MCACN: 1961 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

We hadn’t made it too far into the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center while attending the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals before we recognized a familiar four-wheeled classic. Readers of Classic Recollections may recognize the Raven Black 1961 Ford Country Squire station wagon parked in the middle of the event hall’s lobby as that […]

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 […]

ON THE ROAD: 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T

Seeing a classic muscle car parked on the side of the road is always a cool sight. In our book, when that V8 bruiser happens to be a sinister-looking Mopar product, that makes it all the more special and well-worth a stop for closer inspection. We came across this 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T while rolling […]

FALL RIDES: Buick Invicta and Chevy Custom

Fall has descended upon the Midwest, bringing dropping temps and blustery winds to the region. That sharp change in climate hasn’t kept a few unseasonably warm days from sneaking in every now and then, providing  the perfect last minute cruise opportunity for area residents. We recently came across this unlikely classic pair parked together in […]

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, […]

FEATURE: 1931 Chevrolet Deluxe Sport Coupe

When Russ Regnier first saw his 1931 Chevrolet Deluxe Sport Coupe, it “was more of a parts car than something to restore.” Russ Regnier He found the car in Rolling Meadows, IL in 1976 and wasn’t deterred by its shoddy condition. After all, the Chicago resident had been smitten with the distinct 1930s automotive styling […]

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 […]

FEATURE: 1969 AMC AMX

It may come as no surprise that the Fourth of July inspired Ken More to apply a red, white and blue color scheme to his once all-white 1969 AMC AMX. But before we can jump to those eye-catching exterior hues, a little background on his classic ride is in order. Ken More This tri-color car […]

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 […]

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 […]

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