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Final car show on Volo Auto Museum grounds promises to be fitting tribute to end of era

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2017-06-29

    Final car show on Volo Auto Museum grounds promises to be fitting tribute to end of era   VOLO — The final car show ever to take place on Volo Auto Museum grounds is happening this Saturday, July 1, and organizers are promising to go out with a bang.   Members of the VooDoo Kings Kustom Car Club are coordinating the event, with show entry and dunk tank proceeds set to benefit Compass to Care, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps parents pay travel expenses to bring their children to cancer treatment destinations.   Up to 250 pre-1...

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Volo Auto Museum remembers ‘Batman’ legend

Cynthia Wolf / Wold Wordsmithing Posted on 2017-06-10

Volo Auto Museum remembers ‘Batman’ legend   VOLO — The Volo Auto Museum has been a part of numerous celebrity appearances, supplying film cars for major events like World of Wheels throughout the U.S. But opportunities to attend events with Adam West were especially memorable, museum officials said.    “It is a sad day for us and for the Batman community,” Museum Director Brian Grams said Saturday in response to the news that West had died Friday night at the age of 88.    “We always looked forward to events with Mr. West,” Grams cont...

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Volo Auto Museum

Larry Crain / Crusin Style Posted on 2017-06-06

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O the Places We Go

Cheryl Posted on 2017-04-29

It’s been ages since we’ve been to the Volo Auto Museum with my three kids. I’ve heard they have had tons of changes so it was about time we stop by again. Highlights: Release pent up energy. The minute they saw the playground in front of the museum, they couldn’t help but run to it. Besides the playground they have a wood vehicle structure with slide, a buggy, fire truck, and a few cars. Take the time out to view the grounds. There’s tons of stuff outside too! We loved posing with Po from Kung Fu Panda, this cool VW van, jets, ...

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We're Splitting Up!

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2017-04-28

Volo Auto Museum and Volo Car Sales are pleased to announce that we’ve updated our social media accounts so you can easily follow us and learn more about what interests you. If you’re interested in buying a car, you’ll benefit from the inventory updates and information that we share on our Car Sales channels. For Museum visitors and fans, our Museum social channels have the latest news, updates about exhibits and fun insights that will help everyone participate in our online community!

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Volo Auto Museum after hours event supports St. Jude Hospital

Samantha E. Bradley-Pantoja Posted on 2017-04-10

  Classic car enthusiasts can give their kids a night filled with adventure, and support a great cause at the same time. This month, the Volo Auto Museum, known for the past 56 years for their unique, vintage and rare exhibits, is teaming up with Costumers With a Cause to present an after hours charity event to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Continue article here

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Tumbler’s museum debut follows wild ride

volo museum press release Posted on 2017-04-07

       For immediate release   Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum 815-385-3644;   Tumbler’s museum debut follows wild ride   VOLO — Transporting and preparing newly acquired vehicles for museum display is humdrum routine ops for the Volo Auto Museum — except when it isn’t.    Take the Tumbler, for example. This 1-ton, 10-by-17-foot beast from the “Batman” Dark Knight series sparked easily the most dramatic of entrances for a Volo Auto Museum movie car yet. After nearly a year of renovations, a last...

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Volo Auto Museum's stories to be told on History Channel

Angelica LaVito / Chicago Tribune Posted on 2017-01-04

      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 Packard. And, so, the Volo Auto Museum began. Today, the museum ...

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Elvis Impersonator to rock Volo Auto Museum

Volo Auto Museum Press Release Posted on 2017-01-04

  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 hour-and-a-half show starting at 1:30 p.m. Between sets, museum-goers can take photos with the popul...

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New 'Volo, House of Cars' teaser ushers in reality

Volo Auto Museum press release Posted on 2016-12-23

  For immediate release   Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum 815-385-3644;   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 creating a lot of excitement and positive feedback,” said Brian Grams, director of the Volo Auto Museum, referri...

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