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There’s something you don’t see every day

At least not even in my relatively upscale neighborhood. As the wife and I were driving past Ogden Avenue, right on the border between Downers Grove and Westmont, we saw the lot of a car repair shop that had parked on its lot corner: a Mercedes, and Jaguar, and… a Rolls Royce.Now I’m not sure […]

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Quick Photos: The Volo Auto Museum

We visited here to help relatives with the antique fair on Sept. 29. Of course, there’s only one thing I really wanted to see: Volo Auto Museum

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More Signs of the Times

I saw these driving up I-65 from Indianapolis this weekend, meaning millions of people have already seen ’em, but here it is anyway: The "Flying J" truck stop chain’s usual series of billboards now proudly proclaim themselves to have "WiFi Hotspots." There have already been Starbucks at the oases on the Indiana Tollway, and I […]

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Catching Up

Finally got a little time to mention: I went to Minneapolis a few weekends ago on business. Spotted two culturally iconic cars during the trip: on a suburban Minneapolis street, I passed a panel van painted to look like The Mystery Machine from the Scooby-Doo cartoons (not the first time I’ve seen it, or maybe […]

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Car Shows

This past weekend (June 15), I discovered a little custom car show being held in a local McDonald’s parking lot. Along with the rather out-of-place stock Prowler and Viper (maybe there was Chrysler money involved), was an interesting, albeit usual assortment of restored and customized cars. Like a 1966 Ford Cobra, a low-rider car whose […]