ON THE ROAD: 1971 Oldsmobile 442

It wasn’t that long that we were up at the Volo Auto Museum working on a special feature. While on the grounds, our eyes caught sight of this gorgeous 1971 Oldsmobile 442. We can’t be sure if it’s up for sale, in on a trade or just an eager to drive owner stopping by. At […]

FEATURE: Lehmann-Peterson Coachbuilders 1967 Lincoln Continental Limousine

For those looking to travel in pure class during the 1960s, few luxury offerings were as tantalizing as a Lincoln Continental limousine assembled by Chicago’s Lehmann-Peterson Coachbuilders. A quick rundown of some of their many prominent clients include Elvis Presley, Henry Ford, Jackie Gleason, the Rolling Stones, Jerry Lewis, the Supremes, Sen. Robert Kennedy and […]

FEATURE: Midwest Movie Cars

While very few of us are destined to become the next Hollywood star, it is quite possible that your four-wheeled creation may one day cruise across the silver screen. The transition from rolling to your favorite burger joint to parking on a major motion picture set may seem intimidating. Yet that’s where the Midwest Picture […]

FEATURE: 1972 Dodge Polara

If you were fond of tearing up the roads of the Windy City in the muscle-car years, chances are you would have hit the brakes hard if you saw an imposing patrol car like Greg Reynolds’ meticulously recreated 1972 Dodge Polara cruiser. Greg Reynolds Reynolds, a Chicago resident and sergeant in the city’s police force, […]

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 […]

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 […]

DREAM GARAGES: 1950’s Basement

Once a person falls in love with the fantastic world of classic vehicles, expressions for that passion may grow boundlessly. Rick Burke took his classic car creativity way beyond four wheels; he transformed his boring basement into a 1950s wonderland, drawing on inspiration from the neighborhood and his business. Nancy & Rick Burk “Over the […]

SHOWS: Willow Creek Community Church, DadFest 2012, South Barrington, Illinois

Father’s Day is that special time of the year when dads get recognition for all they do for their children and families. One place that really knows how to throw a proper party honoring those exceptional men in our lives is Willow Creek Community Church, in South Barrington, IL. Every year they host their DadFest […]

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 […]

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