• Aug 30, 2012
Attention Chicagoans and other Midwesterners: If you've been wondering when the Local Motors Rally Fighter might be coming to a show in your neck of the woods, the answer is Sept. 10-15. And no, the Chicago Auto Show has not been rescheduled, it will still be held next February. Rather, the Rally Fighter will be on display at something called the International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is where those few who get excited about metal cutting and forming, tooling, CAD/CAM, and other various industrial operations gather to spend a week pretending that the masses in the United States still care about manufacturing.

While you might think that Local Motors would simply haul or drive the Rally Fighter to IMTS, that's not the case. Instead, one of the cars was boxed up and trucked there, where it will be built live on the floor of the McCormick Place convention center. This demonstration is all part of the IMTS fun, and while the show is really designed for people who still build things for a living, there's likely no reason that blog-reading cubicle-dwellers (or writers...) can't pony up the $50 to attend the exposition.

Scroll down to watch a video about the IMTS Rally Fighter.


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      moshead
      • 2 Years Ago
      P-51, P-52 whatever it takes.
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @moshead
        I was expecting a Mr Mom reference and was not disappointed.
      Vracknal
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it me or does the Rally Fighter look so much more badass without the body on?
        Malou H
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vracknal
        YES! without the body kit its not "world class" Its just a cage with heavily modified OEM parts like every other thing any mid - high level shop in the middle of America builds. Ive seen faster and stronger things down "at the shop" being fabricated. KKOT rock climbers ATV customs the works. Im not saying its weak at all but i don't think id get that much attention without "rally fighter" name and the 200X M6 rear end. I think id be just as cool but they wouldn't cover it. I think there are also cooler and just as capable fabrications that don't make the news.
          Rembrandt
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Malou H
          Not heavily modified at all Malou. You would be surprised. Also, I agree that there are products that don't have bodies and are extremely capable, but you are forgetting that the RF is 50 state street legal with many amenities that other vehicles simply won't have.
      LeadHead
      • 2 Years Ago
      P-52...Fighter Jet?
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      The P-52 fighter jet was almost as good as the small town TV news reader. Almost as smooth and believable, too.
      Notgnirrad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jet fighter - Prop fighter, P-52 - P-51 ... it was a fighter, and we made a fighter! It's the enthusiasm that counts, right?