CRUISE NIGHTS: Downtown Palatine

Classic car cruises and events are sprouting up all the time here in the Midwest and the newest destination for four-wheeled enthusiasts is in downtown Palatine.  Taking place just south of the Metra train station between Palatine Road and Smith Street, the Friday night happening is now in its second week and growing fast. It’s […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Mundelein, IL – ‘Park on Park’

Whereas most area cruise nights plan for a weekly event even during the summer months, the downtown Mundelein, Illinois  ‘Park on Park’ show occurs just once a month. Now in its 12th season, this past Wednesday night was the first of five for the 2012 season and the vintage, rolling steel was parked rows and […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Palatine Culver’s

This Yenko Chevelle showed great in the parking lot. As we saw with the Sweet Baby Ray’s cruise night, it takes a lot to scare off the area classic car enthusiasts. That repeated itself at the Palatine Culver’s cruise night as rain clouds billowed fast and drops began to fall. Now in its second year, […]

BUILDS: 1948 GMC 1-Ton Truck

One of the great things about the Chicagoland classic car and truck community, is you can never be quite sure what area enthusiasts will have in their garages. The Midwest may mean bitterly long winters but that just gives more time for the wrenching guys and gals to fine-tune the cool and unique project vehicles […]

FEATURE: 1947 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

Last week we headed over to Frame-Up Wheel Works, in Waukegan, Illinois, to chat with owner, Bob Janda. During our time at the custom hot rod shop, we spied this street-ready 1947 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery sitting out front and were told it does, in fact, belong to Bob, and serves as his regular driver. Our […]

VIDEO: 1964 Toyota FJ-45

When we attended the ‘Back to the Beach’ car show, we didn’t quite know what to expect. Held in the middle of winter and indoors at a local Toyota dealership, we ended up more than pleased with the collection of vintage iron parked at the event. Not only did we find ultra-cool cruisers and classics […]

FEATURE: 1966 Ford F100

It can be tough getting motivated to start a new project, but that drive kicks into high gear once you see a buddy’s completed ride. That’s how Dean Gagliardotto got started on his 1966 Ford F100, taking 10 years to perfect his hot-rod hauler. Catch our full feature on the Daily Herald and our in-depth […]

CRUISING: South Barrington Cruise Night

If you own a classic car and live in the Chicago suburbs, there’s a good chance you found yourself parked at the Arboretum of South Barrington on Wednesday nights last summer. It was just the first season for the shopping center’s cruise night but it quickly found favor with owners and enthusiasts who enjoyed the […]

VIDEO: 1975 Volkswagen Beetle

Unlike alot of classics, one vintage cruiser that never changed much during its production run was VW’s Beetle. For nearly 65 years it remained mostly unchanged but yet continued year after year to win over the masses with its too-cute styling and nimble driving experience. One enthusiast, Fernando Martinez, fell in love with the bug […]

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