2021 Chicago Auto Show Opens to Public: July 15-19
CHICAGO, July 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Chicago Auto Show opened to the public today with a special 2021 edition taking place July 15-19 inside the west building of McCormick Place and outside along Indiana Avenue. It is the first time in history that the show, traditionally held in February, will be held in summer, taking advantage of an outdoor space to bring participants new test track experiences, dozens of vehicles to test and even electric vehicle demonstrations designed to introduce the latest cars, trucks and SUVs to consumers. The show’s organizers also added a new Street Fest element on the first four evenings of the show. The Chicago Auto Show Street Fest will feature food trucks, local beers and street musicians.
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“We are here today because we are taking an important step forward – a step away from the challenges of the pandemic and toward normalcy. The saving power of vaccinations and the hard work of the people of our city and state have brought us driven here. And due to the high vaccination rate in our state, the highest in the Midwest, the beloved Chicago Auto Show can take place again, ”said Illinois Governor JB Pritzker. “The Chicago Auto Show is the oldest in the country, and it is a flagship event for McCormick Place and the entire region, attracting industry leaders, tourists, reducers, inventors and residents. And this year, the show is operating an indoor-outdoor hybrid model for the first time in the city’s history, ensuring that health and safety here at McCormick Place is our top priority. “
“The return of the Chicago Auto Show marks an important moment in our COVID-19 recovery journey, as it sends a strong signal that our city is not only open but more than ready to safely host events in large scale, “said Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. “This iconic event has retained its reputation as the world’s largest and longest-running auto show and has long been a powerful economic driver for our city and our state as a whole. I am delighted to welcome the show once again. from Chicago Auto to McCormick Place and I look forward to seeing it delight residents and visitors from near and far again. ”
Show organizers began working with McCormick Place officials six months ago to co-develop an opening plan, as it was clear early on that the Chicago Auto Show would provide a path for reopening. of the installation.
“The opening of the Chicago Auto Show today is extremely important, not only to McCormick Place, but to the city and the state, given the economic impact it has on our economy,” said Larita clark, CEO, Metropolitan Pier and Exhibition Authority (MPEA). “We are delighted to welcome the show, its guests and our employees to McCormick Place for a special summer edition of this iconic event. As a long-time customer, the Chicago Auto Show has been a true partner during the COVID pandemic and we are grateful for their support. “
“We are proud to be the event that helped reopen the site, as we are a long-time and trusted partner of McCormick Place, a relationship that dates back 60 years,” said Salon General Manager. Chicago auto. Dave sloan. “McCormick Place is an important economic engine for our city and state, and we take the responsibility that comes with getting it back on track very seriously. We are delighted to finally present the Special Edition to Chicago! ”
With the new dates of the fair, participants will be able to participate in new outdoor activations such as Ford The Built Wild and Built to Electrify consumer experiences, both making their global debuts in Chicago. Built Wild will have a surface area of 30,000 square feet. personalized experience where auto show attendees can participate in a series of hands-on activations to help them understand the accessorization, modularity and connectivity of the new Bronco family. Built to Electrify provides consumers with an area of 11,000 square feet. experiment showing how Ford will embark on the electric revolution with a range of vehicles, both commercial and commercial, including the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning, Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit.
Volkswagen will be offering its VW ID.4 Roadshow EV education and test drive activation to attendees, also located outdoors along Indiana Avenue. Product specialists will be available from participating manufacturers and ready to answer consumer questions and present various technology demonstrations.
Other outdoor road test opportunities will be offered by Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Ram and Subaru. Interested participants can register for test drives on the exhibit floor at the manufacturer’s exhibits or in the hallway along Indiana Avenue.
Inside, auto show enthusiasts will enjoy favorites like the Camp Jeep and Ram Truck Territory test tracks as well as Subaru’s popular pet adoption event. Visitors will also be among the first to see the newly unveiled vehicles, including: Ford F-150 Lightning 2022, Ford Maverick 2022, Jeep Compass 2022, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Xtreme Recon Package 2021, Lexus NX 2022, Nissan Pathfinder 2022, Nissan Z Proto , 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie G / T and 1500 Rebel G / T, 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition, 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10e Anniversary Edition, 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, 2022 Toyota GR 86 and 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R.
Participants who visit in the evenings of July 15-18 will be treated to a new Street Fest featuring a range of new cars, trucks and SUVs parked along Indiana Avenue; local food in food trucks and pop-up tents, including Smoke Daddy, Connie’s Pizza, and Prime Tacos; delicious sweets from an A.Sweets Girl cupcake truck, local beers from Chicagobased in Goose Island; and music by various local musicians covering a range of genres.
Chicago Auto Show 2021 Special Edition to be held Thursday July 15th through Monday July 19. Tickets for the Special Edition are sold exclusively online at ChicagoAutoShow.com. Press materials, high-resolution images and B-rolls are available for download in the show’s online press room.
About the Chicago Auto Show
First held in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the country’s oldest auto show in North America. The show is produced by the Chicagoland New Car Dealers Association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, which has been hosting the show since 1935. The 2021 public show is July 15-19 and will be held in the west building of McCormick Place and will extend outdoors around the site. For more information and the latest updates, visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.com.
About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904 and located in Oakbrook Terrace, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is made up of more than 400 new car franchisees and 150 other allied members. Group member dealers employ around 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information, please visit www.CATA.info.
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