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2005 Chicago Auto Show
Updated 07/29/2005 12:39 AM Post a reply Quote this post View Kerr's info
I went to the Chicago Auto Show in early February. I've been meaning to post some shots I took, but it's obviously been low priority. For anyone who's never been and plans to attend, go early in the day. The throngs of people get much worse as the day wears on. I had a great time though and would like to do it again someday.

Lotus Elise (purple) - The paint on this one looked beat up
Lotus Elise (red)
Ferrari F430
Morgan Aero 8 - This car's in PGR2 on XBox. Sort of pretty or ugly depending on how you look at it.
Corvette C6R - This car should be in GT4.
Porsche Carrera GT - So should this one.
Bentley Continental GT
Cadillac STS-V - I couldn't get a good pic of the engine compartment cutaway, but it was impressive.
Aston Martin DB9
Ford Shelby GR1 Concept - This was the hit of the show. The skin is made of polished aluminum. The car is not at all blue, that's just the lighting.
Ferrari 360 Challenge
Jeep Hurricane Concept - This thing has two Hemi motors in it. It was the coolest thing I've seen out of Jeep in years.
Jaguar Advanced Lightweight Coupe Concept - Aston envy.
Lexus LF-A Concept
Lexus LF-C Concept
Noble M12 GTO-3R - I would trade 20 of the Skylines in GT4 for this car.
BMW M5 - Ugly but a damn impressive piece of technology.
Maserati Spyder
Lamborghini Mucielago
Audi R8
Jaguar S-Type R
Lexus SC430 - Totally blacked out with BBS rims.
The floor - I tried to get a picture that captured the scale of the show. You're looking at about 5% of the show here.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren - I hate the rear end of these.
Pontiac Solstice
Subaru Impeza WRX - with lots of SPT parts.
Toyota #10 IndyCar - I saw Darren Manning finish 7th in this car @ Kansas Speedway. It seemed everyone was cheering for Danica Patrick as she took the pole. She ended up in 9th.
Chrysler test track - The size of some auto shows I've attended.
Aston Martin Vanquish
Corvette C2 Convertible - a 1966 if I recall. Corvette aficionados please keep me honest.
Dodge Viper Coupe
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Updated 07/16/2005 5:19 PM Post a reply Quote this post View -rob-'s info
Great pictures! I went to the San Diego auto show at the end of last year and saw many of these cars there. Though I wish there were more race cars! How awesome to be able to see an Audi R8 and an Indy car...

Might I add that I absolutely love the way the Ferrari 360 looks. It's not my favorite car, but it certainly is the best looking in my opinion Wink

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Posted 07/16/2005 7:48 PM Post a reply Quote this post View Chief_Mojo_Rising's info
Wow! Incredible photos, Kerr. Thanks for sharing them with those of us unfortunate ones that would never have seen it. Thumbs Up
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Posted 07/16/2005 10:40 PM Post a reply Quote this post View Kerr's info
Glad you guys liked 'em. The race cars and concepts were definitely the highlight of the show for me.

Man, I forgot to post a shot of the Ferrari F430! IMHO, it's one of their best looking new models in years. It should be at the top now. I wish a red one were there, but silver will have to do I guess. Smile
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Posted 07/16/2005 11:55 PM Post a reply Quote this post View jdh11's info
Very nice pics! Thumbs Up

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Posted 07/17/2005 12:16 AM Post a reply Quote this post View 69YenkoCamaro's info
I have seen the the Jeep Hurricane at the St. Louis International Auto Show last year. That sucker is wicked. Oh yea, I am officially in love with the Ferrari F430.
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Posted 07/17/2005 12:35 AM Post a reply Quote this post View Vintage-Iron's info
Great photos, you lucky *bleeeeeeeep* Big Grin
Man, I love that GR-1, reminds me of the 6 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes. I wish it, the C6R, the new GT500, Mustang GTR, and a 69 Boss 302/429 were in GT4.

