<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Car and Auto Trends, Car News, and Auto Show Info]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/cars http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:15:05 -0500 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:15:05 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Museum Auctioning Princess Di Rolls Royce]]> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:05:31 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Diana-rolls-8.jpg
Car used to transport Diana, Prince Charles during first U.S. visit.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Auto Show Launches New Website]]> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:12:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2010+Ford+Exhibit.jpg
Fans gearing up for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show can get a taste of what’s to come with the show’s newly launched website.]]>
<![CDATA[How the Wells Street Bridge Affects Your Commute]]> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:29:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/kyestandupp1.jpg
Traffic reporter Kye Martin talks you through an alternate commute plan when Brown and Red Line trains stop crossing the Wells Street Bridge this week.]]>
<![CDATA[New Car Techology Modeled After James Bond's Car]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:54:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bondastonmartin.jpg
Bond's Aston Marton DB5 on display at Detroit Auto Show.]]>
<![CDATA[Grand Opening: Downtown McGrath Acura]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:27:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mich_Mag_mcgrath_27.jpg
Michigan Avenue Magazine helps automotive family throw celebratory bash.

Photo Credit: Onasis Odelmo Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Quinn Reiterates Texting/Driving Message]]> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:16:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/texting-while-driving-06071.jpg
Governor joins AT&T campaign against texting and driving.

Photo Credit: NBC 5]]>
<![CDATA[CS Mag Hosts Fiat Chicago's Grand Opening]]> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:40:40 -0500 Moshpix: CS Magazine helped welcome Fiat to Chicago with a grand opening bash at its new Randolph Street showroom. The dealership sits at the base of a condo high-rise and marks the first dealership for the Italian automaker with city limits and the fifth in the Chicago area. Guests enjoyed an Italian theme, sipping Peroni beer, Mionetto spriz cocktails and a fall fashion show from designer Edith Hart. ]]> Moshpix: CS Magazine helped welcome Fiat to Chicago with a grand opening bash at its new Randolph Street showroom. The dealership sits at the base of a condo high-rise and marks the first dealership for the Italian automaker with city limits and the fifth in the Chicago area. Guests enjoyed an Italian theme, sipping Peroni beer, Mionetto spriz cocktails and a fall fashion show from designer Edith Hart. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fiat-Opening-BLURB.jpg
Fiat Chicago

Photo Credit: Chris Shields]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Offers Free Taxi Rides This Week]]> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:49:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/181*120/chicago-taxi-GENERIC.jpg
Company pays up to $20 for rides through Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Technology Aims to Avoid Rear-End Collisions]]> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:21:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rear-end-collision.jpg
Is new safety technology is cars making inroads when it comes to preventing crashes? A first look at how they are performing in the real world, and why some are more effective than others.]]>
<![CDATA[Quinn, Chrysler Show Off New Dodge Dart]]> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:55:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/soldier-field-dodge-darts.jpg
Soldier Field was overrun by red on Wednesday, with nearly 300 Dodge Darts from Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly Plant on display before they headed in exodus to dealerships across the Midwest.

Photo Credit: Natalie Martinez]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Lexus First Look Bash]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:58:08 -0500 Moshpix: The Chicago Auto Show provided the perfect opportunity for Lexus to host a big bash in the city. The luxury car-maker took over the Chicago Illuminating Company to give invited guests a sneak peek at the new 2013 Lexus GS. The party encompassed several rooms of entertaiment including performances by DJ Mia Moretti and Violinist Caitlin Moe and DJ Tony Arazdon. Photos courtesy Onasis Odelmo Photography. ]]> Moshpix: The Chicago Auto Show provided the perfect opportunity for Lexus to host a big bash in the city. The luxury car-maker took over the Chicago Illuminating Company to give invited guests a sneak peek at the new 2013 Lexus GS. The party encompassed several rooms of entertaiment including performances by DJ Mia Moretti and Violinist Caitlin Moe and DJ Tony Arazdon. Photos courtesy Onasis Odelmo Photography. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Lexus_First_Look_46.jpg
Luxury car-maker takes over Chicago Illuminating Company to promote its new ride.

Photo Credit: Onasis Odelmo Photography ]]>
<![CDATA[Extreme Lessons For New Teen Drivers]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:46:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/OPERATIONTEENSAFEDRIVING_722x406_2226051389.jpg
The Operation Teen Safe Driving program teaches teens driving skills that can save their lives when road conditions turn potential dangerous.]]>
<![CDATA[Car Charging Stations Coming To Midway, O'Hare]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 20:51:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/car+charger.jpg
Electric car drivers will soon have more stations at Chicago's airports where they can charge their vehicles. The Chicago City Council approved the proposal Thursday to expand the number of electric...

