1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6

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 […]

Fast & Furious: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS & 1984 Buick Grand National

It would sure take a lot to be like Vin Diesel. Chris Ingrassia may not have the rippling biceps of this Hollywood hunk, but he does emulate one aspect of Diesel’s action-packed life: his driving. Ingrassia owns two vehicles as tough as Diesel, both driven in the filming of “Fast & Furious,” the fourth installment […]

1966 Ford Thunderbird: Jay Novello

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. […]

1967 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon

Doctors have a certain knack for prescribing antidotes that soothe and relieve — both for patients, as well as themselves. In the fall of 1967, a certain Arkansas pediatrician was suffering from an acute case of automotive blues. A shiny new Airstream trailer was parked in his driveway. He was in need of a big, […]

2014 World of Wheels

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 […]

1949 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck

Creating a custom vehicle is not for the faint of heart. We’re often our harshest critic, making it quite difficult — if not impossible — to craft a masterpiece that turns out just right on the very first try. Faithful readers of this column have met Hank Groves of Woodstock, who built a pair of […]

1959 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

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.”

Gail Wise, 1964 Ford Mustang: 2014 Chicago Auto Show

We first bumped into Gail Wise and her 1964 Ford Mustang at the 2013 Barrington Concours d’Elegance and right away we knew she had a special ride. We went on to feature it last fall and weren’t surprised to see in the following months as she quickly gained national attention. For those unfamiliar with the […]

1969 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird

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 […]

2014 Chicago Cycle Show, Pheasant Run Resort

The frosty Midwest still needs to thaw out a bit before regular riding season returns. Yet motorcycle fever was in full swing at the recent 2014 Chicago Cycle Show. The annual three-day event is now in its 30th season and took place last weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center in St. Charles. […]

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