Bel Air nabs top pick at Daily Herald Cruise Night finale

 
 
Posted10/19/2018 1:58 PM
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  • The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air was awarded the Matt Avery's Pick honor at the Daily Herald Cruise Nights Season Finale on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    The 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air was awarded the Matt Avery's Pick honor at the Daily Herald Cruise Nights Season Finale on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Photos Courtesy of Matt Avery Media

Barry Beaugureau of Elk Grove Village and his 1956 Chevy Bel Air were awarded the Matt Avery's Pick this week at the Daily Herald's Cruise Night Season Finale, hosted at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Schaumburg.

Barry purchased his classic in 1989 after selling a 1957 Chevy.

"I had a high school buddy at Taft High (in Chicago) who drove a '57 in the same colors (Sierra Gold and Adobe Beige) and I just loved them," Barry said.

Barry Beaugureau of Elk Grove Village, left, receives a cruise night award from Daily Herald classic car columnist Matt Avery. Beaugureau drove his 1956 Chevy Bel Air to the cruise night at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Schaumburg.
Barry Beaugureau of Elk Grove Village, left, receives a cruise night award from Daily Herald classic car columnist Matt Avery. Beaugureau drove his 1956 Chevy Bel Air to the cruise night at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Schaumburg. -

While Barry has held onto his two-toned cruiser for multiple decades, his school pal wasn't so lucky.

"I was in the front seat when he wrecked it in the school parking lot," Barry chuckles.

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