Chicago International Auto Show

The international auto show circuit has been in full swing for the last couple of months, with big shows like Detroit and Geneva grabbing a ton of headlines. The Chicago Auto Show is another great stop for those of us looking to fill our dream garages a bit more.

Here’s a look at some of the great stuff we saw that day.

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New York in a Nutshell

Despite the obsession everyone has autonomous technology, and the green tech talk that is becoming less newsworthy by the day, there was nothing concrete that could solidify the companies to a theme this year, except for this: hope for the future.

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The Adirondack Nationals

I highly recommend visiting Lake George, New York during the annual Adirondack Nationals car show. It’s a utopia for anyone who likes classics, muscle cars, and hot rods.

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Look, But Don’t Buy

One of the ways I keep myself entertained this time of year is through classic car and sports car dealerships. It’s a great way to tempt yourself towards highly irresponsible decision-making, and see some really great cars for free.

Chances are there are some undiscovered showroom gems waiting for a new owner to track them down within an hour or two of wherever you happen to be.

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The First Car

This is about my first car, and your first car. Everyone’s first car is special. Everyone remembers their first car.

When someone asks, “what was your first car?” you’ll be able to answer right away, year, make, and model. Your first car marks a significant shift in your life. It marks the acquiring of a new freedom.

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Don’t Get Me Started! “RoboCar”

You know, you hear a lot today about “autonomous cars”, Cars that drive for you, stop for you, steer for you, park for you.

Let me tell ya what the car companies are really sayin’. They are sayin’ that you, the modern motoring public, SUCK at driving, and to protect their cars, and your sorry asses, cars need to do the driving for you!

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“Burning Your Bra”

Even as open-minded and “live and let live” as I can be, there are a few things that really tick me off! Really gets my goat! It’s something that, in my opinion, goes against the natural order of things…. Something that is just wrong from every angle…

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  • Nissan Is Named
    On June 1, 1934, the Japanese based automobile manufacturer Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha changed its name to Nissan Motor Company.
  • Who the Heck is Bertha Benz?
    Today, in 1944, Bertha Benz died. And anyone who loves cars, knows cars or has ever sat in a car, you should care.
  • What Will 1,000 HP Get You These Days?
    It is little wonder that the first vehicle to claim over 1,000 horsepower was not the Bugatti Veyron. It was not some F1 monster engineered in a sterile room. It was not the product of Elon Musk’s overactive imagination. It was the Sunbeam 1000 hp Mystery, and it raced in 1927.
  • Dynamite Dymaxion
    This week, in 1933, R. Buckminster Fuller, made a name for himself in the automotive world when he applied for a patent for his Dymaxion car. To call the Dymaxion a car would be generous. Though the automotive industry was still in its youth, the Dymaxion was a vehicle unlike anything even the most imaginative automotive minds had ever seen, and though it would see little commercial or critical success, the Dymaxion Car is undoubtedly a symbol that genius and madness both required a boundless imagination.
  • The Rise & Fall of Automobile Racing at Dorney Park
    In the early 1980s, one of those cutting their teeth in auto racing at Dorney Park was John Andretti, nephew of Mario, who would go on to a winning career in both CART Indy cars and NASCAR Cup cars. Also in the early 1980s, Ray Evernham, who went on to become a Daytona 500-winning crew chief and an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, broke his sternum in a Dorney Park TQ Midget crash.
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  • What Does the Hertz Bankruptcy Mean?
    Hertz, the 102-year-old and iconic car rental company, filed for bankruptcy protection on May 22, the repercussions of which have affected, and continue to affect, the auto industry and the markets for new and used cars.
  • All Speedways Great and Small
    Construction of the temporary indoor speedway had just been completed. The next morning, the same crew that built it began dismantling it.
  • CSS Staff in the News’s Motorsports Editor Bob Marlow has been nominated for this year’s Junie Dunlavey Memorial Spirit of the Sport Award by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (EMPA).
  • Race Cars, Classic Cars, and a Solar Power Scam
    In December 2018, the FBI raided the California offices of DC Solar and the home of company owners Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, and aside from the usual seizure of computers, files, and corporate books, the agents found $1.7 million in cash! The FBI suspected the Carpoffs of running DC Solar in the fashion of a Ponzi scheme.
  • Finding the Perfect Vendors
    In this latest installment of So You Want to Have a Car Show, we discuss some of the most important vendor options to consider and the best ways to entice attendees and encourage them to stick around.
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