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 […]

FEATURE: 1932 Ford Tudor

There’s no shortage of fortuitous incidents that provide incentive for classic car owners to conduct massive overhauls of their beloved four-wheeled machines. In Kurt Jensen’s case, all it took was a flat tire. Jensen has owned his black-on-black 1932 Ford Tudor since 1981 and initially conducted a four-year build to transform the former basket case […]

DREAM GARAGES: 1950’s Basement

Once a person falls in love with the fantastic world of classic vehicles, expressions for that passion may grow boundlessly. Rick Burke took his classic car creativity way beyond four wheels; he transformed his boring basement into a 1950s wonderland, drawing on inspiration from the neighborhood and his business. Nancy & Rick Burk “Over the […]

FEATURE: 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 409

One of the hottest tunes on the radio in 1962 was a little ditty by a group of surf-loving teens who extolled excitement over something called a “4-0-9.” The Beach Boys weren’t the only ones focused on that Chevy engine. Bill Collopy “My brother-in-law had a new ’62 409 when I was in high school,” […]

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 […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Rolling Meadows, Illinois

It doesn’t seem like that long ago when droves of classic car enthusiasts were flocking to Rolling Meadows for the Friday night classic car cruise, held in the empty parking lot at the intersection of Meadow Drive and Kirchoff Road. The weekly event quickly grew in size and popularity only to be shut down and […]

FEATURE: Gary Heidt, 1932 Ford Roadster

In the world of hot rod suspension components, one name that should instantly come to mind is Heidts. For over 25 years, the Chicago suburbs-based company has been cranking out suspension parts that have a solid reputation for being easy to install right out of the box and more importantly, working right. Gary Heidt The […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Downtown Roselle, Illinois

The month of June has started and so has another cruise night, this one being the event in downtown Roselle, Illinois, on Main Street. The event takes place every Friday night from 6pm-9pm and will run until September 28th. Glenn Rygel We ventured out last night for their opening day and caught up with the […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Arboretum at South Barrington

This past Wednesday, May 30th, marked the kick-off for the classic car cruise night held at the Arboretum shopping center in South Barrington, Illinois. Now in its second season, once 6pm rolled around the vintage machines drove in and quickly jammed the lot around the tree-lined plaza. Musical group, Owen Two, was on-site performing live. […]

PROJECT: 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster

We always have our eyes and ears open for area in-progress builds and one we stumbled upon recently was this 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster. The man behind the machine is Skip Gallagher, who is building this cruiser in his Palatine, IL home garage. Skip Gallagher “It had been restored about 12 years ago and so the […]

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