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Archive for October, 2012

FEATURE: 1984 Chevrolet Corvette

This 1984 Chevrolet Corvette was picked up on Halloween Day.

This 1984 Chevrolet Corvette was picked up on Halloween Day.

Copperfield. Houdini. Penn and Teller. All became household names for their magical stage acts, but when it comes to four-wheeled magic, Tom Spera may have them beat. The Chicago-area magician made this 1984 Chevrolet Corvette appear. (more…)


CAR SHOW: 1960 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon

This 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon was unrestored and caught attention at the 2012 Berwyn Route 66 car show in Chicago Illinois.

Unrestored classic Chevrolet wagons are always a treat to see.If you’re like most, some of your fondest motoring memories are cramming in the family station wagon for that long summer roadtrip or local spin to the carnival. We’ve taken a look at some haulers that are meant to haul in a straight line but this 1960 Chevrolet Nomad wagon looks like just the ticket for taking the back roads low and slow, while still carrying a (more…)


FALL RIDES: Buick Invicta and Chevy Custom

This pair of classic cars was found out cruising in the Chicago fall season.

This pair of classic cars was found out cruising in the Chicago fall season.Fall has descended upon the Midwest, bringing dropping temps and blustery winds to the region. That sharp change in climate hasn’t kept a few unseasonably warm days from sneaking in every now and then, providing  (more…)


FEATURE: 1955 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Wagon

This 1955 Chevrolet 210 Townsman wagon was modfied for drag racing.

This 1955 Chevrolet 210 Townsman wagon was modfied for drag racing.When Skip Tubbs came across his 1955 Chevrolet 210 Townsman station wagon, the vintage cruiser had become quite accustomed to remaining stationary. “I found it in Wheeling, Illinois sitting in a back yard lot where it had stayed for nine years. The previous owner was going to do something with it but never did, ‘ said Skip. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the hauler’s (more…)


FEATURE: 1958 Cadillac Series 86 Hearse

This original 1958 Cadillac Series 86 combination hearse served in Michigan for many years.

This original 1958 Cadillac Series 86 combination hearse served in Michigan for many years.As a fourth-generation funeral director, it’s only natural that Doug Ahlgrim, along with his wife Sandy, would be readily open to purchasing something as otherworldly as a stately 1958 Cadillac Series 86 hearse. (more…)


FEATURE: Chevrolet Cruising Family

This group of restored classic Chevrolets is owned by one cruising family.

This group of restored classic Chevrolets is owned by one cruising family.

Most parents consider it imperative to pass on core family values to their children. Not only does this give the younger generation a feeling of identity, but it also honors the family’s timeless traditions. (more…)


FEATURE: 1936 Ford Pickup Model 68

This restored 1936 Ford Model 68 pickup was found in California.

This restored 1936 Ford Model 68 pickup was found in California.

As is often the case, when Butch Nelson sold a 1955 Chevrolet car project several months ago, that bow tie classic left a four-wheeled hole in his heart. “If wasn’t long before I was getting lonesome and wanted something new,’ said the auto enthusiast. Having owned multiple examples of Tri-5 Chevys, muscle Chevelles (more…)


FEATURE: 1959 Austin Healey Model 100-6

This fully restored 1959 Austin Healey Model 100-6 was found hidden away in a rural airplane hangar.

This fully restored 1959 Austin Healey Model 100-6 was found hidden away in a rural airplane hangar.Old barns have long proved to be reliable locations for auto enthusiasts looking to find their next project vehicle. Few things are as exciting as walking across a farmyard, swinging open a massive door and discovering a dusty relic (more…)


FEATURE: 1954 Buick Special

This Ocean Mist green and Arctic white 1954 Buick Special sedan is all original and was found near Chicago, Illinois.

This Ocean Mist green and Arctic white 1954 Buick Special sedan is all original and was found near Chicago, Illinois.

Despite being found in drizzly Chicago, Angel Castillo’s 1954 Buick Special sedan is all-original. The secret to its pristine state? A long former life spent in dusty and dry Texas. (more…)


FEATURE: 1966 Chevrolet Corvette

This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette was brought back to stock after its owner found parts in his dad's attic.

This 1966 Chevrolet Corvette was brought back to stock after its owner found parts in his dad's attic.Dusty attics have a magical way of revealing long forgotten, and in some cases, unexpected, treasure. In Dean Tarkowski’s case, it’s where he unearthed some startling discoveries that spurred him to overhaul his father’s vintage Chevrolet. (more…)


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