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FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY FUNDRAISER AT THE 2024 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW RAISES $2.8 MILLION FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Feb 15, 2024 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show raised more than $2.8 million benefiting 18 local charities at the First Look for Charity gala. All told, the black-tie benefit, held the evening before the show opened to the public, raised $2,804,014. The fundraiser’s 32-year event now tallies more than $62 million raised.

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ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS PRESENTS THE 2024 DRIVING INFLUENCE AWARD AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW TO MINI USA

Feb 14, 2024 09:00 AM

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) presented the 2024 Driving Influence Award at the Chicago Auto Show’s Media Preview Day to MINI USA’s Big Love campaign, which was conceived and produced by creative agency RQ. The annual award is given to a manufacturer harnessing the power of influencer marketing to creatively and authentically engage automotive customers. This year’s award highlighted campaigns that emphasized reaching women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ consumers.

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Chicago Auto Show’s What Drives Her Award Winners Announced

Feb 12, 2024 08:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers, in partnership with A Girls Guide to Cars, held the seventh annual What Drives Her program during the show’s Media Preview on Thursday, Feb. 8. Industry leaders from across the country came together for a robust discussion and award recognition ceremony to highlight women in four different categories. The program gives industry leaders a stage to share trends, stories and personal anecdotes of the integral role that women hold in the auto industry.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW OPENS DOORS ON 116TH EDITION OF THE SHOW

Feb 10, 2024 08:00 AM

The 2024 Chicago Auto Show is officially opens to the public today and continues through Monday, Feb. 19, Presidents Day, at McCormick Place.

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MIDWEST AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA ASSOCIATION CROWNS THE CHEVROLET TRAX AS “MAMA’S FAVORITE VEHICLE” OF 2024

Feb 08, 2024 09:00 AM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) has awarded the Chevrolet Trax as MAMA’s Favorite Vehicle of 2024. The overall winner was voted on by the association’s 189 nationwide media members and announced at the Chicago Auto Show welcome breakfast on Feb. 8, 2024.

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ComEd Announces New EV Rebates for Business and Public Sector Customers; Applications to Open February 15

Feb 08, 2024 09:00 AM

As part of a larger investment to accelerate an equitable adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in northern Illinois, ComEd is launching two new business and public sector EV rebate programs. New programs will provide a total of $87 million this year to help reduce upfront costs of all-electric commercial and public sector fleet vehicle purchases and incentivize the buildout of more business and public charging across the region.

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“CHICAGO DRIVES ELECTRIC” INDOOR TEST TRACK, POWERED BY COMED, RETURNS TO THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW FLOOR

Feb 07, 2024 08:00 AM

The 2024 Chicago Auto Show welcomes new and returning brands to its indoor electric vehicle (EV) test track, Chicago Drives Electric, powered by ComEd. This expanded EV hub will be a one-stop destination for attendees to experience the latest brands and to learn about all aspects of EV mobility and lifestyle, including at-home charging, range anxiety, maintenance and associated EV ownership costs.​

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Toyota Helps Chicagoland Homeless Families While Showcasing New Products at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2024 08:00 AM

Chicagoans will get a chance to see a stable of exciting new products from Toyota, including a few vehicles not on sale yet, at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. But first, while preparing to showcase an array of new vehicles, Toyota will highlight its commitment to support Chicagoland unhoused families through its “Walk In My Boots” community outreach project.

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Multi-Award-Winning Lucid Air to be a Highlight at 2024 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2024 08:00 AM

Lucid Group, widely acclaimed for raising the bar in luxury electric vehicles with the award-winning Lucid Air, will be a key highlight of the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. Media and influencers as well as public attendees will not only have the opportunity to see the Lucid Air on display but will also get to experience its luxury and performance as part of the shows indoor EV experience. During media preview days, there will be the opportunity to get behind the wheel.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW INTRODUCES NEW AUTOMOTIVE CAREER DAY FOR STUDENTS

Feb 06, 2024 08:00 AM

For the first time, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producers of the Chicago Auto Show, will host “Driving Future Leaders: Automotive Career Day” at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show on Tuesday, Feb. 13. This educational event is geared towards students, primarily in secondary education, and aims to highlight the vast career opportunities available across the dynamic auto industry.

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Giannoulias to Offer REAL IDs and Other Services at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 05, 2024 09:00 AM

The Secretary of State’s office will offer driver, business and archive services, as well as a distracted driving simulator and a variety of photo opportunities at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, which kicks off February 9.

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The Daily Herald‘s Family Day at the Chicago Auto Show, Presented by Meet Chicago Northwest to Take Place Monday, Feb. 19, with Free Kids’ Activities, Games and Family Fun Performances

Feb 05, 2024 09:00 AM

Family Day at the Chicago Auto Show 2024 will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, February 19, with children’s activities sponsored by some of Chicago-area’s most popular attractions – all for free with the purchase of an Auto Show ticket.

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Nissan Frontier Forsberg Edition package, Pole to Pole Ariya to debut at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 05, 2024 08:00 AM

Nissan is bringing the thrill of rugged adventure to the 2024 Chicago Auto Show with two new vehicles: An off-road-ready version of Frontier and an Ariya electric crossover that tackled an immense adventure across continents.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW WELCOMES RETURNING AND NEW SPONSORS

Feb 05, 2024 08:00 AM

Sponsors continue to show their support of the 2024 Chicago Auto Show with annual renewals from partners including Cars.com, ComEd, Powering Chicago, NASCAR, and Wintrust. Sponsors joining the show for the first time include AT&T, Volta, Weber, and US ARMY.

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FINALISTS NAMED IN DRIVE SAFE CHICAGO CONTEST

Feb 05, 2024 08:00 AM

Three teens have been selected by the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) as finalists in the tenth annual Drive Safe Chicago public service announcement contest, in partnership with the Chicago Auto Show. Teens from Illinois and surrounding states submitted ideas for a 30-second PSA to help get the word out to empower passengers to speak up when in a vehicle being driven dangerously.

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Premier Sponsor Powering Chicago Showcases EV Charging Expertise at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 01, 2024 08:00 AM

Powering Chicago, the labor-management partnership between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Chicago and Cook County (ECA), will return as a premier sponsor of the Chicago Auto Show, Exclusive EV Installer, and official sponsor of the Chicago Drives Electric EV indoor test track.

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Chicago Auto Show’s Seventh Annual “What Drives Her” Award Finalists Announced

Jan 31, 2024 08:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers, in partnership with A Girls Guide to Cars and Women in Automotive, have announced the seventh annual What Drives Her networking event and awards program, presented by Nissan, during the show’s Media Preview on Thursday, Feb. 8 at McCormick Place.

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First-Ever TX, All-New GX Sport Utility Vehicles Ready to Shine in the Windy City

Jan 26, 2024 08:00 AM

Lexus recently added two new sport utility vehicles to arguably the strongest SUV lineup in the luxury market and those vehicles are coming to the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. The first-ever TX and all-new GX will be front and center in the Lexus exhibit, surrounded by the brand’s full complement of vehicles.​

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Toyota Bringing an Array of New, Upcoming Products to Chicago Auto Show

Jan 26, 2024 08:00 AM

Chicagoans will get a chance to see a stable of exciting new products from Toyota, including a few vehicles not on sale yet, at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. Toyota’s auto show exhibit will feature more than 30 automobiles, chief among them the all-new 2024 Tacoma, refreshed 2025 Camry, brand-new 2025 Crown Signia and all-new 2024 Land Cruiser, returning to North America later this winter.

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Toyota Miles Per Hour Indoor Run Returns to the 2024 Chicago Auto Show Floor on Feb. 11

Jan 23, 2024 08:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers have teamed up once again with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) to produce the Toyota Miles Per Hour, an indoor run that guides participants though the 2024 Chicago Auto Show on Sunday, Feb. 11. Appropriately named, Miles Per Hour—sponsored by Toyota—challenges runners to see how far they can run in one hour, thus finding their own personal “miles per hour.”

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Chicago Auto Show's 2024 First Look for Charity Gala Set to Raise Millions for 18 Chicagoland Organizations

Jan 17, 2024 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show’s 32nd First Look for Charity gala will take place on Friday, Feb. 9, from 7-11 p.m. at McCormick Place. The gala is produced by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the organization that represents local new-car dealers, and raises at least $2 million annually for 18 Chicago area charities.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners with Hyatt Regency McCormick Place as Official Hotel Partner

Jan 16, 2024 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is partnering once again with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place to provide exhibitors, media and consumers with special room rates surrounding the 2024 show, Feb. 10-19 at McCormick Place. The Chicago Auto Show is excited to welcome new brands into the show this year that have never exhibited in Chicago before, making for a unique show experience that show goers have not seen in the past.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces 2024 Dates and Plans

Dec 05, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announced the dates and plans for the 2024 public show, Feb. 10-19. Showgoers can once again expect an experiential show with both indoor and outdoor ride-and-drives and the return of Chicago Drives Electric, a one-stop-shop for electric vehicle test drives and education.

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Latest “Chicago Drives Electric” EV Test Drive and Educational Event Successfully Concludes

Oct 09, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area’s new-car dealer association and producer of the Chicago Auto Show, successfully concluded its second annual fall Chicago Drives Electric experiential test drive and educational event last week. Organizers plan to, once again, bring Chicago Drives Electric indoors to the 2024 Chicago Auto Show this February 10-19, at McCormick Place.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Names Powering Chicago as a Premier Sponsor of its “Chicago Drives Electric” EV Test Drive and Educational Event

Sep 20, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area’s new-car dealer association and producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announces Powering Chicago, the voice of the unionized electrical industry in Chicago and Cook County, as a premier sponsor of the Chicago Drives Electric event, Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Brings Back Industry Partners for its 2023 Chicago Drives Electric Test Drive Event

Sep 14, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area’s new-car dealer association and producer of the Chicago Auto Show, is proud to announce the sponsors of its second-annual Chicago Drives Electric event to be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2023.

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National Road Safety Soundation and Chicago Auto SHow Invite Area Teens to Encourage Passengers to Speak Up When in Vehicle Being Driven Unsafely

Sep 12, 2023 08:00 AM

Teens from Chicagoland and throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa are invited to spread the word about passengers speaking up when in a vehicle being driven dangerously.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Hosts Second Annual “Chicago Drives Electric” EV Test Drive and Educational Event: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

Sep 07, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area’s new-car dealer association and producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announced the return of Chicago Drives Electric, to be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1. In alignment with National Drive Electric week, Chicago Drives Electric aims to raise awareness on a local level of the many benefits of all-electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles and help consumers understand how EVs can fit individual needs and lifestyles.

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Chicagoland New-Car Dealers Raise More Than $100,000 for the USO through Barbecue for the Troops Fundraisers

Aug 24, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the Chicago-area’s new-car dealer association, once again partnered with the USO to host the 10th annual USO Barbecue for the Troops fundraisers. More than 80 local new-car dealerships rallied their communities to bring in $100,453 for local military and their families. The barbecue events, held on July 15, featured everything from patriotic ceremonies, classic car shows, live music, games for kids of all ages and, of course, barbecues.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to the Chicago Community Works & Sports Alternative

Jul 27, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, recently donated $1,500 to the Chicago Community Works and Sports Alternative. The donation came via the CATA’s Chicagoland Dealers Care program in conjunction with a $5,000 donation by Pugi Auto Group of Downers Grove. Through Chicagoland Dealers Care, the CATA matches up to $1,500 of a member dealer’s donation to local charitable organizations.

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10th Annual USO Barbecue for the Troops Fundraisers Set to Take Place on July 15 at 80 Chicagoland New-Car Dealers

Jul 06, 2023 08:00 AM

Chicagoland’s new-car dealers are firing up the grills to raise awareness and funds for local military and their families. The 10th Annual USO Barbecue for the Troops community fundraising events will take place throughout the area on Saturday, July 15. More than 80 dealerships have signed on to support the cause, and are planning to offer everything from patriotic ceremonies, classic car shows, live music, games for kids of all ages and – of course – barbecue.

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CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2023-2024 EXECUTIVE BOARD; RE-ELECTS FOUR MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jun 22, 2023 08:00 AM

Kelly Webb Roberts of Webb Automotive Group, was recently elected as the 2023-2024 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairwoman and the 2024 Chicago Auto Show co-chairwoman, making her the first female to hold that position. Webb Roberts will lead a board of 12 dealers and succeeds JC Phelan, who is serving as chairman of the 2024 Chicago Auto Show.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Awards the 2023 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Student

May 24, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, today presented the 2023 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School graduating senior Maya Wasilewski.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer

May 15, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, recently donated $1,500 to Violet Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer. The donation came via the CATA’s Chicagoland Dealers Care program in conjunction with a $10,000 donation by Napleton’s Countryside Mazda.​

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Greater Chicago Ford Dealers Contribute to $1 Million Scholarship Program to Support Students Pursuing Careers as Automotive Technicians

Mar 31, 2023 08:00 AM

The Greater Chicago Ford dealers are partnering with the Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, to provide a million dollars in scholarship funding to help support students pursuing careers as automotive technicians.

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CHICAGOLAND DEALERS CARE: The Chicago Auto Show Hosts its Annual Blood and Food Drives

Mar 03, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland's new-car dealer association continues to show their care and support to the community by sponsoring Versiti Blood Center of Illinois and A Safe Haven food drive at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show. Emblematic of the new-car dealer members’ dedication to the community, the Chicago Auto Show’s annual blood drive and food drive each resulted in remarkable success.

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THE 2023 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW CONTINUES ITS STRONG REBOUND, SIGNALING A RETURN FOR AUTO SHOWS

Feb 23, 2023 08:00 AM

The 115th edition of the Chicago Auto Show concluded on Monday, Feb. 20 after a successful 10-day run at McCormick Place that saw a dramatic increase in overall attendance compared to the previous year. The only major auto show not to miss a beat as a result of the pandemic, the Chicago show grew back to its traditional two-hall footprint in 2023 and welcomed more than 300,000 total attendees—100,000 more than the previous year.

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE 2023 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, FAMILY DAY, FEB. 20

Feb 18, 2023 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to partner with the Daily Herald to present Family Day, on its final day Monday, Feb. 20. A host of activities are planned throughout the day, from musical performances to kid-friendly events.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW'S WHAT DRIVES HER PROGRAM AWARDS FEMALE AUTOMOTIVE LEADERS

Feb 17, 2023 08:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers, in partnership with A Girls Guide to Cars and Women in Automotive, held the sixth What Drives Her program during the show’s Media Preview on Friday, Feb. 10. Industry leaders from across the country came together for a robust discussion and award recognition ceremony to highlight women in four different categories: Rising Star, Best in Craft Media, Automotive Ally, and Best Retailer.

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FINAL DAYS TO SEE THE 2024 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, FAMILY DAY, FEB. 19

Feb 16, 2023 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to present Family Day, on its final day Monday, Feb. 19, in partnership with the Daily Herald and Meet Chicago Northwest. A variety of activities are planned throughout the day, from musical performances to kid-friendly events – all included in the price of a general admission ticket.

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CHICAGO FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS CRAFT BEER SAMPLING EVENT RETURNS TO 2023 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW FOR ANOTHER ROUND

Feb 15, 2023 08:00 AM

Chicago Friday Night Flights — a one-of-a-kind indoor craft beer sampling event — returns for another round at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show on Friday, Feb. 17 from 6-9 p.m. Produced in partnership with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, Choose Chicago and Toque and Bottle Advisory, Chicago Friday Night Flights provides attendees with 3-oz. samples of popular local brews along with full access to the nation’s largest auto show.

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CHICAGO FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS CRAFT BEER EVENT TAKING PLACE AT THE 2024 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW FEB. 16

Feb 15, 2023 01:16 AM

Chicago Friday Night Flights will once again be serving craft beer samples on the show floor of the Chicago Auto Show on Friday, Feb. 16 from 5-8 p.m. Chicago Friday Night Flights provides attendees with the opportunity to explore the show while utilizing their tasting pass to enjoy more than a dozen different beers.

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ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS PRESENTS THE 2023 DRIVING INFLUENCE AWARD TO QYOU MEDIA FOR ITS ‘OKAY HYUNDAI’ TIKTOK CAMPAIGN

Feb 14, 2023 10:00 AM

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) presented the 2023 Driving Influence Award to QYOU Media, in partnership with Culture Brands, for Hyundai’s ‘Okay, Hyundai’ campaign during the Chicago Auto Show’s Media Preview. The annual award is given to a manufacturer that harnesses the power of influencer marketing to engage automotive customers.

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115TH EDITION OF THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW IS UNDERWAY

Feb 11, 2023 11:30 AM

The 2023 Chicago Auto Show is officially open to the public today through Monday, Feb. 20, Presidents Day, at McCormick Place.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW’S FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY GALA RAISES MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION

Feb 11, 2023 10:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity gala brought in more than $2.5 million to benefit 18 local charities, and two attendees left with the keys to a new vehicle.

