2012 Chicago Auto Show

2012 Jaguar XK S2012 Jaguar XK S Grille2012 Jaguar XK S Rear2012 Jaguar XK S Wheel2012 Jaguar XK S Headlight2012 Jaguar XJ Grille
2012 Jaguar XK S LED HeadlightHyuandai InteriorHyundai "Shark Fin" Antenna2012 Hyundai Elantra GTChecking out the Hyundai VelosterHeadlight on an Aston Martin
Design by Pininfarina on a MaserattiRear of McLaren MP4 12CSide of 2012 Hyundai VelosterCaught!2013 Lexus GSLexus F-Sport Coil Spring
Checking out AudisLight pillars at Audi boothThree LF-As in a rowLexus LF-LC Concept CarLexus LF-LC Concept CarMan waiting for friends

Chicago Auto Show (2012), a set on Flickr.

It was a different year for me. This time I spent more time on the people than the cars, and the pieces of the cars than the cars themselves. I’m bummed the Acura NSX was in Europe instead of here. So might have to do Detroit next year to not miss the real concept cars.

CTA Green Line surveyor

CTA Green Line surveyor by dharder9475
CTA Green Line surveyor, a photo by dharder9475 on Flickr.

I never noticed someone who takes a count of everyone coming and going. Makes sense it would have to be so manual.

Cooking: Turkey meatloaf, take 2

A different recipe and more than 90 of cooking yielded a delicious loaf of Turkey meats.

Luminous Field 2012

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Luminous Field (2012), a set on Flickr.

I wanted to practice my night moves on the Luminous Field display with music by Kraftwerk at Millennium Park under the Cloud Gate. Enjoy!

Cars: Audi A3 2.0T

Cars: Audi A3 2.0T by dharder9475
Cars: Audi A3 2.0T, a photo by dharder9475 on Flickr.

It’s been a while since at the helm of a German car but here I am in the great North suburbs. A mix of surface street and expressway driving meant a wonderful chance to explore this four-wheeled rocket. Verdict? Wouldn’t own one but really enjoyed driving it, especially with the gear selector in S where the throttle stayed near 3k rpm, right where it should be. Wish I were driving to Washington Island in Door County instead of Dempster Street. Maybe next time. Still doesn’t detract me from my true automotive love at the moment: Audi S5. *drool*

Cooking: Baked avocados with eggs

We made them! It’s something to experiment with. We made a turkey and egg white scramble on the sounds to balance.