The Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Gone in 60 Seconds‘, played a huge role in boosting the popularity of Ford’s Mustang. Now, when car enthusiasts hear the name ‘Eleanor’, they immediately think of one sinister 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500. Everyone fantasizes about the chance to pilot the dream machine, envisioning they’re racing to meet the deadline of […]
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DHCN: June ‘Shop Spotlight’: Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle
The Chicagoland area is home to some of the finest hot rod shops and most talented builders in the nation. This summer at the 2015 Daily Herald Cruise Nights we’ll be showcasing some of the area gems. For our kickoff June 17th event, Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle will be bringing out some of their […]
Whizzer Bicycle Collection
As a fifth-grade student, Ray Spangler’s interest in Whizzers was sparked. The Whizzer-built engines, most notably during the 1940s and 1950s, that could be bolted onto bicycles. In a roundabout way, the Schaumburg resident and longtime teacher had been around Whizzers for 27 years.
2006 Pontiac GTO – ‘Jupiter Ascending’
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.
1962 Chevrolet Panel Truck
Trucks, whether new or old, are meant for work. John Dougherty sure gets that when it comes to his 1962 Chevrolet panel truck. The vehicle’s age hasn’t deterred the Palatine resident one bit from putting it to hard use; he’s even got “WRK TRK” license plates to alert passing motorists this bow tie is no […]
1939 Ford COE Custom Pickup Truck
The story of Dawn and Fred Castro’s custom 1939 Ford cab-over-engine truck begins with Dawn’s dad, Jim DeMars. “He saw a feature on a similar truck in a magazine in 2004,” Dawn said. “He set out to re-create everything he saw.”
1977 Pontiac Firebird ‘Esprit’ – Rockford Files Tribute
One of the hit TV shows being broadcast over the airwaves in 1974 was “The Rockford Files.” The series followed easygoing police detective Jim Rockford, played by actor James Garner…..
1961 Buick LeSabre
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.…
1965 Pontiac GTO: 2014 Indian Uprising All Pontiac Weekend
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. […]
2014 Volo Auto Museum Camaro Car Show
Chevy Camaros from all five generations covered the grassy grounds of the Volo Auto Museum today, parked on display for the third annual Camaro Car show. The event is hosted by the Illinois Camaro Club and boasted around 160 examples of Chevrolet’s timeless pony car. We were there covering the action and have a full […]