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FEATURE: 1959 Chevrolet Carryall Suburban Apache

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This 1959 Chevrolet Carryall Suburban is unrestored and served on a Texas Army base.Tom Duensing saw firsthand the usefulness of a capable vehicle by spending miles on the road with his father. His dad owned a wholesale food business in Dundee, IL and relied on a 1955 Chevrolet (more…)


FEATURE: 1932 Ford Coupe

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This custom 1932 Ford coupe was customized by Lee Getzelman.

Hard work always pays off — just not always in the ways we expect. When a 13-year old Lee Getzelman started a summer lawn-care (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: 1960s Chevrolet Panel Truck

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This 1960s Chevrolet panel truck was found at an Itasca, Illinois cruise night.Every time we come across a spacious hauler like this 1960s Chevrolet panel truck, our imaginations always wander (more…)


FEATURE: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette

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This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette's original 327ci V8 was swapped for a LS-2.From all appearances, Jerry and Felicia Mulick’s 1967 Chevrolet Corvette looks just like your typical, albeit very pristine, example of Chevy’s classic performance star. While its Marina Blue exterior (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…)


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: 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.

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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: 1951 Ford F7 Big Job

This 1951 Ford F7 Big Job was purchased new for full time use.

This 1951 Ford F7 Big Job was purchased new for full time use.

A workhorse like Barry Rittenhouse’s 1951 Ford F-7 Big Job is capable of accomplishing mighty tasks. Despite its strong potential, this rolling tool of the truck-driving trade never was given a chance to be put to the max. The rough-and-ready Ford was pulled from the fleet (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: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

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DSC_7583_72A dry, arid environment is a wonderful spot for preserving a classic automobile. That’s probably one of the reasons why this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air has lasted so long so well and is in the pristine condition (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…)


FEATURE: 1958 Chevrolet Apache

This rat rod 1958 Chevrolet Apache pickup truck was found on an Iowa farm.

This rat rod 1958 Chevrolet Apache pickup truck was found on an Iowa farm.

Jim ‘Wrench’ Guthrie has grown well-accustomed to the same old question asked by the spectators who see his 1958 Chevrolet Apache pickup. Most wonder incredulously, ‘Is the truck completed?’ While the vehicle may not have the glossy mainstream look (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…)


PROJECT CAR: 1939 Packard Sedan

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We found this 1939 Packard sedan in northern Illinois.There’s really no telling what banished this half-finished project to a curb full of weeds. It may have been funds running out, a builder in over his head or just a plain lack of interest but either way, we’ll never know. We spied the primered 1939 Packard sedan in (more…)


FEATURE: 1960 Triumph TR3A

Restored 1960 Triumph TR3A

Restored 1960 Triumph TR3AClassic vehicle restorations often commence with the intent of bringing back some sentimental motoring memories, or because someone is finally able to build and drive their longtime dream car. Thanos Kourliouros embarked on his overhaul (more…)


FEATURE: 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger & ‘OE Gold’ Level Collection

     This 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona It wouldn’t surprise you to learn that John Borzych’s 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger spent time locked up in an impound lot before the Northwest Indiana resident found the classic. With it’s near 200mph top speed (more…)


ON THE ROAD: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro has a 327ci small-block V8.A while back, we made a stop off the beaten trail to scope out a special Pontiac. This weathered and worn 1968 Chevrolet Camaro wasn’t parked too far away so we swung our eager eyes (more…)


FEATURE: 1928 Ford Model A Pickup & 1930 Ford Model A Town Sedan

This 1928 Ford Model A Pickup and 1930 Ford Model A Town Sedan have been restored and are driven regularly.

This 1928 Ford Model A Pickup and 1930 Ford Model A Town Sedan have been restored and are driven regularly.“If you’re going to have a classic car, you have to drive it. Otherwise, I recommend you collect stamps!” That is the advice Mike Podgorski gives on how our beloved rolling icons should be handled. The Barrington (more…)


MCACN: 1952 Chevrolet 3600 Pickup Truck

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When Brian Anderson and his son, Nathan, discovered this 1952 Chevrolet 3600 in a North Dakota farm field, they were in for a big surprise. “It had been sitting for more than 25 years but we managed to get it to fire up and (more…)


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