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Secretary of State to Offer REAL IDs for the First Time at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 11, 2023 09:00 AM

For the first time ever at the Chicago Auto Show, Illinois residents will be able to obtain a REAL ID at the Secretary of State’s booth, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias announced. Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TVDLs) renewals will also be offered.

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ILLINOIS TEEN WINS DRIVE SAFE CHICAGO PSA CONTEST

Feb 10, 2023 09:00 AM

A southern Illinois teen has won the ninth Drive Safe Chicago public service announcement contest, sponsored by the National Road Safety Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Auto Show.

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First-Ever Bronco Raptor Off-Roadeo School To Professionally Teach Owners High and Low Speed Off-Roading

Feb 10, 2023 09:00 AM

Building on the successful Bronco Off-Roadeo, Bronco® Raptor® owners will now be able to participate in authentic and immersive high-performance experience. Beginning this summer, new Bronco Raptor SUV owners will be able to put the Bronco Raptor through an Ultra4 Racing-inspired, desert-dune conquering and Baja rockcrawling adventure outside of Las Vegas.

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Midwest Automotive Media Association Awards 2023 Hyundai Palisade as Family Vehicle of the Year and 2023 Genesis GV60 as Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year

Feb 09, 2023 09:15 AM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) named the 2023 Hyundai Palisade as its 13th annual Family Vehicle of the Year, and the 2023 Genesis GV60 as the winner of the fifth annual Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year award during the Media Preview of the 2023 Chicago Auto Show. To qualify for the award, vehicles must have four doors and be new or significantly updated within the past year.

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Toyota and Nintendo Announce the Ultimate Road Trip by providing 500 Grand Highlander Customers with a Nintendo Switch – OLED Model system and a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game

Feb 09, 2023 09:00 AM

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, which made its world premiere hours before the opening day of the Chicago Auto Show, is bringing even more road-trip adventures to its customers in partnership with Nintendo. Once on-sale in Summer 2023, 500 customers will receive a Nintendo Switch – OLED Model system and a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game.

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SUBARU DEBUTS THE ALL-NEW 2024 CROSSTREK COMPACT SUV WITH RUGGED NEW STYLING, IN-VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY, PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY

Feb 09, 2023 09:00 AM

Subaru of America, Inc. today debuted the all-new 2024 Crosstrek at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2024 Crosstrek offers improved performance, enhanced safety features and updated multimedia technology. The third-generation compact SUV also combines all-new exterior and interior designs with a new stiffer chassis to create a fun and comfortable driving experience both on and off-road.

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Two Decades of Rubicon: Jeep® Brand Reveals 20th Anniversary Editions of 2023 Wrangler Rubicon 4xe and 2023 Wrangler Rubicon 392

Feb 09, 2023 09:00 AM

The Jeep® brand is proudly celebrating 20 years of the game-changing Wrangler Rubicon at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show with the Wrangler Rubicon 20th Anniversary editions, the most capable Wranglers yet.

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Ram Brand Confirms Name of First Electric Pickup: Ram 1500 REV

Feb 09, 2023 09:00 AM

Ram Truck brand confirmed today that its first battery-electric pickup truck will be known as the Ram 1500 REV. The announcement of the all-new Ram 1500 REV as the name of the brand’s first electric pickup truck marks the latest step in Ram’s electrification journey to bring the industry’s best electrified options to market.

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Hyundai Announces Evolve+ EV Subscription Program at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2023 09:00 AM

Hyundai Motor America in partnership with Hyundai Capital America today announced its new Evolve+ electric vehicle subscription service at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show. This new service provides flexibility and affordability to the consumer who wants to drive Hyundai’s newest electric vehicles without committing to a purchase or longer-term lease.

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Hyundai Santa Cruz and Team Brute Squad Commit to 2023 Off-Road Rebelle Rally

Feb 09, 2023 09:00 AM

For the second year in a row, automotive writers Jill Ciminillo and Kristin Shaw will drive a 2022 Santa Cruz Limited in the eighth annual Rebelle Rally, an all-women, off-road navigational challenge. Beginning Oct. 12, Ciminillo and Shaw will return as Team Brute Squad to compete in the Tough X-CROSS™ Class and travel over 1,500 miles across the deserts of California and Nevada.

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Hyundai Launches Bluelink+

Feb 09, 2023 09:00 AM

Today at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai Motor America is launching an industry-leading connected car services program called Bluelink+. With Bluelink+, Hyundai is saying good-bye to nearly all subscription fees for new owners.

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Hyundai Continues Partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago on Child Passenger Safety

Feb 09, 2023 09:00 AM

Hyundai Motor America announced the continuation of its partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, donating $50,000 in support of its Buckle Up Child Passenger Safety Program. Hyundai’s donation will assist in creating consumer educational events that include car seat safety inspections and free booster seat distributions to more than 350 families living in underserved areas over the next year.

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2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport debut at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2023 09:00 AM

Volkswagen of America, Inc. unveiled the new 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport at the Chicago Auto Show today. The refreshed seven- and five-seaters offer enhanced technology, upgraded interior designs and materials, and a livelier powertrain.

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Expanded Chicago Drives Electric Indoor Test Track Showcases Electric Vehicles

Feb 08, 2023 03:00 PM

Electric vehicles (EV) will be on full display on the expanded and redesigned Chicago Drives Electric indoor test track and education hub, powered by ComEd. The new area will feature a one-stop-shop for interested parties to experience and learn about all aspects of EV mobility.

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TITANIUM AND TEXTURES UNIQUE COLORS, ADVANCED INTERIOR MATERIALS ADD TO MUSTANG DARK HORSE MENACING STYLE

Feb 08, 2023 09:00 AM

Amplifying the track handling precision of the all-new 2024 Mustang Dark Horse™, the Mustang team has created a distinctive collection of colors and materials that amplifies its dark aura and digital-age style.

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The Ultimate Family SUV: Toyota Grand Highlander Makes World Premiere

Feb 08, 2023 09:00 AM

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander made its world premiere hours before the opening day of the Chicago Auto Show to showcase the latest and greatest addition to the successful SUV lineup for Toyota.

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Chicago Auto Show Welcomes Returning And New Sponsors

Feb 06, 2023 11:30 AM

Sponsors continue to show their support of the 2023 Chicago Auto Show with annual renewals from partners including Cars.com, Powering Chicago, and Wintrust. Joining the show for the first time include Autel, ComEd, NASCAR, and Travel Texas.

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Chicago Drives Electric Sponsor Autel Energy to Help Consumers Learn About EV Charging at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2023 10:00 AM

Many consumers attending the Chicago Auto Show will be looking to purchase their first electric vehicle, and they’ll be able to learn everything they need to know at McCormick Place.

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Toyota Kicks Off Chicago Auto Show by Donating Winter Boots and Socks to Chicagoland Families

Feb 06, 2023 09:00 AM

While preparing to showcase an array of new vehicles at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota first showcased its continued commitment to support local Chicago families facing homelessness by donating winter boots and socks through its “Walk In My Boots” community outreach project.

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Cars.com Supports the Chicago Auto Show as 2023 Premier Partner

Feb 03, 2023 09:00 AM

Longtime partner of the Chicago Auto Show, Cars.com now becomes a premier sponsor of the 2023 show with a branding presence throughout the event, official map sponsorship, Chicago Drives Electric sponsor, and a digital package to promote its Best of 2023 awards. Chicago Auto Show premier partners enjoy category exclusivity and receive additional exposure to show attendees through a benefits package.​

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Powering Chicago Returns as Premier Sponsor of the 2023 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 02, 2023 09:00 AM

Powering Chicago, the labor-management partnership between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors' Association of Chicago and Cook County (ECA), will return as premier sponsor of the 2023 Chicago Auto Show, February 11-20 at McCormick Place, and the expanded indoor EV Test Drive Track.

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Chicago Auto Show’s Sixth Annual ‘What Drives Her’ Networking Event and Awards Program To Be Held Feb. 10, Finalists Announced

Feb 02, 2023 09:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers, in partnership with A Girls Guide to Cars and Women in Automotive, are proud to announce the sixth annual What Drives Her networking event and awards program during the show’s Media Preview on Friday, Feb. 10 at McCormick Place.

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Toyota Grand Highlander Makes World Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 02, 2023 09:00 AM

Toyota intends to make a “grand” entrance, of sorts, at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. On Feb. 8, the automaker will unveil the all-new Grand Highlander, a three-row vehicle that bolsters Toyota’s award-winning SUV lineup and paves the way for the ultimate road tripper.

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Powering Chicago Returns to the 2023 Chicago Auto Show As Premier Sponsor

Jan 24, 2023 09:00 AM

Powering Chicago, the labor-management partnership between International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors' Association of Chicago and Cook County, returns as premier sponsor of the 2023 Chicago Auto Show and the newly-expanded Chicago Drives Electric indoor EV test track.

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Three Area Teens Named Finalists in Drive Safe Chicago Contest

Jan 20, 2023 09:00 AM

Three teens have been selected by the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) as finalists in the eighth Drive Safe Chicago public service announcement contest, in partnership with the Chicago Auto Show. Teens from Illinois and surrounding states submitted ideas for a 30-second PSA to help get the word out to empower passengers to speak up when in a vehicle being driven dangerously.

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Toyota Miles Per Hour Heats Up the 2023 Chicago Auto Show With Indoor Run on Feb. 12

Jan 18, 2023 09:00 AM

Producers of the Chicago Auto Show have partnered once again with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) to host Miles Per Hour, an indoor run that guides participants through a 2.4-mile loop during the 2023 Chicago Auto Show on Sunday, Feb. 12. Sponsored by Toyota, Miles Per Hour appropriately describes the premise of the run: participants will cover as much distance as possible within a one-hour timeframe.

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WGN-TV TO AIR “2023 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW” SPECIAL LIVE

Jan 18, 2023 09:00 AM

The “2023 Chicago Auto Show” will be broadcast LIVE on Friday, February 10 from 7-8pm CT on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV and livestreamed on the WGN+ TV streaming app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV; online at WGNTV.com/Live and the WGN-TV News mobile app.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces Hyatt Regency McCormick Place as Official Hotel Partner

Jan 11, 2023 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is partnering once again with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place to provide exhibitors, media and consumers with special room rates surrounding the 2023 show, Feb. 11-20 at McCormick Place. This year’s event grows back into two exhibit halls and is positioned to be the most experiential yet. The 2023 show will feature a record-breaking seven indoor test tracks, four outdoor test drive opportunities on city streets and an all-new Chicago Drives Electric indoor EV track.

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2023 Chicago Auto Show Gala Set to Raise Millions For 18 Area Charities

Jan 03, 2023 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show’s 31st First Look for Charity black-tie gala will take place on Friday, Feb. 10 from 7-11 p.m. at McCormick Place. The gala, produced by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the organization that represents local new-car dealers, is expected to bring in at least $2 million for 18 Chicago area charities.

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Chicago Auto Show and Association of National Advertisers Partner on 2023 Driving Influence Award

Dec 19, 2022 09:00 AM

As part of the Chicago Auto Show’s partnership with the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), campaign submissions are now being accepted for the 2023 Driving Influence Award. Show organizers are encouraging its automotive manufacturer exhibitors to submit a creative and effective influencer marketing campaign for consideration.

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Chicago Auto Show Reopens North Exhibit Hall, Returns to a Two-Hall Show

Dec 15, 2022 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, today announced it will reopen the north exhibit hall of McCormick Place, expanding once again to a two-hall show and reenlisting brands that missed during the pandemic. The 2023 show, Feb. 11-20, is positioned to be the most experiential Chicago Auto Show yet, offering outdoor ride-and-drives as well as a handful of brand-new indoor test tracks including a 100,000 sq.-ft. destination featuring EV test drives.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to the Highland Park Shooting Response Fund through Chicagoland Dealers Care Program

Nov 17, 2022 09:00 AM

This week the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) matched Gregory Hyundai Genesis’ dealership donation of $1,500 to the Highland Park Community Foundation’s July 4th Shooting Response Fund. The contribution was made possible by the CATA’s Chicagoland Dealers Care initiative in which the CATA matches an area new-car dealer’s donation to a charity of their choice.

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TIME AND ALLY FINANCIAL HONOR FOX LAKE DEALER

Oct 18, 2022 09:00 AM

The nomination of Ray Scarpelli, dealer principal at Ray Chevrolet and Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Fox Lake, Illinois, for the 2023 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME.

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CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION'S "CHICAGO DRIVES ELECTRIC" EV TEST DRIVE AND EDUCATIONAL EVENT SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES

Oct 10, 2022 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area's new-car dealer association and producer of the Chicago Auto Show, successfully concluded Chicago Drives Electric-its first-ever electric vehicle experiential test drive and educational event. Due to the event's overwhelming success among EV intenders, organizers plan to bring Chicago Drives Electric indoors to the 2023 Chicago Auto Show this February, 11-20, at McCormick Place.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Names Powering Chicago as a Premier Sponsor of Its First-Ever “Chicago Drives Electric” EV Test Drive and Educational Event

Sep 20, 2022 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area’s new-car dealer association and producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announces Powering Chicago, the voice of the unionized electrical industry in Chicago and Cook County, as a premier sponsor of the first-ever Chicago Drives Electric event, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

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Charge Enterprises Named Premiere Sponsor of Chicago Drives Electric

Sep 19, 2022 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area’s new-car dealer association and producer of the Chicago Auto Show, is proud to name Charge Enterprises, Inc. as a premier sponsor of its upcoming Chicago Drives Electric event to be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2022.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Announces Key Industry Partners For Chicago Drives Electric, An EV Test Drive and Educational Event

Sep 15, 2022 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area’s new-car dealer association and producer of the Chicago Auto Show, is proud to announce the sponsors of its first-ever Chicago Drives Electric event to be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2022.

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CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION HOSTS ITS FIRST-EVER CHICAGO DRIVES ELECTRIC EV TEST DRIVE AND EDUCATIONAL EVENT: SEPT. 29 - OCT. 2

Sep 06, 2022 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area’s new-car dealer association and producer of the Chicago Auto Show, is plugging into the electric vehicle (EV) revolution by hosting its first-ever Chicago Drives Electric event, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, aimed at educating media and consumers on the topic and how franchised new-car dealerships play a critical role in widespread EV adoption.

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More Than 60 Chicagoland New-Car Dealers Raise $81,000 through USO Barbecue for the Troops Fundraisers

Aug 23, 2022 09:00 AM

For the ninth year, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the Chicago-area's new-car dealer association, partnered with the USO Illinois to host Barbecue for the Troops fundraisers. This summer, 63 local new-car dealerships fired up their grills to host community Barbecue for the Troops events featuring everything from patriotic ceremonies, classic car shows, live music, games for kids of all ages and, of course, barbecues. The dealerships rallied their communities once again ...

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Chicagoland New-Car Dealers to Host USO Barbecue for the Troops Fundraisers on July 16

Jul 08, 2022 08:00 AM

Chicagoland’s new-car dealers are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local military and their families. For the ninth year, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and its dealer members have partnered with USO Illinois to host Barbecue for the Troops grassroots community fundraising events throughout the area on Saturday, July 16.

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Emir Abinion of Fox Valley Auto Group Elected to Chicago Automobile Trade Association Board of Directors

Jul 07, 2022 09:00 AM

Emir Abinion, owner of Fox Valley Volkswagen and Fox Valley Buick GMC, was recently elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors.

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Jerry Haggerty of Jerry Haggerty Chevrolet Elected to Chicago Automobile Trade Association Board of Directors

Jul 07, 2022 09:00 AM

Jerry Haggerty, owner of Jerry Haggerty Chevrolet, was recently elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Elects Two New Members and Re-Elects Two Existing Members to its Board of Directors

Jul 05, 2022 09:00 AM

Emir Abinion (Fox Valley Buick GMC, St. Charles; Fox Valley Volkswagen, St. Charles); and Jerry Haggerty (Jerry Haggerty Chevrolet, Glen Ellyn; Haggerty Ford, West Chicago; Haggerty Buick GMC, Villa Park) have been elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors. Incumbents JC Phelan (Jack Phelan Chevrolet, Lyons; Jack Phelan Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, Countryside), and Ryan Kelly (Kelly Nissan, Oak Lawn) return for third- and second-year terms, respectively.

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Chicago Auto Show Revs Up Communications and Marketing Efforts With Staff Addition

May 23, 2022 09:00 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 a new communications and marketing team hire, Hayley Feichter, designed to further grow the association's and auto show's marketing reach.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Awards the 2022 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Student

May 18, 2022 12:00 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) presented the 2022 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School graduating senior Grace Listopad.

