FEATURE: Morgan 3-Wheeler

Passion for heritage is a chief component of any successful modern automaker. Few have gone to the lengths to honor their history quite like British automaker Morgan Motor Co. In 1910 the brand’s founder, Henry Fredrick Stanley Morgan, placed the success of his company on a three-wheeled automobile. The iconic vehicle gained popularity with the […]

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: 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 […]

PROJECT CAR: 1939 Packard Sedan

There’s really no telling what banished this half-finished project to a curb full of weeds. It may have been funds running out, a builder in over his head or just a plain lack of interest but either way, we’ll never know. We spied the primered 1939 Packard sedan in northern Illinois, not far from the […]

FEATURE: 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger & ‘OE Gold’ Level Collection

It wouldn’t surprise you to learn that John Borzych’s 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger spent time locked up in an impound lot before the Northwest Indiana resident found the classic. With it’s near 200mph top speed it’s more than plausible that some wild lead foot owner decided to have a go at it and unleash all […]

FEATURE: 1987 Buick Grand National

During the heyday of the American muscle-car craze, the Detroit mantra for horsepower was “Bigger is always better.” Then big changes started occurring in the 1970s as a reaction to rising gas prices, higher inflation and steeper insurance premiums. Performance fell out of favor with the car-buying public during this time of uncertainty. However, a […]

MCACN: 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

There’s always certain vehicles at a massive show like the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals that when you pass by, they just stop you in your tracks. This 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda was one that did just that. Maybe it was the glossy Blue Pearl paint or the Gen III 426ci V8 HEMI V8 […]

MCACN: 1969 Hurst/Olds Convertible, ‘Miss Golden Shifter’ Linda Vaughn

The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals boasted lots of special four-wheeled displays as well as numerous celebrity appearances. One example that greeted visitors as soon as they entered the event was the unveiling of this freshly restored 1969 Hurst/Olds convertible and ‘Miss Hurst Golden Shifter’ herself, Linda Vaughn. Signing autographs both days, Miss Vaughn […]

FEATURE: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

It’s only fitting that Doug Schellinger and his dad, Monroe, would come to love and appreciate the Plymouth Superbird by watching it in its natural environment — in action on the racetrack. Four decades ago, the father and son would watch United States Auto Club stock car races at the Milwaukee Mile. “I can remember […]

MCACN: 2012 Muscle Car & Corvette National, Rosemont Illinois

The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals has rolled back into Chicago, being held once again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. This evening marked the close of Day 1 of the weekend show, leaving us eagerly preparing for a second day of strolling the cavernous aisles and lusting after the […]

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