Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2015-07-29
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


  WINDY CITY TIMES

Auto show: first for 2013; LGBT Auto Show briefing held
AUTOS
2013-02-27

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


Auto show marks first for 2013

The public portion of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show ran Feb. 8-18.

This was the first time since 1998 that the show was open to the public on a Saturday. Show organizers decided to shift the dates for 2013 to take advantage of the Presidents Day holiday.

The Chicago Auto Show's black-tie benevolent event, First Look for Charity, took place Friday, Feb. 8, and raised $2.2 million. "It's a move our charities have asked for and it will, no doubt, increase attendance at one of Chicago's most popular charity events," said 2013 Chicago Auto Show Co-Chairman Kurt Schiele in a statement.

For the eighth straight year, consumer voters proclaimed their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's "Best of Show" balloting.

In voting conducted over the 10-day public run of the nation's biggest auto show, winners in the contest's five categories were:

—Best All-New Production Vehicle: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (36 percent of vote)

—Best Concept Vehicle: Chevrolet "Turbo" Camaro (27 percent of vote)

—Best Green Vehicle: Fisker Karma (24 percent of vote)

—Best Exhibit: Jeep (27 percent of vote)

—Vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

GM holds LGBT Auto Show briefing

On Feb. 17, General Motors (GM) hosted the LGBT press at a Chicago Auto Show briefing. Joe LaMuraglia, GMC communications manager, stressed two aspects of GM's operation.

He said that, first, it's a gay-friendly company. Both LaMuraglia and Kevin Kelly, PR representative for the electric vehicle team also in attendance, are out on the job and comfortable with their work situation. Secondly, LaMuraglia extolled GM's environmentally friendly, "green cars": the electric Chevy Volt and the Cadillac ESL.

Marty Padgett of High Gear Media; Ben Timmons, associate web editor at Automobile Magazine; and Casey Williams of Gaywheels.com also spoke. All praised of the 2014 Corvette, which they said delivers muscle-car power at a "reasonable" $75,000 price. They also noted the Cruze diesel, the Ford Atlas, and the Mercedes concept car are worthy of attention. Text by Chuck Kramer


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Auto news: Parking-spot shaming; Speed racer; Texas sticker harrasses 2015-07-28
VEHICLE REVIEW BMW 335i GT xDrive improves the quintessential sports sedan 2015-07-28
VEHICLE REVIEW 2015 BMW M4 convertible makes you feel naughty 2015-06-24
VIEWS Did court hurt or help with specialty license plate ruling? 2015-06-24
VEHICLE REVIEW That's so gay: 2015 Chrysler 300 big and butch as you are 2015-05-27
DeBoer, Rowse, Bonauto release statements on today's arguments in marriage cases 2015-04-28
National news shorts: Wedding in Texas; Autopsy, report differ; Gay priest dies 2015-03-03
Notes: Pantry to move; New Pastoral; Jim Brickman; Auto show's figures 2015-03-03
Signs of change abundant at Chicago Auto Show 2015-02-16
Internat'l motorcycle show Feb. 13-15 2015-02-11
Chicago Auto Show set for Feb. 14-22; Uber apologizes 2015-01-28
2015 Detroit Auto Show recap: Five best cars, three trends 2015-01-28
VEHICLE REVIEW 2015 Toyota RAV4: Better than your memory 2014-12-30
Auto companies at top of equality index-but why Hyundai ? 2014-11-26
Everyone loves the 2015 Mazda6 2014-10-22
Mary Bonauto, Alison Bechdel, Samuel Hunter are MacArthur Fellows 2014-09-17
Auto news: Porsche's protections; gay designer on 'Motor City' 2014-07-08
Myth-busting gay car stereotypes 2014-07-08
Center, MINI's wedding contest in final round 2014-04-30
Knives and autopsies just the start in new Peggy Shinner book 2014-03-26
Fields Auto Group moving to Glenview, other auto news 2014-03-25
VEHICLE REVIEW 2014 Toyota Tundra: Bred by Uncle Sam 2014-03-25
Chevrolet provides a gay night out at the auto show 2014-02-19
Chicago Auto Show in town; 'Charity' scores 2014-02-11
2014 Land Rover LR4 scoffs at snow 2014-01-21
2014 Corvette Stingray leaves enthusiasts breathless 2013-12-25
Windy City Limousine backs LGBT community 2013-12-25
Autobahn 2013-12-18
Autobiography of My Hungers 2013-12-18
Muscle-car event takes over convention center 2013-12-04
Chicago Auto Show has revamped website 2013-11-26
2014 GMC Sierra: glamorous 2013-11-26
Roscoe's in Red Bull Flugtag 2013-09-18
MOMBIAN Baby, I can drive your car 2013-08-26
Lambda Car Club hosts invitational 2013-07-24
Lambda Car Club in Chicago 2013-07-10
Lambda Car Club event July 17-21 2013-07-09
Chicago Motor Cars hosts goldRush finish; more auto news 2013-06-26
VEHICLE REVIEW: 2013 Nissan 370Z Roadster touring, with a 'Z' 2013-06-26
2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 2013-05-21
 



Copyright © 2015 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.