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2013 Chicago Auto Show


Car shoppers, enthusiasts, manufacturers, marketers, media and more are assembling at Chicago’s McCormick Place for the annual festival of vehicles.

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Noon Show host Carol Roth visits the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, including displays for the Corvette Stingray, a Mercedes food truck, and cars from Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren and Fisker.

Chicago Auto Show Charity Preview

Listeners call in and talk with Mike about cars they thought were cool.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

1969 Corvette Stingray (General Motors photo)

General Motors director of consumer of affairs James Bell joins Mike to discuss cars from generation to generation.


Hyungseok Jun drives a Cadillac racing simulator during the media preview day at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Anthony Souffle, Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Auto Show chairman Mike Ettleson joins Mike to discuss what goes into putting together the show and what concept cars are on display.


Pam Oaks, national automotive authority, ASC certified technician and author of Car Care For The Clueless, joins Carol to discuss car care and how not to get ripped off.

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Mechanic Checking a Car’s Oil Level

Fred Ligouri, General Motors spokesman for Chicago and communications manager Connie Burke, join Carol to discuss General Motors’ turnaround and their energy efficient cars.


The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the 105th Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place. (Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune)

Executive editor of Automobile Magazine Todd Lassa joins Carol to discuss the auto industry and must-see cars at the Chicago Auto Show.

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People walk through the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. (Terrence Antonio James/ Chicago Tribune)

Grant Cardone, New York Times best selling author, TV’s “Turn Around King” and radio show host, joins Carol to discuss tips and tricks for buying a new car.

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Man Shopping for Cars

Here is a look inside the Chicago Auto Show. It is the nation’s largest auto show with over 1,000 vehicles. This year is the 105th edition of the show.