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MCACN: 1961 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

This 1961 Ford Country Squire station wagon is parked in the lobby of the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals.

This 1961 Ford Country Squire station wagon is parked in the lobby of the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals.We hadn’t made it too far into the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center while attending the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals before we recognized a familiar four-wheeled classic. Readers (more…)


CAR SHOW: 1960 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon

This 1960 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon was unrestored and caught attention at the 2012 Berwyn Route 66 car show in Chicago Illinois.

Unrestored classic Chevrolet wagons are always a treat to see.If you’re like most, some of your fondest motoring memories are cramming in the family station wagon for that long summer roadtrip or local spin to the carnival. We’ve taken a look at some haulers that are meant to haul in a straight line but this 1960 Chevrolet Nomad wagon looks like just the ticket for taking the back roads low and slow, while still carrying a (more…)


FEATURE: 1955 Chevrolet 210 Townsman Wagon

This 1955 Chevrolet 210 Townsman wagon was modfied for drag racing.

This 1955 Chevrolet 210 Townsman wagon was modfied for drag racing.When Skip Tubbs came across his 1955 Chevrolet 210 Townsman station wagon, the vintage cruiser had become quite accustomed to remaining stationary. “I found it in Wheeling, Illinois sitting in a back yard lot where it had stayed for nine years. The previous owner was going to do something with it but never did, ‘ said Skip. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the hauler’s (more…)


CAR SHOWS: Great Lakes, IL VA Hospital

Classic cars were parked at the Great Lakes Naval Station VA hospital 12th annual car show.

Classic cars were parked at the Great Lakes Naval Station VA hospital 12th annual car show.When you go to an excess number of judged car shows, before long you’ll become too focused on one thing — going home with a sparkling new trophy. This can cause you to lose sight of one of the main tenants of the collector car hobby: showing your ride for the enjoyment of others. (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…)


FEATURE: 1953 Chevrolet Handyman

This custom 1953 Chevrolet Handyman was restored by John Waite.

This custom 1953 Chevrolet Handyman was restored by John Waite.John Waite had a pretty good idea of how he wanted his 1953 Chevrolet Handyman wagon to turn out when he was finished with the build. (more…)


CRUISE NIGHT: Miller’s Dog ‘N Suds, Ingleside

Classic cars parked at Miller's Dog 'n Suds in Ingleside, Illinois for cruise night.

Classic cars parked at Miller's Dog 'n Suds in Ingleside, Illinois for cruise night.

Part of the shear joy and excitement found in the classic car hobby is in the on-road motoring experience.  Owning and restoring our four-wheeled gems is only half as much fun as firing them up and actually driving them. And if you’re looking for a local spot to cruise to (more…)


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