- 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 105th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.
- The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization.
The CATA has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935.
Saturday, February 9 through Monday, February 18
First Look for Charity:
Friday, February 8, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Black tie. More info.
Media Preview: Thursday, February 7 through Friday, February 8. More info.
Location - McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616.
Chicago Auto Show utilizes more than 1 million square feet of the McCormick Place complex. McCormick Place offers a total
of 2.7 million square feet of exhibit halls with an additional 700,000 square feet of meeting room availability.
Show Hours (Box office closes one hour prior to the end of the show each day.)
9-17: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
February 18: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission - Tickets are available at our McCormick Place ticket booths or online at https://tickets.drivechicago.com. Box office closes one hour before the show closes.
$12 for adults
$6 for seniors aged
62 and older
$6 for children 7-12
Free admission for children 6 and younger
when they accompany a paying adult. Family members only.
Weekday discount coupons ($6 off the regular
adult admission) available at various area new-car dealers. Participating banks also mail the discount tickets to their
account holders. More info.
Exhibits - All Chicago Auto Show exhibits are held in the McCormick Place complex. Exhibitions
include: multiple world and North American introductions; a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars and trucks;
sport utility vehicles; and experimental or concept cars. In total, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display.
Additionally, attendees will also have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition
vehicles and project, antique and collector cars.
February 12: Women's Day. Women are admitted for $6. Manufacturers will present special women-oriented programs
on the purchase and lease of cars and maintenance.
Wednesday, February 13 through Friday,
February 15:Chicago Auto Show Food Drive. Show patrons who bring three cans of food will receive a coupon for $6 admission. All food will be donated to
A Safe Haven Foundation.
Appearances - Special appearances and events take place every day. Please check our Event Schedule for up-to-date listings.
Accessibility - McCormick Place is easily reached by car or public transportation.
Extensive shuttle bus service from all area parking lots to and from McCormick Place. Weekend-only shuttle service from
the Millennium Park and East Monroe underground garages. Shuttles stop in 10-15 minute intervals near Columbus/Upper and
Lower Randolph and at Gate 3 at McCormick Place.
Scooter rentals are $50.00 a day and wheelchair rentals are $20.00 a day. Scootaround accepts all major credit cards.
Scootaround is located at Gate 4 of McCormick Place (west end of the Grand Concourse). While Scootaround will make every
effort to accommodate all needs, you are encouraged to reserve in advance.
Featured Local show of the month:
Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18, 2012
From Southbound 99 Fwy: Take the Ventura/Kings Canyon exit, east approx. 7/10 mi., turn left onto "O" St. to the parking lot
From Northbound 99 Fwy: Merge onto Fwy 41 north, use Van Ness exit (Civic Center),
turn left onto Van Ness Ave., then right onto Ventura St., turn left onto "O" St. to the parking lot entrance.
From Southbound 41 Fwy: Take the "O" St. exit, turn right onto "O" St. and continue north
to the parking lot entrance.
The closest parking for FCEC events is the City of Fresno Parking Garage
located directly behind the Saroyan Theatre on Inyo Street. Please note that the garage is managed by ACE Parking and all
comments or inquiries should be directed to their main office at 559.264.6422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking fee information is provided as a convenience to show attendees and is accurate at time of posting. Parking
lots reserve the right to change fees without notice. Motor Trend Auto Shows and Fresno Clovis New Car Dealers Association
are not responsible for actual parking fees paid to attend the show.