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Archive for February, 2013

FEATURE: VEGAS DREAM GARAGE

This dream garage was built to look like the Las Vegas strip.

This dream garage was built to look like the Las Vegas strip.

When auto collectors look for inspiration to design a cool, custom storage environment for their four-wheeled treasures, they usually think glowing neon lights, checkerboard patterns (more…)


SHOW: 2013 Race & Performance Expo

Show cars on display at the 2013 Race and Performance Expo held at the Pheasant Run Convention Center in St. Charles, Illinois.

Show cars on display at the 2013 Race and Performance Expo held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.

The doors have just closed for day one of the 2013 Race and Performance Expo, held this weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois and we couldn’t think of a better spot to be on a chilly (more…)


FEATURE: 1951 Ford F7 Big Job

This 1951 Ford F7 Big Job was purchased new for full time use.

This 1951 Ford F7 Big Job was purchased new for full time use.

A workhorse like Barry Rittenhouse’s 1951 Ford F-7 Big Job is capable of accomplishing mighty tasks. Despite its strong potential, this rolling tool of the truck-driving trade never was given a chance to be put to the max. The rough-and-ready Ford was pulled from the fleet (more…)


FEATURE: 1950 Oldsmobile 88

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Within a couple short years of launching their 88, Oldsmobile knew they had a winner on their hands. The model hit showrooms in 1949 and featured a lightweight body pared with a highly potent V8 engine, (more…)


FEATURE: 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 9-Passenger Wagon

This 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 9 pasenger wagon was found in Tennessee.

This 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 9 pasenger wagon was found in Tennessee.

Luis Velazquez acquired his love of Chevy station wagons from his father, who owned a 1967 example, and taught the youngster how to drive in it. Those fond memories (more…)


CRCSE SHOW: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom

This custom 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air was displayed at the 2013 Custom Rides Car Show and Expo in Tinley Park, Illinois.

DSC_7530_72We run across more than a few classic Chevy shoeboxes during our travels but few as jaw-dropping as this 1957 Bel Air example parked at the CRCSE show. The eye-searing (more…)


CRCSE SHOW: 1968 Buick Sport Wagon

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DSC_7518_72With very few exceptions, station wagons have sadly and slowly morphed into vehicles that are uninteresting, unappealing and downright impossible to find anywhere on a (more…)


FEATURE: 1967 Plymouth Fury Police Car

This 1967 Plymouth Fury was restored as a police car.

This 1967 Plymouth Fury was restored as a police car.

Chris Hahn grew up spending a lot of his childhood inside a Plymouth police car. It wasn’t a proclivity to be a social nuisance that landed him there, but rather a family member’s (more…)


CRCSE SHOW: 1933 Ford Coupe

This 1933 Ford 3 window coupe was on dispalay at the 2013 Custom Rides Car Show and Expo in Tinley Park, Illinois.

DSC_7520_72This 1933 Ford 3-window coupe might have rattled the cages of blue oval fans who spied the GM-sourced 350ci V8 underhood, but we’re sure they quickly got over their brand (more…)


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