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DeLorean takeoff stalls as Cubs sink Museum’s hover board still at stake
VOLO — As the Chicago Cubs’ wild ride zoomed upward, the Volo Auto Museum’s “Back to the Future” DeLorean winding up safe at home looked like a bad bet. But the New York Mets dumped a Biff Tannen-sized pile of manure all over Cubs fans’ dreams of a World Series appearance as they swept the Cubs 4-0 in the National League Championship Series that ended Wednesday with an 8-3 loss. That ended not only Cubs fans’ dreams of a World Series win, but also museum fans’ dreams of winning the DeLorean. The car was set to be given away this...
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Museum adds wooden, 1895 caboose to collection VOLO — A 40-ton, wooden caboose built in 1895 is embarking on a 350-mile journey from Michigan to Illinois, where it will hold a place of honor in the Volo Auto Museum’s Evolution of Transportation exhibit. Museum founder Greg Grams said the eBay find was too “jaw-dropping” to pass up; original wooden cabooses from that era are exceptionally rare. “It’s completely restored,” he said. “The inside is beautiful. It has the original ice box in it, the old cast-iron stove …” Long ...
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'Miami Vice' star to appear at Volo Auto Museum
VOLO – "Miami Vice," a TV series from the late 1980s will be celebrated this Saturday at the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road in Volo, according to a news release. Among the series' leading stars was Michael Talbott (Det. Stan Switek), who will be greeting fans and signing autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the release stated. In conjunction with Talbott's visit, museum director Brian Grams will be celebrating some detective work of his own. Back in 2006, museum officials bought a fiberglass-bodied Fer...
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Museum has new lead in hunt for James Dean's wrecked Porsche
VOLO, Ill. (WLS) -- The Volo Auto Museum says it has a credible tip regarding the whereabouts of James Dean's Porsche Spyder wreckage, missing since the early 1960s.Dean died on Sept. 30, 1955, after crashing his car. The wrecked Porsche toured nationally as a highway safety exhibit after the actor's death, only to go missing while being transported from Florida to California. Long rumored to be cursed, the Auto Museum made a reward offering of $1 million for the wreckage in 2005. Following an episode of "Brad Meltzer's Lost History...
Volo Auto Museum: A Cabinet of Curiosities
Volo Auto Museum: A Cabinet of Curiosities The Volo Auto Museum is tucked away in the northeastern corner of Illinois in the city of Volo. There is a good chance you haven’t ever been to Volo before. Heck, there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard of Volo before. It’s understandable, with a big, bustling city like Chicago dominating the area, some of the more distant suburbs fall to the wayside. Sometimes this can be because they don’t have all that much to offer in the way of tourist attractions. That, however, is not the case...
Volo Auto Museum hosts Hot Rods for Huntington's Disease
VOLO – The annual car charity show, Hot Rods for Huntington's Disease, partnered with the Volo Auto Museum on Saturday to bring an afternoon of cars, food and live music to the area – all for a good cause. The show was dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the "Blues Brothers" movie, featuring several photo opportunities with costumed characters. Proceeds will benefit the Huntington's Disease Society of America's Illinois Chapter. Visit illinois.hdsa.org for more information.