If you still haven’t made your way down to McCormick Place for the Chicago Auto Show, today and tomorrow are your last chance. With hundreds of vehicles, activities for kids and some great concept cars, the auto show is a perfect Sunday.
Product Experts – Smart people without a sales quota
Unlike a dealership sales guy, the product experts are no pressure specialists who are there to answer questions and educate attendees. Traveling for upwards of 200 days a year, these men and women, know the ins and outs of every vehicle in their line-up and they aren’t trying to sell you a new car.
Supercars – A glimpse at the “good life”
Hidden along the north wall of the smaller room, the Super Car Garage plays host to Maserati, Lamborghini, Bentley, McLaren and the $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron. As some of the world’s highest performing vehicles, these cars are compact missiles with 500+ horsepower, top speeds that break 200mph and they’ll get your heart racing from zero to 60 in less than 4 seconds.
Concept Cars – A look towards the future
Looking towards a prosperous future, the hosts a number of concept cars including vehicles from Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Toyota. With a look towards a slightly dark future, the Hyundai Elantra Zombie Survival Machine (ZSM) may not be the ride of your life, but it might be the ride that saves your life. Fingers crossed the ZSM arrives before the zombie apocalypse.
Activities for the Kids
The show might not be the most exciting for kids, so take the little ones toward Ford for pinball games or the life-size Tonka trucks. If they’re a little older, Toyota, Ford and State Farm each have a driving simulators and Chevy has a few giveaways that might peak their interest.
We might not want to admit it, but some of us really love free stuff and pictures with beautiful women. You’re one of these people, get ready for reusable grocery bags, ice scrapers, sunglasses, buttons and product guides.
The Chicago Auto Show is open through Monday, February 17th. Check their website for the exact times.