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Famous Movie Cars - What Are The Most Famous Cars?

Volo Posted on 2019-07-19

What's one thing that some of the most iconic movies and TV shows have in common? Awesome cars! Queue up any classic series or film and you're almost guaranteed to see a unique car cruise across your screen. From the Munster Koach from The Munsters and original George Barris Batmobile from the live-action Batman series to models from newer films like the 1934 Ford from Rush Hour 3 and the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport from Fast and Furious 5, we can't get enough of these legendary rides. Our team at The Volo Auto Museum absolutely l...

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Fun Things To Do In Chicago During The Summer

Posted on 2019-06-26

Chicago is a unique American city, boasting a storied history, a lively art and music scene and tons of attractions for people of all ages. Whether you're looking for something to do with your whole family or are visiting the city with some of your friends, you might be surprised about some of the things that you can do in Chicago this summer. To help you figure out what you want to do, we've put together the definitive list on what you should check out while you're in the Windy City. Family-Friendly Activities 1. Visit the Boardwalk at Na...

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Vintage Herschell merry-go-round, music hall under construction at Volo Auto Museum

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-06-10

  What’s spinning into fruition this summer at the Volo Auto Museum is sure to spur the excitement of carousel fans of all ages. In late winter, the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road became home to a 1920s Allan Herschell Co. merry-go-round. Or, more accurately, it became home to the thousands of individual parts that — once each is painstakingly restored — will be reassembled as the central focus of a new music and carousel hall. Already the building that will house the exhibit is under construction on the museum grounds. And freshly...

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Volo Auto Museum kicks off summer with boat exhibit, bus tours and more

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-05-20

    VOLO — A triple treat is in store for Volo Auto Museum visitors this Memorial Day weekend.    The unofficial launch of summer also is the official museum launch of an all-new 1950s-era, auto-design-inspired boats exhibit, the kickoff weekend for seasonal narrated bus tours, and the opening weekend for the museum’s certifiably creepy Crime and Punishment hall.   Nautical enthusiasts won’t want to miss the newly added rare boats exhibit, where car enthusiasts also will find details to love.   “In the 1950s and early ’60s, a small...

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Volo Auto Museum treats DeLorean display to ‘Back to the Future’ fan-inspired makeover

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-05-03

VOLO — After a several-months-long, high-dollar facelift, the “Back to the Future” DeLorean at Volo Auto Museum so exactingly mirrors its inspiration, even Marty McFly might not spy the difference.   The museum’s time-traveling DeLorean display has been a fan favorite since becoming a part of the collection in the 1990s. Sparked by the hugely popular 1980s film franchise featuring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and others, Volo’s car was among the first exhibition models built. But some cinema devotees gave it a Biff Tannen-esque appr...

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Princesses, Superheroes Day a perfect way to enjoy spring break at Volo Auto Museum

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-03-06

   Princesses, Superheroes Day a perfect way to enjoy spring break at Volo Auto Museum    VOLO — Families looking for a great spring break outing are invited to spend March 30 at the Volo Auto Museum, where a storm trooper or two could be spied alongside a land speeder, Captain Marvel may mix with the crowd — and much more.   Saturday, March 30, is Princesses and Superheroes Day at the museum, located at 27582 Volo Village Road. Kids dressed in costume will be admitted free, and everyone will have the chance to meet dozens of decked-...

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Lunch with Belle set Feb. 9 at Volo Auto Museum

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-01-30

  Lunch with Belle set Feb. 9 at Volo Auto Museum Two seatings available for sneak peek of upcoming Woodstock Opera House ‘Beauty and the Beast – The Musical’ performances    VOLO — Care to dine with Belle and the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere and the gang?    Be our guest Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, where 12 primary cast members from “Beauty and the Beast – The Musical” will offer a sneak peek of their upcoming Woodstock Opera House performances.   Limited seatings will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. an...

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Most iconic ‘Fast and Furious’ car returning to Volo

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2018-12-05

  VOLO — Volo Auto Museum officials have bought and sold hundreds of celebrity and film-famous cars in the decades since the museum’s 1960 founding.    Never, however, have they so regretted a decision to let one go that they were willing to pay more to bring it back than they made on its sale. Until now. And they’re pretty sure Dominic Toretto would approve. As will “Fast and Furious” franchise fans everywhere.   In fact, officials here are so excited about the imminent return of the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T from 2001’s “The Fast and T...

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Volo champions Trump beauty as Cadillac debuts ‘Beast’

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2018-09-26

VOLO — Thirty years after Cadillac first introduced a Trump-branded limousine, the manufacturer this week debuted the “Beast,” a $1.5 million, 20,000-pound XT6-like limo built for the former marketing maverick now escorted by the Secret Service.   And while it’s highly unlikely the average citizen will catch more than a passing glimpse of the latter, the former remains on view at the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road.   The Beast — by all accounts the most impressive in a long line of specially designed, extensively fortified a...

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‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean joins Volo Auto Museum’s eBay auction lineup

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2018-09-14

‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean joins  Volo Auto Museum’s eBay auction lineup   VOLO — It’s a perennial fan favorite that came surprisingly close to being given away as part of a 2015 promotion involving the Chicago Cubs, who were predicted in a certain film to win the World Series that year.    Sadly for Cubs and “Back to the Future” DeLorean fans, it would be another year before the boys in blue would claim the championship. But for those still interested in the Volo Auto Museum’s flux-capacitor-fueled DeLorean, 2018 could be the year...

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