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The 1969 Dodge Charger, dubbed ‘The General Lee’ from the TV series ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’, sits on display at the Volo Auto Museum.   Robert Allare looks at the black Silver Spur Rolls Royce used by Princess Diana during her trip to Chicago in 1996 at the Volo Auto Museum on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The car and corresponding memorabilia is on display at the museum in June. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune) (Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune)

 

After 56 years in business, the Volo Auto Museum will embark on a new project in 2017 — starring in a television show.

William Grams purchased the property for $21,000 in 1960 and opened a junk and antique resale shop. His sons, Greg and Bill Grams, worked on old cars whenever they could.

They scraped together $300 to purchase a run-down Chrysler Roadster convertible. They restored it and sold it for $25,000. They used that money to purchase, restore and sell a 1929...

Elvis Cadillac Graceland

 

VOLO — Brian Grams has been looking forward to seeing Travis Morris again ever since he saw him perform “Jailhouse Rock” at Miller’s Dog ’n Suds last summer.

He’ll get his chance at the Volo Auto Museum this Sunday, Jan. 8, on what would have been Elvis Presley’s 82nd birthday. And you’re invited, too.

Elvis, aka Morris, will enter the building at 27582 Volo Village Road prior to his 11 a.m. performance and will stick around for a repeat...

Brian Buick

 

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Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum

815-385-3644; brian@volocars.com

 

Volo makes History

New ‘Volo, House of Cars’ teaser solidifying reality

 

VOLO — With a new, one-minute teaser to tout and filming well under way for Season One of “Volo, House of Cars” on the History Channel, the reality of having their own reality series is sinking in for members of the Grams family.

 

“It’s...

 

 

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Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum
(815) 385-3644; (305) 781-0606; brian@volocars.com 


Rolls Royce of Zsa Zsa cop-slap fame
on display at Volo Auto Museum


VOLO — It’s difficult to look back on the dramatic life of Zsa Zsa Gabor without recalling the infamous “slap heard ’round the world.”

 

On June 14, 1989, a Beverly Hills police officer named Paul Kramer pulled the B-movie...

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Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum

815-385-3644; brian@volocars.com

 

Walker’s final ‘Furious’ ride 

lands at Volo Auto Museum

 

VOLO — Cars from “The Fast and the Furious” franchise have been a favorite must-see among Volo Auto Museum visitors for more than a decade. 

 

In fact, dozens have been on display in the years since “The Fast and the Furious” stars Vin Diesel, Paul...

   

Note to editors: The press is cordially invited to be present Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, as the jet is delivered and reassembled. Delivery and reassembly is expected to be ongoing between 9 a.m. and noon. Delivery timing updates can be provided upon request. Contact information for members of the donating family also is available upon request.

 

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Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum

815-385-3644; brian@volocars.com

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Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum

815-385-3644; brian@volocars.com

 

Svengoolie to thrill museum visitors Oct. 29

 
VOLO — With his trademark top hat, dark circles painted around the eyes and campy, scary-movie intros, Rich Koz has built a career as the rubber-chicken-embattled Svengoolie.
 
Those visiting the Volo Auto Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, will have the chance not only to meet...

 

VOLO — The family of Huntley Police Sgt. L.J. Marak will receive more than $18,000 as the result of the charity eBay auction of a rare 2002 California Highway Patrol Camaro. 

 

The car — once decorated in tribute to hero-turned-heel Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, but since restored to its original CHP appearance — garnered $18,750 in final bidding Monday afternoon. 

 

“We were really saddened to learn of Sgt. Marak’s untimely...

A noble police purpose for former Gliniewicz tribute car

This 2002 California Highway Patrol Camaro was intended as a tribute car for the late Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz. It will be auctioned to benefit the family of a Huntley police officer who died of cancer last week.

 

A year ago, Tim Potoczny was top bidder for a tribute police car at an auction benefiting the family of late Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz because he wanted to honor the fallen hero.

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Established in 1960 the Volo Auto Museum is the oldest classic car dealer around. Specializing in buying, consigning and selling muscle, antique, vintage and collector autos for sale. Unlike auctions, at our dealership you’ll be assisted by a knowledgeable sales member who will assist you with your purchase, including test drives, inspections, appraisals, shipping and financing