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Posted 07/17/2005 1:24 AM Post a reply Quote this post View Marcman220's info
the db9 is so much better compared to the vanquish
i wish the milwaukee show was more intresting allthey have is a couple of ferraris not much else

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Posted 07/17/2005 7:51 AM Post a reply Quote this post View JayMan's info
Thanks for gathering such awesome pics for all of us poor skippy's that will never get to see much of these cars in the flesh. Unfortunately some of the more exotic cars don't ever seem to make it to any of the Australian motor shows. Keep up the fantastic work with the site!!

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Cheers,

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Posted 07/18/2005 3:59 PM Post a reply Quote this post View GT2000's info
Man sweet pics thats for sure! and don't be so hard on the look of the BMW M5 lol... me kinda like it but the new M3 with the front end style of the BMW M5 is even better!
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Posted 07/18/2005 5:46 PM Post a reply Quote this post View Kerr's info
Well, it's growing on me but every time I see the previous style M5, it just looks so much more elegant and solid to me.

GT2000 wrote:
Man sweet pics thats for sure! and don't be so hard on the look of the BMW M5 lol... me kinda like it but the new M3 with the front end style of the BMW M5 is even better!
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Kerr HELP!
Updated 07/24/2005 8:24 AM Post a reply Quote this post View sub_lethal's info
Hey I'm getting a glitch where I finish a setup, then click submit and it clears everything I put down Crybaby. It erases all of it then restarts the tune page and I've had to start coping everything I write so it won't erase the lap times and dialoge I put down Shed A Tear. I don't know where else to post this, so I put it on the two of the newest boards hoping you'll come across it. Thanks Kerr
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Posted 07/26/2005 3:02 AM Post a reply Quote this post View Nachtjager's info
Kerr! I attended the auto show as well, Chicago being only 2.5 hours from my University. Great pictures and fitting comments. I'm with you on the Merc-McLaren SLR.... is it just me or did they use gas grill burners for tail lights? Also, belated congratulations on the new site. It has renewed my interest in the game. Just been waitin for those Fumes setups to roll on in. Thanks again.... and enjoy the steady stream of worship thats due to you now.

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Posted 07/26/2005 7:32 AM Post a reply Quote this post View Kerr's info
Nachtjager - thanks, man! I was angry after I left the show as I totally forgot to see the Maybachs. There's always next year.
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Posted 07/27/2005 4:15 PM Post a reply Quote this post View Nachtjager's info
Kerr wrote:
Nachtjager - thanks, man! I was angry after I left the show as I totally forgot to see the Maybachs. There's always next year.


I didn't get a chance to get a good look at the Elise. Not a super exotic, but one I am interested in- its a semi-affordable street legal track toy. I was dragging a boat anchor (read: girlfriend) that was more interested in shopping on Michigan Ave. than checking out cars. Learned my lesson. Disgusted

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Posted 07/27/2005 11:29 PM Post a reply Quote this post View Kerr's info
Nachjager - I snapped a couple pics of the two Elise at the show. I should've posted them the first time around, but I made up for it and added them at the top of the main post. I've never ridden in one, but Automobile seemed to like it in their write up.
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Posted 07/28/2005 10:56 PM Post a reply Quote this post View Nachtjager's info
Oh man, that orangish red one is sweet! Thanks for postin those. Automobile loves it, I remember reading the issue with it on the cover ("Track Hero" or something to that effect) and Car and Driver had the Elise first in a comparo. You gotta love 1.06 G's on the skidpad. I've heard some horror stories about that Celica engine in it though, but I know the Lotus guys have done some things to it to quell worries of having a high strung time bomb over your right shoulder. Thanks again- shame I missed them at the show.

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Posted 08/03/2005 12:24 AM Post a reply Quote this post View sicface's info
Last but not least the Blue dodge viper coupe would take home the honours for me.
Always, Sicface

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Posted 08/03/2005 6:52 AM Post a reply Quote this post View Kerr's info
I'm glad you mentioned something, as the new Viper coupe is one of the best looking sports cars. IMO much better than the 1st generation coupe.

sicface wrote:
Last but not least the Blue dodge viper coupe would take home the honours for me.
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