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We found the upside to downtime

Posted on 2020-05-05

  Here at the Volo Auto Museum, we found the upside to downtime, and we can’t wait to show you. While we’ve been closed to the public, our crews have been hard at work crafting even more magical things to see, upgrading existing exhibits and putting out all-new displays — all with your safety top of mind. Our museum features 33 jaw-dropping, no-touch exhibits spread over 150,000 square feet of indoor space, making social distancing a snap. And, upon our June 1 reopening (or as shortly thereafter as the fates will allow), we’ll feature a ne...

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Volo Auto Museum to sell Michael Jordan’s Bentley

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2020-05-04

Volo Auto Museum to sell Michael Jordan’s Bentley The 2005 car inspired the 2006 Nike “Air” Jordan shoes VOLO — Imagine floating down the highway in the same sort of luxury as the most famously gifted basketball player of all time — a 2005 Bentley so sleek and nimble that it actually inspired a pair of that famous player’s famous shoes.Now picture yourself at the wheel of the very same car that Michael “Air” Jordan himself drove from the year he bought it new until he sold it to the Volo Auto Museum in 2011. For $129,995, you can make th...

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Batmobile to lead parade in Volo May 1

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2020-04-29

Batmobile to lead parade in Volo May 1 Village, Volo Auto Museum collaborate to bring good cheer VOLO — Residents sheltering in place in the Terra Springs, Remington Pointe and other Volo subdivisions will want to step outside — or at least come to their windows — this Friday afternoon.After all, they won’t want to miss it when the Batmobile and a handful of the Volo Auto Museum’s other amazing cars snake through their neighborhoods.Starting at 1 p.m. May 1, several cars including the Batmobile, a Ghostbusters car, the museum’s ¾-scale t...

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The History of the Carousel | Origins of the Carousel

Posted on 2020-04-15

Do you remember carrying cotton candy in one hand and a fist full of nickels in the other as you made your way to the merry-go-round? It’s an iconic memory to which many people can relate. Today, we know these classic amusement rides to have beautiful rotating centers with platforms of crafted horses, galloping in circles. Sometimes an organ is playing, sometimes you're grabbing brass rings and sometimes you’re watching from the side, holding all the prizes. Also called merry-go-rounds, jumpers, horseabouts, gallopers and flying horses, ca...

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History of Crime & Punishment | How Criminology Has Evolved

Posted on 2020-04-08

Crime has existed since the dawn of time, but the ways in which humanity has dealt with it has evolved. Sometimes it's a direct reflection of our priorities, and other times, it's an example of our humanity at play. But the evolution of crime and punishment says a lot about how humanity has grown and evolved, as well.  It's led to the development of modern criminology, a respected social science with the aim to prevent crime by learning why and how it occurs.  So, when did crime and punishment start? How has it changed over the centuries? ...

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History of the Motorized Scooter | Evolution of Mopeds

Posted on 2020-03-23

Mopeds and motorized scooters have come a very long way since their inception in the early 1900s. Today's machines are faster, lighter and more eco-friendly. Though the popularity of scooters has fluctuated throughout the last several decades, they have remained a constant in both American and European society — but where did these scooters originate? Who invented mopeds, and what are the most popular mopeds of all time? The Evolution of the Motorized Scooter Humans love to challenge design. Since the invention of bicycles and automobiles,...

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Volo Auto Museum to close for two weeks Superheroes, Princesses Day will be Facebook Live event

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2020-03-16

Volo Auto Museum to close for two weeks Superheroes, Princesses Day will be Facebook Live event VOLO — Due to public health concerns over COVID-19, the Volo Auto Museum will voluntarily close to the public for two weeks starting Tuesday, March 17. However, the popular Princesses and Superheroes spring break event hosted by the museum since 2014 will go on — virtually. Museum Director Brian Grams said he hopes the now-planned Facebook Live version still will bring smiles to its participants — and dollars to its designated beneficiary: R...

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The History of Campers | How Campers & RVs Have Evolved

Posted on 2020-03-13

The RV is a classic symbol of travel and adventure. Whether you own one yourself or are interested in learning more about how a recreational vehicle managed to shape society, the history of RVs and campers provides a fascinating, unique look into America's past and present. What Was the First Camper Ever Made? It's difficult to say when the RV was invented or who invented it. Many believe that early RVs were inspired by the traveling nomadic Roma Caravans that existed in Europe during the 1800s. The first production RV — Pierce-Arrow's T...

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Holiday road leads to Volo Auto Museum ‘Vacation’ Family Truckster featured this spring break

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2020-03-09

  Holiday road leads to Volo Auto Museum ‘Vacation’ Family Truckster featured this spring break VOLO — The Griswold family of West Dundee has grown used to the friendly ribbing from co-workers and neighbors every time they plan a vacation. So when their friend Nathan Olson tagged them in a Volo Auto Museum Facebook post about the museum’s latest movie-car find — a Wagon Queen Family Truckster, complete with Aunt Edna on top — it was another smile delivered. It also marked the start of planning for the family’s next trip — to the Volo...

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History of the Back to the Future DeLorean | DeLorean DMC-12

Posted on 2020-02-12

The DeLorean has a long, iconic history that predates the "Back to the Future" trilogy. From the vehicle's initial design and early struggles to its inclusion in "Back to the Future" and its resurgence in the popular imagination of movie watchers, there's a lot to know about the DeLorean's journey.  Who Made the DeLorean From "Back to the Future"? Before the DeLorean became synonymous with the "Back to the Future" trilogy in the 1980s, it was the brainchild of John DeLorean who dreamed of putting his stamp on the auto industry.  As the ...

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