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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…)


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: 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…)


EVENT: 25th Chevrolet Nomad Association Convention, Itasca, IL

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Classic Chevrolet Nomads parked at the 25th Chevrolet Nomad Association's convention in Itasca, IL.Chevrolet dazzled the public when it launched its sporty Nomad station wagon in 1955. The two-door forwent value as its steep price rang up (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: 1960s Pontiac 2+2 Collection

Pontiac's 2+2 model was a performance model for muscle car enthusiasts.

22_Group_A_72Several solutions are available for cracking the high-performance algorithm. One equation involves a sleek, attractive (more…)


FEATURE: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

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The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Musuem is in Auburn, Indiana.There’s no better way to experience history than to be where history actually happened. For antique automobile enthusiasts, few places can bring the past to life like a visit to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile (more…)


FEATURE: 1963 Ford F100 4×4

This 1963 Ford F100 4X4 was restored and sold at Barrett Jackson.

This 1963 Ford F100 4X4 was restored and sold at Barrett Jackson.Larry Hunkele has always been a truck man — the bigger the better. Over the years, he’s owned such heavy haulers as a 1973 Dodge Power Wagon, a ’70 Ford F250 4×4 and a ’71 International Scout AWD. Family duties piled (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…)


ON THE ROAD: Shelby Cobra

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This 1965 Shelby Cobra replica has a 427ci V8 and is signed by legend Carroll Shelby.After a wild Midwest week filled with chilly temps and flood-like deluges of rain, this Shelby Cobra replica was more than eager to stretch its V8 legs at the first warm day the area (more…)


FEATURE: 1963 Ford Galaxie

1963 Ford Galaxie Station Wagon

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John Hernandez began his search for a full-size wagon not looking to haul a large family, but rather to stand out from the crowd. The Illinois resident already (more…)


FEATURE: 1954 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup Truck

This 1954 Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck was restored to original condition. all original.

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The open road, motoring experience is best when shared with friends. Mark Korczyk knows this quite well. The Algonquin resident has quite an unusual seatmate keeping him company when cruising (more…)


PROJECT CAR: 1960s Ford Mustangs

These classic Ford Mustangs were parked on top of a bus.

These classic Ford Mustangs were parked on top of a bus.If memory serves us right, the back of the bus was where the too-cool-for-school kids would always be found. On top of the bus was never an option but somehow that’s where this pair of worn-out classic 1960s Ford Mustangs (more…)


FEATURE: 1967 Oldsmobile 442

This fully restored 1967 Oldsmobile 442 was purchased in Minnesota.

1967 Oldsmobile 442

Stu Miller’s Spanish Red 1967 Oldsmobile 442 wasn’t purchased on a whim or haphazardly; it’s a reminder of a previous GM muscle car the Buffalo Grove resident let go more than four decades ago. “I had a 442 as a 21-year-old kid (more…)


FEATURE: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

This 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 was found in a Wisconsin barn.

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You don’t have to go very far to find folks who love Ford’s Mustang Boss 429. Even the Chevy and Mopar loving crew have to admit, it’s one rare muscle car that stirs the (more…)


FEATURE: 1971 Dodge Challenger

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Piloting muscle cars isn’t for the faint of heart. In the 1960s and early ’70s, many new owners quickly realized after leaving the dealership that their new V-8 bruiser was a bit (more…)


PROJECT CAR: 1968 Dodge Charger

Would you restore this wrecked 1968 Dodge Charger musclecar?

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One of the most highly sought-after vintage vehicles today is Dodge’s iconic ‘B-body’ Charger. It’s svelte coke-bottle shape and high horsepower (more…)


FEATURE: Morgan 3-Wheeler

2013 Morgan 3-wheelerPassion for heritage is a chief component of any successful modern automaker. Few have gone to the lengths to honor their history quite like British automaker Morgan Motor (more…)


FEATURE: 1950 Oldsmobile 88

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Within a couple short years of launching their 88, Oldsmobile knew they had a winner on their hands. The model hit showrooms in 1949 and featured a lightweight body pared with a highly potent V8 engine, (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…)


DREAM GARAGE FEATURE: 1950s Oldsmobile Basement

These classic Oldsmobile cars are stored in a dream garage - in a basement!

These classic Oldsmobile cars are stored in a dream garage - in a basement!

A basement isn’t usually regarded as an impressive area of a family home and certainly not the first spot to take guests. Bob Albrecht’s unfinished basement wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy if it wasn’t for he (more…)


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