FEATURE: 1966 Ford Fairlane 500

It was in the spring of 1966 that Dennis Roxworthy fell head over heels in four-wheeled love. Then 23, he first laid eyes on Ford’s newly redesigned midsize offering, the Fairlane 500. “A neighbor ordered a new ember glow metallic ’66,” the longtime Elgin, IL resident said. “He let me drive it and I got […]

DREAM GARAGE: Getz Hot Rod Innovations, Hampshire IL

After pouring so much into their hobby, many classic car enthusiasts worry about what will become of their automotive passions and possessions. Terry Getzelman spent years putting together his classic car haven. Although the Hampshire, IL resident passed away in 2006, his longtime vision turned reality continues to be carefully looked after by his family. […]

VIDEO: Circa 57, Arlington Heights, IL

Classic Recollections was recently invited to a sneak peak of Circa 57, the hotly-anticipated retro diner that is opening in Arlington Heights, IL. Well, the doors have officially opened for all to come see the decor, relive some 1950s memories and of course, grab a tasty bite to eat. During our time at the VIP […]

VIDEO: 2013 Mecum Auction, Schaumburg, IL

The action was intense and emotions were high as the Mecum Auction rolled into the Schaumburg Convention Center over this past weekend. With over 1,000 cars being auctioned off along with all other kinds of rolling treasures and memorabilia on hand, we’re breaking our coverage into two parts. Below you can find our video recap, […]

SPECIAL: Circa-57 VIP Event, Arlington Heights, IL

There is a lot of excitement and eager anticipation building for the launch of Circa-57, the Chicago-area’s newest themed restaurant. It’s all for good reason; the ultra-retro diner showcases delicious food and authentic, museum-quality 1950′s decor.  While the doors haven’t officially opened to the public, Classic Recollections was invited to a special VIP event held […]

FEATURE: 1986 Pontiac Firebird

Whenever the Halloween season rolls around, things can tend to get a bit ethereal. Case in point; Ken Fritz’s 1986 Pontiac Trans Am. All three of its owners purchased the car during the month of October. The original owner took delivery on Oct. 18, 1985, in Rockford. The second snagged the car on Oct. 19, […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Rolling Meadows, IL

When the highly popular Rolling Meadows cruise night left the old Dominick’s park lot several years back, many auto enthusiasts were left wondering what would happen to the cruising scene in the tranquil suburb community. All can rest assured as we’re pleased to report that it’s back and better than ever. Meadows Christian Fellowship, just […]

FEATURE: 1969 Dodge Charger – Dukes of Hazzard ‘General Lee’

In the world of celebrity cars, few are as iconic as the eye-searing orange 1969 Dodge Charger from the 1980s “Dukes of Hazard” television series. Easily recognizable by the Confederate naval jack painted on the roof, the blocky “01″ script on the doors and its Dixie-trumpeting horn, this four-wheeled star rivaled the fame and popularity […]

FEATURE: 1963 Ford F100 4×4

Larry Hunkele has always been a truck man — the bigger the better. Over the years, he’s owned such heavy haulers as a 1973 Dodge Power Wagon, a ’70 Ford F250 4×4 and a ’71 International Scout AWD. Family duties piled up and soon trucks veered off his driveway, but they didn’t stay away forever. […]

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 […]

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