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Our Runde employee, Joe Gourley, was on location at the Chicago Auto Show on Friday! Here are some pictures from his visit.   The Chicago Auto Show takes place in the McCormick Place civic center on the southern portion of Downtown Chicago near Soldier Field and the Field Museum. The Auto Show features domestic & import cars, trucks, SUV’s and vans as will as not-yet-released concept cars. In all, approximately 900-1000 different vehicles are displayed at this event annually. It’s a great place to take your family, but remember that the best time to go is early in the morning on weekdays. If you go on a weekend, you can expect to see tons of people there and lines for some exhibits can be extremely long. So try go early on weekdays, if possible, to avoid the large crowds.
Didn’t make it to this year’s Chicago Auto Show? No problem – Runde’s did! Check out our photos and videos from the 2016 Chicago Auto Show below:
The 2015 Chicago Auto Show was another hit this year displaying great concept, production and modded vehicles encompassing two huge halls in the famous McCormick Building. If you couldn’t make it this year, no need to fret, we got your covered! Check out our archive of footage from the show below, including show stoppers like the Ford GT and the Jeep Renegade ~ Enjoy! 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 2016 Buick Avenir Concept https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 2016 Ford GT https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 2016 Chevrolet Volt 2016 Chevrolet Equinox 2016 Buick Casada Concept https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 2015 Ram Laramie Limited https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 2015 Ram Rebel https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 2015 GMC Canyon Nightfall Edition 2015 Ford Edge 2015 Dodge Viper GTC 1 of 1 https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 2015 Chrysler 300C Platnium Series: https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 2015 Chevy Colorado ZR2 https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=1811922554 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat https://www.flickr.com/apps/slides
McCormick Place… otherwise known as “the shrine in Chicago” for auto-enthusiasts.  Well, Runde’s is full of auto-enthusiasts, so we set off to see all the treasures the show had in store for us at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Stepping out of the van for a well deserved stretch and smelling the cold, winter Chicago air (made all the more brisk by the nearby Lake Michigan) we headed in to see what vehicles would haunt our future dreams. Needless to say, the show was great, and to not deprive our dear customers and followers, we got some coverage so you wouldn’t miss a thing! Chevy [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTbovqgCGZE] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWMafmUWWkQ] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wtCJ3Bpk6c] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXvPZHWWXUc] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRxSh44H0UM] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InsveyVzsj8] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9lZfu8DBUY] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_8iGwgIWeM] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Rt4SKTeU8] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM4y3mFyEAw] Ford/Dodge [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci4XrREiPBg] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpfeItf4FXY] [youtube=http://www.youtub
Needless to say that this new design for the 2013 Fusion has been very well received at the Chicago Auto Show this week and people’s comments have been very favorable toward it.  The video below was shot by Runde Auto Group  — The noise in the background of the vid was coming from the new Shelby Mustang presentation across the room and we’ll post the video of that soon.  People were definitely all a-buzz about the Shelby.  But this new Fusion is definitely gorgeous. The new design is only about 1 inch longer and 1/2 inch wider than the previous Fusion, but it looks a lot longer than its predecessor mainly due to an extended wheelbase that’s almost 5 inches longer than the 2012 version.  A new inline 4-cylinder 1.6 Liter EcoBoost engine will be available on the all-new Fusion.  And this optional turbo engine will produce 179 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque and is [...]
A sofa has never seen this much attention since the friend who said he’d “only-stay-for-a-week-and-would-just-bum-on-your-couch” and-ended-up-staying-for-a-year, scenario happened. Suzuki got their creative gears grinding and created a slew of interesting and funny commercials in their new advertising campaign. Basically it take’s their greatly reviewed and over-all great car, the Kizashi, faces it off versus a competitor in its class and then against a ridiculous opponent, like, say a bubble wrapped suit: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuHuicjZZy4&feature=relmfu] At the 2011 Chicago Auto Show Suzuki took one of its ridiculous competitors and brought it with them for the crowed to physically and personally compare the two. It turned a lot of heads and had people wondering what the heck a ’70’s sofa was doing at an auto show? This bad boy was fully operational, and seemed to go pretty fast… for a sofa. Here’s some official specs (from Suzuki) the sofa offered to show off to curious inquisitors: “This 1970s-era sofa [...]
Here’s some footage of the next generation Ford Focus from the 2010 Chicago Auto Show! It’s exciting to see how this model keeps getting better over the years. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2E_6WsZhKk]
In a tie for “coolest car at the auto-show” I give you the Ford Mustang GT500. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ROO4nh17UI]
While the new vehicles being displayed at the auto show were fascinating and exciting, there’s something about vehicles that haven’t been seen on the road for a long time that strike that same emotion. Looking at some of the first vehicles ever invented really gave me an up-close and personal look at just how far we have come. Take a gander at the vehicles below… They were using wood as a body frame material and actual lanterns were being used as lights.  Automotively speaking, some things that we find today to be primitive are beautiful in my mind.  But beauty aside, I don’t think the National Committee for Highway Safety would see lit lanterns hanging from a vehicle as “safe”.  In the event of an accident in today’s world, open flames and potentional gas leaks aren’t exactly seen as the best [...]
The Chicago Auto Show is now over with and you missed it, shucks. Don’t worry! In continuation of our 2010 Chicago Auto Show in review, here is the 75th Anniversary White Diamond Edition- Chevy Suburban. It’s very sleek and definitely chic! Look for it soon at Runde’s! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm_aS0OHZcU&hl=en_US&fs=1&]
The McCormick building – Where the magic happens. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and go on record saying the Chicago Auto Show is the auto lovers’ candy store.  The autos are eye candy for kids of all ages. “Bake me up a fresh batch of those Chevy’s, Candyman!!!”  Walking in the entrance to the show floor, it becomes overwhelming to think which direction to go first. Shortly after glancing over the offerings, it becomes apparent that your hours are turning into minutes and that the closing time of 10pm is far from fair. For those of you who couldn’t make the show, have no fear! Runde’s has you covered! Over the next week or so look forward to a review of the Auto Show, starting today with a few vehicles that were on display from Chevy. Check [...]
Taxi cabs are a huge part of big city life. Those of us from the Tri-States have probably been, at some point or another, to downtown Chicago (or another big city – if not you should really get out more…). Walking down the sidewalk and glancing at the traffic on big city streets, you probably think “glad I’m not driving in that mess of cars.” Chances are that you have experienced crazy taxi drivers — I know I have.  Several taxi drivers that I’ve witnessed don’t much care for the laws of the road as they almost hit pedestrians.  Since when does a red light mean go anyway?  Just as 30 is the new 20, red must be the new yellow in Metropolis. If you’re thinking about going back to Chicago in the near future, you’d better be prepared for the possibility of being hit by a whole lot bigger Taxi as the truck of the year – Ford Transit –  has [...]
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