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1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6The classic car community is  always eager to help each other out. That’s why we figured we would see if we can lend a hand to enthusiast Mike R. He’s trying to track down some history on his 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6. Here’s (more…)


SHOW: 2014 Custom Rides Car Show & Expo, Tinley Park, IL

2014 Custom Rides Cars Show & Expo, Tinley Park Illinois

Classic and muscle cars on display at the 2014 Custom Rides Car Show and Expo in Tinley Park, Illinois.

With record low subzero temps, it’s been near impossible to stay warm in the bone-chilling Midwest. Our surefire cure to heat things up is to gather around some vintage and custom iron. We found plenty of hot vehicles (more…)


CRUISING: Hurry up Spring!!

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This custom restored 1970 Chevelle has us ready for 2013 summer cruising!

It’s no secret that there’s more than a few Midwest classic car enthusiasts who are more than ready for spring to finally arrive. It’s beginning (more…)


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…)


MCACN: Photo Gallery

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The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show in Rosemont Illinois has on display a wide variety of classic vehicles.

With several hundred vehicles on display at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, it can be quite daunting to try to see every beautiful machine (more…)


ON THE ROAD: 1967 Beaumont

This 1967 Pontiac Beaumont was based on the Chevrolet Chevelle and only available in Canada

This 1967 Pontiac Beaumont was based on the Chevrolet Chevelle and only available in Canada

One of the great things about cruising the back roads, is you’ll never know what you’ll run into. Case in point is this GM classic machine that we spied while passing through small town Richmond, Illinois. At first glance, you may assume the blue beauty is one of Pontiac’s GTO varieties (more…)


CRUISING: Last night of the 2012 season for Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Mount Prospect Illinois cruise night was a popular cruising destination for 2012.

Mount Prospect Illinois cruise night was a popular cruising destination for 2012.The changing leaves  and the dropping temperatures can only mean one thing for us here in the Midwest: the end of another glorious summer of cruising. Reminding us all was tonight’s final night of 2012 of the wildly popular downtown Mount Prospect, Illinois cruise night. The narrow Metra parking lot was jammed full of classics, (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: Downtown Barrington, Illinois

Downtown Barrington, Illinois's classic car cruise has been taking place for 9 years.

Downtown Barrington, Illinois's classic car cruise has been taking place for 9 years.Tucked away in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago is the quaint town of Barrington and every summer Thursday night, the classic cars come rolling in for the village’s weekly cruise. With its tranquil, tree-lined setting, easily accessible boutique shops and casual dining, this event is one draws automotive enthusiasts from all over. (more…)


DREAM GARAGE: Classic Car Barn

Chuck Barnes's built this barn to house his horses and classic muscle cars.

Chuck Barnes's built this barn to house his horses and classic muscle cars.

Automotive enthusiasts love to measure their beloved four-wheeled machines’ capabilities by using the term “horsepower.” Chuck Barnes owns a stable-full of true classic muscle — real horsepower — in his modern horse barn. (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: Jersey’s Pizza & Grill, Hoffman Estates, IL

Classic cars lined up at Jersey's Pizza and Grill in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Classic cars lined up at Jersey's Pizza and Grill in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

As we’ve already found, new cruise nights are popping up all the time in the Chicago suburbs. Once the warm weather hits, area enthusiasts get the itch to get out, soak up the summer sun and show off their car (more…)


FEATURE: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle MalibuIt seems all of us car enthusiasts got our passion for vehicles by playing with the 1/64 or 1/18th scale versions when we were far too young to drive. As we got older, we exchanged our family room carpet highways for the real asphalt deal. Even though the size grows immensely, the love never dies. (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: Palatine Culver’s

Chevelle at Palatine Illinois Culver's Friday night car cruise

Corvette at Palatine Illinois Culver's Friday night car cruise

Chevelle at Palatine Illinois Culver's Friday night car cruise

This Yenko Chevelle showed great in the parking lot.

As we saw with the Sweet Baby Ray’s cruise night, it takes a lot to scare off the area classic car enthusiasts. That repeated itself at the Palatine Culver’s cruise night as rain clouds billowed fast and drops began to fall.

Now in its second year, the event is held once again at the former Menard’s parking lot at 1775 North Rand road. Dozens of cars and spectators rolled in while Monster Boom Box provided all our favorite yesteryear music. The weekly cruise night runs through October 1st so we’ll look forward to many more Friday nights strolling the lot checking out the classic machines. (more…)


FEATURE: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

1967 Chevelle SS

When Jerry Coglianese went on the hunt for a classic musclecar, he didn’t need to see much of his soon-to-be-his 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS to identify what it was. All it took was a front corner peeking out from under a cover in a Chicago-area residential garage and the Chevelle enthusiast knew what it was – and that he had to have it. (more…)


BUILD IN PROGRESS: 1969 Chevelle SS396

1969 Chevelle SS396

Island Lake hot rod shop, Nostalgic Autobody, gets a lot of cool and custom cars through its bay doors. While you can never be quite sure what they will have in, you can always count on a couple examples of American muscle, like this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. It’s in the garage now getting a drivetrain upgrade after the owner decided the factory 396 powerplant wasn’t enough and opted to bolt in a worked-over 540ci V8.

Shop owner, Kevin Fielder, gave us a quick video update on the project.


FEATURE VIDEO: 2011 ‘Run to Brighton’ Cruise

The pastime of cruising the backroads in a classic or antique vehicle is as old as the automobile itself. Its roots can be traced back to 1896 to England when a group of car lovers cruised to the seaside resort of Brighton. After years of oppressive laws imposed by the massive railroad industry, these celebrating enthusiasts took their first step in motoring freedom with the passing of a new law, helping to reduce that outside interference.

While its been over 100 years since, Dick Murray, of the Antique Automobile Club of America explains how the Illinois Region is still keeping that same motoring spirit alive with their annual cruise to Brighton, Wisconsin.


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