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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 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

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    In 1954, Chicagoans witnessed the debut of the dashing Dodge Firearrow convertible dream car, surrounded by twirling ballerina mannequins. Power train consisted of a 150 horsepower, 241-cubic-inch V-8, connected to the PowerFlite automatic transmission. Up front, the dual headlights hint of a coming trend in automotive design, and twin chrome exhaust tailpipes were located at the bottom of the rear fenders. A glimpse of the bold harlequin-patterned black and white leather cockpit is seen in front of the boot cover. The sign above the Dodge exhibit proclaimed, “ Elegance In Action.”