The Windy City is host to another annual onslaught of cars, trucks, SUVs… Despite the Chicago winter, it is always a comfortable 70 degrees inside. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 23, 2018 The Chicago Auto Show has run almost continuously since 1901. Now in its 110th year, it will once again focus on the consumer as the nation’s largest consumer-oriented Auto show with more than 1.1 million sq. ft. of floor space harboring almost 1,000 new vehicles. It is estimated that over 1,000,000 Chicagoan's will escape the dreary winter conditions outside with a visit to the famous McCormick Place overlooking Lake Michigan to see and in some cases drive the latest OEM offerings as well as see concepts that “could” reach dealership showrooms in the not to distant future. In addition, attendees can drive some of these same vehicles on short outdoor drive loops or on specially designed off-road tracks, straight-line performance loops, and receive an overview of the latest technology with an expert within this thing we call the automobile. We have come a long way since the shows first year. The Media Preview for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show will kick off on the morning of Thursday Feb. 8 at 08:00 AM with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast. MAMA President Jill Ciminillo announcing the MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year Award, and introducing the 2018 Chicago Auto Show kickoff keynote speaker Thomas Doll, President and COO of Subaru of America. At noon, The Economic Club of Chicago returns to host a luncheon featuring guest speaker Hinrich Woebcken, VW President and CEO of VW North American Region. He will surely discuss the brands global sales leadership and near-term plans regarding the brands massive electrification platform release schedule! Along with these two successful automotive leader’s presentations, the Chicago Auto Show will feature many manufacturer-related press events, including firm commitments for 20 world introductions The Media Preview runs two days, Feb. 8 and 9th, with an expected 20 new vehicle introductions. Last year’s show saw 3,500 journalists representing 1.500 outlets and over 1,000 social media influencers attend. Five half and full hour local TV Specials generated even more interest. This year is no different. Public Show Dates: Feb. 10th - 19th Tickets: Adults: $13 Seniors (62+): $7 Children (7 - 12): $7 Children (0 - 6): Free The Chicago Auto Show Globe again welcomes media and consumer to experience and enjoy the automobile as we know it today and tomorrow.