MCACN: 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

There’s always certain vehicles at a massive show like the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals that when you pass by, they just stop you in your tracks. This 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda was one that did just that. Maybe it was the glossy Blue Pearl paint or the Gen III 426ci V8 HEMI V8 […]

MCACN: 1969 Hurst/Olds Convertible, ‘Miss Golden Shifter’ Linda Vaughn

The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals boasted lots of special four-wheeled displays as well as numerous celebrity appearances. One example that greeted visitors as soon as they entered the event was the unveiling of this freshly restored 1969 Hurst/Olds convertible and ‘Miss Hurst Golden Shifter’ herself, Linda Vaughn. Signing autographs both days, Miss Vaughn […]

MCACN: 1961 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

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 of Classic Recollections may recognize the Raven Black 1961 Ford Country Squire station wagon parked in the middle of the event hall’s lobby as that […]

MCACN: 2012 Muscle Car & Corvette National, Rosemont Illinois

The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals has rolled back into Chicago, being held once again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. This evening marked the close of Day 1 of the weekend show, leaving us eagerly preparing for a second day of strolling the cavernous aisles and lusting after the […]

CAR SHOW: 1960 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon

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 […]

SHOWS: Geneva Concours d’Elegance, Geneva, Illinois

Rain didn’t keep the 2012 Geneva Concours d’Elegance from taking place on Sunday, August 26 in downtown Geneva, Illinois. Despite the drizzly conditions, droves of classic and antique automobile owners wheeled their rare and collector machines and parked on Third Street to participate in the judged event. This year the featured marque was Packard; for […]

SHOW: Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Dive into the exciting and diverse world of classic and collector vehicles, and you’ll find loyal fans for every conceivable mode of vintage transportation. You may even be surprised to find there’s a die-hard following for emergency vehicles. Fox-body Mustangs were used as pursuit vehicles. A great spot for catching a multitude of restored police […]

SHOWS: Willow Creek Community Church, DadFest 2012, South Barrington, Illinois

Father’s Day is that special time of the year when dads get recognition for all they do for their children and families. One place that really knows how to throw a proper party honoring those exceptional men in our lives is Willow Creek Community Church, in South Barrington, IL. Every year they host their DadFest […]

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