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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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    Position in the Oldsmobile exhibit was General Motors' Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV). The five-passenger vehicle was built by GM to specifications supplied by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a public service for the total sum of $1. Two were delivered to DOT. The ESV was fitted with every conceivable safety concept into a 4,700 package, with a 124-in. wheelbase, 219-inch overall length and 56-in. height. One feature was the removal of the A-pillars to improve driver vision.