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Tuesday, October 09 2018 12:29

#CAS19: Details for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show Revealed...

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Auto show season is about to begin, and today the Chicago Auto Show has announced plans for their 2019 run at McCormick Place. The 2019 Chicago Auto Show will open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 9 and run through Monday, Feb. 18. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day of the show, Presidents Day, when it closes at 8 p.m. With over 1 million square feet of exhibit space including the famed test track experiences, visitors will enjoy access to nearly 1,000 of the newest cars, trucks and SUVs; demonstrations of the industry's latest technology; interactive exhibits; family-friendly activities; special appearances from celebrities and sports icons; and much more. Check out a teaser below...

In addition to the latest production, concept and exotic vehicles, the show is packed with opportunities for attendees to get behind the wheel through multiple indoor and outdoor ride-and-drive experiences - always a highlight!

Special-themed days include Women's Day on Feb. 13, Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day on Feb. 15, Family Day on Feb. 18 and A Safe Haven Chicago Auto Show Food Drive Feb. 13-15. Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.ChicagoAutoShow.com beginning in November or at McCormick Place ticket booths throughout the public show. Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $7 for seniors aged 62 or older, $7 for children ages 7-12 and free admission for children 6 and younger when they accompany a paying adult.

The show's 2019 Media Preview will be held Feb. 7-8 and its black-tie charity gala, First Look for Charity, will be held the evening of Friday, Feb. 8 at McCormick Place.

Stay tuned to Rock Father™ Rides for more announcements from the Chicago Auto Show in the months ahead...

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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