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‘Raminator’ Monster Truck, Mark Hall

'Raminator' monster truck, Mark Hall

'Raminator' monster truck, Mark HallMark Hall saw firsthand at an early age the thrill of coming in first place. He grew up and lives in downstate Champaign, where his dad was a motorcycle race announcer. “I grew up going to the races,” (more…)


BIGFOOT’s Birthday Bash, 2015 Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals

The BIGFOOT monster truck turned 40 this year and is still crushing cars.

BIGFOOT wm

A birthday bash was held this past weekend and the delighted 10,000-pound guest of honor celebrated by revving up and crushing some cars. The legendary “Bigfoot” monster truck, a jacked-up (more…)


1940 Plymouth Sedan Delivery

This 1940 Plymouth Sedan Delivery was restored using two other donor vehicles.

This 1940 Plymouth Sedan Delivery was restored using two other donor vehicles.

When Marty Ruhland was looking for a unique vehicle to draw attention to his deli and cheese shop, he purchased a 1940 Plymouth Sedan Delivery in 2002. He paid $200, thinking at the (more…)


Dazzling Displays, 2015 World of Wheels

Dazzling displays at the 2015 World of Wheels.

Dazzling displays at the 2015 World of Wheels.

The 53rd annual World of Wheels car show, held this past weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, didn’t disappoint as a visual delight for four-wheeled (more…)


1972 Pontiac Le Mans Sport

This 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport is still with its original owner.

This 1972 Pontiac LeMans Sport is still with its original owner.

Tom Rowan had a well-defined set of prerequisites when he went car shopping in 1972. “It had to be a factory convertible with A/C and power windows,” the Illinois resident said. “I didn’t care if it was an Oldsmobile, Chevy (more…)


Whizzer Bicycle Collection

Whizzer bicycle engine collections

Whizzer bicycle engine collectionsAs a fifth-grade student, Ray Spangler’s interest in Whizzers was sparked. The Whizzer-built engines, most notably during the 1940s and 1950s, that could be bolted onto (more…)


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