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Subaru Debuts Refreshed 2023 Legacy With New Front Styling, Enhanced Safety Features, and Updated Multimedia

May 12, 2022 09:00 AM

The 2023 Legacy lineup receives a bolder look thanks to a new front fascia incorporating a more prominent grille and redesigned LED headlights. The sedan comes standard with the latest generation of EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology and the enhanced system operates more smoothly and under a greater range of conditions. These improvements are thanks to a wider field of view, updated control software, and the addition of an electric brake booster.

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DRIVESAFE CHICAGO CONTEST VOTING NOW OPEN

Mar 07, 2022 09:00 AM

Three local teens have been identified by the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) as finalists in the seventh Drive Safe Chicago teen public service announcement (PSA) challenge, in partnership with the Chicago Auto Show and Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show. Dozens of entries submitted by teens from Illinois and surrounding states all included ideas for a 30-second PSA about the dangers of distracted driving.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Names Jennifer Morand President of Association and General Manager of the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 28, 2022 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) today announced that Jennifer Morand was named co-CEO of the 500-member dealer association. She joins David Sloan in the top job as they together lead the organization that represents the Chicago area's franchised, new-car dealers and produces the annual Chicago Auto Show. Effective March 1, Morand will officially transition to the role of President of the CATA and General Manager of the Chicago Auto Show.

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2022 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW WRAPS UP ITS RETURN TO FEBRUARY

Feb 22, 2022 09:00 AM

The 2022 Chicago Auto Show concluded its 10-day run at McCormick Place on Presidents Day. Despite facing ongoing hurdles of producing a show in the midst of a global pandemic and vehicle inventory shortages, show organizers were able to bring back First Look for Charity, host a successful Media Preview and safely welcome hundreds of thousands of people to the public show. This month, eager attendees traveled to McCormick Place to get a look at the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and EVs, including a b​

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW WELCOMES RETURNING AND NEW PREMIER SPONSORS

Feb 18, 2022 09:00 AM

With annual renewals from premier partners State Farm and Wintrust, sponsors continue to show their support of the 2022 Chicago Auto Show. New for 2022, Powering Chicago signs on as the exclusive indoor EV track sponsor, making it possible for show attendees to experience a variety of brand-new electric vehicles back-to-back.

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ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS PRESENTS THE 2022 DRIVING INFLUENCE AWARD TO HONDA FOR ITS DRIVE FOR FUN CAMPAIGN

Feb 17, 2022 09:00 AM

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) announced Honda as the recipient of the 2022 Driving Influence Award for its "Drive Your Fun" digital campaign. The ANA's Driving Influence Award is designed to recognize automotive manufacturers that utilize influencer marketing in a creative and powerful way.

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FIRST-EVER FIRST RESPONDERS AND MILITARY AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 14, 2022 09:00 AM

Tomorrow, Feb. 15, Chicago Auto Show organizers will host a First Responders and Military Appreciation Day for the first time. On this day, all first responders (police officers, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters) and U.S. Military (veterans or active duty) will receive a complimentary admission when they present their badge or military ID. Moreover, guests who accompany first responders or military personnel will receive a voucher for $5 off an adult admission.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HOSTS FIFTH WHAT DRIVES HER PROGRAM

Feb 13, 2022 10:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers, in partnership with A Girls Guide to Cars and Women in Automotive and sponsored by CDK Global, held the fifth What Drives Her program during the show's Media Preview on Friday, Feb. 11. Influential women from across the country came together for an award recognition ceremony to highlight women in three different categories: Rising Star, Best in Craft Media and Best Retailer. 2022 marked the first-ever award ceremony tied to the event.

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114TH EDITION OF CHICAGO AUTO SHOW NOW OPENS ITS DOORS

Feb 12, 2022 10:00 AM

The 2022 Chicago Auto Show is now underway. The 114th edition of the Chicago Auto Show is officially open to the public today through Monday, Feb. 21, Presidents Day, at McCormick Place. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, CEO of Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Larita Clark, Speaker of the House Chris Welch and Senate President Don Harmon joined 2022 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Bill Haggerty ...

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Chicago Auto Show Charity Benefit Raises $1.5 Million

Feb 12, 2022 10:00 AM

At a time still challenged by a pandemic, 17 area charities tonight shared more than $1.5 million raised by the 2022 Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and two attendees left with the keys to new vehicles.

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Midwest Automotive Media Association Awards 2022 Kia Carnival as Family Vehicle of the Year and 2022 Genesis GV70 as Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year

Feb 11, 2022 09:00 AM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) named the 2022 Kia Carnival as its 12th annual Family Vehicle of the Year, and the 2022 Genesis GV70 as the winner of the fourth annual Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year award during the Media Preview of the 2022 Chicago Auto Show. To qualify for the award, vehicles must have four doors and be new or significantly updated within the past year.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW RETURNS TO FEBRUARY FOR ITS 114TH EDITION

Feb 11, 2022 09:00 AM

Automotive manufacturers, exhibitors and enthusiasts from all over the world are revving up for the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, to take place Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day of the show (Presidents Day) when it closes at 8 p.m. Tickets for the public show are now available for purchase online at ChicagoAutoShow.com.

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Hyundai One of Most Awarded Brands by Consumer Guide’s® 2022 Best Buy Awards

Feb 10, 2022 09:00 AM

Hyundai earned five Consumer Guide 2022 Best Buy Awards in product categories making it one of the most awarded brands in the competition. Consumer Guide’s Best Buy award methodology includes evaluating new vehicles to identify those with the best combination of value and available features.

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Hyundai Uses Chicago Auto Show to Announce New Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory Facility

Feb 10, 2022 09:00 AM

Today, Hyundai announced the establishment of a Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL) at its Michigan-based research and development center, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI). The new facility will further augment existing safety testing and analysis. A field crash investigation lab, high voltage battery lab, forensics lab, 500m track and a Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA) pad is scheduled to be operational fall of 2023.

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Jeep® Grand Cherokee L With New Limited Black Package to Debut at 2022 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 10, 2022 09:00 AM

February 10, 2022 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Windy City is getting a black out in the form of the new 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Limited Black Package, which will debut at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place. The Limited Black appearance package, now available for order, delivers legendary Jeep 4x4 capability with unique Gloss Black exterior accents and features.

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Nissan shows quartet of modified 2022 Frontier trucks, along with 2023 Z sports car and Ariya electric crossover, at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 10, 2022 09:00 AM

Nissan is bringing a truckload of Southern California vibes to the 2022 Chicago Auto Show with a trio of custom Frontier trucks created by its San Diego-based design team.

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Ram Revolution Invites Consumers on Brand’s Journey to Revolutionize the Pickup Truck Market

Feb 10, 2022 09:00 AM

Ram revolutionized what a pickup truck can be once, and is focused on doing it again with the best electric trucks on the market

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Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition Celebrates Experimental GT Race Car Prototypes from 1966 at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2022 09:00 AM

As a tribute to Alan Mann Racing’s 1966 Ford GT lightweight experimental prototypes, Ford is introducing the Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition. The limited-edition vehicle celebrates the role the prototypes played in the history of the development of the Ford GT.

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CARS.COM RETURNS AS SPONSOR OF THE 2022 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 09, 2022 09:00 AM

Based in Chicago, Cars.com returns as the official map sponsor to help show-goers find their perfect match when car shopping. Cars.com will also have a branding presence with banners throughout the show and highlight an online sweepstakes surrounding its Best of Vehicles for 2022.

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Versiti Rolls into the Chicago Auto Show to Host the 24th Annual Dennis Buckley Memorial Blood Drive

Feb 09, 2022 09:00 AM

Versiti Blood Center of Illinois is excited to once again partner with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association to host the 24th Annual Dennis Buckley Memorial Blood Drive Feb. 12 – 21 at the Chicago Auto Show. One of Versiti’s largest community blood drives in the state, the organization hopes to collect more than 1,800 units of lifesaving blood to help Illinoisans in need.

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WINTRUST RETURNS AS CHICAGO AUTO SHOW EXCLUSIVE BANK SPONSOR AND PRESENTING PARTNER OF THE SUPERCAR GALLERY

Feb 09, 2022 09:00 AM

Wintrust returns as the exclusive bank sponsor of the Chicago Auto Show and presenting partner of the Supercar Gallery, an area of the show that showcases rare, exotic and ultra-high-performance sports cars. The 2022 gallery lineup includes vehicles from high-end manufacturers like Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and more.

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ABC7 CHICAGO TO PRESENT THE '2022 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW,' LIVE, SATURDAY, FEB. 12, AT 6 P.M.

Feb 09, 2022 09:00 AM

The auto show is back and ABC 7 will take viewers for a ride previewing the newest and coolest cars at the "2022 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW," Saturday, Feb. 12, at 6:00 p.m. on ABC 7. ABC 7 PRESENTS THE "2022 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW," hosted by Jim Rose and Ryan Chiaverini at McCormick Place, is a live, hourlong special spotlighting all of the bells and whistles that come with some of the most magnificent cars, trucks, SUVs and EV's (electric vehicles) the industry has to offer.

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FORD BRONCO RAPTOR MAKES ITS AUTO SHOW DEBUT IN CHICAGO, FORD FEATURES TWO INDOOR TEST TRACKS TO HIGHLIGHT BRONCO, F-150 LIGHTNING AND MUSTANG MACH-E

Feb 08, 2022 09:00 AM

Ford is rolling into Chicago with a special vehicle series debut, a first look at the Bronco Raptor and two new indoor test tracks to highlight the Bronco family of vehicles and its EV lineup, the Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E.

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CARS.COM CEO VETTER KEYNOTES MAMA BREAKFAST, OPENS MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 08, 2022 09:00 AM

The Media Preview for the Chicago Auto Show opens with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Thu., Feb. 10 with MAMA President Harvey Briggs revealing MAMA's Family Vehicle & Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year.

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Ram Revolution Invites Consumers on Brand's Journey to Revolutionize the Pickup Truck Market

Feb 08, 2022 09:00 AM

Ram revolutionized what a pickup truck can be once, and is focused on doing it again with the best electric trucks on the market

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Chicago Auto Show Debuts All-New Sequoia Features Tundra Capstone, bZ4X and the Latest Toyota Lineup

Feb 08, 2022 09:00 AM

Toyota will display an array of new vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show taking place Feb.12-21 at McCormick Place, including the all-new 2023 Sequoia, 2022 Tundra Capstone and the all-electric 2023 bZ4X. This years guests will get a closer look at 59 vehicles in a 44,980 square-foot display, featuring new and upgraded vehicle features.

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Upgraded Lexus Lineup to Make Chicago Auto Show Debut

Feb 08, 2022 09:00 AM

Lexus is bringing style, technology and efficiency to the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, including the all-new 2022 Lexus LX 600, NX and IS 500 SEMA Build. The Chicago Auto Show takes place Feb. 12-21, at McCormick Place, located at 2301 S King Dr., Chicago.

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WHAT DRIVES HER FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: AWARD CEREMONY TO TAKE PLACE DURING CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW ON FEB. 11

Feb 03, 2022 09:00 AM

The finalists of the 2022 What Drives Her Awards have been selected, with the presentation set to take place during the Chicago Auto Show's Media Preview on Friday, Feb. 11 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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TOYOTA DEBUTS THE TOYOTA DRIVE CENTER AND TOYOTA PROVING GROUNDS TO HIGHLIGHT TUNDRA AT THE 2022 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 02, 2022 09:00 AM

Toyota today announced that it will debut an all-new indoor test track - the Toyota Drive Center - at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show to showcase the 2022 Tundra. The indoor Tundra test track is one of six indoor tracks featured at this year's auto show - more than ever before - giving attendees plenty of opportunity to get behind the wheel and experience a variety of vehicles back-to-back all under one roof.

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POWERING CHICAGO ELECTRIFIES CHICAGO AUTO SHOW WITH INDOOR EV TEST TRACK

Feb 01, 2022 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show will debut an all-new indoor electric vehicle track electrifying the consumer experience at the 2022 show. Fueled in part by Powering Chicago, the labor-management partnership between International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134, the indoor track will feature a variety of electric vehicles ranging from the BMW i4 M50 to the Kia EV6, among others, where attendees can learn about and compare EVs side-by-side.

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Secretary of State to Provide Driver and Vehicle Services at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 01, 2022 09:00 AM

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced the office will have a booth at the Chicago Auto Show, providing attendees with the opportunity to obtain a standard driver’s license or ID card, renew a vehicle registration and register to become an organ and tissue donor.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW INTRODUCES FIRST RESPONDERS AND MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY ON FEB. 15

Feb 01, 2022 09:00 AM

This February, Chicago Auto Show organizers will host a First Responders and Military Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Feb. 15. On this day, all first responders (police officers, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters) and U.S. Military (veterans or active duty) receive a complimentary admission when they present their badge or military ID for complimentary. Moreover, guests who accompany first responders or military personnel will receive a voucher for $5 off an adult admission.

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FAN FAVORITES CAMP JEEP AND RAM TRUCK TERRITORY INDOOR TEST TRACKS RETURN TO 2022 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Jan 25, 2022 09:00 AM

Fan favorite indoor test tracks return to the Chicago Auto Show this February including Camp Jeep-which celebrates its 18th year at the show-and the Ram Truck Territory interactive ride experience. Professional drivers will navigate attendees through the interactive courses in Jeep's latest vehicle lineup, including the all-electric 4xe and plug-in hybrid Wrangler 392, as well as Ram's 1500 light duty and 2500/3500 heavy duty trucks. The public show runs Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place and tickets​

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SUBARU CREATES IMMERSIVE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE

Jan 19, 2022 09:00 AM

Subaru returns to the Chicago Auto Show Feb. 12-21, with an engaging and immersive exhibit. Attendees who step into the Subaru display will immediately be swept away into a national park to experience the sights, smells, sounds and feelings of the wilderness. The 360-degree experience was designed in partnership with the National Park Foundation to celebrate the relationship between Subaru customers, their love for outdoor adventure and their commitment to conservation.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW ANNOUNCES 2022 OFFICIAL HOTEL PARTNERS

Jan 17, 2022 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is partnering with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Marriott Marquis Chicago to provide exhibitors, media and consumers with special room rates surrounding the 2022 show, scheduled for Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place.

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LAST CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THE LAST EIGHT OF THE LOST CORVETTES

Jan 10, 2022 09:00 AM

A 1953 Corvette, one of only 300 made and worth several hundred thousand dollars, the 1956 Corvette featured in “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld and Jimmy Fallon, and a 1969 Corvette, a replica of the ZL1, the rarest production Corvette ever made, are among the “Elite Eight” cars still available in The Lost Corvettes national sweepstakes benefiting disabled American veterans.​

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New Illinois Law Removes Trade-In Tax Credit Cap

Jan 03, 2022 09:00 AM

Thanks to a new law effective Jan. 1, 2022, retail vehicle buyers now receive the full tax credit on trade-ins. This new provision, part of Senate Bill 58 that was supported by both the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and Illinois Automotive Dealers Association, reverses the $10,000 cap that was set in 2020 as part of Gov. Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital infrastructure plan.

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2022 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW GALA EXPECTED TO RAISE MILLIONS FOR 17 AREA CHARITIES

Dec 13, 2021 09:00 AM

Seventeen Chicago area charities will benefit from more than $2 million expected to be raised by a black-tie gala held in conjunction with the 2022 Chicago Auto Show in February. Now in its 30th year, First Look for Charity is held the evening before the auto show opens to the public.

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2022 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW RETURNS TO MCCORMICK PLACE IN FEBRUARY

Nov 29, 2021 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announced today that the 2022 event will return to its traditional February timeframe - Feb. 12-21 - at McCormick Place. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day of the show (Presidents Day) when it closes at 8 p.m. Tickets to the public show are now available for purchase online at ChicagoAutoShow.com.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,250 to Women and Children's Horizon through Chicagoland Dealers Care Program

Oct 28, 2021 09:00 AM

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this week the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) matched Gregory Auto Group's donation of $1,250 to Women and Children's Horizon, an organization that provides support, shelter and education for local victims of sexual and domestic abuse. The contribution came via the CATA's Chicagoland Dealers Care initiative in which the CATA matches an area dealer's donation to a charity of their choice.

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2021 Chicago Auto Show Concludes Successful Five-Day Special Edition

Jul 20, 2021 09:00 AM

Held in the summer for the first time ever, the five-day Chicago Auto Show Special Edition drew to a successful close Monday night having entertained more than 100,000 attendees during its unprecedented run.

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Chicago Auto Show Opens its Doors to the Public: July 15-19

Jul 15, 2021 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show opened to the public today with a 2021 Special Edition taking place July 15-19 inside McCormick Place’s West Building and outdoors along Indiana Avenue. This marks the first time in history that the show, traditionally hosted in February, will be held in the summertime, taking advantage of an outdoor space.

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New BackCountry Edition Expands 2022 Ram 1500 Big Horn and Lone Star Lineup

Jul 12, 2021 09:00 AM

The Ram 1500 BackCountry joins the light-duty lineup and is the latest example of how Ram Truck is North America’s off-road truck leader. BackCountry combines convenience, comfort and off-road capability in one package with a name that resonates among truck buyers.

