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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.

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    At a glance, this white/blue sports car might have looked like an ordinary Corvette on display in the Chevrolet exhibit at the 1981 Chicago Auto Show. Actually it's the Turbo Vette 3 design study vehicle, one of many Corvette prototype to emerge over the years. This beauty came with an experimental exhaust-driven turbocharged 350 cubic inch V-8 engine. It featured a throttle body fuel injection system and Garrett Air Research turbocharger, with a claimed 30 percent increase in boost output. Painted pearlescent white, the Turbo Vette III exterior was accented with multi-hued blue striping. A stock red ’81 Corvette can be seen to its rear, along with several other Chevrolet models. and a huge sign to remind you that Chevy was “America's Favorite,”