Our men on the ground have left the building, weary from a long day of press conferences, bad coffee and pointy-elbowed photographers. Wednesday has turned out to be a resounding success, with the introductions of the Pontiac G8, Volkswagen R32, Alpina B7, the Ford Five-Hundred Taurus (plus it's X counterpart) and the Mercury Montego Sable. If you haven't had the chance yet, be sure to check out the galleries and, if you're into watching the sausage made, you can view the press conferences that we were able to record via this new fangled gadget called a video camera. Amazing stuff, really.

We'll be back tomorrow to cover the official debuts of the new Scions, the Rondo concept and a few other surprise unveilings. In the meantime, click on through for anything and everything from Chicago. We're gonna get some rest.