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Five Reasons Why You Must Visit Ford at the Chicago Auto Show

Jul 12, 2021 09:00 AM

Ford is arriving to Chicago Auto Show in full force with a fresh new lineup of must-see vehicles, including an all-electric truck, an all-new compact pickup, and iconic nameplates in Bronco and Mustang Mach-E. This week’s Chicago Auto Show, the first major American auto show in nearly 18 months, sees a packed display floor with Ford showing off several exciting new vehicles and thrilling hands-on experiences.

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Versiti to Host 23rd Annual Dennis Buckley Memorial Blood Drive at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show

Jul 09, 2021 09:00 AM

From the coolest cars to the hottest new technologies, the Chicago Auto Show has it all – including an amazing opportunity to save lives during the five-day event. This year, Versiti Blood Center of Illinois is once again honored to partner with the show to host the 23rd annual Dennis Buckley Memorial Blood Drive, July 15 – 19, 2021, at McCormick Place.

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Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Rebel G/T Highlight 2022 Ram Truck Lineup

Jul 07, 2021 09:00 AM

Ram today announced it is expanding its light-duty lineup with the additions of the new 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Ram 1500 Rebel G/T models. The Ram 1500 Laramie G/T and Ram 1500 Rebel G/T join the lineup and further solidify the Ram Truck brand as North America’s off-road and performance truck leader. These vehicles will make their debut at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show.

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Volkswagen Brings ID.4 Roadshow to 2021 Chicago Auto Show with All-new Outdoor EV Education Activation and Test Drive

Jul 06, 2021 09:00 AM

The 2021 Chicago Auto Show Special Edition, set to take place July 15-19 at McCormick Place, will feature two indoor test tracks, three outdoor activations, a street fest and dozens of brand-new vehicles that consumers can test drive on city streets. Highlighting its all-electric ID.4, Volkswagen is the latest brand to announce its plans of hosting a test drive at the show.

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Ram Commemorates a Decade of Luxury Pickup Truck Leadership With 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition

Jun 29, 2021 09:00 AM

Ram today is commemorating a decade of luxury pickup truck leadership by introducing the new 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces 2021 Sponsor Lineup for Special Edition Summer Show

Jun 29, 2021 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, today announced the return of premier partners State Farm and Wintrust to the show's summertime special edition, taking place July 15-19. Also returning this year as an official sponsor is Cars.com. For the special edition, the Chicago Auto Show will move to the West Building of McCormick Place and expand outdoors along Indiana Avenue.

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New Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package Takes 4x4 Capability to New Levels

Jun 28, 2021 09:00 AM

Jeep 4x4 capability is legendary, and the brand continues its leadership position as the most capable 4x4 in the world.

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Ford Maverick Makes Global Auto Show Debut at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show

Jun 14, 2021 09:00 AM

Following the 2022 Maverick's virtual reveal last week, Ford announced that the all-new compact pickup truck will make its global auto show debut at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show, to be held July 15-19 at McCormick Place.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces 2021 Official Hotel Partners

Jun 07, 2021 12:00 PM

Today the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, announced two new hotel partners for the 2021 special edition show, July 15-19: The Hiltons at McCormick Place and Marriott Marquis Chicago. The Hiltons at McCormick Place offers a unique "three-in-one" hotels concept consisting of Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites.

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Chicago Auto Show Details New Outdoor Street Fest Element

Jun 07, 2021 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, detailed a brand-new element to the upcoming special edition show, July 15-19 at McCormick Place: an outdoor street fest featuring today's latest vehicles, food trucks, local brews and music. The street fest will take place the first four evenings of the show, July 15-18, along Indiana Avenue, adjacent from McCormick Place's West Building.

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Ford to Debut "Built Wild" and "Built to Electrify" Outdoor Experiences at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show

May 26, 2021 09:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show attendees will have the chance to experience the latest models from the automotive industry in a new, outdoor area of the Chicago Auto Show. This is possible because of the show's one-year move from its traditional February dates to July 15-19. The new outdoor setting, immediately adjacent to McCormick Place's West Building, gives Ford the opportunity to reveal two brand-new experiences - Built Wild and Built to Electrify - to show attendees this summer.

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Camp Jeep and Ram Trucks Territory Tracks Return to the 2021 Chicago Auto Show

May 20, 2021 09:00 AM

Fan-favorite attractions such as the Camp Jeep and Ram Trucks Territory test tracks will return to the 2021 Chicago Auto Show special edition, scheduled for July 15-19 at McCormick Place. This news comes approximately two weeks following the official announcement that the show will be allowed to open its doors to fans this summer. The Chicago Auto Show will be one of McCormick Place's first live, in-person public events since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association Awards the 2021 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Student Emily Seriruk

May 19, 2021 09:00 AM

Today the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area's new-car dealer association, presented the 2021 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School senior Emily Seriruk. The CATA established the Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship-a $1,000 grant-to honor Carol Cooling, a Hersey alumna and long-time NBC 5 Chicago Special Events Director who died in 2013 following a battle with cancer.

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2021 Chicago Auto Show "Special Edition" Scheduled for July 15-19

May 04, 2021 09:15 AM

Chicago Auto Show officials announced they received approval from state and city officials to host a special edition of the show July 15-19 at McCormick Place. The Chicago Auto Show will be one of the McCormick Place's first live, in-person events since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

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John Weinberger Driven to Care Legacy Scholarships to Benefit Students Pursuing Automotive Careers

Mar 31, 2021 09:00 AM

The family of renowned automotive enthusiast, racer, and entrepreneur John Weinberger has teamed with TechForce Foundation to offer a series of scholarships to benefit students who aspire to follow in his footsteps. Application deadline is April 30, 2021.

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MAMA Announces Chevrolet Suburban and Genesis G80 as 2021 Family Vehicles of the Year

Feb 17, 2021 09:00 AM

Today the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) announced the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban as the recipient of the 11th annual Family Vehicle of the Year award and the 2021 Genesis G80 as the Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year during a virtual award presentation.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Takes MotorWeek's 2021 "Best of the Year"

Feb 10, 2021 09:00 AM

With mass market appeal, heavy doses of style, performance, and heritage, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, has taken the electric vehicle herd by storm and is MotorWeek's 2021 Drivers' Choice Award winner for "Best of the Year."

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Chicagoland's New-Car Dealers Raise More than $50,000 for the USO of Illinois, Celebrate Eight Consecutive Years of the USO Barbecue for the Troops Program

Nov 10, 2020 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, just wrapped its month-long fundraising campaign - USO Barbecue for the Troops - to raise funds and awareness for the USO of Illinois.

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Raymond Auto Group Donates Cargo Van to Open Arms Mission Local Food Pantry

Nov 05, 2020 09:00 AM

Antioch-based Raymond Auto Group covered $20,000 towards a 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo van for local food pantry Open Arms Mission. Open Arms Mission recently received $20,000 from the Lake Cares "Unmet Needs" grant and the dealership jumped at the opportunity to cover the remaining $20,000.

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Chicagoland New-Car Dealers to Hold Month-Long Fundraisers for the USO of Illinois

Sep 09, 2020 08:00 AM

For the past seven years, Chicagoland's new-car dealers have led the charge in supporting hometown heroes by hosting Barbecue for the Troops community fundraisers for the USO of Illinois. While this year is unique, local dealers know the need is there-perhaps now more than ever-to help local military families...

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to Palatine-based Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Jul 24, 2020 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The donation came in conjunction with Hyundai of Palatine and the Chicagoland Dealers Care program ...

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to Children at the Crossroads Foundation

Jun 23, 2020 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to Children at the Crossroads Foundation. The donation came in conjunction with Elgin Toyota and the Chicagoland Dealers Care program ...

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

Jun 23, 2020 09:00 AM

Kevin Keefe (Brilliance Honda, Crystal Lake; and Brilliance Subaru, Elgin) was elected 2020-21 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairman and 2021 Chicago Auto Show co-chairman at the June CATA board meeting.

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CATA Awards the 2020 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Student Kathryn Costello

May 18, 2020 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area's new-car dealer association, presented the 2020 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to a John Hersey High School senior, Kathryn Costello, this week.

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BEST OF SHOW RESULTS -- CONSUMERS PICK THEIR FAVORITE VEHICLES AND EXHIBIT AT THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 25, 2020 09:00 AM

For the 15th consecutive year, consumer voters selected their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's "Best of Show" balloting. The Chicago Auto Show is the only major auto show that polls its attendees' favorite vehicles and exhibit.

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NORTHWEST INDIANA TEEN WINS THE SIXTH ANNUAL DRIVE SAFE CHICAGO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CHALLENGE

Feb 24, 2020 09:00 AM

Logan Ozdyck, 18, a high school senior at Porter County Career Center in Valparaiso, Indiana, won the sixth annual Drive Safe Chicago Public Service Announcement (PSA) challenge for his PSA titled "Get a Ride." The contest, run by The National Road Safety Foundation - a non-profit that promotes safe driving - in conjunction with the Chicago Auto Show, drew more than 100 entries from area students. This year's theme was surrounding the dangers of drunken driving.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW CONCLUDES SUCCESSFUL 10-DAY RUN 2020 BEST OF SHOW WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Feb 19, 2020 09:00 AM

The 112th edition of the Chicago Auto Show officially wrapped on Monday, Feb. 17, concluding a successful 10-day run of the nation's largest auto show. Despite challenges with traffic and parking as a result of NBA all-star activities, attendance was strong and proof of Chicago's reputation as a robust consumer show.

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, FAMILY DAY, FEB. 17

Feb 17, 2020 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, the nation's largest, is proud to partner with the Daily Herald to present Family Day, on its final day Monday, Feb. 17. A host of activities are planned throughout the day, from musical performances to kid-friendly activities.

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, THE NATION'S LARGEST

Feb 14, 2020 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, the nation's largest, is ramping up for its closing weekend which runs Friday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 17, Presidents Day. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day when it closes at 8 p.m.

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The Chicago Auto Show Helps A Safe Haven Foundation

Feb 14, 2020 09:00 AM

While checking out the latest models and makes of automobiles at the recent Chicago Auto Show, thousands of visitors showed their generosity in donating a total of six tons of canned goods to, A Safe Haven Foundation an anchor in the community, celebrating 25 years of helping end hunger and homelessness for the city's most poverty stricken during, the Nation's Largest Canned Food Drive Feb. 12 to 14.​

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THE ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS PRESENTS THE 2020 DRIVING INFLUENCE AWARD TO HONDA FOR ITS 300 FEET OF ADVENTURE CAMPAIGN

Feb 12, 2020 09:00 AM

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) presented the 2020 Driving Influence Award to Honda for its 300 Feet of Adventure campaign during the Chicago Auto Show's Media Preview. The goal of ANA's Driving Influence Award is to recognize automotive manufacturers that utilize influencer marketing in a creative and powerful way.

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THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW IDENTIFIES TRENDS THAT GET FANS BUZZING

Feb 12, 2020 09:00 AM

As the nation's largest auto show, the Chicago Auto Show serves as the venue where automotive and technology trends are identified, not just for the Chicago area, but for the nation. The more than 1 million square-foot venue features approximately 1,000 of the industry's latest cars, trucks and SUVs for consumers to peruse - and even test drive - throughout the show's 10 consecutive days.

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HISPANIC HERITAGE DAY RETURNS TO THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW ON FEB. 14

Feb 12, 2020 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, in partnership with Telemundo Chicago, is gearing up for its annual Hispanic Heritage Day on Friday, Feb. 14. Now in its 13th year, Hispanic Heritage Day honors and celebrates the Latino history and culture with a full-day lineup of special events and programming throughout the day.

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ABC 7 CHICAGO TO PRESENT THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 08, 2020 09:00 AM

ABC 7 gets you revved up for a car lover’s dream in a preview of the 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, Saturday, February 8 at 6:00 PM on ABC 7. ABC 7 PRESENTS THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, hosted by Mark Giangreco and Jim Rose, a live, hour-long special spotlighting all of the bells and whistles that come with some of the most magnificent cars, trucks, and SUVs the industry has to offer.

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TOYOTA DONATES WINTER BOOTS AND SOCKS TO CHICAGOLAND HOMELESS FAMILIES

Feb 08, 2020 09:00 AM

Toyota will continue its commitment to support the local community for the seventh consecutive year through its "Walk In My Boots" community outreach project held during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

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FIVE TV SPECIALS PUT A SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, THE NATION’S LARGEST AUTO EXHIBITION

Feb 07, 2020 09:00 AM

The floor of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show will serve as the backdrop for five different television specials that will shine bright lights on the nation’s largest auto show. WGN-TV will host a live television broadcast from the show’s black-tie charity preview event, First Look for Charity, on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-8 p.m. and official show broadcast partner ABC 7 Chicago will produce a live TV special on opening day, Saturday, Feb. 8, from 6-7 p.m.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW REVEALS 2020 SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN LINEUP

Feb 07, 2020 09:00 AM

With more than 1 million square feet of the industry’s latest cars, trucks and SUVs, four indoor test tracks, three outdoor test drives, interactive displays and cutting-edge technology, there are countless opportunities for fans to get into the action and share their best show moments via social media.​

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MOPAR REVEALS MODIFIED 2020 JEEP WRANGLER JPP 20 DURING THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 07, 2020 09:00 AM

Mopar introduced a customized version of the Jeep Wrangler during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Friday, Feb. 7.

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VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES DESIGN CONTEST FOR ATLAS CROSS SPORT R AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 07, 2020 09:00 AM

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced a contest to design the competition livery for its Atlas Cross Sport R race car.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW'S FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY GALA RAISES $2.8 MILLION

Feb 07, 2020 09:00 AM

Eighteen area charities tonight shared more than $2.8 million raised by the 2020 Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and one attendee left with the keys to a new vehicle.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL WHAT DRIVES HER LUNCHEON DURING THE SHOW'S 2020 MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 07, 2020 09:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers, in partnership with A Girls Guide to Cars and Women in Automotive, held the fourth annual What Drives Her Luncheon and networking event during the show's Media Preview on Friday, Feb. 7 at McCormick Place. Influential women were invited to come together for a robust lineup of presentations and panel discussions surrounding the pertinent impact that females have on the automotive industry.

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KIA MOTORS WINS AUTOBLOG'S 2020 TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR

Feb 06, 2020 02:00 PM

​Kia Motors America’s (KMA)’s Blind Spot System was presented  with ​Autoblog’s 2020 Technology of the Year​ award today at the Chicago Auto Show.

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REFRESHED 2020 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R MAKES U.S. DEBUT AT 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 06, 2020 10:00 AM

Fresh from its world debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon last month, the 2020 Honda Civic Type R made its U.S. debut at the Chicago Auto Show today, appearing for the first time in public in its new Boost Blue exterior color scheme.

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2020 HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID MAKES U.S. DEBUT AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 06, 2020 09:30 AM

Murphy's Law doesn't apply to Brian Murphy, a Chicagoland delivery driver who set a goal in 2007 to put a million miles on his Nissan Frontier pickup truck.

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VOLKSWAGEN INTRODUCES 2021 ATLAS DURING THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Volkswagen of America, Inc. unveiled the new 2021 Atlas during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Thursday, Feb. 6. The refreshed model bodes a bolder design in addition to interior upgrades, advanced technology and new driver-assistance features.

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2020 NISSAN FRONTIER DEBUTS DURING THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Nissan revealed the 2020 Frontier during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. With features including an all-new 3.8-liter direct injection V6 engine and all-new 9-speed automatic transmission, the 2020 Frontier marks the last model year of the current generation and sets the stage for the next generation Frontier to come.

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CHEVROLET REVEALS 2021 EQUINOX AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Chevrolet introduced the refreshed 2021 Equinox during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The Chevrolet Equinox - the General Motor's best-selling SUV and second best-selling vehicle overall - now has a sportier, updated look, additional available safety features and a new RS trim.

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CHRYSLER DEBUTS THE 2021 PACIFICA AT THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Chrysler introduced the refreshed and redesigned 2021 Pacifica during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Thursday, Feb. 6. With all-wheel-drive capability, Uconnect 5 infotainment, LED lights and a new Pinnacle model, the Pacifica offers more standard safety features than any other vehicle in the industry.

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DODGE DISPLAYS 2020 DURANGO SRT BLACK AND REDLINE STRIPE AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Dodge gave the Durango SRT a new look with two new custom appearance options from the factory - The Black and Redline Stripe packages - adding a more aggressive look to the three-row SUV. Both are on display at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 8-17, at McCormick Place.

