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FEATURE: 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 400

Mecum Chicago: 1969 Pontiac Firebirds Trans Am 400

Mecum Chicago: 1969 Pontiac Firebirds Trans Am 400There was more than a few eye-catching machines at the Mecum Auction to gaze upon and one that grabbed our pupils was this 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 400. The vehicle (more…)


FEATURE: 1932 Ford Street Rods: Sedan and Roadster

These 1932 Ford street rods were built by Hank.

These 1932 Ford street rods were built by Hank Groves.Hank Groves always has had an obsession with automobiles. He’d owned dozens by the time he graduated high school. “My first car was a Model A coupe (more…)


FEATURE: 1968 Chevrolet C-10 Custom

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This custom 1968 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck was parked at the 2013 downtown Barrington Il cruise night.During one of our last times strolling the lot at this summer’s downtown Barrington cruise night, we stumbled upon this eye-searing 1968 Chevrolet C-10 custom. With (more…)


FEATURE: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside

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This 1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside was restored.Of all the playthings from John Skowron’s childhood, one funky shaped truck stood out. “I played with a Japanese tin toy of the Corvair Rampside,” the Illinois (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: 1967 Ford Mustang

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This restored 1967 Ford Mustang fastback was parked at the 2013 downtown Palatine cruise night.Ford’s Mustang galloped into the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere when it launched in 1964 and the model still continues to woo over adoring fans today. This coal-black (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: Event Calender

This 340 Plymouth Duster was parked at the downtown Palatine, Illinois cruise night.

This 340 Plymouth Duster was parked at the downtown Palatine, Illinois cruise night.In case you haven’t been paying attention, the weather has shifted in the Midwest. Those hot, steamy days of summer are behind us as the temperature begins to drop (more…)


FEATURE: 1964 Chevrolet C30 Black Hawk Farms Raceway Tow Truck

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This classic 1964 Chevrolet C10 pick up truck was used as a tow truck at Black Hawk Farms Raceway.

As a boy, Wally Becker was kept awake on hot summer nights. His imagination wasn’t running wild with nightmarish thoughts, but rather dreams of catching a glimpse of his (more…)


FEATURE: FDNY 1996 HME Saulsbury Rescue 5

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This 1996 HME Saulsbury Rescue 5 responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th, 2001. Sept. 11, 2001, was one of our great nation’s darkest hours. But stories of heroic men and women rose through the smoky chaos, heartache and confusion. The Remembrance Rescue Project is (more…)


MCACN: 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Video Recap

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Classic and muscle cars on display at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, in Rosemont, Illinois.There’s no denying fall is in the air and that means one thing to Midwest classic car enthusiasts: time to start counting down (more…)


FEATURE: 1970s Buick GS Stage 1 Garage

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This dream garage is full of classic Buick Stage 1 musclecars.The “car barn,” as Mike and Ivy Guarise call it, has been a dream in the making for several decades. “For many years, I only had a two-bay car (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: Downtown Barrington, IL

Classic and collector cars parked at the 2013 downtown Barrington, Illinois cruise night.

Classic and collector cars parked at the 2013 downtown Barrington, Illinois cruise night.This year’s summer is winding down fast and already our favorite cruise nights are packing up shop. Tonight was the last night of 2013 for the (more…)


FEATURE: 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom

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This 1955 Chevrolet Nomad was custom built by Nostalgic Autobody, in Island Lake, Illinois. It features a custom rear suspension.

The two-door Chevrolet Nomad has never been short on style. Its looks quickly won over Warren Johnson, who’s long been smitten with the (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: Rolling Meadows, IL

Classic, collector and muscle cars parked at the 2013 Rolling Meadows cruise night in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

Classic, collector and muscle cars parked at the 2013 Rolling Meadows cruise night in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.When the highly popular Rolling Meadows cruise night left the old Dominick’s park lot several years back, many auto enthusiasts (more…)


FEATURE: Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar CA

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Classic and antique cars on display at the Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, California.

While strolling down the gleaming aisles at the Nethercutt Museum, each row may seem like any other world-class auto collection. Yet one distinguishing factor sets the Sylmar, Calif., auto (more…)


FEATURE: 1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

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This 1962 Cadillac Series 62 convertible was parked at the 2013 Itasca, Illinois cruise night.Cadillac vehicles have long represented the pinnacle of class and luxury. This stunning white-on-white 1962 Series 62 perfectly highlights just how that (more…)


FEATURE: 1969 Dodge Charger – Dukes of Hazzard ‘General Lee’

This 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee is from the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. It is displayed at Volo Auto Musuem in Volo, IL.

DSC_0041v_72In the world of celebrity cars, few are as iconic as the eye-searing orange 1969 Dodge Charger from the 1980s “Dukes of Hazard” television series. Easily recognizable by the (more…)


FEATURE: Full-Sized Pontiacs – 1961 Catalina & 1962 Grand Prix

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DSC_0906_72While attending a recent Rolling Meadows cruise night, we were struck by a stunning pair of early 1960s Pontiacs, each boasting similar style and classic elegance. It’s (more…)


EVENT: 25th Annual Convention of the Chevrolet Nomad Association

Classic Chevrolet Nomad wagons on display in Itasca, IL at the 25th Annual Convention of the Chevrolet Nomad Association.

Classic Chevrolet Nomad wagons on display in Itasca, IL at the 25th Annual Convention of the Chevrolet Nomad Association.Tri-5 Chevrolet Nomads are starting to flood the Chicago area as Sunday marks the kick-off of the 25th Annual Convention of the Chevrolet Nomad Association. For 2013, the wagon-loving event is being (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: 2013 BluesMobile Mount Prospect, IL

Classic and muscle cars parked at the 2013 Mount Prospect, Illinois Bluesmoblie cruise night.

Classic and muscle cars parked at the 2013 Mount Prospect, Illinois Bluesmoblie cruise night.There’s no shortage of vintage, collector and classic cars pulling in the BluesMobile cruise night on any given Saturday evening this summer. The auto-lovers (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: Downtown Cary, Illinois

Classic, antique and muscle cars parked at the downtown Cary, Illinois cruise night. 2013

Classic, antique and muscle cars parked at the downtown Cary, Illinois cruise night.Tonight’s theme for the downtown Cary, Illinois cruise night was  ‘Mustang/Ford/Cobra’ and the Blue Oval crowd came out in force. There (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: Downtown Barrington, IL

Classic cars displayed at the downtown Barrington, Illinois 2013 cruise night.

Classic cars displayed at the downtown Barrington, Illinois 2013 cruise night.Another high-revving season of classic car cruising is upon us and we took advantage of the ultra-warm (more…)


FEATURE: 1963 Dodge D200 – ‘Superman: Man of Steel’

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Major motion pictures highlight vehicles in a special way. So much so that it isn’t uncommon for auto enthusiasts to forget dialogue, plots and even characters’ names (more…)


SPECIAL: 1966 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport

This 1967 Chevrolet Nova was parked at the Volo Auto Musuem in Volo, Illinois.

This 1967 Chevrolet Nova was parked at the Volo Auto Musuem in Volo, Illinois.We’re working closley with the Volo Auto Museum on an upcoming feature about a special vintage vehicle from a major motion picture. Details aren’t ready to released (more…)


FEATURE: 1974 GMC Sierra 2500 Camper Special

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This 1974 GMC 2500 Sierra Camper Special was restored by the original owner's nephew.

Tom Bjorklund’s earliest memories of his 1974 GMC Sierra Grande are from when his Uncle Claus would motor into town behind the wheel (more…)


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