Countdown to Tuner Evolution: Chicago

Saturday September 23rd, Donald E. Stevens Convention Center, Chicago, IL

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Flexibility is the name of the game at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Located in the beautiful city of Chicago, just minutes away from famous O'Hare International Airport, the venue provides the perfect location and backdrop for any event! Conveniently located near many hotels, tourist attractions, shopping centers and more!

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  • Model Lounge
    Model Lounge
    The Model Lounge is a unique experience that gives show goers the opportunity to meet and greet some of the industry's top models.
  • Flatland BMX
    Flatland BMX
    Dubbed "breakdancing on a bike", Flatland BMX is unique and entertaining for all ages. Insane tricks set to great music make this event a crowd favorite!
  • Live DJs and Performances
    Live DJs and Performances
    Performances will be announced closer to the event!
  • RC Drift Demo/Comp
    RC Drift Demo/Comp
    RC Drifting has become a staple at our events. Insane drift action and ultra-detailed RC cars attract huge crowds. The competition features some of the hottest RC cars and best drivers around! This event is open to all RC Drifters! Think you have what it takes?? Click to register online now!
  • Bikini Contest
    Bikini Contest
    Check out some of the hottest ladies on the East Coast as they battle it out for cash prizes! Think you have what it takes? Click to register for the bikini contest at our Chicago event!
  • B-Boy Comp/Demo
    B-Boy Comp/Demo
    HEADS UP B-BOYS! Tuner Evolution will be featuring a breakdance demo and competition at Tuner Evolution: Chicago! More info will be posted soon!

Featured Models

Bear Dellinger
Brittani Paige
Brittany Murata
Brooke Curtis
Christine Phung
Faith Marone
Laura Ivette
Janis True
Lily Luong
Monica Lam
Lizzie Dee
Marie Madore
Mala
Meg Vill
Mhaye Monti
Jessica Sunok
Michelle Mizuhata

Roll-In Information

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Competitor Vehicles
Roll-in will be Saturday, September 23rd from 6:30am - 10:00am. All show competitors must roll-in at a scheduled staging time. Competitor vehicles may also roll-in on Friday, September 22nd anytime between 12pm and 7pm (Doors will close promptly at 7pm!). Our check-in process is done completely electronically using a smartphone app containing all of your information and images of your vehicle(s). So when you arrive, all you need to do is give us your name (so there's no need to bring anything with you).

Car Clubs/Teams
Please have a representative contact us immediately after registering so that we can schedule a specific roll-in time for your club/team. If you do not contact us, we can not guarantee that your club/team will be able to park together.

Vendors
Roll-in will be Friday, September 22nd from 12pm - 7pm (Doors will close promptly at 7pm!). This includes all booth vehicles!! Any booth vehicles that do not roll in on Friday will not be able to park in their booth!! Our check-in process is done completely electronically using a smartphone app containing all of your information and images of your vehicle(s). So when you arrive, all you need to do is give us your name (so there's no need to bring anything with you). Important! The first person from your company who arrives at the event and checks in will be given all of your company's passes, and it will be their responsibility to distribute them to the rest of your employees who will be attending.

Fire codes require that all vehicles parking inside any venues have 1/4 tank of fuel or less! Also all batteries must be disconnected! This will be strictly enforced!!

**NO SPACE GUARANTEED - to ensure a space at this event, you must register as early as possible.

REGISTERED VEHICLES & VENDORS - Show vehicles receive a pass for the driver ONLY! Up to four (4) additional passes can be purchased for a discounted rate of $20 each when registering your vehicle.

VEHICLES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO LEAVE UNTIL AWARDS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AND THE SHOW IS OVER! NO EXCEPTIONS!!

A Few rules for Competitors and Vendors:
Absolutely NO burnout's will be permitted on the property! If so, you will lose all access and will be asked to remove yourself from the premises!
NO ALCOHOL MAY BE BROUGHT IN TO THE EVENT.
Food may be brought in before the show starts on Saturday. If you bring in coolers/cooler bags they will be searched by security.
You will be able to get into the venue as early as 10am Saturday morning to finish prepping your vehicle.
If you lose or pretend as though you lost your ticket, payment confirmation, or wrist band or claim that you never got a ticket to enter, you will have to pay the standard spectator entry fee ($25.00) to enter the building--**No Exceptions**
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL OF THE PARKING AND ADMISSION PASSES IN HAND BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE VENUE!

NO VEHICLES SHOULD BE MOVED, STARTED OR LEAVE THE PREMISES FOR ANY REASON UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENT!!
*******ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!!*******

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Chicago Classes

*Classes may be adjusted slightly as we get closer to the event based on registrations*

TOP HONORS/TEAM AWARDS
Best of Show (Best Overall Vehicle)
Best JDM
Best Euro
Best Domestic
Best VIP

Best Team Overall (Average score of top five cars from each team)
Best Team Participation (Most member vehicles in attendance)

VEHICLE CLASSES
Other Euro (Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, Audi) 1st - 3rd
Hyundai 1st - 3rd
Honda Civic 88-00 1st - 3rd
Honda Civic 01-17 1st only
Honda S2000 1st only
Domestic 1st - 3rd
Honda/Acura NSX 1st only
Acura 1st - 3rd
Lexus 1st - 3rd
BMW 1st - 3rd
Volkswagen 1st - 3rd
Toyota 1st -3rd
Subaru WRX/STi 1st - 3rd
Subaru Other 1st only
FRS/BRZ 1st - 3rd
Datsun 1st only
Nissan Skyline/Other 1st - 2nd
Nissan S-Chassis 1st only
Nissan Z 1st - 3rd
Infiniti 1st - 3rd
Mitsubishi 1st - 3rd
Honda Other 1st only
Honda Ruckus/Grom 1st only
Scion 1st only
VIP 1st - 2nd
Mazda 1st - 2nd
Mazda Miata 1st - 2nd

SPECIALTY AWARDS
Best Static Fitment
Best Air Fitment
Best Engine Visual
TE Staff Award
Best Interior
Best Body & Paint
Best Old Skool
Best Livery
Best Performance Theme
Best I.C.E.