, 2016

Expectations Exceeded Again at CAS

A year ago, a friend of mine left school for a week to go on a trip to Chicago.

Tuesday, February, 09, 2016

Round Two for CAS Intern-expert

With the show doors just days away from opening, I am more than excited to be back for the 2016 Chicago Auto ...

Tuesday, February, 09, 2016

What's the Buzz about all these Cars?

Most people are shocked when I say one of my favorite internships has been with the Chicago Auto Show. 

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2/13/2016 11:00:05 AM

Do you like a challenge? How well do you know the #CAS16 showfloor? Identify a secret location on the floor using #ispyatCHI clues we provide through Chicago Auto Show social channels! http://bit.ly/1W7WGy5

2/13/2016 10:56:48 AM

Fancy! Here's our evening news team at the The Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity last night. The event raised $2.6 million

2/13/2016 10:39:06 AM

Snap a picture of any concept car at #CAS16 and share it via social media with #XFINITYTour. Then head to the XFINITY Lounge and show your post for a chance to win prizes

2/13/2016 10:16:01 AM

Did you attend First Look for Charity last night? Find your red carpet pose with the Windy City LIVE talent here: abc7.ws/1Pu3STt #FLFC16 #CAS16

2/13/2016 10:10:01 AM

The Chicago Auto Show 2016

2/13/2016 10:08:04 AM

Know what’s better than waiting? Everything. That’s why our partners at @FifthThirdBank took the wait out of banking with their faster mobile app. How fast? See for yourself. http://bit.ly/1nDAH7o

2/13/2016 9:37:04 AM

Guess what #CAS16 fans, we have a #Snapchat!!! Get a recap from today's events by adding chicagoautoshow now

2/13/2016 9:15:58 AM

Ridiculous that we have to wait 15-30 minutes to get our tickets after the show has opened

2/13/2016 9:02:29 AM

Check out our visit to The Chicago Auto Show! Enjoy

2/13/2016 8:54:32 AM

Huge thanks to all who came out last night in support of 18 local charities and helped raise $2.6 million! We beat our goal of $2.5 million. #FLFC16

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2/13/2016 11:08:55 AM

@ChiAutoShow I love your Snaps! More Hondas please :-p

2/13/2016 11:08:24 AM

RT @ChiAutoShow: Guess what #CAS16 fans, we have a #Snapchat!!! Get a recap from today's events by adding chicagoautoshow now! https://t.co

2/13/2016 11:06:28 AM

RT @vegtourist: .@WindyCityLIVE Had a blast meeting these fab ladies at the black tie gala of @ChiAutoShow. #CAS16 #FLFC16 https://t.co/lJT

2/13/2016 11:06:23 AM

RT @VWnews: A sneak peek inside the @MomoItaliaSrl 2016 #VW Jetta GLI at @ChiAutoShow #CAS16 https://t.co/uiW1NT35tJ

2/13/2016 11:06:13 AM

RT @wlsam890: Paul Brian of #DriveChicago broadcasting live from the @ChiAutoShow today https://t.co/4PxlgrSjuv

2/13/2016 11:05:21 AM

RT @Lexus: See the cars, hear the music at @chiautoshow today! @hanna_ashbrook at 2pm & @angiesingss at 7pm! #VersesandFlow https://t.co/qL

2/13/2016 11:04:40 AM

RT @Lexus: See the cars, hear the music at @chiautoshow today! @hanna_ashbrook at 2pm & @angiesingss at 7pm! #VersesandFlow https://t.co/qL

2/13/2016 11:04:27 AM

@subaru_usa official vehicle of @ChicagoFlower. Visit them at @ChiAutoShow and pick up $4 off Flower Show vouchers https://t.co/1QwiIFs5R5

2/13/2016 11:04:18 AM

RT @Lexus: See the cars, hear the music at @chiautoshow today! @hanna_ashbrook at 2pm & @angiesingss at 7pm! #VersesandFlow https://t.co/qL