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SHOPS: Rad Rides by Troy – 1954 Buick ‘G54′

This 1954 Buick 'G54' was build by Troy Trepanier for SEMA 2011.

This 1954 Buick 'G54' was build by Troy Trepanier for SEMA 2011.When you walk into Troy Trepanier’s shop, you don’t expect to see just ordinary custom cars. The master builder has a special knack for putting together vehicles that are unusual, but always over the top and visually stunning. This 1954 Buick isn’t a recent build for (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: 1987 Buick Grand National

This 1987 Buick Grand National has a 231ci V6.

This 1987 Buick Grand National has a 231ci V6.

During the heyday of the American muscle-car craze, the Detroit mantra for horsepower was “Bigger is always better.” Then big changes started occurring in the 1970s as a reaction to rising gas prices, higher inflation and (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: 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: 1968 Buick Wildcat

This 1968 Buick Wildcat is painted in Desert Sand and was sold at Palm Buick, in Oak Park, Illinois.

This 1968 Buick Wildcat is painted in Desert Sand and was sold at Palm Buick, in Oak Park, Illinois.Buicks have always had a reputation for being large, comfy cruisers packing plenty of panache and this 1968 Wildcat is no exception. During the 1960s, the Wildcat model was the Detroit brand’s midsize offering and was readily identifiable by its characteristic style line that swept from the headlights, down along the goes-on-for miles body and finally ending at the stylish rear chrome bumper. (more…)


FEATURE: 1953 Buick Super

This 1953 Buick Super convertible was fully restored.

This 1953 Buick Super convertible was fully restored.

Our classic vehicles have a way of working their way into our hearts, becoming not just mere cold, metallic modes of transportation, but rather cherished four-wheeled family members. (more…)


SHOPS: Frame-Up Wheelworks

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You don’t to have to be in the Chicago-area long to see how far and wide the classic car scene stretches.

No where is that more illustrated than in the plethora of custom shops around the state, working year round to churn out some of the coolest rides found anywhere in the Midwest.

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