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FEATURE: Barrington Concours D’Elegance, Barrington, IL

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Classic and collector cars parked at the 2013 Barrington Concours D'Elegance in Barrington, IL.The Barrington Concours D’Elegance held it’s seventh annual event last weekend and ended this premier auto celebration with a special (more…)


ON THE ROAD: Half-Finished Projects

We found these rusty relics near Wisconsin.

We found these rusty relics near Wisconsin.It’s not only the gleaming show machines that always catch our eye; oftentimes its the rusty relics that intrigue us most. This motley four-wheeled bunch (more…)


FEATURE: 1955 Ford F100

This 1955 Ford F100 is painted in Mountain Green paint.

This 1955 Ford F100 is painted in Mountain Green paint.

Often life, and the open road, are best absorbed rolling down the slow lane. That’s why Jeff Grubba bypassed the traditional Detroit muscle car when it came time to acquire a second classic (more…)


FEATURE: High-Power Hybrids

High-power Hybrids: the Sunbeam Tiger, AC Cobra and Pantera all featured exotic styling and American V-8 engines.

High-power Hybrids: the Sunbeam Tiger, AC Cobra and Pantera all featured exotic styling and American V-8 engines.

In the past decade or so, many automakers have designed engines that sip both gas and electrons. These hybrid vehicles continue to grow in popularity as manufacturers improve the cars’ looks to match the much better fuel efficiency. While the current engineering focus is all about MPGs, there was a point in automotive history when a certain cadre of cars were designed to balance both a sleek European style and the brawn of a big American V-8 underhood.

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SHOWS: Geneva Concours d’Elegance, Geneva, Illinois

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Classic cars parked at the 2012 Geneva Concours d’Elegance, Geneva, Illinois.

Rain didn’t keep the 2012 Geneva Concours d’Elegance from taking place on Sunday, August 26 in downtown Geneva, Illinois. Despite the drizzly conditions, droves of classic and antique automobile owners wheeled their rare and collector machines and parked on Third Street to participate in the judged (more…)


FEATURE: 1961 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

This 1961 Ford Country Squire Wagon was fully restored.

This 1961 Ford Country Squire Wagon was fully restored.

When it comes to family and cargo hauling, the full-size vehicle of choice has radically changed. Today, huge, sky-high lumbering SUVs are what most active moms and dads opt to load up before heading out for the summer beach vacation or that multi-store mall shopping trip. It wasn’t always that way – at one point in time, station wagons, like this 1961 Ford Country Squire, ruled the (more…)


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