Chicago Auto Show – Media Preview


The Chicago Auto Show gets to hail as this nations largest auto show ever. I haven’t been since I was a kid with my grandfather, but I have such fond memories of being able to see all of the cars that were stuck in one showroom.

This year, I was blessed enough to be able to attend as media. So, with camera in hand I trekked on over to McCormick Place to see what great things were in store for the world of automobiles. DSC_0004 DSC_0005 DSC_0006A Lexus car that I won’t be able to afford or drive until my children are out of college.
DSC_0007 DSC_0008 GMC Acadia. DSC_0009 This Impala literally took my breath away. Seriously. I’ve NEVER like the look of them, and this one basically smashed that notion to pieces. DSC_0010 DSC_0012 These next three photos represent the family members of our beloved Traverse. They were working hard at looking good, and being a couple of years younger than our car, they were showing off. Love the dual tone interior. DSC_0013 DSC_0014 DSC_0015

I also had the pleasure of being invited to the Toyota Tundra Block Party to see the new Toyota Tundra in all of it’s glory. Pickups have never been a Chicago thing, but this is beautiful! All I could think of, was how fun it was to ride in a pick up truck with my grandfather, and how many blessed kids will be able to say the same thing, except insert the word “cooler” in front of pick up. DSC_0016 DSC_0017 DSC_0018 DSC_0019 DSC_0020 DSC_0021One of Toyota’s concept cars.
DSC_0022 DSC_0023 Mr. Houseful said that this should be our next family vehicle.
He wasn’t joking.

DSC_0024 DSC_0025 DSC_0026 DSC_0027 The Toyota section also had an indoor track where your very own driver took you around and explained the specs of a car of your choosing. All around the track, little facts kept popping up with my name in them. The particular car that I’m sitting in is the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. So comfortable, and so grown up. So essentially, I would deem this car inappropriate for my Houseful’s littles. DSC_0028 DSC_0030 DSC_0031 DSC_0032 DSC_0033 DSC_0034 Of course, Ford was representing as well. Even including a simulation machine for attendees to check out. DSC_0035 DSC_0036 What would a Chicago Auto Show be without some love to the home team. BEAR DOWN!DSC_0037 DSC_0039

If I had to sneak off and cheat on my Chevy Traverse (read, I wouldn’t dump it because it’s been SO good to me!) I would do it with this fully loaded Toyota Sienna. Yes, a minivan. A very luxurious and roomy minivan. When we don’t want to put miles on our Traverse while travelling out of town, we may end up getting one of these babies. The second row seats recline. Literally, there is foot support and everything. Just look at Chicago’s own Miss Lori enjoying the benefits of it below!
DSC_0040 DSC_0041 DSC_0042 DSC_0043 DSC_0044 DSC_0045 DSC_0046 I then ended my day with a conference on Getting Social with Women. So, auto makers if you want to catch our eye, USE SOCIAL MEDIA! DSC_0049 DSC_0050 DSC_0051

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    February 13, 2013 at 12:43 am

    OMG!! That’s my baby!! Love the Sienna! I have the same interior as well. I love it and the children love it. Best mother’s day gift ever!

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