[Adapted from the Springfield Republican, February 5, 1922.]
The Chicago Automobile show is second only in size and importance to the New York show. It is divided into sections, the National show conducted in the Armory, and the Salon presented for private enterprise at the Drake hotel. The exhibit at the Drake is comprised of only the highest-priced cars and custom body work, on the same idea as the Salon held each year in New York.
The Stevens- Duryea car generally dominated the Salon, several of the foremost body builders in the country having elected Stevens-Duryea chassis in which to exhibit their custom coach work. The local builders, the South Springfield Body Corporation showed three body types, one a conventional limousine which is a standard mode and one of the Stevens-Duryea best sellers. This is a large, roomy car seating three people in the front seat and with two folding chairs facing forward. A smaller, smarter car was the new brougham which is narrower and low and had a particularly aristocratic air. The third car is the Smith Springfield exhibit was a four-passenger sport model.