VIDEO: 2013 Chevrolet Nomad Association Convention

Catching a glimpse of just one Nomad on the road can be special. That’s why there was simply no comparison for the emotions of seeing a whole parking lot full of the one-of-a-kind wagon at the 2013 Chevrolet Nomad Association‘s annual convention. The event marked the 25th celebration and was held this summer in Itasca, […]

FEATURE: 1959 Chevrolet Carryall Suburban Apache

Tom Duensing saw firsthand the usefulness of a capable vehicle by spending miles on the road with his father. His dad owned a wholesale food business in Dundee, IL and relied on a 1955 Chevrolet panel truck. “As a small kid I’d ride with him,’ said Tom. “He only had the driver’s seat inside so […]

DREAM GARAGE: Getz Hot Rod Innovations, Hampshire IL

After pouring so much into their hobby, many classic car enthusiasts worry about what will become of their automotive passions and possessions. Terry Getzelman spent years putting together his classic car haven. Although the Hampshire, IL resident passed away in 2006, his longtime vision turned reality continues to be carefully looked after by his family. […]

VIDEO: Circa 57, Arlington Heights, IL

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 […]

VIDEO: 2013 Mecum Auction, Schaumburg, IL

The action was intense and emotions were high as the Mecum Auction rolled into the Schaumburg Convention Center over this past weekend. With over 1,000 cars being auctioned off along with all other kinds of rolling treasures and memorabilia on hand, we’re breaking our coverage into two parts. Below you can find our video recap, […]

SPECIAL: Circa-57 VIP Event, Arlington Heights, IL

There is a lot of excitement and eager anticipation building for the launch of Circa-57, the Chicago-area’s newest themed restaurant. It’s all for good reason; the ultra-retro diner showcases delicious food and authentic, museum-quality 1950′s decor.  While the doors haven’t officially opened to the public, Classic Recollections was invited to a special VIP event held […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Rolling Meadows, IL

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 […]

FEATURE: 1969 Dodge Charger – Dukes of Hazzard ‘General Lee’

In the world of celebrity cars, few are as iconic as the eye-searing orange 1969 Dodge Charger from the 1980s “Dukes of Hazard” television series. Easily recognizable by the Confederate naval jack painted on the roof, the blocky “01″ script on the doors and its Dixie-trumpeting horn, this four-wheeled star rivaled the fame and popularity […]

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 […]

SHOPS: Rad Rides by Troy – 1954 Buick ‘G54′

When you walk into Troy Trepanier’s shop, you don’t expect to see just ordinary custom cars. The master builder has a special knack for putting together vehicles that are unusual, but always over the top and visually stunning. This 1954 Buick isn’t a recent build for Troy, but when we heard about the crazy concoction […]

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