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Car and Driver Gets a 2017 Wrangler Sneak Peek

Wrangler sneak peek

The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic and legendary mainstay of the automobile market, and it will probably also have a place in the industry thanks to its niche appeal to a cult following. However, insiders question its ability to stay up to date due to an exterior design that increasingly relies on nostalgia, as well as fuel economy numbers that are slowly falling behind the competition. Hopefully, Car and Driver’s Wrangler sneak peek at the new 2017 model will clear up some concerns.

Longtime Jeep fans won’t have to fear the possibility of their beloved Wrangler conforming to more modern design cues, retaining the rugged body-on-frame construction they know and love. However, it does sport a lighter and stronger frame, and parts of the body are rumored to be made from aluminum for an even more dramatic weight loss.

A glimpse at the underside of the 2017 Wrangler unveiled more changes, such as a new suspension and new axles. Car and Driver didn’t get any information on the engine lineup, but they speculate that a diesel engine could eventually make its way under the Wrangler’s hood.

Overall, the Wrangler sneak peek gave us a shot at seeing some of the exterior differences present between the current and upcoming models of the famous nameplate. Whether or not these will make a difference in the specs remains to be seen.

Celebrate Home Movie Day at the Chicago History Museum

Home Movie Day

You know those old, grainy camcorder videos of you when you were just a little kid, playing around in your backyard? It could be hard to believe that someday, your home movies could be seen as invaluable to historians. That’s what Home Movie Day at the Chicago History Museum is all about – celebrating these portals into the past that give us an intimate, firsthand glimpse of life in bygone decades.

The event is coming up soon on Saturday, October 15th and runs from 11 AM until 3 PM, and guests are welcomed to bring their personal home movies to the museum in order to showcase the past on film. From friends and family members that have passed on to the fashion trends of bygone eras to the documentation of old shopping centers, amusement parks, and stores that have changed or no longer exist, home movies are a wealth of information to history buffs.

So don’t be shy – come to Home Movie Day to celebrate and watch a variety of different home videos from many different backgrounds and eras. You’re also free to donate old reels you no longer want, or keep them after the event; it’s up to you. Admission to the event is free, so don’t hesitate to swing by for an unusual look into the past on film.

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