A chamber of commerce is a wonderful place to make connections. Larry Leafblad of Grayslake made an important one way back in October 1965.
Much has changed since Ford introduced the Mustang near 50 years ago. What hasn’t changed is the model’s commitment to being a fun, sporty, attractive two-door all-American muscle car. Watch the animation below to see every year of Ford’s iconic pony car.
Mike’s Garage has built quite the reputation for creating unique haulers. Case in point: their 1931 Model A pickup that we featured a while back. So when we heard about their newest project, we were eager to know more. We made a stop by their Arlington Heights, IL location and shop owner, Mike Malesevic, gave us the scoop. The vehicle […]
The Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Gone in 60 Seconds‘, played a huge role in boosting the popularity of Ford’s Mustang. Now, when car enthusiasts hear the name ‘Eleanor’, they immediately think of one sinister 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500. Everyone fantasizes about the chance to pilot the dream machine, envisioning they’re racing to meet the deadline of […]
Ron Kohnert’s car ownership experiences started when he was just 15 years old. He purchased a cream-colored 1954 Ford. “I bought it for $75,” the Palatine resident said. Eager to get modifying, the youngster spray-painted it black. That Christmas he received a nice surprise from his parents.
The Chicagoland area is home to some of the finest hot rod shops and most talented builders in the nation. This summer at the 2015 Daily Herald Cruise Nights we’ll be showcasing some of the area gems. For our kickoff June 17th event, Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle will be bringing out some of their […]
The largest museum in Wisconsin dedicated to car buffs is the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, located in the sleepy little town of Hartford. It’s not just sheer quantity that makes the museum unique. It’s the fact that it houses the largest assembled group of Kissel automobiles.
With the summer months right around the corner, car show and cruise night season will soon be in full swing. Whether you’re a budding novice, seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, it’s always good
A birthday bash was held this past weekend and the delighted 10,000-pound guest of honor celebrated by revving up and crushing some cars. The legendary “Bigfoot” monster truck, a jacked-up 1974 Ford F-250 built by Bob Chandler in 1975, is turning 40 this year. A special celebration took place as part of the Lucas Oil Monster […]
The story of Dawn and Fred Castro’s custom 1939 Ford cab-over-engine truck begins with Dawn’s dad, Jim DeMars. “He saw a feature on a similar truck in a magazine in 2004,” Dawn said. “He set out to re-create everything he saw.”