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An Inside Look at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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Even though most large cities – including Milwaukee – have their own auto shows, two dates on the calendar standout for the automotive industry in this country.

Detroit, because it features splashy premieres of new products; and Chicago, for its sheer size.

Even though Milwaukee’s show starts this Saturday at the Wisconsin Center, if you want to whet your appetite, the Chicago Auto Show runs through Sunday at McCormick Place. And it features some of its own vehicle premieres in what is billed as the nation’s largest car show.

Lake Effect’s Dan Harmon visited the show last week, and met up with our auto contributor, Mark Savage to take a look at and discuss the changes, or lack thereof, on the show floor.

"Its got to be the most boring time to be a car designer because you're not allowed to do anything to the outside of the car that hasn't been done before. You don't see too many people taking real chances unless it's a concept vehicle, or unless it's a racing car," Savage says.

Dan Savage's Savage on Wheels blog has more coverage of the auto show.

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Audrey is a producer, host and reporter for Lake Effect. She is involved with every aspect of the show — from conducting interviews, editing audio, posting web stories and mixing the show together.
Dan Harmon was one of the original members of Lake Effect (formerly At Ten). He started at WUWM in November of 1998 and left December of 2015 after 17 years of production.
Mark Savage writes the auto review column, Savage On Wheels, for WUWM (formerly for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) and Savageonwheels.com. He is the former executive editor of American Snowmobiler magazine and FineScale Modeler magazine, both part of Kalmbach Media in Waukesha.