Photo Credit: NBC 5]]>
<![CDATA[Website Makes Car Shopping Easy]]> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:22:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/272*120/080813bmw.jpg
Web2Carz.com Senior Writer Tim Healey stops by to talk about their website makes car shopping easy online.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Gas Prices Highest in the Country]]> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:37:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Gas+Tank+p1.jpg
Gasbuddy.com names Chicago as the most expensive place to fill up your tank.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Show Daily: February 17]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:29:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/auto+show+2012.jpg
What's on tap for this weekend at the Chicago Auto Show? Friday is the last day to bring in non-perishable foods for Safe Haven.]]>
<![CDATA[2012 Archive: NBC 5's Auto Show Special (Part 1)]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:31:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2012AutoShowLogo_722x406_2198018424.jpg
Brant Miller takes a tour with the Chicago Auto Show chairman Steve Foley Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[2012 Archive: NBC 5's Auto Show Special (Part 4)]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:32:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AutoShow4_722x406_2197660027.jpg
LeeAnn Trotter takes a look at the Super Car Garage and Charlie Wojciechowski looks at the affect of social media on the auto show.]]>
<![CDATA[2012 Archive: NBC 5's Auto Show Special (Part 3)]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:32:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AutoShow3_722x406_2197659365.jpg
We take the Chevy Volt and a Kia Sedan out on the streets of Chicago to test drive.]]>
<![CDATA[2012 Archive: NBC 5's Auto Show Special (Part 5)]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:32:32 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AutoShow5_722x406_2197660479.jpg
Art Norman hits the dance floor at the Kia display while LeeAnn Trotter takes a look a new Lexus coupe concept car.]]>
<![CDATA[2012 Archive: NBC 5's Auto Show Special (Part 7)]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:32:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AutoShow7.jpg
We take a look at the First Look For Charity, an event that raised over $2.1 million.]]>
<![CDATA[2012 Archive: NBC 5's Auto Show Special (Part 6)]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:32:41 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AutoShow6_722x406_2197660922.jpg
Cheryl Scott takes a look at the newly redesigned Dodge Dart. The car will make a huge impact to Chicago since it will be built here in Bevildere Illinois.]]>
<![CDATA[2012 Archive: NBC 5's Auto Show Special (Part 2)]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:32:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AutoShow2_722x406_2197657527.jpg
Cheryl Scott test drives some of the auto show's newest concept cars.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Show Daily: February 16]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:29:55 -0500
Take a look at this interview with the president of the Chicagoland Speedway from the Auto Show.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Show Daily: February 15]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:29:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/auto-show-women.jpg
Take a look at what's going on at Auto Show Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Shanna McGrath Talks Technology]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:30:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ShannaMcGrathp1_722x406_2196297993.jpg
The newest trend at the auto show, new dashboard technology.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Show Daily: February 14]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:29:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Today_s_Webisode_Feb_14_2012_YouTube_722x406_2196555007.jpg
What's hot at the Chicago Auto Show this Valentine's Day? Everything! Come down to McCormick Place and fall in love with the car of your dreams.]]>
<![CDATA[PHOTOS: First Look For Charity ]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:27:55 -0500 Moshpix: Once again, First Look for Charity served as the offical kickoff for the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Thursday night. More than $2 million was raised for area non-profit organizations. Black tie-clad guests strolled the grounds of the auto show while sipping on cocktails and sampling a wide variety of hors d'ouerves. And yes, two lucky guests won a free vehicle! ]]> Moshpix: Once again, First Look for Charity served as the offical kickoff for the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Thursday night. More than $2 million was raised for area non-profit organizations. Black tie-clad guests strolled the grounds of the auto show while sipping on cocktails and sampling a wide variety of hors d'ouerves. And yes, two lucky guests won a free vehicle! ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/First_Look_2012_31_blurb.jpg
Chicago Auto Show kicks off with swanky bash.

