If there’s one thing that runs deeper than family pride, its brand loyalty – especially in the musclecar arena. Auto enthusiast, Blake Dankovich, has plenty of both. (more…)
Last week we headed over to Frame-Up Wheel Works, in Waukegan, Illinois, to chat with owner, Bob Janda. During our time at the custom hot rod shop, we spied this street-ready 1947 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery sitting out front and were told it does, in fact, belong to Bob, and serves as his regular driver. (more…)
When Jerry Coglianese went on the hunt for a classic musclecar, he didn’t need to see much of his soon-to-be-his 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS to identify what it was. All it took was a front corner peeking out from under a cover in a Chicago-area residential garage and the Chevelle enthusiast knew what it was – and that he had to have it. (more…)
No where is that more illustrated than in the plethora of custom shops around the state, working year round to churn out some of the coolest rides found anywhere in the Midwest.
Gary owns Arlington Toyota, in Palatine, Illinois, and mentioned in our video interview how he enjoys keeping this classic work truck around the dealership to remind those who see it of the long-standing heritage of the
Toyota brand. (more…)
That’s exactly how Danny Fiermuga fell in love with his 1978 Pontiac Trans Am – he watched Burt Reynolds wheel his ’77 TA in ‘Smokey and the Bandit’. Years later and Fiermuga is still hooked. (more…)
When we attended the ‘Back to the Beach’ car show, we didn’t quite know what to expect. Held in the middle of winter and indoors at a local Toyota dealership, we ended up more than pleased with the collection of vintage iron parked at the event.
It can be tough getting motivated to start a new project, but that drive kicks into high gear once you see a buddy’s completed ride. That’s how Dean Gagliardotto got started on his 1966 Ford F100, taking 10 years to perfect his hot-rod hauler. (more…)