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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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    The iconic kidney-shaped grille helped reveal that this wild tri-color Procar racer was a sensuous BMW M1. Those three colors became the identify for future production BMW M-series. The scene is from the 1982 Chicago Auto Show.