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FEATURE: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS396

This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS was found on the East Coast.

1968 Camaro SS

This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS is the long-waited answer to Bob Zografos’ childhood wish. It’s not the car itself he wanted for so long, but rather what’s underhood. “When (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…)


CRUISING: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS

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In recent years, the first-generation Chevrolet Camaro has wildly become a hot choice for enthusiasts to customize or turn into wild restomods. Such much so, that even coming across an unadulterated example like (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…)


FEATURE: Halloween Muscle Cars

Halloween Muscle Cars

Halloween Muscle Cars

No matter the season, classic muscle cars are always easy to fall in love with. With their high-horsepower engines, in-your-face styling and all-business demeanor, its no wonder these stalwarts of speed are a hit year round. (more…)


FEATURE: Chevrolet Cruising Family

This group of restored classic Chevrolets is owned by one cruising family.

This group of restored classic Chevrolets is owned by one cruising family.

Most parents consider it imperative to pass on core family values to their children. Not only does this give the younger generation a feeling of identity, but it also honors the family’s timeless traditions. (more…)


FEATURE: 1969 AMC AMX

This 1969 AMC AMX is painted in the special Hurst Super Stock color scheme.

This 1969 AMC AMX is painted in the special Hurst Super Stock color scheme.

It may come as no surprise that the Fourth of July inspired Ken More to apply a red, white and blue color scheme to his once all-white 1969 AMC AMX. But before we can jump to those eye-catching exterior hues, a little background on his classic ride is in order. (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: 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396

1968 Chevelle parked in the downtown Palatine, Illinois cruise night.

1968 Chevelle parked in the downtown Palatine, Illinois cruise night.It wasn’t that long ago that we told you about the story of Jerry Coglianese and his 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. To jog your memory, a few years ago Jerry was on the prowl for a bow-tie muscle machine and spied his Butternut Yellow GM dream, after just seeing a corner peaking out from under a car cover in a residential area. Undeterred, Jerry approached the owner and (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.

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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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