More than four in 10 persons who voted in the 2006 Chicago Auto Show's inaugural “Best of Show Balloting” consider the Ford Shelby GT 500 the top all-new production vehicle.
“This show is renowned for its consumer impact and it focuses on the buying public, who express their opinions with their dollars at dealership showrooms,” says Arthur Kelly, show chairman.
The Jeep display, which won top exhibit honors, featured a test track and waterfall. The second-place nearby Dodge display also had a test track.
Here are the top three in each balloting category:
|Best All-New Production Vehicle|
|1. Ford Shelby GT 500||43%|
|2. Porsche Cayman S||14%|
|3. Dodge Caliber SRT4||12%|
|Best Concept Vehicle|
|1. Dodge Challenger||35%|
|2. Chevrolet Camaro||32%|
|3. Infiniti Coupe||9%|
|Best Chicago World Introduction|
|1. Dodge Rampage Concept||18%|
|2. Mercedes Benz AMG ML 63||16%|
|3. Honda Civic Si Sedan Concept||14%|
|Vehicle I Most Want In My Driveway|
|1. Chevrolet Camaro Concept||20%|
|2. Dodge Challenger Concept||17%|
|3. Ford Shelby GT 500||6%|