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AUDI'S CODY THACKER KEYNOTES THE ECONOMIC CLUB OF CHICAGO LUNCHEON DURING CHICAGO AUTO SHOW'S MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Cody Thacker, head of electrification for Audi of America, delivered the keynote address at the annual Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) luncheon at the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Thursday, Feb. 6. ​

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FORD PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCES GT SUPERCAR UPGRADES, NEW SPECIAL EDITION DURING CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Ford Performance announced upgrades to the 2020 Ford GT supercar during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show including increased engine power to 660 horsepower and improved cooling. Additionally, Ford pulled the sheet off of a new special edition, the Ford GT Liquid Carbon, which places an emphasis on GT's lightweight sculpted carbon fiber body completely free of paint color. A special clearcoat punctuates each GT's unique carbon fiber weave in this limited-edition appearance option.

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2021 GENESIS GV80 MAKES ITS FIRST AUTO SHOW DEBUT DURING THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

The 2021 Genesis GV80 premium crossover made its auto show debut during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Feb. 6. GV80, the first SUV from Genesis, introduced a variety of new technologies for the Genesis brand, including responsive electronic control suspension, active road noise cancellation and an active motion driver's seat containing seven air cells - a feature that reduces fatigue from long hours of driving.

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2020 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R MAKES ITS U.S. DEBUT DURING THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Honda unveiled the 2020 Civic Type R during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Feb. 6. In its new Boost Blue exterior, the Civic Type R offers numerous improvements to Type R's winning formula including revised styling, improved handling and braking, better engine cooling and the addition of standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID MAKES NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT DURING AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Hyundai unveiled the new Sonata Hybrid during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Thursday, Feb. 6. The 2020 Sonata Hybrid is better designed, better equipped, more fuel efficient and roomier than ever before.

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JAGUAR AND HOT WHEELS ANNOUNCE ULTIMATE TRACK CHALLENGE TO CELEBRATE DEBUT OF 2021 JAGUAR F-TYPE DURING CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Jaguar and Hot Wheels announced the Ultimate Track Engineering Challenge to celebrate the North American debut of the 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Jaguar and Hot Wheels also set a Guinness World Records title for the most loops-the-loops in a Hot Wheels track as part of the vehicle's reveal at the Chicago Auto Show.

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JEEP DEBUTS SPECIAL EDITION WRANGLER AND GLADIATOR PREMIUM HIGH ALTITUDE MODELS DURING CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Jeep introduced the new special edition Wrangler and Gladiator premium High Altitude models during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Thursday, Feb. 6. These special editions deliver a new level of premium content combined with legendary Jeep 4x4 capability and a new customized appearance.

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JEEP INTRODUCES 2020 GLADIATOR MOJAVE DURING THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Jeep introduced the new special edition Wrangler and Gladiator premium High Altitude models during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Thursday, Feb. 6. These special editions deliver a new level of premium content combined with legendary Jeep 4x4 capability and a new customized appearance.

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KIA REVEALS 2020 CADENZA AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Kia Motors America unveiled the refreshed 2020 Cadenza premium sedan during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. With new design elements, technology and available convenience features, the 2020 Cadenza offers luxurious trappings combined with a quiet and composed ride.

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MIDWEST AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2020 KIA TELLURIDE AS FAMILY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR AND 2020 LINCOLN AVIATOR AS LUXURY FAMILY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) announced the 2020 Kia Telluride as the tenth annual Family Vehicle of the Year and the 2020 Lincoln Aviator as the winner of the Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year award today during the Chicago Auto Show's Media Preview.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW PREPARES TO OPEN ITS DOORS FOR THE 112TH EDITION

Feb 06, 2020 09:00 AM

Automotive manufacturers, exhibitors and enthusiasts from across the globe are revving up for the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The nation’s largest and best-attended auto show, held annually at McCormick Place, opens to the public Saturday, Feb. 8 and runs through Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 17. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day of the show when it closes at 8 p.m.

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TOYOTA ROLLS SEVEN 2021 SPECIAL EDITIONS INTO CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 06, 2020 08:00 AM

The forecast for the Windy City looks sporty and outdoorsy, with a touch of nocturnal mischief as Toyota debuts seven new SUV and pickup truck variants at the Chicago Auto Show. All will arrive later this year as 2021 models.

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FORD GT SUPERCAR NEW 2020 SPECIAL EDITION

Feb 06, 2020 08:00 AM

Today, Ford Performance announces upgrades to the Ford GT supercar for 2020, including increased engine power to 660 horsepower and improved cooling.

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2020 NISSAN FRONTIER DEBUTS WITH 'HEART OF THE NEXT-GENERATION FRONTIER

Feb 05, 2020 06:45 PM

As one successful era ends, another is just beginning in the heart of the 2020 Nissan Frontier. At a media reception tonight, Nissan revealed the 2020 Frontier which features an all-new, powerful 3.8-liter direct injection V6 engine and all-new 9-speed automatic transmission - both of which will be key elements in the next-generation, all-new Frontier coming soon.

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ANDY'S FROZEN CUSTARD DONATES TREATS TO CHICAGO AUTO SHOW'S 'FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY' EVENT

Feb 05, 2020 09:00 AM

Andy's Frozen Custard(www.eatandys.com), the beloved frozen dessert business providing the freshest frozen custard in the industry, today announced it will serve guests at the Chicago Auto Show's 29th Annual First Look for Charity (FLFC) Event on Friday, Feb. 7th.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS PREMIER PARTNERS, NEW ACTIVATIONS

Feb 05, 2020 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce that State Farm, Wintrust and Turtle Wax will all return as premier partners of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. In addition to premium exhibit space on the show floor, each partner will offer various promotional activities throughout the run of the show, Feb. 8-17, at McCormick Place. Premier partners enjoy category exclusivity and receive additional exposure to show attendees through premier partner benefits packages.

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THE NISSAN FRONTIER THAT DELIVERED A MILLION MILES

Feb 04, 2020 09:00 PM

Murphy's Law doesn't apply to Brian Murphy, a Chicagoland delivery driver who set a goal in 2007 to put a million miles on his Nissan Frontier pickup truck.

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TURTLE WAX CONTINUES TO SHINE AS CHICAGO AUTO SHOW’S EXCLUSIVE CAR-CARE SPONSOR

Feb 04, 2020 12:00 PM

Chicago-based Turtle Wax, Inc. continues to make its hometown shine at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. As the exclusive car care sponsor of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, held Feb. 8-17 at McCormick Place, Turtle Wax will keep the nearly 1,000 vehicles on display shining their best and spotlight its latest innovation, Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions, with product demonstrations as well special events in its engaging exhibit all show long.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW’S FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY POISED FOR BANNER YEAR

Feb 04, 2020 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show’s 29th annual First Look for Charity black-tie gala will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-11 p.m. at McCormick Place. Held the evening before the nation’s largest auto show opens to the public, First Look for Charity offers car buffs and socialites alike the first chance to see the industry’s latest cars, trucks and SUVs while sampling fine fare and crafted cocktails from area restaurants and caterers.

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ACURA TO HIGHLIGHT SH-AWD TECH THROUGHOUT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 03, 2020 09:00 AM

Acura will showcase its groundbreaking Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) technology at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show in February, which just surpassed cumulative North American sales of one million units. The activation will include social media engagements, displays and videos about the system. Acura’s industry-first SH-AWD technology debuted 16 years ago based on extensive research into “direct yaw control” that led to the world’s first torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system.

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HIGHLANDER MAKES APPEARANCE AT 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 03, 2020 09:00 AM

For the first time at the Chicago Auto Show, visitors will experience the all-new 2020 Highlander, along with Toyota's full vehicle lineup of cars, trucks and SUVs.

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LEXUS LUXURY AND PERFORMANCE LINEUP ARRIVES AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 03, 2020 09:00 AM

At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, the LC 500 Convertible will feature a new color exterior for the first time, offering drivers a vibrant and eye-catching ride.

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THREE TEEN FINALISTS NAMED IN DRIVE SAFE CHICAGO VIDEO CONTEST; PUBLIC TO PICK WINNER VIA SHOW’S FACEBOOK PAGE

Jan 31, 2020 08:00 AM

The three finalists have now been selected for the sixth annual Drive Safe Chicago teen public service announcement challenge. Dozens of entries submitted by teens from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin all included ideas for a 30-second PSA about the dangers of drunken driving. The contest is hosted by The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) – a nonprofit group that promotes safe driving behavior – in conjunction with the Chicago Auto Show.

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CHICAGO FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS CRAFT BEER SAMPLING EVENT RETURNS TO 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW FOR ANOTHER ROUND

Jan 30, 2020 12:00 PM

Chicago Friday Night Flights — a one-of-a-kind indoor craft beer sampling event — returns for another round at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show on Friday, Feb. 14. Produced in partnership with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, Choose Chicago and Chicago Concierge, Chicago Friday Night Flights provides attendees with 10 3-oz. samples of popular local brews along with unfettered access to the nation’s largest auto show.

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VERSITI BLOOD CENTER TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Jan 30, 2020 09:00 AM

Versiti Blood Center of Illinois and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association are saving lives and honoring a long-time leader with the Dennis Buckley Memorial Blood Drive Feb. 8-17 during the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place..

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JAGUAR LAND ROVER VEHICLE LINEUP AT 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HIGHLIGHTED BY NEW 2021 JAGUAR F-TYPE

Jan 29, 2020 09:00 PM

Jaguar Land Rover will showcase its expanded vehicle lineup from both brands at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, February 6-17, at McCormick Place. The show will feature the North American debut of the new 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE, the latest evolution of the definitive Jaguar sports car.

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METRA ADDS WEEKEND EXPRESS SERVICE TO CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Jan 29, 2020 09:00 PM

Metra is making it easier than ever for those living in Chicago’s south suburbs to attend the Chicago Auto Show by offering direct service between Blue Island and McCormick Place Convention Center on weekends during the show. The 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show runs from Saturday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 17.

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WINTRUST RETURNS AS THE EXCLUSIVE BANK OF THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, CONTINUES TO BRAND SUPERCAR GALLERY

Jan 29, 2020 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show announced today that Wintrust, a financial services company comprised of more than 150 Chicago-area community bank locations, will return as the exclusive bank of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, which runs Feb. 8-17 at McCormick Place. With premier partner designation, Wintrust will continue as a corporate supporter of the show’s First Look for Charity black-tie gala, held the evening before the show opens to the public on Friday, Feb. 7.

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STATE FARM RETURNS AS PREMIER PARTNER OF THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, ADDS INTERACTIVE SAFE DRIVING SIMULATORS TO ITS EXHIBIT

Jan 28, 2020 08:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers are proud to announce that State Farm Insurance will return to the 2020 show as a premier partner, a relationship that dates back more than a decade. In addition to premium exhibit and branding space on the show floor and market-wide promotional activities, Chicago Auto Show premier partners enjoy category exclusivity and receive additional exposure to show attendees through a benefits package.

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AUTO SHOWS STRIVE TO ATTRACT A BROAD AUDIENCE

Jan 13, 2020 08:00 AM

It’s well documented that auto shows attract in-market shoppers and automotive enthusiasts. A survey of 2019 Chicago Auto Show attendees showed that more than 68 percent of attendees were there to shop and nearly 40 percent of attendees called themselves automotive enthusiasts.

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FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY POISED FOR BANNER YEAR

Jan 13, 2020 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show’s 29th annual First Look for Charity black-tie gala will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 from 7-11 p.m. at McCormick Place.

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MILES PER HOUR HEATS UP FEBRUARY

Jan 13, 2020 08:00 AM

For the first time, Chicago Auto Show organizers have partnered with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) to host Honda Miles Per Hour, a unique indoor run that guides participants on a 2.4-mile loop through the nation’s largest auto show.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to GiGi's Playhouse Tinley Park

Nov 18, 2019 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to GiGi's Playhouse Tinley Park, a local charity that delivers purposeful programming to families with Down syndrome. The CATA's donation came in conjunction with Community Honda of Orland Park and the Chicagoland Dealers Care program, an initiative that matches CATA dealer donations of up to $1,500 for local charitable organizations.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW ANNOUNCES 2020 DATES, LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Nov 12, 2019 09:43 AM

As auto show season shifts into high gear, Chicago Auto Show organizers have announced its 2020 public show dates, Feb. 8-17, and revealed the show's new website featuring updated online ticketing, additional social media integration and an enhanced exhibitor registration process.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to The Bridge Teen Center

Oct 24, 2019 09:00 AM

This week the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to The Bridge Teen Center based in Orland Park, Illinois. The donation came in conjunction with Planet Honda and the Chicagoland Dealers Care program, an initiative that matches CATA dealer donations of up to $1,5000 for local charitable organizations. Planet Honda has been an active supporter of The Bridge Teen Center for nearly a decade since the center opened in 2010.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Matches Joe Cotton Ford's Donation to the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council

Oct 15, 2019 09:00 AM

Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), recently matched Joe Cotton Ford's $1,500 contribution to the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council, as a part of the CATA's Chicagoland Dealers Care program.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Matches Arlington Heights Ford's Donation to Elite Stars Foundation

Jul 24, 2019 09:00 AM

Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), recently matched Arlington Heights Ford's $500 contribution to Elite Stars Foundation.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Elects Three New Members and Re-Elects Two Existing Members to its Board of Directors

Jul 02, 2019 09:00 AM

Chicagoland's new-car dealers are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local military and their families.

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110 Chicagoland New-Car Dealers to Host USO Barbecue for the Troops Fundraisers on July 13

Jul 01, 2019 09:00 AM

Chicagoland's new-car dealers are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local military and their families.

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association to Present 2019 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Student Tyler Delahanty

May 28, 2019 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) will present the 2019 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School senior Tyler Delahanty later this week during a school assembly. Delahanty will receive a $1,000 grant to put toward future education.

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Best Of Show Results -- Consumers Pick Their Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 21, 2019 09:00 AM

For the 14th consecutive year, consumer voters selected their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's “Best of Show” balloting. The Chicago Auto Show is the only major auto show that polls its attendees’ favorite vehicles and exhibit.

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Chicago Auto Show Concludes Successful 10-Day Run

Feb 20, 2019 09:00 AM

The 111th edition of the Chicago Auto Show officially closed to the public on Monday, Feb. 18, concluding a successful 10-day run of the nation’s largest and best-attended auto show. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the show, reported a bump in attendance this year despite the slowing market.

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Indiana Teen Wins $2,000 in Drowsy Driving PSA Contest

Feb 18, 2019 12:00 PM

Kaitlyn Webber, 16, of Hobart, IN, has been named winner of the fifth annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest.​

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Last Chance to See the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Family Day Feb. 18

Feb 18, 2019 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, the nation’s largest, is gearing up for its final day on Monday, Feb. 18, when show organizers will host Family Day. A host of activities are planned throughout the day, from musical performances to kid-friendly activities to car-seat safety demonstrations.

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Last Chance to see the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the Nation’s Largest

Feb 15, 2019 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, the nation’s largest, is ramping up for its closing weekend which runs Friday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 18, Presidents Day. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day when it closes at 8 p.m.

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Hispanic Heritage Day Returns to the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 15

Feb 15, 2019 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, in partnership with Telemundo, is gearing up for its annual Hispanic Heritage Day on Friday, Feb. 15. Now in its 12th year, Hispanic Heritage Day honors and celebrates the Latino history and culture with a full-day lineup of special events and programming throughout the day.

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The Chicago Auto Show Identifies Trends That Get Fans Buzzing

Feb 14, 2019 09:00 AM

As the nation’s largest auto show, the Chicago Auto Show serves as the venue where automotive and technology trends are identified, not just for the Chicago area, but for the nation.

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The 2019 Chicago Auto Show Supports A Safe Haven Foundation and Nation’s largest Canned Food Drive To Help Drive Out Hunger & Homelessness

Feb 13, 2019 09:00 AM

A Safe Haven Foundation is proud to be the exclusive beneficiary of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show and the Canned Food Drive taking place February 13-15, 2019. On those dates guests who bring three or more cans of food to the Chicago Auto Show will receive a coupon for $6 off adult admission.

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Chicago Auto Show Hosted Third Annual What Drives Her Luncheon during the Show’s 2019 Media Preview

Feb 12, 2019 09:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers, in partnership with A Girls Guide to Cars and Women in Automotive, held the third annual What Drives Her Luncheon and networking event during the show’s Media Preview on Friday, Feb. 8 at McCormick Place.

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The Association of National Advertisers Presents the 2019 Driving Influence Award to Hyundai for Its Santa Fe Campaign

Feb 12, 2019 09:00 AM

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) presented the 2019 Driving Influence Award to Hyundai for its 2019 Santa Fe launch social-media activation during the Chicago Auto Show’s Media Preview last week.

