The 2016 Car Craft Nationals rolled into the Milwaukee State Fairgrounds last weekend and boasted over 3,000 vehicles particpating. Our own Matt Avery was on hand to check out all the high-octane motoring action.
While Jim Feurer now pilots a late-model Pontiac GTO, his love for the iconic muscle car runs deep. So deep in fact, that as a 22-year-old, the Wauconda resident ordered a new 1966 example.
It was a touch of discontentment that led Andy Demco to his 1961 Buick LeSabre. During the late 2000s, he owned a classic 1968 Ford Torino. He found every drive left him feeling less than satisfied.…
The Pontiac brand has been defunct for a number of years now. However, the passion for Pontiac vehicles is as active as ever. Evidence could readily be seen at the 2014 Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend car show Aug. 9-10. The Cruising Tigers car club hosts the event, which is now in its 24th year. […]
The classic car community is always eager to help each other out. That’s why we figured we would see if we can lend a hand to enthusiast Mike R. He’s trying to track down some history on his 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6. Here’s what he had to say: “I’m hoping you can help me in […]
Standing out isn’t always a bad thing. Dennis Szarzynski separated himself from the four-wheeled pack by scooping up a 1970 Dodge Super Bee. He purchased it in 1979, not long after graduating high school.”Everyone I knew drove Chevys or Fords,” the Carol Stream resident said. “I wanted something different.”
Few things rekindle family memories quite like watching home movies. When Jim Cairo wants to relive recollections of his late great uncle, he has his pick from a plethora of major motion pictures. The Lake Zurich, IL resident’s relative was character actor Jay Novello. Novello’s silver-screen career spanned from the 1930s to the late ’70s. […]
The World of Wheels car show is a Chicago-area event that truly lives up to its name. This auto celebration is now in it’s 52nd year and attracts all earthly species of rolling, engine-powered machinery. The show took place over the weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont and no matter an […]
Each day in 1959 when a much younger Ron Rufo left his family’s home in downtown Chicago, he was greeted with a smile-inducing sight: his neighbor’s new Pontiac Catalina. “I loved it from the first time I saw it,” Rufo said. “I always remembered how distinct and attractive the wide-track body was.”
Simply put, Pontiac created the 1969 Trans Am Firebird to inspire. It was built to conjure up high-octane feelings in buyers who would imagine themselves whizzing around a sinewy SCCA track, throttle wide open and checkered flag waving. No one had these sensations welling inside them quite like a young Scott Shaffer. He was in […]