CRCSE SHOW: 1938 Chevrolet Custom Pickup

One show-stopping vehicle parked near the entrance to the show was this ultra high performance 1938 Chevrolet pickup, owned by Larry and Connie Massengill. The two-toned hauler was built by the Custom Shop, in Flanagan, Illinois and boasts a modified 486ci V8 packing a BDS 8-71 supercharger. Output was pegged just north of 1,000 horsepower, […]

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 […]

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 […]

FEATURE: 1954 Buick Special

Despite being found in drizzly Chicago, Angel Castillo’s 1954 Buick Special sedan is all-original. The secret to its pristine state? A long former life spent in dusty and dry Texas. Angel purchased the four door cruiser in 2007, shortly after its relocation to the Midwest. “The body hadn’t been touched throughout all the years and […]

SHOWS: Willow Creek Community Church, DadFest 2012, South Barrington, Illinois

Father’s Day is that special time of the year when dads get recognition for all they do for their children and families. One place that really knows how to throw a proper party honoring those exceptional men in our lives is Willow Creek Community Church, in South Barrington, IL. Every year they host their DadFest […]

CRUISE NIGHT: Rolling Meadows, Illinois

It doesn’t seem like that long ago when droves of classic car enthusiasts were flocking to Rolling Meadows for the Friday night classic car cruise, held in the empty parking lot at the intersection of Meadow Drive and Kirchoff Road. The weekly event quickly grew in size and popularity only to be shut down and […]

BUILDS: 1948 GMC 1-Ton Truck

One of the great things about the Chicagoland classic car and truck community, is you can never be quite sure what area enthusiasts will have in their garages. The Midwest may mean bitterly long winters but that just gives more time for the wrenching guys and gals to fine-tune the cool and unique project vehicles […]

FEATURE: 1947 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery

Last week we headed over to Frame-Up Wheel Works, in Waukegan, Illinois, to chat with owner, Bob Janda. During our time at the custom hot rod shop, we spied this street-ready 1947 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery sitting out front and were told it does, in fact, belong to Bob, and serves as his regular driver. Our […]

FEATURE: 1966 Ford F100

It can be tough getting motivated to start a new project, but that drive kicks into high gear once you see a buddy’s completed ride. That’s how Dean Gagliardotto got started on his 1966 Ford F100, taking 10 years to perfect his hot-rod hauler. Catch our full feature on the Daily Herald and our in-depth […]

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