2024 Chicago Auto Show: Opening weekend of the largest, longest running auto exposition in North America continue Sunday – WLS-TV

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CHICAGO (WLS) — The opening weekend of the 2024 Chicago Auto Show continues Sunday.

Doors open at 10 a.m. The show runs Saturday through Feb. 19 at McCormick Place.

It’s full speed ahead this weekend at the nation’s largest show for car enthusiasts.

Before day two got underway Sunday, there was a race on the showroom floor.

Curt McAllister with Toyota Midwest media relations joined ABC7 to discuss the Toyota Miles Per Hour race.

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest and longest running auto exposition in North America.

The show is produced by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, one of the nation’s oldest metropolitan new-car dealership associations.

Saturday morning, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias helped kick things off with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Friday night was the eve of the show with the First Look for Charity gala. More than 8,000 people got to stroll through the Auto Show floor, pinpoint their favorites and sit in the front seats in their gowns and black tie attire.

WATCH: ‘ABC7 Presents the 2024 Auto Show’ airing Feb. 10 and 11

This year, electric cars are front and center with more EVs than ever before in an expanded indoor test track. Tesla was on the Chicago stage for the first time this year, along with Lucid.

With more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, this year promises hundreds of different vehicles from more than two dozen manufacturers.

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