Last week, I had a great time covering the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. I openly admit that I am not a car guy, but I couldn't help but get into it because of the over 1,000 vehicles on display on the 1 million square feet of floor space, as well as all of the other attractions. My report appeared online for Global Traveler at The 2018 Chicago Auto Show.
As you know by now, I am a bit of a star chaser and I got to talk to many stars at the show. Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer Bobby Hull, Blackhawks legend Eddie Olczyk, Chicago Bears receiver Dontrelle Inman, WSCR sports radio's Mike Esposito, Steve Rosenblum and Matt Spiegel, many broadcasters from the ABC 7 news team and Chicago Cubs mascot Clark were just some of the interesting people there.
One last person I need to mention is John Hennessy. Hennessy is the Chairman of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. I ran into him by accident, although I had wanted to meet him. I was hanging out by the WSCR booth as they were doing a live broadcast and suddenly Hennessy appeared to do a segment on air. That was a case of great timing.
After his bit was over, I introduced myself and thanked him for granting me access to the event. I always try to thank the appropriate people. I don't take press credentials for granted and I want the organizers to know that I appreciate the opportunity.
We talked for a few minutes about Global Traveler magazine, travel in general, the show and Chicago sports. Obviously, Hennessy was really busy during the show, but he took the time to talk to me. He was even patient as I fumbled trying to get a selfie with him. I need to work on my selfie skills.
The 2018 Chicago Auto Show runs through Monday, February 19. I hope o add a few more celebrities and memories to my experience. For my first time covering this event, I got so much done and had a fantastic time. I even checked out a few cars!
John Hennessy and me in Chicago IL-February 2018.