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Libertyville company combines classic cars and movies

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Photos Courtesy of MWPCG

Libertyville-based Midwest Picture Car Group helped arrange for this vintage cab to appear on the recent Chicago-based TV show "The Playboy Club."

Roger Halvorsen on set before the filming of the climax of "Public Enemies," where John Dillinger gets shot coming out of Chicago's Biograph movie theater.

Ed Hovorka's black Ford Model T is used on the set of "Public Enemies" in 2009.

Ed Hovorka owns a Shell service station in Grayslake and this Rambler American that recently appeared in the TV series "The Playboy Club."

Brad Buell, who owns Buell Insurance in Libertyville, owns this Ford pickup that has been used in commercials.

Brad Buell's pickup was recently used to film a Ford commercial that will air in Russia.

This 1930 Ford Model A Tudor belonging to Halvorsen has been in several movies.

About this Article

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 Car Group, or MWPCG, comes in. The Libertyville-based company was started in 2009 by three area friends who realized they all shared a common bond; a love of movies and cars.
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    • Libertyville-based Midwest Picture Car Group helped arrange for this vintage cab to appear on the recent Chicago-based TV show “The Playboy Club.”
    • Roger Halvorsen on set before the filming of the climax of “Public Enemies,” where John Dillinger gets shot coming out of Chicago’s Biograph movie theater.
    • Ed Hovorka’s black Ford Model T is used on the set of “Public Enemies” in 2009.
    • Ed Hovorka owns a Shell service station in Grayslake and this Rambler American that recently appeared in the TV series “The Playboy Club.”
    • Brad Buell, who owns Buell Insurance in Libertyville, owns this Ford pickup that has been used in commercials.
    • Brad Buell’s pickup was recently used to film a Ford commercial that will air in Russia.
    • This 1930 Ford Model A Tudor belonging to Halvorsen has been in several movies.
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