Feb 6-14, 2014
Chrysler returned to prominence again this year at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. With the most space of any manufacturer (192,00 square feet!), Chrysler brought back the Camp Jeep and multi-brand City Drive (Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat) tracks.
Camp Jeep CAS was the debut of the new Trail Rated Pass course discipline. The TRP demonstrates both articulation and traction as the vehicle traverses the offset, rolling ramps. Along with the TRP, the Chicago course is always a guest and driver favorite, with a mix of organic elements and mechanical properties. The trees, dirt, mulch and boulders add to the outdoor feel – you can trick yourself into feeling like you are wheeling on the Rubicon trail.
On the course, was a mix of 2014 Grand Cherokee, Cherokee Trailhawk, and Wrangler Unlimited vehicles. Compass and Patriot made some trips around the track as well, proving that the whole lineup is more than capable off road.
The Chrysler City Drive returned to Chicago for 2014, showing off the Dodge Charger, Durango and Dart, the Fiat 500 and 500L, and the Chrysler 300, 200 and T&C. GG pro drivers demonstrated an acceleration and braking zone, an ambient sound station, a bumpy road, and a back up camera area.
With the astounding attendance at the Chicago show, we were able to treat tens of thousands of guests and media reps to an experience that is unmatched in this industry. Kudos to Chrysler for continuing to raise the bar on this event every year.
January 31 – February 10, 2013
Equipped with the latest offerings from Fiat (500, 500c, 500 Turbo, and the crowd-favorite Abarth), our mission was simple: to show guests a good time, give them an exhilarating ride, and educate them on this great little vehicle.
Most consumers that are new to the Fiat brand comment about how agile, quick and downright fun these iconic Italian vehicles are.
There was no shortage of people lining up for a chance to take a ride in a 500, especially the performance-oriented Abarth. Many were drawn to our booth by it’s throaty exhaust note.
The track was interesting, as it showcased the attributes that make this vehicle a segment leader. With a tight roundabout, parallel parking zone, acceleration zone, pothole simulator and several other compact agility exercises, it was easy for guests to see the advantages of driving this excellent city-friendly vehicle.
With the 500e (electric) and 500l (4-dr) on display upstairs, guests were treated to a glimpse into the bright future of the Fiat USA brand.
Happy New Year!
At Gordinier Group, we are putting the finishing touches on planning a busy Q1 2013. Taking a moment to reflect back on 2012, we have a lot to be thankful for.
We did our best work for truly great clients, who continue to innovate and challenge themselves (and us).
We are also thankful to have our most qualified, professional staff in our 22-year history. The industry continues to grow, and we are growing with it.
Many thanks to all of our supporters, and here’s to a prosperous 2013!
Below is a list of some of our more substantial events in 2012. Most shows lasted between 3 and 14 days. You can see that it was a very busy year – over 336 event days!
January 27 – February 5, 2012
The sound of screeching tires was the first thing that Washington Auto Show attendees noticed when they entered the lower level of the show this year. Guests soon realized that the noise was coming from the Fiat Experience track, and that those were the sounds of the Fiat 500 being put to the test.
Gordinier trained drivers delivered technical product information to consumers while demonstrating the stability, comfort and agility of the Fiat 500 Sport, Lounge and Lounge Cabrio. Check out the media highlights below:
The Washington Post covers the Fiat Experience.
BizBash.com shared their enthusiasm about the Fiat Ride.