Category Archives: automotive museums

North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum

During a stay in Charleston, South Carolina I stumbled across this Fire Museum and Educational Center. The North Charleston Fire Museum has been around since 2007. It’s the home of the largest collection of fully restored American LaFrance fire apparatus … Continue reading

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Chicago: Rise & Drive at Collectors’ Car Garage

The Labor Day weekend first-Sunday Rise & Drive at Collectors’ Car Garage brought a couple of treats. A 1930 Ruxton Model C Sedan and a ’57 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight convertible from the Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage … Continue reading

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Chrysler 300 Club Spring Show

On a sunny Saturday in mid-May on the grounds of the Gilmore Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan,┬áthe Chrysler 300 Club International held its Spring 2016 show. Take a look at the array of late ’50s and early ’60s examples from … Continue reading

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In the News: 100th Indy 500, no more Verano, Ford’s high mpg, MAMA Spring Rally #MAMA16SR

With motorsports taking front and center on this Memorial Day weekend everything else plays second-fiddle. Catch up on the news you missed while at the backyard BBQ with one click right here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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In the News: #SiennaTuned, Chevys for the young, Verano tbd, Tesla, Apple car, VW 3.0 Diesel fix, more recalls, and F1 goes faster.

The Cubs and the Sox are hot; Yankees not so much. Maybe summer will arrive when hockey is over. Graduation congratulations to all those hard working students. Auto industry news is always interesting. Check out what went on last week … Continue reading

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Chicago: @RiseandDrive 2016 kickoff

On a grey Sunday morning Rise & Drive, now in its third year, had its 2016 kickoff at its new location at Collectors’ Car Garage. At this free event you see not only vintage classics, sports cars , muscle cars, … Continue reading

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A quick tour of the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum in Pontiac, IL

┬áJust about 100 miles southwest of Chicago along I-55 sits the town of Pontiac, Illinois. I road tripped down to this historic town to visit the Pontiac Oakland Museum. Here’s a quick look at what you may see and learn … Continue reading

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