The 2021 Chicago Auto Present shall be held from July 15-19, organizers formally introduced Tuesday. If all goes to plan, it is going to be the primary big-ticket U.S. auto present to return after its pandemic hiatus.
The organizers posted an announcement on the present’s official website online outlining the scope of the “particular version” present, which can transfer to McCormick Place’s West Constructing, the place it could spill out into the sunshine to make the most of the summer season climate — a wild idea for a present usually held in February. It will permit take a look at drive alternatives and different outside choices which are in any other case extra restricted by the indoor venue.
“We have been working with McCormick Place officers for months on a gap plan, and really early on they noticed that our present might present a pathway to re-opening the power,” stated Chicago Auto Present Basic Supervisor Dave Sloan. “We stand dedicated to offering a secure surroundings for all concerned and can rigorously adhere to the well being and security protocols and tips set forth by metropolis and state officers. McCormick Place is a crucial financial engine for our metropolis and state, and we take very critically the accountability that comes with serving to to get it working once more.”
“Whereas we consider February is the precise time for the Chicago Auto Present to have its greatest influence on the business and the realm financial system, we’re thrilled to have the ability to experiment with the July dates,” Sloan stated. “The timing has allowed us to get inventive and check out new issues and the automakers have actually embraced it.”
Offered Chicago goes in response to plan, it is going to stay within the lead-off slot for the 2021 present season, adopted by the Los Angeles Auto Present (kicking off Could 21), then the New York Auto Present (Aug. 20-29) and at last the Detroit Auto Present, which, like Chicago, will run in a restricted format in 2021 beneath the banner of the brand new Motor Bella occasion to be held in Pontiac.