ON THE ROAD: 1971 Oldsmobile 442

It wasn’t that long that we were up at the Volo Auto Museum working on a special feature. While on the grounds, our eyes caught sight of this gorgeous 1971 Oldsmobile 442. We can’t be sure if it’s up for sale, in on a trade or just an eager to drive owner stopping by. At […]

SHOPS: Rad Rides by Troy – 1954 Buick ‘G54′

When you walk into Troy Trepanier’s shop, you don’t expect to see just ordinary custom cars. The master builder has a special knack for putting together vehicles that are unusual, but always over the top and visually stunning. This 1954 Buick isn’t a recent build for Troy, but when we heard about the crazy concoction […]

FEATURE: Lehmann-Peterson Coachbuilders 1967 Lincoln Continental Limousine

For those looking to travel in pure class during the 1960s, few luxury offerings were as tantalizing as a Lincoln Continental limousine assembled by Chicago’s Lehmann-Peterson Coachbuilders. A quick rundown of some of their many prominent clients include Elvis Presley, Henry Ford, Jackie Gleason, the Rolling Stones, Jerry Lewis, the Supremes, Sen. Robert Kennedy and […]

DREAM GARAGES: ‘Mr. Ed’ Schoenthaler Collection

If you were in the market to go fast during the 1960s, help came in the form of Mr. Ed. Not to be confused with the popular equine, Ed Schoenthaler was a top-selling salesman who dealt strictly in V-8 horsepower. He worked at Brigance Chevrolet in Oak Park from 1965 to 1970. “The nickname came […]

FEATURE: 1963 Dodge D200 – ‘Superman: Man of Steel’

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 and instead leave the theater wishing they were cruising home in something cool they just saw on the silver screen. Well, now some area moviegoer will do just […]

SPECIAL: 1966 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport

We’re working closley with the Volo Auto Museum on an upcoming feature about a special vintage vehicle from a major motion picture. Details aren’t ready to released quite yet but we were at the museum recently and couldn’t help but want to see what other rolling treasures were on the premises. Naturally, we weren’t disappointed. […]

FEATURE: 1974 GMC Sierra 2500 Camper Special

Tom Bjorklund’s earliest memories of his 1974 GMC Sierra Grande are from when his Uncle Claus would motor into town behind the wheel of the vintage pickup. Claus Hornoff purchased the Camper Special version of this truck new from a Sacramento, Calif., dealer and often used it to visit his Midwest relatives. “I would only […]

FEATURE: Morgan 3-Wheeler

Passion for heritage is a chief component of any successful modern automaker. Few have gone to the lengths to honor their history quite like British automaker Morgan Motor Co. In 1910 the brand’s founder, Henry Fredrick Stanley Morgan, placed the success of his company on a three-wheeled automobile. The iconic vehicle gained popularity with the […]

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

It’s no secret that during the winter months in the Midwest, the active cruising scene grinds to a halt. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t vintage and custom auto action. One show that keeps Chicago-area enthusiasts busy during the chilly season is the Custom Rides Car Show and Expo, held at the Tinley Park Convention […]

FEATURE: Midwest Movie Cars

While very few of us are destined to become the next Hollywood star, it is quite possible that your four-wheeled creation may one day cruise across the silver screen. The transition from rolling to your favorite burger joint to parking on a major motion picture set may seem intimidating. Yet that’s where the Midwest Picture […]

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