Chicago Auto Show Grabs Two Top 10s

Chicago Auto Show Grabs Two Top 10s

Why "Spreading the News" is more than a lyric from a Sinatra song.

David Letterman isn’t the only one who compiles Top 10 lists. And apparently the message is that when you have news to reveal, the Windy City is a pretty darn good place to do it.

Autoblog.com, one of the most influential and respected automotive enthusiast websites, put out a year-end compilation of the site’s Top 10 most popular posts of 2011. Wouldn’t you know it? Seems the Chicago Auto Show grabbed not one, but two of the most popular stories of 2011. Additionally, Chicago was the only auto show mentioned in any of the Top 10 posts—and it did that twice.

Stories about the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 and the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 were #9 and #6 on the list. Both posts had legs because the Charger SRT8 and Camaro ZL1 made their debut at Chicago in 2011--though having a combined 1045 horsepower didn’t hurt either. You’ve got to wonder what vehicles will debut this year in Chicago, but only time will tell.

You can find a listing of Autoblog’s Top 10 here: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/30/autoblogs-most-popular-posts-of-2011/.

Be sure to join us in Chicago in just a few weeks to see lots more introductions of 2012 and 2013 car models. If you didn’t pre-register, don’t stay home. Just come to the show’s media center--room N426-- and we’ll take care of you. Promise. Or visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com –and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, too!

About the Chicago Auto Show: The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning over one million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises nearly $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2012 public show will be held from February 10 - February 19, 2012.  For more information, visit www.chicagoautoshow.com or www.facebook.com/chicagoautoshow.

About the Chicago Auto Trade Association: 

  • Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of approximately 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ approximately 19,000 people in the metropolitan area.
  • CATA dealerships contribute to the state, county and city tax base with gross receipts of approximately $12.5 billion per dealership in new- and used-cars, parts and service. The extended impact of tax base contribution through CATA dealership employees make this group one of the largest and most influential tax constituencies in the city and state.
  • The CATA's mission is to promote and maintain honesty and dependability; employ truth and accuracy in dealer advertising; strive to constantly improve business methods and ethics; and maintain fair competition to serve both dealer and customer.
  • The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935.


Paul Brian
Director of Communications
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Chicago Auto Show
630.424.6069 Direct
630.495.2260 Fax
PaulBrian@DriveChicago.com (Business)

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