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1961 Jeep FC150

1961 Jeep FC150

1961 Jeep FC150

The second of three summer Daily Herald Cruise Nights took place last week, emphasizing the road-going stories behind our beloved vintage vehicles. The car celebration was marked by a Stratford Square Mall lot jammed full of nearly 300 classic and custom rides, each bearing loads of fond motoring (more…)

‘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.


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…)

1939 Ford COE Custom Pickup Truck

1939 Ford COE Custom Pickup Truck

1939 Ford COE Custom Pickup TruckThe story of Dawn and Fred Castro’s custom 1939 Ford cab-over-engine truck begins with Dawn’s dad, Jim DeMars. “He saw a feature on a similar truck in a magazine in 2004,” Dawn said. “He set out to re-create everything he (more…)

FEATURE: 1966 Chevrolet C10 Custom

This 1966 Chevrolet C10 Custom was restored by Doug Evans and Gary Gehrke.

This 1966 Chevrolet C10 Custom was restored by Doug Evans and Gary Gehrke.

You can never be sure of all the miles your favorite old cars have traveled. Any uncovered clue to their history can be fascinating. Doug Evans and Gary Gehrke (more…)


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