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SHOW: 2014 Custom Rides Car Show & Expo, Tinley Park, IL

Custom cars parked at the Tinley Park Convention Center, in Tinley Park Illinois at the 2014 Custom Rides & Custom Car Show.

Custom cars parked at the Tinley Park Convention Center, in Tinley Park Illinois at the 2014 Custom Rides & Custom Car Show.If you’re currently anywhere near the frigid and frozen Midwest, you’re finding it near impossible to stay warm. Our special sure-fire cure to heat things up is to spend some (more…)


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: 1966 Chevrolet C10 Custom

This 1966 Chevrolet C10 Custom was restored by Doug Evans and Gary Gehrke.

This 1966 Chevrolet C10 Custom was restored by Doug Evans and Gary Gehrke.

You can never be sure of all the miles your favorite old cars have traveled. Any uncovered clue to their history can be fascinating. Doug Evans and Gary Gehrke (more…)


FEATURE: 1968 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

This 1968 Chevrolet C-10 was cutomized and utilizes a six-cylinder engine.

This 1968 Chevrolet C-10 was cutomized and utilizes a six-cylinder engine.

Everything tends to be bigger in Texas. Greg Dahm’s 1968 Chevrolet C-10 pickup originated from the Lone Star State and it can’t hide it’s larger-than-life heritage.This dream machine (more…)


FEATURE: 1968 Chevrolet C-10 Custom

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This custom 1968 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck was parked at the 2013 downtown Barrington Il cruise night.During one of our last times strolling the lot at this summer’s downtown Barrington cruise night, we stumbled upon this eye-searing 1968 Chevrolet C-10 custom. With (more…)


VIDEO: 2013 Mecum Auction, Schaumburg, IL

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Classic, collector and muscle cars rolled across the auction block at the 2013 Mecum Auction in Schaumburg, Illinois.The action was intense and emotions were high as the Mecum Auction rolled into the Schaumburg Convention Center (more…)


FEATURE: Vintage Trailer Rally, South Bend, Indiana

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Vintage trailers on display at the 2013 Vintage Trailer Rally, held in South Bend, Indiana.Life can be hectic. Days can be long. To get away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day home and work life, many turn to camping and “RV-ing.” Some of these outdoor aficionados are (more…)


FEATURE: 1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside

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This 1963 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside was restored.Of all the playthings from John Skowron’s childhood, one funky shaped truck stood out. “I played with a Japanese tin toy of the Corvair Rampside,” the Illinois (more…)


FEATURE: 1964 Chevrolet C30 Black Hawk Farms Raceway Tow Truck

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This classic 1964 Chevrolet C10 pick up truck was used as a tow truck at Black Hawk Farms Raceway.

As a boy, Wally Becker was kept awake on hot summer nights. His imagination wasn’t running wild with nightmarish thoughts, but rather dreams of catching a glimpse of his (more…)


FEATURE: FDNY 1996 HME Saulsbury Rescue 5

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This 1996 HME Saulsbury Rescue 5 responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th, 2001. Sept. 11, 2001, was one of our great nation’s darkest hours. But stories of heroic men and women rose through the smoky chaos, heartache and confusion. The Remembrance Rescue Project is (more…)


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: 2013 BluesMobile Mount Prospect, IL

Classic and muscle cars parked at the 2013 Mount Prospect, Illinois Bluesmoblie cruise night.

Classic and muscle cars parked at the 2013 Mount Prospect, Illinois Bluesmoblie cruise night.There’s no shortage of vintage, collector and classic cars pulling in the BluesMobile cruise night on any given Saturday evening this summer. The auto-lovers (more…)


CRUISING: 1950 Ford ‘Voodoo F-1′

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This custom Ford F1 is a member of the Voodoo Kings of Illinois. It was parked at the 2013 Itasca, Il cruise night.One group of area auto enthusiasts that certainly knows how to assemble ultra kool eye-catching machines are the Voodoo Kings of Illinois. At (more…)


FEATURE: 1947 Ford Pickup

This 1947 Ford pickup was left unrestored. It was found in Cary, Illinois.

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Immediately after acquiring his 1947 Ford pickup, Steve Belknap was faced with a crossroads. The Barrington resident saw the hauler while (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…)


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: 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…)


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…)


CRCSE SHOW: 1938 Chevrolet Custom Pickup

This 1938 Chevrolet pickup has been customized and was shown at the 2013 Custom Rides Car Show and Expo, Tinley Park IL

This 1938 Chevrolet pickup has been customized and was shown at the 2013 Custom Rides Car Show and Expo, Tinley Park ILOne show-stopping vehicle parked near the entrance to the show was this ultra high performance 1938 Chevrolet pickup, owned by Larry and Connie Massengill. The two-toned hauler was built (more…)


CRCSE SHOW: Custom Rides Car Show and Expo, Tinley Park IL

Classic cars parked at the 2013 Custom Rides Car Show and Expo in Tinley Park, Illinois.

Classic cars parked at the 2013 Custom Rides Car Show and Expo in Tinley Park, Illinois.As we crest the halfway point of winter, our cabin fever is at an all-time high. Needless to say, we’re eagerly awaiting the return of spring signaling cruising season once again. That’s why we were more than excited to get inside the 2013 Custom Rides Car Show and Expo where warmth and custom and (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…)


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…)


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