Monday, February 10, 2014

Chicago Auto Show + Giveaway!!

Do you geek out over fancy cars?  Love seeing all the bells and whistles?  Have I got a treat for you!  Last Friday, I got to attend Media Day at the Chicago Auto Show!  Going to the Auto Show this year, which was my very first time, was a little bittersweet.  Earlier this year my Great Aunt Alice passed away, she had an extremely long interesting life.  One of the nifty things she did was work for Tucker when he was making cars in the Chicago area.  If you're not familiar, Tuckers were manufactured right here in the Chicago area during the late 1940's.  They were truly unique with a third center headlight that would help drivers see around corners along with other innovations. When my Aunt was working for Tucker she got picked up by an Italian race car driver everyday and driven to work in a Tucker!  There were only 51 Tuckers ever made and only 47 survive.

Even though I'm not very car savvy, I wanted to attend the show so I could see some of the brand-new innovative cars coming out.  I did see some pretty interesting things, from a gorgeous $1.5 million dollar Bugatti Veyron to the Honda FCEV concept car.

I saw race car drivers talk about the new Global Rallycross VW beetles.

I saw a BMW that looked like it came out of a futuristic movie and one that looked like it was made out of recycled tweed suits.

I saw a couple Ford Raptors.  :)

I saw the original owners of the very first Ford Mustang.
I saw the Hyundai/Walking Dead Chop Shop winning car designs.

I rode the Jeep course.  (It's not as scary as it looks.)

Thanks to First Look For Charity I also got to attend the gala Friday night.  I had some amazing food, including a sushi based tuna tartare filled shell from Union Sushi and a coconut mojito made with organic Sugar Island Rum.

Now onto the giveaway part of this post!  When I attended the #FLFC14 Auto Show Gala food preview I won the instagram/vine video challenge.  Part of the prize was a pair of tickets to the Chicago Auto Show.  Since I spent all of Friday at the show, I think a lucky Rosie Discovers reader should get to check out all these awesome cars instead.  #FuelCAS

To enter, leave a comment below about what you most want to see at the show this year.  Contest is open to Chicago area readers 18+ (because I want you to be able to use them!).  Contest runs thru 8 pm Central Time Wednesday February 12, 2014.  You'll have 2 hours to respond to the winning email.  I promise to mail the tickets Thursday February 13th.

1 comment:

  1. I went to the Detroit auto show for the first time this year after wanting to go forever. It was awesome! I went to a preview day to avoid the crowds. I'd love to do to the gala here - maybe next year! Great story about the Tucker cars too.