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Does anyone have details of if or how Lotus will be represented at the Chicago show? The show's web page does NOT show Lotus on the floor plan, but lists the Elise under the "New for 2004" link. If Lotus is there will their display be a single car or something as grand as the LA show? I'm planning on going to the Pittsburgh show, but I understand they are only going to have one car. Will the complete show (like in LA) ever show up again?
 

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I doubt you will see the complete show again this year.

The Chicago show is being put on by a dealer and only has the one Saffron Yellow car that was at Los Angeles. It is the one with LSS and Touring.

They are also showing an Esprit.
 

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Johney Quest,

In a couple of weeks it is rumored that the Fed. Elise will show up at Pittsburgh's show. Seeing that you are in Hershey, that's about as close as you will get to a US car until the NY auto show in April.
 

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I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW. I WAS ABLE TO GET INTO THE DISPLAY AREA FOR MY WIFE TO TRY OUT THE LIZ. I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN SHE SAID "I LOVE IT"! I KNEW AFTER LA I WAS HOOKED BUT I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY WIFE UNTIL TODAY. YAHOO!!
MICHAEL WOGRONIC WAS THE FOX VALLEY REP THAT HELPED US OUT. MICHAEL WAS A GREAT GUY AND HE IS WAITING FOR HIS ELISE TO ARIVE JUST LIKE US.
THE CAR IS THE YELLOW FROM LA.
 

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I ordered my Elise there on Friday

I drove in from Kansas City to go to the Chicago Auto Show - I had previously made an appointment with Bill Nuccio, Jr. from Fox Valley Motorcars (who is hosting the Lotus marque there). My sister Laure and I were treated like royalty... the whole spiel - escorted behind the ropes, full car tour and we even got to plunk the softtop on and off - 25 seconds by myself - no instructions.

You know you're in love with an automobile when you're surrounded with Ferraris and Lamborghini's and don't even give them a second glance...

Went to the dealership today to check it out and plunked down my deposit. I'm number 160 something I think - it doesn't matter - it'll give Lotus several months to get all the potential delivery problems out of the way - and time for the LSD option ;)
 

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Well I have to get some sort of record for longest repost :)

The other Chicago Auto Show post had me thinking...

It's been EXACTLY ten years since I first laid my eyes on an Elise in person at the 2004 Chicago auto show... seems just like yesterday! -eek-

Thanks to Bill Jr. (Fox Valley Motorcars) for taking time with me :clap:
 

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