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bfurches



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PostSubject: Chicago Auto Show History   Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:10 pm

I am not sure how many of you guys have seen this before, but i recommend anyone who is an auto enthusiast check out the amazing collection of photos from over the years....

http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/show_history/default.aspx

I was searching for something else caprice related in google images, and one of the photos took me to this site. I had never seen it before, and I was blown away at how intricate and detailed the displays were back in the day.

Here are a few of the photos I copied from the site...








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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:20 pm



Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyy look at that '81 2 door Pontiac Bonneville with the aluminum snowflake rims back there.  I. Want. That. Car. Now.

Thanks for the link, I'd seen some of those but have never actually dug through that site. Pretty amazing timeline there.
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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:49 pm

bfurches wrote:



I owned that 2 tone (I mentioned it somewhere way back)
F41 suspension made that car handle nicely

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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:03 am

sdstick wrote:
I owned that 2 tone (I mentioned it somewhere way back)
F41 suspension made that car handle nicely

I can't believe you remember all the cars you've owned in your 100 years of motoring! Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:09 am

No Moa wrote:
sdstick wrote:
I owned that 2 tone (I mentioned it somewhere way back)
F41 suspension made that car handle nicely

I can't believe you remember all the cars you've owned in your 100 years of motoring! Very Happy 

LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:59 pm

No Moa wrote:
..I can't believe you remember all the cars you've owned in your 100 years of motoring! Very Happy 

That was only 34 years ago.....oh.....ya

...bet you remember your cool stingray.....bike from those days

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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:24 pm

It was pampers, and a trike!
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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:59 pm

I was more of a Dukes of Hazzard Big Wheel guy myself. Smile 

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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:54 pm

Half those pictures I posted were way before my time LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:26 pm

No Moa wrote:
sdstick wrote:
I owned that 2 tone (I mentioned it somewhere way back)
F41 suspension made that car handle nicely

I can't believe you remember all the cars you've owned in your 100 years of motoring! Very Happy 

EHRMEHGERD! I lol'd! Still lol'ing! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:08 pm

And it didnt strike you funny that Glen was in pampers & on a trike....at 7 years old?

Damn....I just got a visual that I coulda lived without.Mad 


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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:33 pm

I was in them till 34, duh
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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:21 pm

No Moa wrote:
I was in them till 34, duh

...but that was 34 years ago! Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:55 pm

No, 6 years ago
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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:04 am

Consider this thread....derailed....elephant 

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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:51 am

bfurches wrote:
No Moa wrote:
sdstick wrote:
I owned that 2 tone (I mentioned it somewhere way back)
F41 suspension made that car handle nicely

I can't believe you remember all the cars you've owned in your 100 years of motoring! Very Happy 

LOL


LOL! That was the funniest thing I've seen all week. Sorry Steve.

This thread is full of awesome, mostly the pictures, but also Glen and Steve fighting about age Laughing 

Very nice cars in there. Why can't current auto shows display that nicely?
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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:17 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
Why can't current auto shows display that nicely?

Because they can't get the chinese to build anything taller than 4 feet high. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Chicago Auto Show History   Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:06 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
Why can't current auto shows display that nicely?

Because they can't get the chinese to build anything taller than 4 feet high. Wink

LOL and it's true.
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