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The title for the 2007 Chicago Auto Show.

The Chicago Auto Show is held annually in February at Chicago's McCormick Place convention complex. At 1,300,000 sq ft (121,000 m2), with over 1,000 vehicles on display, it is the largest auto show in North America[1] and the third largest in the world (Frankfurt is #1 and Paris is #2, although those shows are held every other year).

The event, first produced in 1901, has been staged more times than any other auto show in North America and continues to be one of the best-attended in the world. Over one million visitors attend each year. The Chicago Auto Show has lately seen a growing number of important introductions.

2008 marked the Chicago Auto Show's 100th iteration. It is the first auto show anywhere in the world to have achieved this distinction.

Due to the vast amount of space available, several auto manufacturers have implemented creative uses of their exhibit space in recent years. For example, at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show, Pontiac and Chrysler hosted free concerts at their exhibits. The BoDeans and OK Go are among those who performed at Pontiac's stage. Chrysler Group created the world's largest indoor test track, and allowed attendees to ride along on a test-drive of their SUVs and trucks in extreme simulated conditions in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.[2]



The 2010 Chicago Auto Show will be held from February 12 through February 21, with press days starting on February 10.

Introductions and concepts:


The 2009 Chicago Auto Show was held from February 13 through February 22, with press days starting on February 11.

Introductions and concepts:

Also, the Ford Transit Connect was re-introduced as an official 2010 model, after pre-production units were displayed for the first time in the U.S. at the previous year's show.


The 2008 Chicago Auto Show was held from February 8 through February 17, with press days starting on February 6.


The show also had a special U.S. Army area, open to the public, which displayed military vehicles and featured Army-related activities and video games.


The Ford "Airstream" Concept car.
The "Zap" Concept car.

The 2007 Chicago Auto Show was held from February 9 through February 18, with press days starting on the 7th.



The 2006 Chicago Auto Show.
A Toyota concept car shown at the 2006 Chicago Auto Show.

The 2006 Chicago Auto Show was held from February 10 through February 19, with press days starting on the 8th.



The Jeep testdrive "hill" at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show.

The 2005 Chicago Auto Show was held from February 11 through February 20, with press days starting on the 9th.



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