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Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity Raises More Than $2.8 Million for 18 Area Nonprofit Organizations

Feb 11, 2019 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show’s 28th annual First Look for Charity black-tie gala raised more than $2.8 million for 18 local nonprofit organizations, boosting the total to more than $53 million since its inception.​

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The 2019 Chicago Auto Show Now Open to the Public

Feb 09, 2019 07:11 PM

The 2019 Chicago Auto Show is officially underway. The 111th edition of the largest automotive exhibition in North America is officially open to the public now through Monday, Feb. 18 at McCormick Place.​

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Chicago Auto Show Ready to Open Its Doors for 111th Edition

Feb 07, 2019 07:11 PM

Automakers, manufacturers and enthusiasts from across the globe are revving up for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

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Widow honors late husband’s memory with Valentine’s Day blood donation

Feb 07, 2019 01:35 PM

Heartland Blood Centers (HBC), part of Versiti, and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association are saving lives and honoring a long-time leader with the Dennis Buckley Memorial Blood Drive Feb. 9-18 during the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place.

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2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Opens Path to Family Adventures, Leads Charge for Updates on all TRD Pro Models

Feb 07, 2019 06:30 AM

Outdoor adventure for seven is about to go farther off the beaten path than ever with the 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro, unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show. With a chassis fortified by a TRD-tuned Fox shock absorber suspension, plus an array of proven off-road equipment specially designed or selected by Toyota Racing Development engineers, the full-size Sequoia TRD Pro offers room for the whole family and an affinity for thrills.

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2020 Toyota Tacoma Positioned to Continue Segment Leadership with Host of New Upgrades

Feb 07, 2019 06:30 AM

With competition in the midsize pickup segment heating up, the Toyota Tacoma says, “Bring it.” The Tacoma has been America’s best-selling midsize pickup for 14 years running, and the 2020 models introduced at the Chicago Auto Show are the best-equipped ever.

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State Farm Returns to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show as Premier Sponsor

Feb 06, 2019 02:48 PM

Chicago Auto Show organizers are proud to announce that State Farm returns to the 2019 show as a premier sponsor, a relationship that dates back more than a decade.

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Chicago Auto Show Highlights New and Returning Premier Partners

Feb 06, 2019 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce State Farm, Wintrust Financial and Turtle Wax – new for 2019 – as Premier Partners of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. In addition to premium exhibit space on the show floor, each partner will offer various promotional activities throughout the run of the show, Feb. 9-18.

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Toyota to Unleash New TRD Pro Beast in Chicago

Feb 05, 2019 03:50 PM

A new TRD Pro off-road beast will be unleashed at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, leading the charge for a host of updates across the TRD Pro lineup.

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Nissan at Chicago Auto Show Media Advisory

Feb 05, 2019 09:00 AM

Special Edition Pathfinder and New Rogue Sport make world debuts, first-ever media drives of longer-range Nissan LEAF PLUS.

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Five TV Specials Shine Bright Lights on the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 05, 2019 09:00 AM

The floor of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show will serve as the backdrop for five different television specials: ABC 7 Chicago, CBS 2 Chicago and WGN-TV are each producing live specials that will air on the show’s opening Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10, and Telemundo Chicago is producing an opening weekend special and a “Best of the Chicago Auto Show” special on the show’s closing weekend.

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Castrol Edge Invites Media Guests to Meet Comedian and Racing Enthusiast Adam Carolla during Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Feb. 7

Feb 05, 2019 09:00 AM

In an effort to promote Castrol EDGE’s latest film in its Live on the EDGE series, Castrol is inviting media guests of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview to meet the film’s star, comedian and racing enthusiast, Adam Carolla.

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Chicago News to present awards for cars of the year at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 04, 2019 05:38 PM

The 2019 Chicago Auto Show kicks off on February 9th, giving Chicagoans a chance to compare models from all manufacturers, as well as some cars of tomorrow.

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Toyota to Kick Off Auto Show Opening Day by Donating Winter Boots and Socks to Local Chicagoland Families in Need

Feb 04, 2019 05:03 PM

While Toyota will showcase great cars and trucks at the opening day of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, it will first step in to help Chicagoland homeless families through its “Toyota Walk In My Boots” community outreach program by providing new insulated winter boots and socks to residents of The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge, a homeless haven for families in Chicago.

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Chicago Auto Show Social Media Campaign Features a Chance to Win Entry into Super Car Garage

Feb 04, 2019 09:00 AM

With more than 1 million square feet of the industry's latest cars, trucks and SUVs, four indoor test tracks, interactive displays and cutting-edge technology, countless social media photo opportunities await.

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Chicago Auto Show to Host Chicago Friday Night Flights, A New Craft Beer Night

Feb 01, 2019 09:00 AM

Automotive manufacturers, exhibitors and enthusiasts from across the globe are revving up for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, and show organizers are giving fans another reason to attend. The Chicago Auto Show will host the first indoor Chicago Friday Night Flights, a craft beer sampling event, on Friday, Feb. 15 at McCormick Place.

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2020 Supra Makes First Public Appearance at 2019 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 31, 2019 09:00 AM

At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, visitors will experience Toyota’s full vehicle lineup of cars, trucks and SUVs, including the 2020 GR Supra, which made its world debut in Detroit last month.

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2019 Lexus NX Gets Distinct Styling, Touches with the Black Line Treatment

Jan 31, 2019 09:00 AM

A driving experience is anything but ordinary in the NX 300 F SPORT. It grabs the senses with its detailed design, handling performance and sound. Now guests have another opportunity to distinguish themselves in the new 2019 Lexus NX F SPORT Black Line Special Edition with additional styling and accessories built on the same popular F SPORT base.

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Lexus Luxury Lineup Dazzles the Windy City at Chicago Auto Show

Jan 31, 2019 09:00 AM

Lexus luxury rolls into McCormick Place Feb. 9-18 for the Chicago Auto Show. Debuting at the show include the 2019 Lexus NX F SPORT Black Line Special Edition and LC 500 Inspiration Series. Also featured in the 15,500 square-foot display include the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition and LC Convertible Concept, which were both unveiled in Detroit last month.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces 3rd Annual ‘What Drives Her’ Luncheon and Networking Event on Feb. 8

Jan 31, 2019 09:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers, in partnership with A Girls Guide to Cars and Women in Automotive, announced the third annual What Drives Her luncheon and networking event during the show’s Media Preview on Friday, Feb. 8 at McCormick Place.

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Electric Vehicle Test Drives Offered at 2019 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 30, 2019 09:00 AM

Consumers attending the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 9-18, will get a chance to test-drive electric and hybrid-electric plug-in vehicles, including the 2019 Nissan LEAF and 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.​

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2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series Debuts in Chicago

Jan 30, 2019 09:00 AM

Lexus is bringing some heat to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show with the first public appearance of the 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Edition.

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Turtle Wax Shines as the Chicago Auto Show's Newest Premier Partner

Jan 30, 2019 09:00 AM

Chicago-based Turtle Wax, Inc. is making its hometown shine at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, as the brand signed on as one of the Show’s newest premier partners.

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2019 First Look for Charity Projected to Raise $2.5 Million for 18 Chicagoland Charities

Jan 29, 2019 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity black-tie gala will take place on Friday, Feb. 8 from 7-11 p.m. at McCormick Place.

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Jaguar Land Rover Joachim Eberhardt to Keynote Economic Club of Chicago Luncheon

Jan 28, 2019 09:00 AM

Jaguar Land Rover North America President and CEO Joachim Eberhardt will keynote the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon, a cornerstone event of the Chicago Auto Show’s Media Preview, on Feb. 7. ​

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2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Celebrates 60+ Years as SUV Icon

Jan 23, 2019 09:00 AM

Six decades and millions of adventurous miles in the making, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition melds exclusive design with added function for its debut just ahead of the Chicago Auto Show, where it will be shown to the public for the first time.

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Wintrust Returns as Exclusive Bank of the Chicago Auto Show

Jan 16, 2019 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show announced today that Wintrust, a financial services company comprised of more than 150 Chicago-area community bank locations, will return as the exclusive bank of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners With Association of National Advertisers to Introduce the 2019 Driving Influence Award

Dec 05, 2018 09:00 AM

As a continuation of the Chicago Auto Show's long-standing partnership with the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and its annual Driving Engagement Award, show organizers have partnered with the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to evolve and rebrand the award as the Driving Influence Award.

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Drive Safe Chicago Contest Invites Teens to Help Spread Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Oct 15, 2018 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show partnered again with The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF), a nonprofit group that promotes safe driving behavior, to launch the fifth annual Drive Safe Chicago contest. Teens from Chicagoland and neighboring states are invited to submit ideas for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) on the dangers of distracted driving.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW ANNOUNCES 2019 DATES, LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Oct 09, 2018 09:00 AM

As auto show season shifts into high gear, Chicago Auto Show organizers announce the 2019 public show dates, Feb. 9-18, and reveal the show's new website featuring responsive design, improved online ticketing, social media integration and dedicated exhibitor, media and sponsor microsites.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to DuPage Pads

Sep 14, 2018 04:48 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area's new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to DuPagePads through its Chicagoland Dealers Care program. CATA dealer member Continental Acura of Naperville recently contributed $25,000 to the charity.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Matches Continental Toyota's Donation to Plant with Purpose

Aug 24, 2018 04:36 PM

Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), recently matched Continental Toyota's $850 contribution to global charity Plant with Purpose, which empowers families living in extreme rural poverty in eight developing countries around the world.

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Chicago-area Dealers Set New Record in Sixth-Annual USO Barbecue for the Troops Program

Aug 17, 2018 04:39 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, partnered with USO of Illinois again this summer to host the sixth-annual USO Barbecue for the Troops initiative. This July, a record 115 dealerships rallied their communities to raise a total of $182,000 for local military.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to Inside Out Club of DuPage County

Jul 10, 2018 04:52 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), the area's new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to Inside Out Club, formerly isupportcommunity.org, through its Chicagoland Dealers Care program. CATA dealer member Continental Mazda of Naperville recently contributed $5,000 to the charity.

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KELLY NISSAN OF OAK LAWN OWNER ELECTED TO CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jun 27, 2018 05:05 PM

Ryan Kelly, owner of Kelly Nissan, Oak Lawn, Illinois, was recently elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors.

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Chicagoland New-Car Dealers to Host USO Barbecue for the Troops Fundraisers on July 14

Jun 13, 2018 05:08 PM

The Chicagoland new-car dealers are once again on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local military and their families. For the sixth consecutive year, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and its dealer members have partnered with USO of Illinois to host "Barbecue for the Troops" community fundraising events spanning Chicagoland on Saturday, July 14.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Awards Annual Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Student

Jun 01, 2018 05:12 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicago metropolitan area's new-car dealer association, presented the fifth annual Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship - a $1,000 grant - to John Hersey High School graduating senior Lucas Philip during an in-school presentation.

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Best of Show Results -- Consumers Pick Their Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 21, 2018 12:20 PM

For the 13th consecutive year, consumer voters selected their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's “Best of Show” balloting.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces Winner of Collegiate Video Contest

Feb 20, 2018 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, partnered with Loyola University Chicago to host a collegiate video contest.

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360 Revo Interactive Tour Let's Nation's Largest Show Live On!

Feb 19, 2018 06:00 AM

The interactive media company 360° Revo, in conjunction with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), have produced an interactive tour of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show for car enthusiasts worldwide to experience.

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Hispanic Heritage Day Returns Feb. 16 at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 15, 2018 08:30 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, in partnership with Telemundo, is gearing up for its annual Hispanic Heritage Day on Friday Feb. 16.

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Last Chance to See the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the Nation’s Largest

Feb 15, 2018 08:30 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, the nation’s largest, is ramping up for its closing weekend which runs Friday, Feb. 16 – Monday, Feb. 19 (Presidents Day).

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2018 Chicago Auto Show Hosts 6th Annual Family Day: Feb. 19

Feb 14, 2018 07:36 PM

Chicago Auto Show organizers are wrapping the 110th edition of the show with the return of Family Day on Monday, Feb. 19.

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Chicago Auto Show’s Annual Women’s Day to Feature Special Proramming and Events on Feb. 13

Feb 12, 2018 08:23 AM

In recognition of the growing purchasing power and expanding role of women in automotive, show organizers, manufacturers and exhibitors will coordinate a full day of special events and programming for the Chicago Auto Show’s annual Women’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 13

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Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity Raises More than $2.8 Million for 18 Area Nonprofit Organizations

Feb 11, 2018 06:23 PM

First Look for Charity, the cornerstone fundraiser of the Chicago Auto Show, raised more than $2.8 million for 18 local nonprofit organizations.

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Chicago Auto Show Prepares to Open Its Doors for the 110th Edition

Feb 09, 2018 09:00 PM

Automakers, manufacturers and enthusiasts from around the world are revving up for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

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Toyota Helps Local Chicago Area Homeless Families In Need By Donating Winter Boots and Socks While Showcasing Great Cars and Trucks

Feb 09, 2018 04:21 PM

While Toyota will showcase new vehicles at the opening day of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, it is also stepping in through its “Toyota Walk In My Boots” community outreach project to help Chicago area homeless families.

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2019 Volkswagen Arteon Makes North American Debut During Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Feb 09, 2018 04:11 PM

The U.S. edition of the much-anticipated Volkswagen Arteon was unveiled Thursday during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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Toyota Debuts Next Generation TRD Pro Series at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2018 04:07 PM

Toyota unveiled its new off-road-ready package – the 2019 TRD Pro Series – on Thursday during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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Subaru Celebrates 50th Anniversary by Unveiling Special Edition Models at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2018 04:02 PM

Against the backdrop of the 110th Chicago Auto Show, Subaru celebrated its 50th anniversary in the U.S. with the reveal of limited-edition models for each vehicle in its 2018 lineup.

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The Slingshot Grand Touring Limited Edition Makes Official Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2018 03:53 PM

At the 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview, Slingshot showed off its new Grand Touring Limited Edition – the latest offering in the luxury autocycle’s portfolio.

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Nissan Reveals Powerful, Snow-Battling Concepts at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2018 03:50 PM

Amid an indoor “snowstorm” complete with hot chocolate and snowflake sugar cookies, Nissan continued its tradition of unveiling winter concept vehicles in Chicago with the reveal of two unique, show-stopping concepts at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show’s Media Preview on Thursday.

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National Road Safety Foundation Announces Winner of Fourth Annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2018 03:42 PM

The National Road Safety Foundation announced the winner of its 2018 Drive Safe Chicago PSA contest Friday during the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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Honda Odyssey Named 2018 Family Vehcile of the Year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association

Feb 09, 2018 03:37 PM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) announced Thursday the 2018 Honda Odyssey has been named 2018 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year.

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Subaru of America, Inc. President and Coo Thomas Doll Opens the 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Feb 09, 2018 03:26 PM

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview kicked off Thursday with a keynote address by Subaru of America, Inc.’s president and COO Thomas Doll.

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Hyundai Reveals 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2018 02:59 PM

Visitors to the Chicago Auto Show will be the first to see Hyundai’s Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models, which the company debuted during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview at McCormick Place.

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Ford Reveals Redesigned 2019 Transit Connect Wagon, Introduces Titanium Elite Appearance Package at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2018 02:52 PM

Ford Motor Company, with a little help from Chicago native Jim Belushi, introduced its newly redesigned 2019 Transit Connect Wagon to media attendees at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Thursday.

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Fiat Introduces All-Turbo 500 Lineup at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2018 02:41 PM

Automotive media at the 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show was among the first in the world to see Fiat’s all-turbo lineup for its iconic 2018 Fiat 500 family of vehicles. The company debuted the all-turbo series at an Italian-themed reception at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview on Thursday.​

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The Economic Club of Chicago’s Auto Show Luncheon Features Keynote Address by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. President and CEO Hinrich Woebcken

Feb 09, 2018 02:32 PM

Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of the North America Region, Volkswagen and president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., delivered the keynote address at the annual Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) luncheon at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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Ram and Mopar Debut Customized Ram 1500 at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2018 09:08 AM

The Ram Truck and Mopar brands unveiled a lineup of exciting outdoor-sport-themed modifications for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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All-New 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Makes U.S. Debut at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2018 03:20 PM

The all-new Volkswagen brand halo has the space of a mid-sized sedan married to the sleek design of a premium coupe, as well as innovative technology and driver assistance features.

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Lightweighting with Advanced High-Strength Steel Produces Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions than Lightweighting with Aluminum

Feb 08, 2018 03:00 PM

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, today released a peer-reviewed study demonstrating the importance of material production emissions toward a vehicle’s lifetime environmental impact.

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Klairmont Kollections Makes it's First Appearance at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2018 11:16 AM

Chicago’s very own Klairmont Kollections is proud to make its’ first appearance at the Chicago Auto Show. The Kollection is the passion and joy of Larry Klairmont, a successful Chicagoland businessman and Highland Park resident.

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Chicago Auto Show Reveals Comprehensive Social Media Campaign

Feb 07, 2018 09:00 AM

With more than one million sq. ft. of exhibit space, nearly 1,000 of the latest cars, trucks and SUVs, three indoor test tracks and a wide variety of interactive exhibits, there are plenty of memories to make and photos to share at the nation’s largest auto show.

