We’re on a mission from God….
A line out of the 1980 hit movie The Blues Brothers and totally appropriate for this blog entry as Mark and I traveled to the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s (MAMA) Fall Rally just outside of Joliet, IL, home of the Joliet Prison where after his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) — collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Yep, we drove right past the front door. Continue reading New Toyota Supra is super fun
It’s the largest show in North America
Mark and I love this show and have been making the trip down south from Milwaukee for a long time. Besides seeing the latest from the auto manufacturers, we spend time catching up with our fellow reporters. And we got some exercise walking two miles in the one million square foot exhibit area at McCormick Place. Continue reading 2018 Chicago Auto Show: New vehicles big and small
Fun came in a different package at this auto show
OK, I’ll admit it, the Chicago Auto Show blew me away. Lots of cars and especially lots of cool cars, some that were just ideas. The Chicago Auto Show is in McCormick Place and has one million square feet so they can pack a lot of cars in while Milwaukee’s is in the much smaller convention center. Not making the trip up to Milwaukee included Toyota’s Ft 1 concept car (left). But to make up for that, Milwaukee had cool cars you normally would not see like the K.I.T.T. movie car and a street-legal version of Speed Racer (far right) brought up from the Volo Auto Museum, just down the road from Milwaukee in Volo, IL.
Camp Jeep was even more fun than Chicago
I was wondering with a smaller building how Milwaukee was going to handle the space needed for Camp Jeep, and the answer is they set the track up outside on West Wells Street. Brrr it was cold but they had heaters everywhere and you got right into the Jeep. They had all the elements in Chicago but added two more and made it a blast. Come along and hear me laugh, along with my 15-year-old daughter Meg, who by the way asked go to the show. Great kid. Loves cars, airplanes, and golf.
All work and no play…
…makes for some very tired reporters at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Mark and I decided to take a break and headed over to Camp Jeep. What a hoot. Click on the image to see the fun video we did.