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Chicago Thu Feb 11 2010

Tailgatin' with Tailgate at Chicago Auto Show

Tailgate is reporting live from the Chicago Auto Show this week. Today was the debut of a groundbreaking and radical new design for Indy Car Racers at the hands of Delta Racing. The technology is (if implemented) ready to roll (fingers crossed) by 2012 and Tailgate was lucky enough to nab the CEO of Delta Racing for a quck minute to discuss the potential that this radical design shift might suggest for the future of cars and car racing. What's that? You want the video, dear reader? Ta-da!

Meanwhile, the manly and entertainingly survivalist Jeep was rockin' out at the back of McCormick Center with their rugged and blown out test drive that puts the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon through a vicious (if not pre-determined) criteria of road and wilderness obstacles that your entry-leve 2-door coupe just wet itself by thinking along those lines. The Jeep set-up was fun, exciting and one-of-a-kind. The Chicago Auto Show is the only spot in North America to get the "full Monty" so to speak in terms of daring yourself to not get a neck cramp by gawking off of a 24' manmade hill with a 35-degree incline and decline. I made a modest wager with some of the exhibit staffers and (as the video tells) lost regarding the stability of a cup 'o tea on the Jeep Excursion. Watch and witness as I burn my socks and ankle flesh!

 
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