CARS.COM — Auto-show season has rolled into Chicago at the same time as giant-snowstorm season, but if you can dig yourself out of the snow in time for the public opening this weekend, there are definitely some things worth the extra effort. Volkswagen debuted the U.S. version of its CC-replacing Arteon[NB1] sedan; Ford wants baby boomers to go on a surfin’ safari[NB2] in its 2019 Transit Connect Wagon van; and Nissan took home our Best in Show award for the bonkers 370Zki[NB3] snow-treading sports car. Here are some other things to check out when you visit McCormick Place.
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Klassic Kars (see main image)
Chicago’s own Klairmont Kollections brought a host of its classic cars to the show floor: an Adam West-vintage Batmobile[NB5]; a 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Aero coupe in stunning purple; a 1948 Lincoln Continental; a 1959 Cadillac Broadmoor Skyview[NB6], once used to take up to 11 passengers on sightseeing trips at the Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs, Co.[NB7]; and a personal favorite, the 1955 Ford “Beatnik Bubble Top.”[NB8] It’s not every day that you get a chance to see decades-old cars that still seem ahead of the times.