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What To Expect At The 2013 Chicago Auto Show

By Benjy Lipsman in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 7, 2013 5:00PM

2013_02_autoshow_logo.jpg The period of time between the end of the football season and baseball's spring training keeps getting shorter. But we still fill that brief lull the same way at the Chicago Auto Show. The 105th edition opens to the public at McCormick Place on Saturday, Feb. 9 and runs through Monday, Feb. 18 (Presidents' Day).

Filling over a million square feet of floor space, about 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display, from economical microcars, to massive SUVs, to exotic sports cars. As is typical, there will be nearly every vehicle currently for sale in the U.S. on display, as well as introductions of new cars and some concepts that may or may not ever see a dealer showroom. Among the most anticipated cars on display will be the 2014 Corvette Stingray, first unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show a couple weeks ago.

New for 2013, the Chicago Auto Show has released its first mobile app. Visitors can now stay connected to the show while attending, with resources like show floor maps, car shopping tools, and ways to share your visit on social media. The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

In addition to all the vehicles, there will be a variety of special days, appearances and events during the Auto Show. Look for appearances by local pro athletes, on-location radio broadcasts and Women's Day and Hispanic Day.

During its 10 day run, the show floor is open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. (closing at 8 p.m. on the final day). Tickets run $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and kids between seven and 12. Kids six and under are free.

We'll be checking out the show this weekend and sharing our highlights on Monday.