All kinds of British vehicles descended on the Chicago suburbs once again for the British Car Festival, held at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Matt Avery was on hand to check out the motoring action.
Larry ordered a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 and waited nearly a year for it to come in. When the dealer called, he was in for a big surprise! Watch the video to find out what they said.
Gordon Carlson didn’t originally buy his 1956 Volvo PV 444 to drive it. The St. Charles resident wanted it for parts. Carlson was living in Sweden during the 1960s and owned a nearly identical — although blue — 444. It was used regularly as his daily driver and in need of some fresh components.
When Jim Shoger first saw a 1970 Triumph GT6+, it immediately became the apple of his eye. In 1972, the Naperville resident went looking for one to own.
Ron Kohnert’s car ownership experiences started when he was just 15 years old. He purchased a cream-colored 1954 Ford. “I bought it for $75,” the Palatine resident said. Eager to get modifying, the youngster spray-painted it black. That Christmas he received a nice surprise from his parents.
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. […]
Jim Lindberg’s 1967 Pontiac Ventura may look factory fresh now but much of its life has been drastically different. After being assembled in Kansas City, the massive two-door was shipped to Welter Pontiac in South Bend, Ind., where a local buyer bought the Ventura with a specific vision: competing on the show circuit.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]