Saturday 8th February 1964
The stage revue was still a part of the 56th Chicago Auto Show, during which The Chicago Automobile Trade Association celebrated its 60th anniversary. The 50-strong cast of “Motorevue of 1964,” brought familiar auto ads to life. Performance was a dominant theme for the 1964 event, with Pontiac’s Tempest GTO and Ford’s Mustang II concept commanding attention. The Mustang II concept evolved into the Mustang, launched in late spring of the same year. After trying out its turbine engine in a nearly-stock Dodge and Plymouth, Chrysler created 50 specially-bodied Turbine cars. Though experimental in nature, they were driven for about three months each by 203 “consumer representatives.” A number of Chrysler engineers were on hand at the 1964 show to answer questions about these innovative cars.