ML - Michigan Avenue

2014 - Issue 1 - Winter

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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Celebrating the SAIC's inaugural Jean Goldman Book Prize with Jean Goldman, presenter David Sedaris, and Ikram and Josh Goldman. Supporting a great cause with NBC-5 meteorologists Cheryl Scott and Alicia Roman, who hosted the Wishes for Washington event to benefit tornado victims from central Illinois at Untitled. FROM TOP: With fellow tennis fanatic and Oxford Capital CEO John Rutledge at The Langham; at our GE Monogram Design Center event with super chef Jon Liddell. accessories for showing off a high-performance automobile, nor is Lake Shore Drive's 40-mile-per-hour speed limit conducive to putting that 350-horsepower engine to the test. But make no mistake: Windy City residents are incredibly passionate about their wheels. I've seen that passion firsthand at events like the Primo Classic d'Italia, a charity event where 350 auto-loving Chicagoans are treated by hosts Diane and Quinto Primo to an over-the-top display of privately owned luxury cars at Lake Forest Sportscars (and where, at the most recent event's live auction, one lucky bidder drove off with a 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage for a cool $120,000). And nowhere is the sentiment more evident than at the Chicago Auto Show, which runs February 8–17 at McCormick Place. Now in its Follow me on Twitter 106th year, it's the nation's oldest @JP_Anderson and at such event and draws more than a million car fanatics to see the latest technology from Detroit and around the world. In anticipation of the big show (and in a nod to this most romantic of months as well), in this Winter issue of Michigan Avenue we proudly offer a wheel-centric twist on our much-loved annual Power Couples story. Including auto dealers Kristina and Mike McGrath of McGrath Lexus, Autobahn Country Club owners Mark and Penny Basso, and racing supporters (and Danica Patrick BFFs) Jerry Riccioni and Kim Jones, these five couples generously share the passion that drives them and—just like this car-loving town of ours—makes them anything but typical. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARLES CLARKSON (NBC-5); MARIA PONCE BERRE (RUTLEDGE); TIMOTHY HIATT (LIDDELL); SARA CONDO (SAIC) Chicago isn't your typical car town— let's face it, winter sludge and salt aren't exactly ideal J.P. ANDERSON 24 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 024_MA_FOB_EdLetter_Winter_2014.indd 24 1/9/14 5:10 PM

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