2013 Chicago Auto Show

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So this year we decided to do something a little different. We decided to use a little Fuelfed muscle and got media passes for this year’s auto show. Personally, I think this is the only way to go. No crowds, no waiting, free food, lots of supermodels.

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Sam, Shahin and I went early on Thursday for media preview day. We had lunch and watched Henrik Fisker founder and Ceo of Fisker Motor cars answer some pointed questions with 500 other industry suits.

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Then it was off to see some cars. As soon as we walk up to the Porsche Cayenne Diesel. Fuelfed member and Coffee & Classics enthusiast Bob A. walks up wearing his Fuelfed lapel pin and proceeds to tell us about a little party that might take place here in Chicago sometime in April. Poor Henrik Fisker had barely finished his interview, and we learn that Bob Lutz might be bringing his LS9 powered Fisker Karma prototypes (to a shop we can not disclose) for a private car guys party to raise petrol awareness. We love Bob Lutz and his Prius hating ways. Bob and his new venture VL Automotive have sold more Karma bodied Destinos in two weeks, than Fisker has in two months.

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The show is definitely bigger than the past few years. We spent some time driving LimeRock at the Cadillac booth.

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Looks like Brabus is repurposing old 911 seats in it’s new version of the Smart Car.

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We spent some time with Andeas to get the inside scoop on what Polestar has been doing with their race-breed Volvos.

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We couldn’t get too close the new Corvette as they were shooting a video. Not sure yet what to think of the styling as it’s a cross between a Camaro and Ferrari but seems promising. Of course we liked the Robo-Camaro and it’s sister Hotwheels Camaro.

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Audi had their usual staging of white & red models. Shahin and  I spent some quite some time in the gorgeous S7.

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Off to Mercedes and straight into the G-Wagon. It’s interesting how Bangle is still influencing Stuttgart, years after he was shued out of Munich.

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BMW. Hmmm…still like the M-Cars and avants though.

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Did VW hire Toyota stylists? Jeez, the new Jetta lost all its soul.

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Finally, Fiat. No wonder my wife likes them.

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