Chicago was one of America’s most prosperous cities in its early days due to its industrial, blue-collar nature. This industrial nature made it a pivotal part of early automobile manufacturing. While Detroit has played the biggest role in the history of the U.S automobile, Chicago isn’t far behind as a city that made a pivotal impact on the early days of car manufacturing. This aspect of Chicago’s great history is honored and continued in the form of the Chicago Auto Show, a massive showcase that is set to return to the city in 2022.
Before the Auto Show even begins, there is a major event. First Look for Charity is a charitable occasion that regularly raises millions of dollars for 17 Chicago nonprofits. It is held the night before the first day of the Auto Show, with all the displays in place. There are delicious drinks, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and exclusive early access to the show. Tickets for this event are significantly pricier, with a $275 cost, but proceeds go to charitable causes. Attendees of this event have the opportunity to win one of two brand new vehicles in a draw.
Overall, the Chicago Auto Show is a major occasion set to return to form this year. After a 2021 that was upended by the pandemic, the show looks set to return to normal. It will be a massive display of gorgeous vehicles, new and old, from many of the top automobile companies in the world. The biggest Auto Show in North America will draw in crowds for its entertaining showcases and vibrant atmosphere, and it is set to be an event you won’t want to miss out on.