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 […]

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 […]

FEATURE: 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air 409

One of the hottest tunes on the radio in 1962 was a little ditty by a group of surf-loving teens who extolled excitement over something called a “4-0-9.” The Beach Boys weren’t the only ones focused on that Chevy engine. Bill Collopy “My brother-in-law had a new ’62 409 when I was in high school,” […]

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 […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Downtown Roselle, Illinois

The month of June has started and so has another cruise night, this one being the event in downtown Roselle, Illinois, on Main Street. The event takes place every Friday night from 6pm-9pm and will run until September 28th. Glenn Rygel We ventured out last night for their opening day and caught up with the […]

CRUISE NIGHTS: Downtown Palatine

Classic car cruises and events are sprouting up all the time here in the Midwest and the newest destination for four-wheeled enthusiasts is in downtown Palatine.  Taking place just south of the Metra train station between Palatine Road and Smith Street, the Friday night happening is now in its second week and growing fast. It’s […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Mundelein, IL – ‘Park on Park’

Whereas most area cruise nights plan for a weekly event even during the summer months, the downtown Mundelein, Illinois  ‘Park on Park’ show occurs just once a month. Now in its 12th season, this past Wednesday night was the first of five for the 2012 season and the vintage, rolling steel was parked rows and […]

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