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Hi, my name is Steven Lane, and I helped organize this year's posse of polar revolutionaries. I'll be your guide through the Chicago Auto Show Shutdown Festival of 2007 - THE YEAR OF THE POLAR BEAR!
My family has called America home for over 300 years, and Lanes have fought for this country in every war from the American Revolution to the Vietnam "Conflict". However, since Vietnam it has become apparent that the Pentagon has teamed up with corporate robber barons, and American lives are being tossed away as pawns in a vicious game of globalization. We're not having any part of the bloody campaign for cheaper gas prices, and it's time to steer this country back on a course for true justice and freedom. We are no longer going to take a back seat to the fickle demands of corporate shareholders out to make a quick profit at the expense of life, liberty, and the happiness of humankind.
I grew up in love with cars. I drew hundreds of pictures of them and played with toy cars endlessly, and I couldn't wait till I was old enough to drive. Perhaps the "privilege" to drive came too early, I would be lucky to survive my near death experience as a stupid teenager who got drunk and crashed the family car, but hundreds of thousands of kids would not be so lucky and live long enough to understand just how lethal cars can be.
I used to think that I could never live without a car, but my life changed for the better when I traded in my Honda for a Cannondale. At 39, I'm in the best shape of my life, and gas prices, traffic jams, and road rage no longer phase me as I fly through the streets of Chicago on my 7speed. As an all american kinda guy, it's fitting that I would be your guide to the 2007 Auto Show Shutdown. I invite you to browse the Shutdown photo gallery and see what it looks like when true Americans decide enough is enough, or you can check out my YouTube Vlog.