Chicago Auto Show Organizers Offer Tips to Car Fans


Anthony Fontanelle

The 2007 Chicago Auto Show is nearing its final days, and tough weather seems to be playing a major role in the attendance of car aficionados at the said event. To help automotive enthusiasts deal with the weather, the organizers of the motor show offer some tips. After all, the Auto Show is being held in McCormick Place and the organizers urge car fans to come and see the vehicles set on display.

The tough weather we experienced early in the week will cause an even higher demand than normal for those wishing to view the nations biggest Auto Show, Terry DArcy, the 2007 Chicago Auto Show chairman, said. The chairman of the motor show also added that the nice part is that with a show floor as large as ours, it will never get crowded and our patrons will still be able to get that up-close and personal look at more than 1,000 vehicles. The large number of vehicles on display at the said even can be likened to the number of brake components available at Active Brakes Direct.


The show floor that DArcy is talking about is the massive 1.3 million sq. ft. that the McCormick Place offers. This area is the largest among motor shows in the United States. This event is also one of the most important venues for car manufacturers to link up with prospective car buyers. That is why car manufacturers come in droves to show off their wares at the said event.

To help car fans to travel to the McCormick Place and enjoy the wide array of vehicles on display, tips are being offered by the organizers. They urge the public to not be afraid of the snow problem since there are plenty of parking spaces for their vehicles. The organizers pointed out that underground parking are available on the east side of Lake Shore Drive, and this is accessible via 31st Street. Another one is the King Drive Lot A accessible via 22nd Street and the Millennium Park underground parking lot.

Free shuttles will also be operating from Millennium Park lots on Saturday and Sunday until the end of the show. Aside from these, other shuttles are also in operation on a continuing basis until the motor show ends. The organizers also want prospective motor show goers to just come and be at the McCormick Place for they have already sent word for the snow removal crews and these crews have also replied that they are ready to work all night to clear the parking lots around the venue.

Organizers also urge people to come and participate in the voting process. The Best of Show competition is still raging and organizers say that there are some tight races. Car enthusiasts can visit the show and then vote for their favorite online. They can vote online by visiting and vote in the different categories. These categories are: Best Concept, Best All New Production Vehicle, Best Chicago World Introduction, Best Exhibit, and the Car Id Most Like to See in my Driveway.

Interested automotive enthusiasts can also log on to the shows website for details on how to take public transportation from any part of the city to the venue of the event. This is a great tip for those who prefer to leave their personal vehicle at home while they stare in awe at the vehicles on display at the 99th Chicago Auto Show. The motor show is open to the public until its closing on February 18. The show offers a unique advantage for those looking for a new car to buy, instead of going from dealership to dealership; they can look at and compare vehicles in just one place which is the Chicago Auto Show.

Anthony Fontanelle is a 35-year-old automotive.buff who grew up in the Windy City. He does freelance work for an automotive magazine when he is not busy customizing cars in his shop. You can visit

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