Chicago Auto Show - Challenger display not very impressive

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  1. coolbreeze

    coolbreeze Active Member MOTM Winner!

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    Well, wife and I went to the Chicago Auto show yesterday and while the crazy Demon was there on a turn table with this skinny blonde talking about all the stats, who looked like she could have been in a Hitchcock movie, there was nothing impressive about the rest of the display. The colors of Challengers on display were drab in my opinion. Ford and Chevy have been doing a much better job with vibrant colors on the Mustang and Camaro.
    I've said it before and I'll say it again..."I just don't get it."...why such a limited color selection. No one has been able to give me an answer. Then they bring back the same colors over and over! Oh well, here's some pictures from the show.

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    coolbreeze Active Member MOTM Winner!

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    That was it except for a black GT.

    We did enjoy a crazy rough ride in a jeep over some crazy terrain.

    Will post up more pictures from the show later.
     
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    Glad I decided to skip it this year. Your pictures are enough for me!
     
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    Dodge needs to bring back more of their iconic color, like the Pink Panther, Detonator yellow,Petty Blue etc.. I think it would help. I know that Black,White and Red are always the favorite but not for me. You are right, few colors seems to make it almost every year, like Plum Crazy or B5.
     
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    The car show doesn't impress me anymore. I miss when they used to have a bunch of cool prototypes. Last year I went to Detroit thinking this is gonna be awesome. It wasn't. I'm off presidents day so I'm still gonna go. Something to do
     
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    That grey one with the fender flares is nasty. So is that Hitchcock lady. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Laughed like crazy after I read your post!!:D
     
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    There were some pretty cool cars there. Will post up pics later. No time right now.
     
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    Their booths at auto shows are more than likely gonna be duds until the platform change comes, hopefully the widebody se line may induce some hype next year and it perk up a little...I agree on the colors thing as well
     
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    Lexus LC for 2018, 480 horses. Not bad.

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    I sat in the Camaro. Don't know how anyone can stand those things. Terrible interior, horrible visibility.
     
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    That grey Hellcat appeals to me about as much as an electrical control panel....at least the panels have some cool orange stickers showing people getting zapped.
     
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    Great description of the blond! LMAO!
     
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    No Demon drag racing display? That's a bummer. I agree on the colors, pretty drab considering what is available. GM does that at the Detroit show every year with the Corvette, a boring gray one.
     
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    Nope. No Demon drag racing display. I thought since you mentioned it being at the Detroit show, it would surely be in Chicago, since it's supposedly the biggest...but it was a no-show!
     
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    Great post...love it!! :D:D
     
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    Then there was part of a collection that this 91 year old fellow has in Chicago who has never opened his collection to the public, who finally has revealed his collection of some 300 cars and we were told for 20 bucks you can see the rest of them.
    But here's what came to the Chicago Auto show: 20180212_205734.jpg

    20180212_205905.jpg This began its life as a '55 Ford... 20180212_205834.jpg 20180212_205851.jpg 20180212_205718.jpg Don't remember what this was.
     
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    I hate the way that the Japanese car are all the same in their lineup. They call that '' Branding '' i think. Mitsubishi, Mazda, Lexus,Nissan etc all the way from the Big SUV or small compact car, they put the same grille/fascia on every vehicle in their lineup. No originality whatsoever. And ,for the price of that Lexus, i really prefer my Hellcat .
     
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    I remember Barry from Storage Wars driving that bubble top car a few years back in one of the shows....
     
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