Received an email notice on another "street smart" event, this time from what I think will be at least one dealer in the Chicago area - Knauz Automotive Group out of Lake Bluff, IL ... this area is commonly referred to as our North Shore out this way. The event is similar to the national ones put on by smart, to be held Tuesday, 9/18 at the dealership. I looked on the Penske site and while Knauz is also a MINI and MB dealership it doesn't appear to be owned by Penske. I signed up for this one, says that smart reps will be on hand so we'll see ... Autoweek had a quick article that list prices for the U.S. smart models were released (about the same as we've already seen) but I'm more curious about what additional options, etc. will be offered. We put our online reservation in and rec'd confirmation on 4/3/07 so hopefully we'll be among the the first year of customers!