Young & Future Drivers Registration


You’re exclusively invited to the Young & Future Drivers event at the Chicago Auto Show on Saturday, Feb. 14. Auto manufacturers and exhibitors will be hosting entertaining and informational activities within their displays specifically designed for teen drivers from 2-8 p.m. Parents attending can pre-purchase their tickets online to avoid box office lines:

Register for your COMPLIMENTARY TICKET below. You’ll receive a confirmation email that you’ll need to bring to the Young & Future Drivers registration table just outside of the main ticket lobby near the special events stage within McCormick Place.

All teens in attendance will receive a gift bag, pledge to not text and drive and get to participate in the #CASTeenChallenge social media contest for the chance to win prizes.

Here are some of the Young & Future Drivers event highlights:

  • Acura will showcase an interactive table including several safety-related features in 3D.
  • Honda will feature an interactive, in-vehicle touch screen that explains Honda’s driver assist technology “Honda Sensing.”
  • The Chevy Theater in the Chevy display will include programming highlighting the latest available safety innovations available in some of its brand-new vehicles.
  • Hyundai will conduct Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto in-vehicle demonstrations to ensure drivers are familiar with using Google Voice or Apple’s Siri natural speech to make calls, send messages and the navigation app via their smartphones – all in an effort to reduce driver distraction.
  • Kia will feature its BRAKES activation: Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe
  • Visit Mazda the Mazda booth from 2-6 p.m. to take your picture outside the 2016 MX-5 Miata and be able to share it via Instagram, FB, and Twitter!
  • Meet Stephan Gregoire, a 7-time Indy 500 competitor who has also competed in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans four times, in the MINI display. Also, new drivers can learn more about MINI’s Miles Ahead Motoring school – a half day of adrenaline-charged performance driving that takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • Fifth Third Bank will be giving away #NoTextRed nail polish to bring awareness to the horrific effects texting and driving.
  • Toyota will have its TeenDrive365 Distracted Driving Simulator including virtual reality technology with Oculus Rift glasses.
  • Volvo will feature a Pedestrian Detection Safety System Display.
  • Visit the Illinois Secretary of State’s exhibit to pledge to not use your cell phone while driving and receive a special gift.
  • The Illinois State Police will provide visitors a Fatal Vision Experience to demonstrate how one's judgment is distorted when they consume alcoholic beverages. The participant will wear 'Fatal Vision Goggles' which will give the perception they are impaired.  The trooper will have the individual perform a few tasks with and without the goggles on to show the difference.

Additional show highlights for Feb. 14 include:

  • Chicago White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas appearance in State Farm exhibit from 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew will be mingling with attendees in the Chevy Dealers’ Family Fun Zone from 5-7 p.m.
  • Supercar Gallery featuring all of the latest exotic cars like Bugatti, Ferrari and Lamborghini
  • Camp Jeep ride, an indoor all-terrain ride experience
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Multi-Brand Ride Along, featuring Fiat, Chrysler and Dodge vehicles
  • oyota Test Track Ride Along
  • Outdoor Ride and Drives (Ford, Kia, Mazda, Scion, Subaru and Toyota)
  • Lexus Listening Lounge performances – stop by to listen to musical performances by Carl Thomas from 2-3:15 p.m. and 7-8:15 p.m. and pose for a photo opportunity 
  • ABC 7 Chicago Social Media Lounge and green screen experience with news truck
  • Pick up a Chicago Auto Show Commemorative Cup in the Chevy Dealers’ Family Fun Zone – just download the Chicago Auto Show official mobile app – and fill up the cup for just $2.

A complete schedule will be distributed at the registration desk upon arrival. Additionally, the special events schedule will be updated throughout the week – you can check the latest updates here:

The Chicago Auto Show is held annually in the North and South Exhibition Halls of McCormick Place. First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 107th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. The show floor comprises more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space featuring nearly 1000 vehicles.

To obtain a complimentary pass, you must fill out the form below. Additional government-issued photo with matching name ID required for entry.