I'll be at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Checking Out all the New Cars! #SMP13

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A fellow blogger and friend Louise from Momstart had to cancel attending this event and asked if I could go in her place and cover it for both sites. Soooo I’ll be on my way to the Windy City Feb. 6-8 to attend the The 2013 Chicago Auto Show, the 105th edition! I’m excited to be attending the Two-day Media Preview featuring approximately 2,000 registered media and an additional 1,500 invited influencers, shouters and followers. We will all be tweeting under the #SMP13 hashtag as well as #CAS13. So make sure your following both!

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been staged more times than any other auto exposition. This year marks the show’s 105th edition.


North America’s largest auto show, the 2013 Chicago Auto Show spans more than one million square feet of contiguous one-floor space of the McCormick Place complex displaying multiple world and North American introductions and a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, sport-utility vehicles, minivans and concept cars. In all, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display, plus hundreds of interactive, aftermarket, accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars. The Chicago Auto Show also features several indoor test tracks and outdoor ride-and-drive opportunities.

Don’t forget this show is open to the public as well!

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. February 9-17, 2013
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2013

©Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau

©Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau

McCormick Place on Lake Shore Drive at 23rd Street

General admission to the 2013 Chicago Auto Show is $12 for adults (ages 13 – 61), $6 for children (ages 7 – 12) and $6 for senior citizens (ages 62 and up). Any child 6 years or younger may enter the show free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. Advanced ticket sales are available online at www.drivechicago.com.
Weekday discount tickets, which are $6 off general adult admission tickets, are available at area new-car dealers and from participating banks. Weekday group discounts are also available. Please contact Donna Young for group rates at dyoung@cata.info.

***Disclosure: I’m attending The #SMP13 Event . My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Nissan. All opinions are 100% mine. ***


  1. 1

    Looking forward to seeing photos from this event. What a great way to see all of the new cars coming out.
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    Melissa says:

    Woo-hoo! This sounds like so much fun! I’ll be following along to see what all the hottest 2013 cars are!
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    Angela says:

    I don’t drive, but would still have a ton of fun at a show like this. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Enjoy!
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    Totally jealous! Not just of the Windy City but that you get to see all the fabulous new vehicles!
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    Louise says:

    Thank you so much for going for me!
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