A couple of us at MotoringFile will be making the long trek down Lake Shore Drive to the Chicago Auto Show press preview tomorrow. As we do every year we’ll be giving a sneak peak of the show, the MINI wares, and trying to get some answers out of the friendly MINI PR folk. We’ll also be debating the merits of Ferrari’s chicken salad sandwich over Jaguar’s ham and swiss and counting the number of burgandy trousers worn by members of the press.

Chicago is the largest autoshow in sheer size and it’s a very important show for the automakers as well. We expect all brands sold in the US to be well represented with new models and smattering of the usual concept cars. That said, MINI USA doesn’t have any surprises planned tomorrow either (you really think they could keep surprises from us?) but we do expect to see the MINI drag-car along with a fully accessorized 2006 JCW MCS and some dirty looks from the Scion booth.

Let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see and we’ll do what we can to accommodate.


[ 2004 Chicago Auto Show Review ] MotoringFile

[ 2005 Chicago Auto Show Review ] MotoringFile