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    Chicago 2009: The blogosphere has been engaged [w/VIDEO]

    Dutch Mandel from AutoWeek, Terry Rhadigan from GM, John Neff from Autoblog and David Thomas from Kicking Tires (l-r)
    It's not often that we report on ourselves, but our own illustrious editor-in-chief, John Neff (third from the left in the snazzy corduroy sport jacket his grandma got him last ...

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    Chicago 2009: Subaru Impreza WRX STI Travis Pastrana Edition

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Subaru Travis Pastrana Impreza WRX STI
    Tucked away in a corner of McCormick Place was this custom WRX STI built in as part of a cooperative effort between Subaru and Travis Pastrana's race team, Vermont SportsCar. The car commemorates Pastrana's third ...

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    Chicago 2009: Dodge Ram 3500HD

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Dodge Ram 3500HD
    When it comes to consumer loyalty, you'd be hard pressed to find a more dedicated group of fans outside the heavy-duty pickup segment. Recognizing this, Dodge has brought a slew of full-size trucks to the Chicago Auto Show in the form ...

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    Chicago 2009: City of big shoulders... and big smiles

    Click above to view our gallery of booth professionals from Chicago
    It was only a matter of time before we got around to posting our beautiful people gallery from the Chicago Auto Show. Models have been pretty scarce at all of the major shows this year, and this year's Chi-town extravaganza was ...

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    Chicago 2009: This show is for the dogs

    Click above for a gallery of K9s at the Chicago Auto Show
    For the second year in a row, the Chicago Auto Show has been invaded by our furry, four-legged friends as the Bark Buckle UP campaign announces its Pet Safe Choice Awards. We moseyed on down to the show floor to spend some quality time with ...

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    Chicago 2009: Record-setting Viper ACR makes an appearance

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the record-breaking Dodge Viper ACR
    As Will Ferrell once said, "If you've got it, flaunt it." The boys at SRT are quite proud of the Viper ACR's 7:22.1 run of the Nürburgring, and they have brought the car out to Chicago to let everyone know who sits atop ...

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    Chicago 2009: Top 25 desktop wallpapers from the windy city

    Click above for the top twenty-five desktop wallpapers from the 2009 Chicago Auto Show
    The lack of press conferences on our second day in Chicago gave us some time to wander around and take photos of all the cars nicely set up on the floor. As expected, there weren't nearly as many debuts as ...

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    Chicago 2009: Mr. Norm's Super Challenger

    Click above for a high-res gallery of Mr. Norm's Super Challenger
    Along with Barack Obama, the Cubs, Al Capone and the Sears Tower, Chicago is home to the world's most famous Mopar dealer, Mr. Norm's legendary Grand Spaulding Dodge. While Mr. Norm sold the dealership in the late 1970's, the Mopar ...

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    Chicago 2009: U.S.-spec Nissan Cube and Cube Krom

    Click above to view live shots of the Nissan Cube Krom and Krom-less
    While we've already told you pretty much everything we know about the new-to-these-shores Nissan Cube, what we haven't shared are many pics. We covered the asymmetrical Cube when it appeared at the LA Auto Show, but based on ...

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    Chicago 2009: Alton XUV - Return of the ginormous Ford trucks

    Click above for our high-res gallery of the Alton F-650 XUV Command Center and its friends
    At last year's Chicago Auto Show we found one of the most outrageous trucks we'd ever seen. It was the Alton F-650 XUV and it was enormous. This year, the same company is back with a new project based on ...

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    Chicago 2009: 20 years of the Mazda Miata/MX-5

    Click above for a high-res gallery of 20 years of the Mazda Miata/MX-5
    Twenty years ago, Mazda took the wraps off the first generation Miata/MX-5 in Chicago. Over the next two decades the lightweight roadster solidified its place in the enthusiast hierarchy and evolved with larger engines, more ...

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    VIDEO: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO reveal video... revealed

    Click above to watch videos after the jump
    Being that the biggest reveal of this year's Chicago Auto Show has been the new 2010 Ford Taurus SHO, we thought you might enjoy some video of it actually moving rather than just posing all pretty on a show stand. We found some B-roll footage of the new ...

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    2010 Mazda CX-7 debuts with refreshed look and new four-cylinder in... Toronto?

    Click above for a gallery of the 2010 Mazda CX-7
    While we were gathered here in rainy Chicago for the Auto Show, we received word that the 2010 refresh for the Mazda CX-7 has in fact debuted some 500 miles away in Toronto, Canada. This switcheroo had us searching the floor here in McCormick for a ...

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    Chicago 2009: (You Can Still) Rock in America - Ford unveils Harley-Davidson F-150

    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition
    Flush from the news that its F-150 pickup performed markedly better than many of its primary competitors in a new series of IIHS side-impact crash tests, Ford has rolled out its latest larger-than-life Harley-Davidson ...

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    Chicago 2009: Suzuki circles the wagons with three customized Equators

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the customized Suzuki Equators
    At last year's Chicago Auto Show, Suzuki showed off three versions of the Nissan Frontier Equator. Those three concepts were the RMZ-4, Quad and Quay, each designed to haul a superbike, a quad and a boat, respectively. Since ...

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    Chicago 2009: Acura unveils TSX V6 for 2010

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Acura TSX V6
    Acura fans have something to rejoice about today as the Japanese automaker just released a new model here at the Chicago Auto Show. Before you get too excited, know that it's not rear-wheel-drive or powered by a V8 engine, but it's ...

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    Chicago 2009: Kia Forte rolls into Chi-town

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Kia Forte
    We got our first look at the 2010 Kia Forte earlier this morning, and we are pleased to say that it looks even better in person as it does in photos. The replacement for the Spectra retains many of the design elements first seen on the Koup ...

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    Chicago 2009: Toyota unveils new 4.6L V8, Platinum Package for Tundra

    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Toyota Tundra Platinum Package
    Toyota doesn't have a press conference scheduled for the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, but it does have two noteworthy debuts. The first is an all-new 4.6L V8 engine that will replace the current 4.7L V8. The new eight-cylinder ...

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    Chicago 2009: New AUTOBOTS on display

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Transformers cars from GM
    In addition to the Corvette Centennial Concept, Chevrolet showed three more AUTOBOTS at the Chicago Auto Show that will make their big screen debuts in the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen live action flick, along with ...

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    Chicago 2009: Hyundai introduces R-Spec Genesis Coupe for enthusiasts

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec live from Chicago
    Hyundai has been one of the few companies keeping us busy at the Chicago Auto Show. Besides showing the Rhys Millen drift car and announcing pricing for the Genesis Coupe, the automaker trotted out the R-spec ...


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