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Four TV Specials to Originate from 2018 Chicago Auto Show Floor

Feb 07, 2018 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show provides the perfect backdrop for exciting and engaging television, and the Chicago market is strong enough to support multiple live television specials. This year, four stations are planning auto show special programming including ABC 7 Chicago, CBS 2 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago and WGN-TV.

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Chicago Auto Show Dennis Buckley Memorial Blood Drive

Feb 03, 2018 07:38 PM

The Chicago Auto Show with Heartland Blood Centers presents a quick and easy way to donate blood during the public show days from Feb. 10 through Feb. 19.

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Blackhawks Support MedEx Ambulance Service at First Look for Charity

Feb 03, 2018 06:14 PM

Chicago Blackhawks Hall-of-Famer Denis Savard, plus former Hawks Bryan Bickell and Adam Burish will be the guests of MedEx Ambulance Service at the First Look for Charity event on Friday Feb. 9.

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Chicago Auto Show to Feature Electric Vehicle Test Drives

Feb 02, 2018 03:12 PM

Consumers attending the 2018 Chicago Auto Show will get a chance to test-drive all-new electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles at the show, Feb. 10-19.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners with Comcast for Third Consecutive Year

Feb 02, 2018 01:35 PM

The Chicago Auto Show, which runs Feb. 10-19 at McCormick Place, announced today that it’s partnering with Comcast to offer show attendees an engaging onsite experience and the chance to win prizes by participating in the #XFINITYFast social media challenge.

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Chicago Auto Show Fast Facts: Camp Jeep Indoor Track Experience

Jan 31, 2018 03:35 PM

A detailed list of fast facts to know about the Camp Jeep Indoor Experience at the Chicago Auto Show.​

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Lexus' Luxury Lineup Cruises into the Windy City for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 31, 2018 09:45 AM

Lexus’ striking new concept vehicle – the Lexus LF-1 Limitless – will take center stage at the Lexus display during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, which takes place February 10-19, at McCormick Place.

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Nation’s Largest Show Set to Open

Jan 31, 2018 09:30 AM

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show begins its 10-day run at McCormick Place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. With more than 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit space, the show is the largest in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent.

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Media Preview Poised to Deliver News

Jan 31, 2018 09:30 AM

With vehicle introductions from Fiat, Ford, Hyundai, MOPAR, Nissan, Polaris/Slingshot, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen, keynote addresses from Thomas Doll and Hinrich Woebcken and the impressive What Drives Her Luncheon, the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview is poised to deliver noteworthy industry news. Here’s a quick rundown of key events.

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Chicago Auto Show: By the Numbers

Jan 31, 2018 09:30 AM

What if we told you it takes just 10 days to construct the nation’s largest auto show?

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Digital Dealer to Host Workshop in Partnership with the Chicago Auto Show

Jan 31, 2018 09:00 AM

In partnership with the Chicago Auto Show, Digital Dealer Workshops Chicago will take place Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 14 at McCormick Place. Digital Dealer Conference & Expo brings Dealer Principals, GMs, GSMs, Marketing Directors, ISMs, BDC Managers, and other top industry experts together to share best practices and discuss proven strategies to maximize results.

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Laurel Bmw Special Edition ‘Art Wrap’ M2 is Headed to Chicago Auto Show 2018

Jan 30, 2018 11:44 AM

Laurel BMW of Westmont (Laurel BMW) is pleased to announce its Laurel Motorsport M2 Edition art wrap car will be on display at the BMW stand during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show from Feb. 8-19 at McCormick Place.

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New Toyota Off-Road Rigs, All-New Avalon and More Than 50 Vehicles Featured at Chicago Auto Show

Jan 30, 2018 10:13 AM

New Toyota off-road rigs will be featured at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. The powerful and sleek trucks and SUV will be on display alongside the all-new 2019 Avalon and more than 50 vehicles in Toyota’s exhibit at Chicago’s McCormick Place from February 10-19.

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Premier Partners Highlight 2018 Chicago Auto Show Sponsor Lineup

Jan 30, 2018 09:54 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce Cars.com, State Farm and Wintrust as premier partners of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 10-19 at McCormick Place.

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Chicago News Will be Presenting Awards for Best Cars of the Year at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 29, 2018 05:27 PM

Chicago News picked six best vehicles in six different categories and will be presenting awards to the winning manufacturers at the opening press day of the Chicago Auto Show at the McCormick Place at 10 am on February 8 at the Live Radio booth.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners with Cision as its Official News Service Provider

Jan 29, 2018 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, has partnered again with Cision and its PR Newswire service as the official news and content distributor for the 2018 show: Feb. 10-19.

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First Look for Charity Wine Sponsor Trinchero Offers Wine Tastings

Jan 26, 2018 01:00 PM

Trinchero Family Estates, a family-owned and operated winery based in Napa Valley, partnered with Jewel Osco to offer wine tastings of selections that will be available at the Chicago Auto Show's black-tie charity gala, First Look for Charity.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to Student Excellence Foundation to Assist Wheaton-Warrenville Students

Jan 26, 2018 09:10 AM

Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), donated $1,500 to the Student Excellence Foundation. The CATA created the Chicagoland Dealers Care program in 2008 to build upon the charitable efforts of CATA’s dealer members within their communities.

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Finalists Named in Chicago Auto Show’s Drive Safe Chicago Distracted Driving PSA Contest

Jan 26, 2018 09:01 AM

Three public service announcement entries from Chicagoland teens regarding distracted driving have been selected as finalists in the fourth annual Drive Safe Chicago contest, coordinated by The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF).

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Chicago Auto Show Media Preview to Feature Second Annual ‘What Drives Her’ Luncheon and Panel on Feb. 9

Jan 24, 2018 10:39 AM

The Chicago Auto Show announced the second annual “What Drives Her” industry networking event and panel discussion to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 – the Chicago Auto Show’s final Media Preview day.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces Cars.com as Newest Premier Partner

Jan 23, 2018 09:00 AM

Cars.com, a leading online automotive marketplace, is the latest brand to sign on as a premier partner of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 10-19 at McCormick Place. With premier partner status, Cars.com will enjoy category exclusivity and power the show's new BUZZHUB.

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Doll, Woebcken to Keynote Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Jan 18, 2018 09:00 AM

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview will officially open Thursday, Feb. 8 with the Midwest Automotive Media Association breakfast. MAMA President Jill Ciminillo will present the MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year award and will introduce keynote speaker Thomas Doll, president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc.

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2018 First Look for Charity Gala Projected to Raise $3 Million for 18 Local Charities

Jan 18, 2018 09:00 AM

As it enters its 27th year, First Look for Charity has helped raise nearly $48 million for Chicago-area charities. The black-tie gala will be 7 – 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9.

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Wintrust Named Exclusive Bank of the Chicago Auto Show

Jan 17, 2018 09:27 AM

The Chicago Auto Show today announced a new partnership with Wintrust as the exclusive bank of the 2018 show, Feb. 10-19 at McCormick Place. As a premier partner, Wintrust will enjoy category exclusivity, continue as a corporate supporter of FLFC, and serve as the primary source of discount ticket vouchers.​

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Four TV Specials Originate from the Chicago Auto Show Floor

Jan 16, 2018 11:51 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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Nissan Hosts Media Program at the Chicago Auto Show

Jan 16, 2018 11:45 AM

The Chicago Auto Show media travel program is designed to provide travel and lodging for a significant group of A-list media and influencers in attending the show’s two-day Media Preview. Nissan North America continues as the sponsor of this media travel assistance program

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Cision Becomes Official News Service Provider for the Chicago Auto Show

Jan 16, 2018 11:38 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, has partnered again with Cision and its PR Newswire services the official news and content distributor for the 2018 show.

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CAS Media Preview Features Concept & Technology Garage

Jan 16, 2018 11:23 AM

The Chicago Auto Show’s Concept & Technology Garage gives automotive media a fantastic opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest concept cars, safety technologies and automotive telematics.

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CAS Partners with WOMMA for 6th Consecutive Year on Driving Engagement Award

Jan 16, 2018 09:25 AM

The Chicago Auto Show and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) will team up again on the 2018 Driving Engagement Award which recognizes an automotive manufacturer for an outstanding word-of-mouth campaign utilizing social media.

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2018 First Look for Charity Gala Projected to Raise $3 Million for 18 Local Charities

Jan 12, 2018 09:04 AM

Americaneagle.com recently created the newly-redesigned website for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Americaneagle.com has been proud to host and redesign the website every year since 2004 for Chicago Auto Show, one of the world’s biggest auto shows.

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Driving the Future: New Website and Mobile App for Chicago Auto Show 2018

Jan 10, 2018 09:04 AM

Americaneagle.com recently created the newly-redesigned website for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Americaneagle.com has been proud to host and redesign the website every year since 2004 for Chicago Auto Show, one of the world’s biggest auto shows.

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Official Hotels Offer Convenience, Luxury

Dec 29, 2017 11:17 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce partnerships with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.

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Drive Safe Chicago Contest Aims to Reduce Distracted Driving

Dec 29, 2017 10:57 AM

Teens from Chicagoland, Illinois and neighboring states are invited to help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving via the fourth annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest. The contest invites teens to submit ideas for a 30-second public service announcement about distracted driving.

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What Drives Her Returns to the Chicago Auto Show

Dec 29, 2017 10:46 AM

The Chicago Auto Show has teamed up with Women in Automotive and She Buys Cars to host the second annual What Drives Her industry networking event and panel discussion during the show’s 2018 Media Preview.​

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Media Preview Welcomes High-Profile Keynotes

Dec 29, 2017 10:23 AM

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview will officially open on Thursday, Feb. 8 with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast. MAMA President Jill Ciminillo will present the MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year award and introduce keynote speaker Thomas Doll, President and CEO of Subaru of America, Inc.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse

Dec 29, 2017 09:33 AM

Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), donated $1,500 to the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse, which provides long-term rehabilitative services, support and mentoring to those affected by stroke or brain injury in the Chicagoland area.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners with WOMMA for the 6th Consecutive Year

Dec 21, 2017 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) will team up again on the 2018 Driving Engagement Award which recognizes an automotive manufacturer for an outstanding word-of-mouth campaign utilizing social media.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 to St. Joseph Services through Chicagoland Dealers Care Program.

Oct 30, 2017 04:43 PM

Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), recently donated $1,500 to St. Joseph Services as part of the CATA's Chicagoland Dealers Care program.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE, ANNOUNCES 2018 SHOW DATES

Oct 25, 2017 11:42 AM

As auto show season swings into high gear, the Chicago Auto Show announces its 2018 public show dates, Feb. 10-19, and debuts an all-new website boasting responsive design, improved navigation and dedicated sponsor, exhibitor and media microsites.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Thomas Auto Group Collectively Donate $3,000 to Joliet Salvation Army

Oct 06, 2017 01:59 PM

Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), recently matched Thomas Auto Group's donation of $1,500 to the Joliet Salvation Army for a collective donation of $3,000.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Matches Continental Toyota's Donation to Charity Plant with Purpose

Oct 06, 2017 01:54 PM

Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), matched Continental Toyota's $643 contribution to global charity Plant with Purpose, which aims to improve the quality of lives of people living in extreme rural poverty in third-world countries.

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Drive Safe Chicago Contest Invites Teens To Help Spread Message About Distracted Driving Risks

Oct 02, 2017 09:45 AM

Teens from Chicagoland and Illinois and neighboring states are being invited to help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving, as the fourth annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest launches.​

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CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION AND CHICAGO AUTO SHOW ANNOUNCE NEW DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Sep 21, 2017 09:45 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, named Jim OBrill as its Director of Marketing. Effective immediately, OBrill will oversee marketing for the nation's largest auto show and serve as the primary contact for show sponsors.

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Record One-hundred Chicagoland New-car Dealers Raise $143,000 for the USO of Illinois in Fifth-annual Barbecue for the Troops Program

Aug 17, 2017 09:54 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, partnered with the USO of Illinois for the fifth consecutive year of “Barbecue for the Troops.”

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Gerald Subaru of Naperville Make Donation to Junior Achievement of Chicago

Jul 31, 2017 09:52 AM

Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), matched Gerald Subaru of Naperville’s $1,500 donation to Junior Achievement of Chicago ...

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Board Member Kelly Webb Roberts Makes Automotive News’ 40 Under 40 List for 2017

Jul 19, 2017 09:50 AM

Automotive News named Kelly Webb Roberts, Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board member and president of Webb Auto Group, to its prestigious 40 Under 40 retail roster for 2017.

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HAWK AUTO GROUP AND GOLF MILL FORD OWNER ELECTED TO CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jun 29, 2017 09:49 AM

John Crane, owner of Hawk Auto Group and Golf Mill Ford, was elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this month.

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CLASSIC TOYOTA AND KIA OWNER ELECTED TO CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jun 29, 2017 09:47 AM

Fred Marks, owner of Classic Toyota and Kia of Waukegan, Illinois, was elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this month.

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WICKSTROM AUTO GROUP CO-OWNER ELECTED TO CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jun 29, 2017 09:45 AM

Richard Wickstrom, co-owner of Wickstrom Auto Group of Barrington, Illinois, was elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this month.

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ADVANTAGE CHEVROLET OF HODGKINS CO-OWNER ELECTED TO CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jun 29, 2017 09:44 AM

Jason Roberts, co-owner of Advantage Chevrolet in Hodgkins, Illinois, was elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this month.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Elects Four New Members and Re-Elects Existing Member to its Board of Directors

Jun 21, 2017 09:43 AM

Crane, Marks, Roberts and Wickstrom join incumbent Haggerty on the 15-member CATA board. Scarpelli elected CATA chairman.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Board of Director Dan Marquardt to be Honored as Father of the Year by the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative

Jun 06, 2017 09:00 AM

The Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI) will honor Dan Marquardt - Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of director and vice president/partner of Marquardt of Barrington - as "Father of the Year" during the IFI's 20th annual Fatherhood Dinner Celebration.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Awards Fourth Annual Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Student for Academic and Personal Excellence

Jun 05, 2017 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicago metropolitan’s new-car dealer association, presented the fourth annual Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship – a $1,000 grant – to John Hersey High School graduating senior Ashley Roscoe during a recent student assembly.

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and USO of Illinois Partner for Fifth Year of Charitable Barbecue for the Troops Initiative

May 22, 2017 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, and the USO of Illinois announce the fifth consecutive year of the “Barbecue for the Troops” program.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Announces Northwood Scholarship Recipient

Apr 17, 2017 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is pleased to award a $5,000 educational scholarship to local resident Edward Mavromatis.

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Best of Show Results -- Consumers Pick Their Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 23, 2017 01:05 PM

For the twelfth consecutive year, consumer voters selected their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's "Best of Show" balloting. The Chicago Auto Show is the only major auto show that polls its attendees' favorite vehicles and exhibit.

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Chicago Auto Show Concludes Successful 10-Day Run

Feb 22, 2017 03:03 PM

The Chicago Auto Show wrapped a successful 10-day run, and show organizers announced an attendance bump over last year - despite a record-breaking warmth that had many Chicagoans enjoying the outdoors.

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Hispanic Heritage Day at 2017 Chicago Auto Show Returns with Special Programs and Events on Feb. 17

Feb 15, 2017 09:06 PM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show, together with Telemundo Chicago, is proud to announce the return of Hispanic Heritage Day, an annual celebration of the Hispanic community and its influence in the automotive market, to be held on Friday, Feb. 17.

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360 Revo Returns to Chicago Auto Show to Provide Consumers With a Virtual Experience

Feb 14, 2017 04:25 PM

The interactive media company 360° Revo, in conjunction with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), have produced an interactive tour of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show for car enthusiasts worldwide to experience. Visitors to the Chicago Auto Show website will be able to go virtually inside and outside specific vehicles that are featured at this year's show. 360° Revo has produced these tours every year since 2012 for the CATA.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners With XFINITY to Help Fans Go #XFINITYFast at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 14, 2017 09:10 AM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show is proud to once again partner with XFINITY to offer show attendees a chance to win great prizes and exclusive access during the 10-day show, running from Feb. 11-20 at McCormick Place.

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2017 Chicago Auto Show Now Open to the Public

Feb 11, 2017 10:00 AM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show is officially underway. The 109th edition of the largest automotive exhibition in North America is officially open to the public through Monday, Feb. 20 at McCormick Place. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined 2017 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Mike McGrath and General Manager Dave Sloan on stage to cut the ribbon to open the show.

