1967 Pontiac Ventura

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.

FEATURE: 1932 Ford Tudor

There’s no shortage of fortuitous incidents that provide incentive for classic car owners to conduct massive overhauls of their beloved four-wheeled machines. In Kurt Jensen’s case, all it took was a flat tire. Jensen has owned his black-on-black 1932 Ford Tudor since 1981 and initially conducted a four-year build to transform the former basket case […]

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 […]

FEATURE: Gary Heidt, 1932 Ford Roadster

In the world of hot rod suspension components, one name that should instantly come to mind is Heidts. For over 25 years, the Chicago suburbs-based company has been cranking out suspension parts that have a solid reputation for being easy to install right out of the box and more importantly, working right. Gary Heidt The […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Downtown Roselle, Illinois

The month of June has started and so has another cruise night, this one being the event in downtown Roselle, Illinois, on Main Street. The event takes place every Friday night from 6pm-9pm and will run until September 28th. Glenn Rygel We ventured out last night for their opening day and caught up with the […]

PROJECT: 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster

We always have our eyes and ears open for area in-progress builds and one we stumbled upon recently was this 1948 Chevrolet Stylemaster. The man behind the machine is Skip Gallagher, who is building this cruiser in his Palatine, IL home garage. Skip Gallagher “It had been restored about 12 years ago and so the […]

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: Mundelein, IL – ‘Park on Park’

Whereas most area cruise nights plan for a weekly event even during the summer months, the downtown Mundelein, Illinois  ‘Park on Park’ show occurs just once a month. Now in its 12th season, this past Wednesday night was the first of five for the 2012 season and the vintage, rolling steel was parked rows and […]

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, […]

BUILDS: 1948 GMC 1-Ton Truck

One of the great things about the Chicagoland classic car and truck community, is you can never be quite sure what area enthusiasts will have in their garages. The Midwest may mean bitterly long winters but that just gives more time for the wrenching guys and gals to fine-tune the cool and unique project vehicles […]

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