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 […]

2005 Ford Mustang Saleen S281 ‘Barricade’ from Transformers

Michael Stragand is no stranger to Mustangs. Yet this enthusiast recently had his pony-car passion transformed in a big way. He’s owned nearly a dozen versions of Ford’s darling sports coupe, so he was in the know when word broke that the first “Transformer” film was in production using three 2005 Saleen S281 ‘stangs.

1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6

The classic car community is  always eager to help each other out. That’s why we figured we would see if we can lend a hand to enthusiast Mike R. He’s trying to track down some history on his 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6. Here’s what he had to say: “I’m hoping you can help me in […]

Fast & Furious: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS & 1984 Buick Grand National

It would sure take a lot to be like Vin Diesel. Chris Ingrassia may not have the rippling biceps of this Hollywood hunk, but he does emulate one aspect of Diesel’s action-packed life: his driving. Ingrassia owns two vehicles as tough as Diesel, both driven in the filming of “Fast & Furious,” the fourth installment […]

1966 Ford Thunderbird: Jay Novello

Few things rekindle family memories quite like watching home movies. When Jim Cairo wants to relive recollections of his late great uncle, he has his pick from a plethora of major motion pictures. The Lake Zurich, IL resident’s relative was character actor Jay Novello. Novello’s silver-screen career spanned from the 1930s to the late ’70s. […]

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.

1967 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon

Doctors have a certain knack for prescribing antidotes that soothe and relieve — both for patients, as well as themselves. In the fall of 1967, a certain Arkansas pediatrician was suffering from an acute case of automotive blues. A shiny new Airstream trailer was parked in his driveway. He was in need of a big, […]

2014 World of Wheels

The World of Wheels car show is a Chicago-area event that truly lives up to its name. This auto celebration is now in it’s 52nd year and attracts all earthly species of rolling, engine-powered machinery. The show took place over the weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont and no matter an […]

1949 Ford F-1 Pickup Truck

Creating a custom vehicle is not for the faint of heart. We’re often our harshest critic, making it quite difficult — if not impossible — to craft a masterpiece that turns out just right on the very first try. Faithful readers of this column have met Hank Groves of Woodstock, who built a pair of […]

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