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Feb 10, 2017 03:36 PM

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Feb 10, 2017 03:26 PM

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Camp Jeep Indoor Track Experience

Feb 10, 2017 03:22 PM

Camp Jeep Indoor Track Experience - Fast Facts

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Ram Truck Territory Indoor Track Experience

Feb 10, 2017 03:19 PM

The Ram Truck Brand is bringing its all-new Ram Truck Territory interactive ride experience to the Chicago Auto Show for the first time. The 30,000-square-foot ultimate in-truck adventure demonstrates the power and capabilities of the Ram Truck brand vehicle lineup. Professional drivers navigate attendees through the interactive course in Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks.

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Volvo Brings New Wagon, Ultra-Lux SUV to Chicago for the First Time, S90 Sedan Named ‘Best Sedan of the Year’

Feb 10, 2017 02:25 PM

The all-new Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon and ultra-luxurious XC90 Excellence plug-in hybrid SUV will make their Chicago Auto Show debuts this weekend at McCormick Place. Also on display will be the S90, named Best Sedan of the Year 2017 by Chicago News.

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Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition Demonstrates Go-Anywhere Appeal and Versatility

Feb 10, 2017 02:06 PM

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas that will hit American roads this Spring was designed to let people live a life as big as their imaginations. At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen of America, Inc., will demonstrate how the Atlas can be enhanced with smart accessories in a new concept, the Atlas Weekend Edition.

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The 2017 Chicago Auto Show Ready to Open Its Doors

Feb 10, 2017 01:01 PM

Automakers from around the globe are gearing up for the grand opening of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, which opens to the public 10 am. Saturday, Feb. 11, at McCormick Place.

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Mopar Celebrates 80 Years With Debut of Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger

Feb 10, 2017 12:51 PM

The Mopar brand continues the celebration of its 80th anniversary with the introduction of the limited-edition Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger.

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The World's Fastest Production Mercedes-Benz Road Car to make Chicago Auto Show Debut

Feb 10, 2017 09:51 AM

The largest Auto Show in North America can now claim to exhibit the worlds' fastest Mercedes Benz. Speedriven Inc is proud to debut their SL 65 1250HP Fire Breathing Monster.

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Chrysler Brand, the Leader in Minivans, Partners With World Mobility Leader BraunAbility to Unveil Game-changing Wheelchair-accessible Chrysler Pacifica

Feb 09, 2017 05:18 PM

Chrysler brand and BraunAbility are joining forces to design a wheelchair-accessible Chrysler Pacifica minivan that gives wheelchair users the quality of the world's leading automotive mobility manufacturer with the functionality and bold styling of the industry's most awarded minivan of the year. The new upfitted Chrysler Pacifica will make its world debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, February 9.

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All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named Family Vehicle of the Year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association

Feb 09, 2017 12:42 PM

The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been named the 2017 Family Vehicle of the Year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), an honor announced today at the Chicago Auto Show.

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2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure, 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport, 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Debut

Feb 09, 2017 12:01 PM

2017 Chicago Auto Show 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure/2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport/2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Debut Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 Bill Fay, Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager

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Toyota Introduces the New 2018 Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport and RAV4 Adventure Models

Feb 09, 2017 11:32 AM

Families on the go, TRD style! Toyota's Tundra full-size pickup truck and Sequoia large SUV have long been ideal for adventuresome families in need of that unique combination of performance, utility, towing ability and comfort. For 2018, the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) have developed the new TRD Sport grade for Tundra and Sequoia, offering active families an extra dose of sportier styling and performance for added fun and excitement on their next journey.

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Volkswagen Reimagines the VW Journey Through LEGO Bricks

Feb 09, 2017 08:44 AM

Volkswagen of America, Inc., has reimagined VW's adventurous spirit through a custom-built display made of more than 20,000 LEGO(r) bricks. Making its debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the 2 foot by 3.5 foot display highlights the evolution of Volkswagen design and the journey of VW vehicles with American families through the decades.

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2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport Makes First Appearance at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2017 10:29 AM

At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Ram Truck will introduce a new color to its half-ton Sport trim - Ram 1500 Copper Sport. The assertive Copper Pearl color joins Ignition Orange as the second limited-edition offering of stand-out tints on the 2017 Ram 1500 Sport.

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Toyota To Donate Winter Boots and Socks To Homeless Chicago Families During Its Chicago Auto Show Activities

Feb 07, 2017 02:39 PM

While Toyota will showcase new vehicles at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, it is also stepping in through its "Toyota Walk In My Boots" community outreach project to help Chicago area homeless families by providing new winter boots and socks to residents of The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge, a homeless haven for families in Chicago.

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Plenty of Fun to be Had in the Ford booth at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2017 10:07 AM

Ford’s newest cars, trucks and SUVs, plus electrified vehicles, technologies and activities at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

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Lexus Listening Lounge Returns to the Chicago Auto Show Featuring Legendary Performers & Chicago Favorites

Feb 06, 2017 05:44 PM

Leading luxury automotive brand Lexus announces its return to the Chicago Auto Show with a special edition of its hit R&B/Soul music property, the Lexus Listening Lounge from Saturday, February 11 through Sunday, February 19. Lexus has been tapped once again to provide a special guest at the exclusive First Look for Charity Gala.

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Mitsubishi Debuts 2017 Outlander Sport Limited Edition at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2017 04:12 PM

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) will unveil a Limited Edition trim level for the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport at the Chicago Auto Show. Positioned directly above the ES base model, the Outlander Sport Limited Edition offers customers striking style and technology enhancements at an affordable price.

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Nissan brings 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition vehicles to 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2017 03:42 PM

One of five global brands that joined forces with Lucasfilm Ltd. for the extensive global promotional campaign in support of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Nissan is bringing an immersive "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"-inspired experience for consumers visiting the Nissan display to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

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Lexus LS and LC Cruise into the Windy City for 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2017 01:22 PM

Following its global debut last month, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS is coming to the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, Feb. 11-20. The new LS reflects a strong, uniquely Japanese identity and approach to luxury, and it is expected to carry the buzz from its Detroit show debut into Chicago.

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'Sexy' All-New 2018 Toyota Camry Comes to Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2017 01:12 PM

The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, dubbed "sexy" by Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda at its world debut last month, is coming to the Chicago Auto Show. The captivating mid-size sedan will be on display alongside more than 50 cars, trucks and SUVs in Toyota's exhibit at Chicago's McCormick Place from February 10-22.

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ABC 7 Chicago to Present the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Live

Feb 02, 2017 11:15 AM

ABC 7 puts you in the driver's seat with a spectacular preview of the 2017 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. ABC 7 PRESENTS THE 2017 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, hosted by Mark Giangreco and Jim Rose, a live, hour-long special showcasing all of the bells and whistles that come with some of the finest driving machines the industry has to offer. ABC 7's Jerry Taft, Cheryl Scott, Roz Varon, Val Warner, Ryan Chiaverini, Ji Suk Yi and Ravi Baichwal will also contribute.

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1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 to be Raffled Off to Benefit JDRF

Feb 02, 2017 09:40 AM

Angela Babala and "Angel's Garage" will raffle off a custom 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 race car at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show to benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

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Climb Onboard the Most Powerful Vehicle at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show!

Jan 31, 2017 10:55 AM

While Chicagoans attend the Nation's largest auto show, they can "roll up their sleeves" to save a life onboard Heartland Blood Centers' blood mobile, the most powerful vehicle at the show.

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Chicago News Has Announced Five Best Cars of the Year

Jan 25, 2017 04:51 PM

"With almost 100 cars reviewed in 2016, the nominees for each category were very carefully selected, with a limit of only five cars for each segment," said Dennis Bindarau, the automotive editor at Chicago News and www.ChicagoNewsToday.com.

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Chicago Auto Show Sponsors Ready to Engage the Masses

Jan 25, 2017 09:19 AM

As the nation's largest auto show approaches, sponsors of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show prepare to engage the masses. Foresight Research reports that 65 percent of people who visit the Chicago Auto Show come to shop - a statistic that applies to all exhibitors, including sponsors.

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Finalists Named in Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest, PSA to Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Jan 19, 2017 09:29 AM

Entries from three area teens in the third annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest have been selected as finalists, and the public now has the chance to vote online to select the winner. The PSA with the highest number of votes will receive a $2,000 prize from The National Road Safety Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes safe driving.

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Engaging App Connecting Consumers

Jan 11, 2017 10:58 AM

The Chicago Auto Show created a class-leading event app to better engage attendees and provide more value for exhibitors. Unmatched by offerings at any other show in the nation, the Chicago Auto Show mobile app is the perfect digital companion for shoppers and show-goers.

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Indoor Test Tracks Highlight Show Experience

Jan 11, 2017 10:55 AM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show will feature two additional indoor test tracks, swelling the total number of indoor riding opportunities for attendees to five. Returning are Camp Jeep, FCA multi-brand track and Toyota's RAV4 & Highlander Experience. New for 2017 is a Ram proving ground and Mercedes-Benz' "Iron Schöckl."

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association Matches Courtesy Buick-GMC's $1,000 Donation to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry Community Harvest Campaign

Dec 22, 2016 04:12 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) - Chicago area's new-car dealer association - matched Courtesy Buick-GMC's contribution of $1,000, together donating $2,000 to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry Community Harvest campaign through the Chicagoland Dealers Care program.

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ABC7 Chicago Auto Show Special Nets Emmy Award

Dec 13, 2016 11:19 AM

The Chicago Auto Show special produced jointly by ABC7 Chicago and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, in February 2016 won a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners With Word of Mouth Marketing Association for a Fifth Year to Present the 2017 Driving Engagement Award

Dec 12, 2016 11:32 AM

For a fifth consecutive year, the Chicago Auto Show has partnered with Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) to present the Driving Engagement Award to an auto manufacturer with the most outstanding social media campaign of the year.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners with Eshots to Provide Unparalleled Consumer Engagement

Nov 29, 2016 11:54 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is partnering with experiential marketing specialist, eshots, inc., to offer epass at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. epass, part of eshots' EventOS platform, enables attendees to share contact information, request vehicle data, enter contests and register for activities in a seamless and secure way. epass is incorporated into the show's ticket and registering is as simple as entering name, email and ZIP code.

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Chicago Auto Show Launches 2017 Website

Nov 08, 2016 09:31 AM

As auto show season swings into gear, the Chicago Auto Show debuts an all-new website boasting responsive design, rededicated focus on the show’s 116-year history and an improved ticketing experience. The show will launch an accompanying smartphone app in January that is intended to enhance attendee experience and interaction with the nation’s largest auto show.

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The Chicago Auto Show Encourages Local Teens to Submit Distracted Driving Campaigns in Third Annual "Drive Safe Chicago” Contest

Oct 05, 2016 06:42 PM

For the third year, the Chicago Auto Show has partnered with the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) to host the "Drive Safe Chicago" contest and generate awareness about distracted driving. The "Drive Safe Chicago" contest invites teens from Illinois and neighboring states to submit ideas for a 30-second public service announcement about distracted driving.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care: Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Joe Cotton Ford Donate $1,500 to the Boy Scouts of America

Sep 19, 2016 06:32 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) presented a $1,500 check to the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council, as part of its Chicagoland Dealers Care initiative. Joe Cotton Ford previously contributed $2,000 to the cause and helped advocate for the additional funds from Chicagoland's new-car dealer association.

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Eighty Chicagoland New-car Dealers Set New Record, Raise $160,000 for the USO of Illinois

Aug 19, 2016 06:27 PM

On July 16, 80 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) dealers fired up their grills and hosted individual community fundraising events, collectively raising $160,000 - the highest amount to date - for the USO of Illinois. Participating dealers gathered last evening during the USO of Illinois' Clark After Dark event to formally present the check.

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CATA Elects Two New Members and Re-Elects Three Existing Members to Its Board of Directors

Jun 22, 2016 10:00 AM

Kelly Webb Roberts, owner of Webb Chevrolet Plainfield, Webb Chevrolet Oak Lawn, Webb Hyundai (Highland, Ind.) and Webb Hyundai Mitsubishi (Merrillville, Ind.) and Dan Marquardt owner of Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC were recently elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board

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Webb Chevrolet, Hyundai and Mitsubishi Co-Owner Elected to CATA Board of Directors

Jun 22, 2016 10:00 AM

Kelly Webb Roberts, co-owner of Webb Chevrolet Plainfield, Webb Chevrolet Oak Lawn, Webb Hyundai (Highland, Ind.) and Webb Hyundai Mitsubishi (Merrillville, Ind.) was elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this month.

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Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC Co-Owner Elected to CATA Board of Directors

Jun 22, 2016 09:00 AM

Dan Marquardt, co-owner of Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC, was elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this month.

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CATA Announces 2016-17 Executive Board

Jun 20, 2016 09:00 AM

John Hennessy, of River View Ford, was recently elected the 2016-2017 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairman and the 2017 Chicago Auto Show co-chairman.

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association Presented John Hersey High School Student Dejanna Blair with the 2016 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship

Jun 03, 2016 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) presented the 2016 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to deserving John Hersey High School senior, Dejanna Blair, today during a school assembly. Blair received a $1,000 grant to put toward future education.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care: Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Continental AutoSports Make a Donation to the Hagerty Education Program

Apr 07, 2016 09:00 AM

Through the Chicagoland Dealers Care initiative, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) - Chicagoland's new-car dealer association - recently donated $1,500 to the Hagerty Education Program to help fund student education in automotive restoration.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care: Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Lombard Toyota Donate $1,000 to Salvation Army’s Ways to Work Program

Mar 10, 2016 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) – Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association – matched Lombard Toyota’s contribution of $500 to Salvation Army’s Ways to Work program, donating a total of $1,000 to the cause. The Chicagoland Dealers Care program was created by the CATA to help support member dealers’ charitable community initiatives by providing additional financial support and advocacy to those in need.

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ELMWOOD PARK RESIDENT WINS THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW VEHICLE SWEEPSTAKES, DRIVES AWAY IN A BRAND NEW BUICK ENCORE

Mar 08, 2016 09:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers today announced the winner of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Vehicle Sweepstakes. Marylee Bekielewski, of Elmwood Park, Ill., is the new owner of a 2016 Buick Encore that was delivered to her last evening at D'Arcy Buick GMC in Joliet, Ill.

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THE NATION’S LARGEST AUTO SHOW CONCLUDES ITS 108TH EDITION WITH A SUCCESSFUL NINE-DAY RUN

Feb 23, 2016 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show concluded a successful nine-day run this past weekend. Highlights included more than 20 vehicles that made their global debut, a dazzling array of concept cars, participation from every volume manufacturer and three indoor test tracks.

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BEST OF SHOW RESULTS -- CONSUMERS PICK THEIR FAVORITE VEHICLES AND EXHIBIT AT THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 23, 2016 08:00 AM

For the eleventh consecutive year, consumer voters selected their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's “Best of Show” balloting. The Chicago Auto Show is the only major auto show that polls its attendees’ favorite vehicles and exhibit.

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HISPANIC HERITAGE DAY RETURNS TO 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW ON FEB. 19

Feb 17, 2016 08:00 AM

Together with Telemundo Chicago, the Chicago Auto Show is designating Friday, Feb. 19, as Hispanic Heritage Day in recognition of the rising market of Latino car buyers. Dating back to 2007, Telemundo has partnered with the Chicago Auto Show to present special events throughout Hispanic Heritage Day including autograph signings to music performances.

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FORMER CUBS PITCHERS AND BEARS LINEBACKER TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW THIS WEEKEND

Feb 17, 2016 08:00 AM

Three former professional Chicago athletes are visiting the Chicago Auto Show this weekend to meet fans, sign autographs and talk about their playing careers.

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Last Chance to see the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the Nation's Largest Final Weekend for the 108th Show Edition Runs Feb. 19-21

Feb 17, 2016 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, the nation's largest, is ramping up for its closing weekend, Feb. 19-21. Show-goers can get a glimpse of the more than 20 global debuts that are taking center stage at the 108th edition of the show, 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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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HOSTS ANNUAL WOMEN'S DAY ON FEB. 16 WITH SPECIAL EVENTS GEARED TOWARDS FEMALES Women Receive Discounted Ticket at $7

Feb 15, 2016 08:00 AM

While there are many activities that appeal to women during the run of the nine-day Chicago Auto Show, organizers host Women's Day annually to further reach the female demographic. Auto manufacturers know that females are an important demographic to which to market, as 80 percent of women influence the purchase decision when it comes to shopping for a new car.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW PARTNERS WITH XFINITY TO PUT A SPOTLIGHT ON CONCEPT CARS

Feb 13, 2016 10:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is excited to partner with Comcast’s XFINITY brand to help showcase this year’s highly-anticipated concept cars. To ensure auto show attendees don't miss any of these vehicles, XFINITY is providing them several ways to check out the latest concepts, along with the chance to win prizes.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW CHARITY BENEFIT RAISES $2.6 MILLON

Feb 12, 2016 10:00 PM

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show tonight raised more than $2.6 million for area charities, and the two people who won new vehicles both needed just seconds to claim their prizes. That came after two other people failed a five-minute deadline and new winners had to be selected.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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