2014 Chicago Auto Show Must See Cars

 CAS

Saturday, February 8th was the opening day of the Chicago Auto Show and already over 200,000 tickets had been sold. After spending two days wandering the show room floor and watching the best brands make their yearly debuts I could see just why the show is so popular for families. But I noticed some of the most popular cars were not the much anticipated debuts.

Instead they were the fun concept cars, special edition vehicles tricked out with fun paint jobs or simply cars that told a story – and lets not forget cars that made us ooh and ahh over their price tags. For me, this is what I imagined junior car aficionados dream about. So I have put together a ‘map’ of sorts, listing all of the fun vehicles on display, to help families attending the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. 

Families can visit the Chicago Auto Show through Monday, Feb. 17 at McCormick Place. Ticket are $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and children ages 7 – 12, and Free for children age 0 – 6.

Weekday discount vouchers ($6 off regular adult admission) available at area new-car dealers and participating banks.

Family Guide to the Chicago Auto Show:
Concept Cars, Tricked Out Rides and Cars to Make You Oooh 

Nissan:

The Muppets Highlander

2015 Chicago Auto Show 5 Nissan tricked out the 2014 Highlander with some of our favorite muppets characters.

Q: How many Muppets can fit in 2014 Highlander?
A: Muppet you should find out yourself at the auto show! 
(Disclaimer: That was the first, last and only corny joke – I promise. Puns are still fair game though)

Toyota:

i-Road

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Calling the i-Road a car seems like a bit of a stretch at first. But believe it or not it really is. Topping out at 28mph and seating just a single person  this 3 wheeled electric vehicle is a site to be hold. 

SHEDD Aquarium Prius V

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Toyota is the Official Hybrid Vehicle of the Shedd Aquarium since 2008. Each year they donate a hybrid vehicle to the education department for transporting specimens and education materials.  

Ford:

1965 Mustang

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It’s the Mustangs 50th anniversary this year and Ford celebrated with the lunch of the newly designed 2015 Mustang. But what caught my eye was this gorgeous 1965 Mustang. 

Hyundai

Zombie Apocalypse  

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Could you survive a Zombie Apocalypse? I bet I could with one of these lean, mean zombie obliterating machines from Hyundai. 

Chevrolet:

Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter Concept

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Chevrolet honors volunteer firefights with a custom, double cab Silverado Z71. The truck comes with custom lighting, a sire and chrome fire extinguisher. It also has firefighter gear in the cabin.

Fun Fact: The silver is actually custom silver Liquid Metal paint. 

Mazda: Indy Car

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How awesome does the Mazda IndyCar look? Every Jr racers dream! 

Lamborghini:

Aventador

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The Aventador has major wow factor. It’s doors draw immediate attention to the car but it’s the display sign that will have guest doing double takes. The Lamborghini Aventador sells for a cool $426, 135. But that’s the price you pay for a car that does 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 217 MPH.  

In addition to these amazing cars you can also see the latest and greatest from all your favorite brands. PLUS, I have kept a few surprises in store for you.

Don’t forget to vote Best of Show at the show, via SMS text, and online from February 8th – 17th.

CAS

 

29 thoughts on “2014 Chicago Auto Show Must See Cars”

  1. I don’t see my original comment so I’m leaving another one. The Lamborghini Aventador looks like the ride of a lifetime.. Even the price is enough to pay for a home. WoW!

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  2. I love that kids under 6 are free and the ticket prices aren’t bad at all! The Zombie Apocalypse car looks awesome and I’m loving the Muppets Highlander, very cool!

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  3. I love your photos of the cars at the Chicago Auto Show. Many of them have a futuristic feel and I would love to test drive them!

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  4. Agreed, the 65 Mustang is gorgeous!
    I saw a 3 wheeled car while in England many, many years ago. It has fascinated me ever since.

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  5. These are some great-looking cars! I’m going to have to bookmark this post for my 8 year old :) All of my kids would be demanding that Muppets Highlander!

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  6. I have always wanted to go to the auto show in Chicago! I went to the one in Detroit last January and it was so much fun!

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  7. We sometimes go to the car show in Detroit. It’s awesome to see what’s out there, and what the prototypes are too. You’ve got some really great selections showcased in your post!

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  8. Okay, that iRoad is just – strange looking! My husband and I went to an auto show like this in Atlanta last year. I’m not that into cars but he loved it…and I have to admit that it was pretty fun to see all the different makes and models in one room.

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  9. I was supposed to be there and became ill so I couldn’t attend. It looks like I missed a good auto show with some fun, unique cars!

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  10. What fun to get to go to the auto show! That iroad looks so tiny. I think I’d be scared to drive in that! Though it reminds me of something from the Jetsons or something!

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  11. The antique ares are my favorite. Reminders of a bygone era. But, the zombie car is cool, too! Think it could drive over a pile of them?

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  12. Oh my gosh, what I would have given to go to the Chicago Auto Show! I am a car junkie. That iRoad looks crazy and totally fun. If it was just a bit faster I would totally call that my new errand car. One seat means I get to go alone!

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  13. Some of those cars are wicked cool. I am so mad that I missed the auto show in Boston this year – it looks like I missed some good stuff.

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