FEATURE: 1947 Ford Pickup

Immediately after acquiring his 1947 Ford pickup, Steve Belknap was faced with a crossroads. The Barrington resident saw the hauler while driving down the road in Cary. While some enthusiasts would eagerly and completely overhaul the tired, worn-out vehicle, the Barrington resident opted for a different direction. “Similar trucks I’d seen had all been fully restored, […]

CRCSE SHOW: Custom Rides Car Show and Expo, Tinley Park IL

It’s no secret that during the winter months in the Midwest, the active cruising scene grinds to a halt. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t vintage and custom auto action. One show that keeps Chicago-area enthusiasts busy during the chilly season is the Custom Rides Car Show and Expo, held at the Tinley Park Convention […]

FEATURE: 1936 Ford Pickup Model 68

As is often the case, when Butch Nelson sold a 1955 Chevrolet car project several months ago, that bow tie classic left a four-wheeled hole in his heart. “If wasn’t long before I was getting lonesome and wanted something new,’ said the auto enthusiast. Having owned multiple examples of Tri-5 Chevys, muscle Chevelles and a […]

FEATURE: 1968 Ford Mustang GT

Gary Potts is no stranger to Ford’s iconic pony car, having owned numerous Mustangs over the years. Despite the extreme familiarity, there was no sign of contempt when he came across this glossy 1968 Fastback GT; it just grabbed his attention and wouldn’t let go. “I found the car in 2004 and right away I knew […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Downtown Barrington, Illinois

Tucked away in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago is the quaint town of Barrington and every summer Thursday night, the classic cars come rolling in for the village’s weekly cruise. With its tranquil, tree-lined setting, easily accessible boutique shops and casual dining, this event is one draws automotive enthusiasts from all over. Anne Garrett Anne […]

FEATURE: 1961 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

When it comes to family and cargo hauling, the full-size vehicle of choice has radically changed. Today, huge, sky-high lumbering SUVs are what most active moms and dads opt to load up before heading out for the summer beach vacation or that multi-store mall shopping trip. It wasn’t always that way – at one point […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Mount Prospect, Illinois

One area cruise night that really captures the true spirit of Mid West cruising is the event held every Saturday night in downtown Mount Prospect. Taking place in the Metra parking lot at the corner of Route 83 and Route 14, this classic car haven gives spectators that true Chicago feel with the regular passing […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Rolling Meadows, Illinois

It doesn’t seem like that long ago when droves of classic car enthusiasts were flocking to Rolling Meadows for the Friday night classic car cruise, held in the empty parking lot at the intersection of Meadow Drive and Kirchoff Road. The weekly event quickly grew in size and popularity only to be shut down and […]

CRUISE NIGHTS: Downtown Palatine

Classic car cruises and events are sprouting up all the time here in the Midwest and the newest destination for four-wheeled enthusiasts is in downtown Palatine.  Taking place just south of the Metra train station between Palatine Road and Smith Street, the Friday night happening is now in its second week and growing fast. It’s […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Palatine Culver’s

This Yenko Chevelle showed great in the parking lot. As we saw with the Sweet Baby Ray’s cruise night, it takes a lot to scare off the area classic car enthusiasts. That repeated itself at the Palatine Culver’s cruise night as rain clouds billowed fast and drops began to fall. Now in its second year, […]

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