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First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

 
  • Futuristic technology and design was the theme for the AC Spark Plug exhibit during the nine-day run of the 1959 Chicago Auto Show. A lovely space-age flight-attendant is ready to tell you all about the modern engineered spark plugs, and how your own car would perform better with AC installed. Behind her is the four-passenger Firebird II dream car from 1956, which was powered by a Whirlfire GT-304 gas turbine engine. As a reminder, AC Spark Plug was a division of GM.
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    Futuristic technology and design was the theme for the AC Spark Plug exhibit during the nine-day run of the 1959 Chicago Auto Show. A lovely space-age flight-attendant is ready to tell you all about the modern engineered spark plugs, and how your own car would perform better with AC installed. Behind her is the four-passenger Firebird II dream car from 1956, which was powered by a Whirlfire GT-304 gas turbine engine. As a reminder, AC Spark Plug was a division of GM.