The Chicagoland area is home to some of the finest hot rod shops and most talented builders in the nation. This summer at the 2015 Daily Herald Cruise Nights we’ll be showcasing some of the area gems. For our kickoff June 17th event, Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle will be bringing out some of their […]
As a fifth-grade student, Ray Spangler’s interest in Whizzers was sparked. The Whizzer-built engines, most notably during the 1940s and 1950s, that could be bolted onto bicycles. In a roundabout way, the Schaumburg resident and longtime teacher had been around Whizzers for 27 years.
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.
It was in the spring of 1966 that Dennis Roxworthy fell head over heels in four-wheeled love. Then 23, he first laid eyes on Ford’s newly redesigned midsize offering, the Fairlane 500. “A neighbor ordered a new ember glow metallic ’66,” the longtime Elgin, IL resident said. “He let me drive it and I got […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Larry Hunkele has always been a truck man — the bigger the better. Over the years, he’s owned such heavy haulers as a 1973 Dodge Power Wagon, a ’70 Ford F250 4×4 and a ’71 International Scout AWD. Family duties piled up and soon trucks veered off his driveway, but they didn’t stay away forever. […]