CHICAGO (WLS) — ABC7 Chicago kicks off the 116th Chicago Auto present, the nation’s largest present of its sort, with an auto present particular preview hosted by ABC7’s Ravi Baichwal, Tracy Butler, Ryan Chiaverini, Roz Varon and Val Warner.
“ABC7 Presents the 2024 Auto Present” is a half-hour particular that includes an inside have a look at this 12 months’s most wonderful automobiles and the most recent in car know-how and security, highlighting the numerous choices Chicagoans have for locating their dream automobile.
The Chicago Auto Present runs from Feb. 10 by way of 19, and opens on daily basis at 10 a.m. at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr.
Go to Chicagoautoshow.com for tickets.
The First Search for Charity occasion, one in all Chicago’s biggest one-day fundraisers, takes place on Feb. 9, from 7-11 p.m., the night earlier than the Chicago Auto present opens.
The gala commonly generates practically $3 million for 18 space nonprofits.
Attendees have an opportunity to win a 2024 Chevrolet Blazer, and superb meals and drinks might be supplied by greater than 20 native eating places all through the night.
“We’re partnering up with numerous our native of us, sustainability, a few of our farm of us, to have the ability to herald roughly 500, no 5,000, small plates for this occasion, which goes to be implausible,” mentioned Jack Lyon with Oak View Group Catering.
For tickets, go to www.chicagoautoshow.com/first-look-for-charity/buy-tickets.
On Jan. 9, organizers previewed the black tie occasion at “First Bites.”
At McCormick Place, meals companions who might be sharing their creations at First Search for Charity had been on-hand to get folks excited about the occasion that has raised tens of millions over 32 years for Chicago charities.
“FLFC offers an incredible night time of meals and enjoyable, and it is all for an excellent trigger; folks can dress up in black tie, put that tuxedo on, that ballgown, and are available out for an incredible night time,” mentioned Jennifer Morand, normal supervisor of the Chicago Auto Present.
Eight thousand folks will just do that within the North Corridor of McCormick Place.
Even with Stellantis sitting out this 12 months, there might be three check tracks on the auto present, together with one specializing in electrical autos.
“Now we have eight manufacturers on our new indoor electrical observe: Chicago Drives Electrical. Final 12 months, we had 5, so that’s form of rising. Additionally, we’re proud to have Ford again. They’ve their Constructed Wild observe with the Broncs, and we even have Hyundai indoor EV tracks,” Morand mentioned.
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