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  • Miller’s Dog ‘N Suds drive-in in Ingleside hosts a ‘50s-style cruise night on Saturdays during warmer months, starting May 24.

    Going to a Cruise Night? Here’s what you need to knowApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    When the summer sun is out, there are dozens of fine cruise nights and car shows to sample in the Chicago area. Few events can compare to the one-of-a-kind experience of gazing at rows of classic cars.

     
  • 1970 Ford Torino 429 Cobra Jet

    1970 Ford Torino was cool in schoolApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    When Kent Krueger thinks back, he remembers two older students from his days at Fremd High School in Palatine. One drove a yellow 1970 Torino and the other a blue ’70 Cougar.

     
  • 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

    Trans Am owner remains attached to 1977 modelMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    While growing up, Arnie Goldstein didn’t regularly cry over the usual little boy miseries.But his father’s frequent trading of the family car did bring him to tears. Maybe that's why he has held on tight to his 1977 Pontiac Trans Am.

     
  • 1961 Chevrolet Apache

    Saved from the scrap heapMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mike Keegan really didn’t want his 1961 Chevrolet Apache pickup. The Barrington man thoroughly loves classics, but the gearhead already had more than enough four-wheeled projects to keep his hands full.

     
  • 1967 Pontiac Ventura

    Pontiac Ventura’s psychedelic days are doneMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jim Lindberg’s 1967 Pontiac Ventura may look factory fresh now but much of its life has been drastically different. Back in the 1960s, the Ventura was customized at Dave Puhl’s House of Kustoms in Palatine.

     
  • Actors Aaron Paul, left, and Scott Mescudi in a scene from “Need for Speed.” A Ford Mustang has a starring role in the film, much like 1968's classic “Bullitt,” director Scott Waugh said.

    Classic car chases film better with classic carsMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Making a successful jump from pixels to pavement is a daunting task. Yet Scott Waugh, director of "Need for Speed," is a classic car buff who drives a 1970 Chevelle. He's the right guy to bring the popular video game series to the motion picture screen.

     
  • 1967 Chevy Caprice

    1967 Caprice wagon is just what the doctor orderedMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A pediatrician in Arkansas ordered this 1967 Chevrolet Caprice station wagon to haul his children and trailer home on family vacations. It know belongs to Arnold and Barb Boris of Kildeer.

     
  • This 1957 Chevrolet pickup has been dubbed “QuickSilver” by owner Alan Beers of Owasso, Okla.

    Two trucks display the diversity of World of WheelsMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The World of Wheels car show is a Chicago-area event that truly lives up to its name. This auto celebration is now in it’s 52nd year and these two 1950s Chevy pickups, though similar, demonstrate the great diversity on display in Rosemont ovet he weekend.

     
  • 1949 Ford F1

    Truck owner gets another chance to get it rightMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hank Groves of Woodstock has taken several stabs at transforming a vintage truck into the custom ride of his dreams. Others did not turn out exactly as he wanted them. Then in 2010 he purchased this 1949 Ford F1 pickup.

     
  • 1959 Pontiac Bonneville convertible

    1959 Pontiac Bonneville convertible is better than a perfect matchFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each day in 1959 when a much younger Ron Rufo left his family's home in downtown Chicago, he was greeted with a smile-inducing sight: his neighbor's new Pontiac Catalina. This passion for Pontiacs never left him and in 1998 his well-trained eyes locked onto another example: this time a 1959 Bonneville convertible.

     
  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, Rich & Nancy Burke, Inverness

    Turquoise ’57 Chevy is a clear-cut classicFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rick Burke has had a longtime affinity for the first-generation of the sweet, smooth and sassy Chevrolet Bel Air. The previous owner of Burke's 1957 Tropical Turquoise convertible kept it in his basement like a showpiece.

     
  • 2009 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, Dave Dupor, DD Custom Cycle, Lake Villa

    Cycles stand out from the two-wheeled crowdFeb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dave Dupor's Porsche-inspirted Harley-Davidson Road Glide was one of the highlights of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Rosemont Feb. 7-9. Dupor owns DD Custom Cycle in Lake Villa.

     
  • 1957 Ford Thunderbird

    Thunderbird owner bucks family tradition Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    By all accounts, Dan Renda of Bartlett shouldn’t be driving his 1957 Ford Thunderbird — let alone loving it as much as he does. His family has always been a died-in-the-wool, GM-only clan.

     
  •  1969 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird

    Wait for a rare ’69 Firebird is over Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Scott Shaffer was in high school when the 1969 Pontiac Firebird was first released, and he became immediately mesmerized. “My first thought was, ‘I’m going to own one,’ ” the Long Grove resident said. Some 40 years later, he now does.

     
  •  Johnny Dodson, 2011 Harley-Davidson custom started life as a Road King police bike.

    Custom kills it at Chicago Cycle Show Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The frosty Midwest still needs to thaw out a bit before regular riding season returns. Yet motorcycle fever was in full swing at the recent 2014 Chicago Cycle Show.

     
  •  1957 Chevrolet Corvette

    Teenage flame turns into lifelong love of 1957 Corvette Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Of all the people living near Bob Drews in Des Plaines during the 1960s, one neighbor in particular left a lasting impression. His name was Frank and he had a 1957 Corvette parked in his garage.

     
  • This 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline was brought home to Illinois by Jack Leonard of Tinley Park, a mechanic who previously worked on the automobile.

    Custom Rides Car Show and Expo heats up the winter Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Our surefire cure to heat things up over a long, cold winter is to gather around some vintage and custom iron. We found plenty of hot vehicles to huddle around at the 2014 Custom Rides Car Show and Expo earlier this month at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

     
  •  1966 Ford Fairlane 500

    1966 a good year for owner of Ford Fairlane 500 Jan 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    It was in the spring of 1966 that Dennis Roxworthy of Elgin fell head over heels in four-wheeled love. Then 23, he first laid eyes on Ford’s newly redesigned midsize offering, the Fairlane 500. Two short weeks later the young man went out to acquire one for himself. His first true love, his late wife Connie, provided additional encouragement.

     
  • 1959 Chevrolet Apache Suburban

    Son’s 1959 Chevy Suburban is a lot like Dad’s Dec 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    Tom Duensing saw firsthand the usefulness of a capable vehicle decades ago while spending miles on the road with his father in Kane County. His dad, Don Duensing, owned a wholesale food business and relied on a mid-1950s Chevrolet panel truck, much like the 1959 Chevy Suburban Tom owns today.

     
  •  1966 Chevrolet C-10 Custom

    Truck given 1966 Chevy C-10 Custom more roads to roam Dec 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Doug Evans and Gary Gehrke of Des Plaines searched high and low for a suitable project truck to refurbish as a father/son project. Two years were spent scouring for just the right hauler until they found their Chevrolet C10 Custom pickup.

     
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