• Feb 11, 2010
Work vehicles at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery

According to one of Chicago's most famous poets, Carl Sandburg, it's the City of the Broad Shoulders. There has been some debate about exactly what he meant by that, but we'd like to think it has something to do with the spirit of selflessness in its citizens. When there is public need, Chicagoans respond. It's no surprise then that the Chicago Auto Show always features lots of first response vehicles, military rides and other service organization transportation.

With so few big debuts to keep us busy this year, we found ourselves admiring the plethora of cars, trucks and "others," painted in fire engine red, black and white, or camo. We've assembled a gallery to show you what Chicagoans typically only get to see when there's a crisis. There are cop cars, fire engines, snow plows, military vehicles, quads, motorcycles and a lot else to check out in the gallery below.



Live photos copyright ©2010 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Caption for the photo above:

      "Suck it, Power Wheels!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        *waste

        (stupid touch screen keypad)
        • 4 Years Ago
        LOL

        I thought RC car.

        Can't figure it out if its a company's showcase of development skills or just another way for a Chrysler to was tax payers money. I'm picking the latter.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Blues Mobile was there? Damn.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A IMG MRAP really?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What, no FBI Party Van?
      upurs
      • 4 Years Ago
      we pay for the bailout and we will pay for these batman cars too..aren t we lucky,just so the rogue cops can salivate while they are abusing us..!...these business are afraid too,they are the ones who have been robbing us americans and they will do anything to keep their wealth,and of course we the taxpayerswill supply th emoney to kep them rich and protected..!
      • 4 Years Ago
      What? No death bus? Pfffttttt.....
      jbackfromiraq
      • 4 Years Ago
      Someone please send a reply or email me about this article... IS THIS A PICTURE OF A TOY CAR, OR A REAL VEHICLE?
      upurs
      • 4 Years Ago
      ya ..wow..this looks right out of batman or something..!..i know the rogue cops are salivating and like the rest of you said,they get enough money,actually law enforcement seems to be one of the only ,booming industries in america,they arrest you fro anything today...still i would never be a cop,never.i think we need morecopsand cameras in the homes of our diplomats,because that's where the real crimes are being born.!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Caprice PPV.... drools.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not enough functionality.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will any of these cars going to run on Obamao's Unicorn Piss or Fairy Dust?
      • 4 Years Ago
      You traded this for the blues-moblie?
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