Team USA vs. The World may sound like the title of Shaquille O'Neal's autobiography, but it is in fact a mixed martial arts competition that pits 12 of this country's finest mixed martial arts athletes against teams of fighters from Australia, Ireland, and Poland. Stuff your pockets with miniature American flags and gird your thrillcitement nodes for an evening of leg tussles, arm bars, and rear naked chokes. With ground-floor seats, you'll be close enough to see the beads of sweat on the fighters' brows and smell the adrenaline puffs as they condense into clouds shaped like clenched fists in the air above the ring. Fighters scheduled to battle for Team USA include John Hansen (205 lbs.), the 2008 USA National Champion in the LHW Division, Alex White (155 lbs.), who won in the 2009 Ringside World Boxing Championships, and Eric Daigle (155 lbs.), who obtained the lightweight title during the ISCF National Tournament in 2009.
Mike Haggerty Volkswagen's factory-trained technicians service vehicles of all makes and models with up to five quarts of conventional or synthetic oils. During the 30–45 minute service, mechanics reach under the car and drain the old, contaminated oil, sending it away to be recycled or turned back into dinosaurs. Although both regular and synthetic oil slide through the engine equally determined to lubricate and protect, the latter bulks up cars with fluids of a higher caliber designed to outlast conventional oil. The Haggerty family's history in the transportation industry reaches back to 1896, when paterfamilias John Patrick Haggerty started a livery company on the South Side.
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As they step through the doors at McCormick Place, what do Chicago Auto Show visitors notice before anything else? Perhaps it?s the sheer size of the event, a sprawling one million square feet that makes it the nation?s largest auto show. Or, perhaps, it?s the show?s stars: hundreds of vehicles sparkling beneath the more than five miles of truss lighting that snakes along the ceiling.
In 1901, a similar scene unfolded during the first iteration of the Chicago Auto Show, albeit on a far smaller scale. There, a wooden indoor track looped around the exhibition hall, demonstrating for onlookers just how safe the new machines were to operate and pet adoringly. Today, though, at the show?s 107th installment, attendees can do a whole lot more than stand on the sidelines. They climb into simulators, cruise around indoor and outdoor tracks, and even bump along an indoor off-roading course, infusing the show?s once static displays with constant movement and an endless buzz.
Amid all the pedal pressing, button pushing, and, of course, shopping, this year?s show takes attendees into the future with special exhibits. Guests can also explore how today?s rides connect with technology and personal devices, such as tablets and phones. Throughout the show, appearances from celebrities and star athletes keep cameras flashing at a steady pace, and prizes and giveaways provide show-goers and smart phone users with chances to go home with more than just autographs from their favorite cars.
Grand Prix Car Wash transforms the dirtiest of sedans, SUVs, and convertibles into pristine and well-waxed chariots. Their speedy automated soft-cloth wash banishes the lingering traces of rain, road dirt, or rock salt, and can be complemented with à la carte detailing services such as Scotchgarding or clay-bar treatment. Many of Grand Prix's car-wash packages also carry 24-hour or five-day guarantees, allowing drivers to return for an exterior car wash and hand-dry if they should get caught in a storm or city-wide food fight after their visit.