This year marks the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show ( #CAS16 ), which runs through Feb. 21 at McCormick Place. 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.
In all, nearly 1,000 different vehicles ( covering more than 1 million square feet ) will be on display during this year's nine-day show. The Chicago Auto Show features hundreds of interactive booths, accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, and antique and collector cars.
One big difference with this year's show is that booths are in different places than in previous yearswhich may disorient regular visitors. However, the diversity of vehicles on display is still staggering.
The annual First Look for Charity took place Feb. 12. It was expected to raise more than $2.5 million annually to benefit 18 local charities.
Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for seniors age 62 and older as well as children ages 7-12, and free for children age up to 6.
As for special days at show, Family Day took place Feb. 15 and Women's Day on Feb. 16, with Hispanic Day on Friday, Feb. 19. There's also a food drive during which attendees can exchange three cans of food for a coupon good for a half-price discount off full-price admission.
For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, visit www.chicagoautoshow.com .
Photos and text by Andrew Davis