Photo Credit: Marcus Riley ]]>
<![CDATA[2012 Archive: The Other Eye Candy at the Auto Show]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:33:20 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Damsels+in+Dance.jpg
Automobiles are the constant and obvious evolution on display every year at the Chicago Auto Show, but a quiet progression has emerged with the models displaying the cars

Photo Credit: National Automotive History Collection at Detroit Public Library]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Show Daily Webisode Feb 10]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:29:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AutoShowDailyp1_722x406_2195372596.jpg
The Auto Show Officially opened today. Check out the action on the McCormick Place convention floor.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Show Charity Event Raises Over $2 Million in 2012]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:34:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/First_Look_2012_31.jpg
Over $2 million for 18 local nonprofits in Chicago including Autism Speaks and the Boys& Girls Clubs of Chicago was raised at this year’s event.

Photo Credit: Marcus Riley ]]>
<![CDATA[Full Coverage: 2014 Chicago Auto Show]]> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:46:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/CoolShades03.JPG
Get inside the nation's longest running auto show

Photo Credit: RealWheels]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Auto Show Starts Engines Friday]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:38:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Auto+Ribbon+Cutting.jpg
The show runs through Sunday, Feb. 19 at McCormick Place.

Photo Credit: Mary Ann Ahern]]>
<![CDATA[Toyota to Make Big Announcement At Auto Show]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:34:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Toyota+FJ+Cruiser.jpg
Toyota is allowing the public a chance to decide on monetary donations.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Vote for the "Best Of" the Chicago Auto Show]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:30:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/autoshowbestofvote_722x406_2191855734.jpg
There's a fun, interactive element to the Chicago Auto Show.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Show Setup Under Way]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:42:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/autoshowsetup_722x406_2191564285.jpg
Crews have about two weeks to get the massive production ready for the public.]]>
<![CDATA[Auto Show: Show Us Your Sweet Ride]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:09:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/Acura+TL.JPG
The 2012 Chicago Auto Show gears up to giveaway free tickets and more for their Facebook photo contest.

Photo Credit: Charlie Wojciechowski]]>
<![CDATA[Are You Ready for First Look For Charity?]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:42:57 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/FirstLookThumbp1_722x406_2186687069.jpg
The event benefits numerous Chicago area charities.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Auto Show Timeline]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:41:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/Explorer.JPG
Historic timeline marking some of the important dates of the Chicago Auto Show.

Photo Credit: Charlie Wojciechowski]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Auto Show: First Look for Charity]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:31:40 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/firstlookdress1.jpg
18 Chicago charities will benefit from the one-day fundraiser.]]>
<![CDATA[2012 Chicago Auto Show Visitor's Guide]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:29:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/orangecarautoshow.jpg
Everything you will need to know before going to this year's auto show.]]>
<![CDATA[Chicago Auto Show By the Numbers]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 17:03:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/redfirebird1.jpg
2012 Chicago Auto Show: Feb. 10-19.]]>
<![CDATA[Yard Waste May One Day Fuel Your Car]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:43:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/430PPKGGRASSTOGAS_7730862_722x406_2183936270.jpg
Chances are high that cars of the future won't be powered with gas.]]>
<![CDATA[Big Changes Planned for North LSD]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:45:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/lake_shore_drive.jpg
A popular stretch of Chicago roadway is under the microscope.

Photo Credit: flickr.com/piratealice]]>
<![CDATA[Feds Want to Standardize Keyless Ignitions]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:59:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/090110+keyless+car.jpg
Keyless ignitions have been blamed in deaths involving carbon monoxide poisoning, randomly accelerating vehicles.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Website Aims to Simplify Auto Repair]]> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:24:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/PHI+fender+bender+black+and+white.jpg
Brad Weisberg, founder of Body Shop Bids, explains his new website that makes it easier to get a quote from multiple body shops.]]>
<![CDATA[Design Your New Car This Holiday Season]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 20:57:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/telsa-cars.jpg
Head over to Oak Brook Center when you can design a family-sized Model S to your very own tastes.]]>
<![CDATA[Neiman Marcus 2011 Fantasy Gifts]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 23:57:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/neiman-thumb.jpg
Get ready to do some millionaire Christmas shopping with a look at the Fantasy Gifts offered by Neiman Marcus this holiday season.]]>
<![CDATA[1,100 Ford Jobs Bound for Torrence Ave. Plant]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 21:04:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/IMG_0246.JPG
Company employees will vote next week on tentative agreement, but company's profitability, executive bonuses could be sticking points.]]>
<![CDATA[Car Owners Upset About Bad Paint Jobs]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:11:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ford-paint.jpg
The problem, according to former consultants to the auto industry, is a business model that puts paint suppliers in charge of quality control inside carmakers’ plants.]]>