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Fast & Furious fans invited to celebrate franchise’s 20th anniversary at Volo Auto Museum

Posted on 2021-06-09

Fast & Furious fans invited to celebrate franchise’s 20th anniversary at Volo Auto Museum Recite famous ¼-mile quote for $2 off admission June 25-27   VOLO — Back on the fourth Friday of June in 2001, a relatively low-budget film absolutely floored fans, propelling several actors — and one especially epic car — to stardom.   The careers of Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster would never be the same as “The Fast and the Furious” launched a globally celebrated film franchise now worth billions of dollar...

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Your Chance to Own a Famous Movie Car

Posted on 2021-02-23

Cars have had an enormous impact on American life. From their introduction in the early 20th century to their exploding popularity in the roaring '20s, cars became the sole means of transportation. Gone were the horses and carriages — roads were quickly paved, so the new machines could travel any time of the year. Today, cars are a valuable asset to any movie. We all have our favorite famous vehicle, whether it's the Batmobile or "Ghostbuster" Ecto-1. One of the hardest things to achieve is owning one of these priceless machines. These cars...

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Volo Auto Museum readies to roar back

Wolf Word Smithing Posted on 2021-02-09

  VOLO — The pandemic life has not been an idle one for crews at the Volo Auto Museum.When the doors at 27582 Volo Village Road reopen, fans of the museum will surely marvel at the many transformations. Opening day is set for May 14, rain or shine, as long as the region is in Coronavirus Response Phase 4 or better.Among the monumental upgrades taking root here since March 2020 has been an indoor Jurassic Gardens adventure featuring several dozen lifelike — and many life-size — animatronic dinosaurs, plus a gift shop, arcade, fossil dig an...

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KITT - The Complete Guide to the Knight Rider Car

Posted on 2020-09-21

"Knight Rider" premiered on NBC in 1982 and would stay on the air for four seasons. The show made David Hasselhoff an international superstar, and it also made a star out of its premiere car, the KITT. Hasselhoff's character, Michael Knight, was the series protagonist and drove KITT, the Knight Rider Trans Am, while fighting crime. One of the show's big twists was that the KITT was enabled with artificial intelligence (AI) and could speak.  The 1982 series by famed showrunner Glen A. Larson was a hit, generating high merchandise sales and...

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The Mystery Machine | Complete Guide to History & Evolution

Posted on 2020-07-27

This blue van, with its iconic orange flowers and groovy green accents, captured the imaginations of many when the "Scooby-Doo" franchise first hit television screens across America. Throughout the franchise's run, the Mystery Machine has almost been a character in itself, starring alongside Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley, Daphne Blake and Fred Jones. This teenage gang of mystery-solvers needed a ride that could help them go on adventures, crossing the country to remote locations to investigate supernatural claims and catch bad guy...

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Volo Auto Museum delays reopening

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2020-07-10

Volo Auto Museum delays reopening Grams family focuses on enhancements, visitor experience VOLO — The wait will be worth it. That is the promise of Volo Auto Museum owners, who’ve chosen to focus on ongoing improvements rather than reopening amidst restrictions that would diminish the guest experience. Brian Grams, director of the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road, noted that several fans have reminded him that Phase 4 of Illinois’ pandemic-prompted Restore Illinois plan allows museums to reopen. “Some folks have let us know they ...

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History of Music Machines | Evolution of Music Players

Posted on 2020-06-19

According to a recent report, the average person spends about 18 hours a week listening to music. With modern technology, it's easier than ever before to find and listen to our favorite songs. Most of us would have a difficult time imagining a world devoid of all recorded music. It enhances nearly every area of our lives, including road trips, waiting rooms and even grocery stores.  Of course, this wasn't always the case. Before the evolution of music listening brought us to where we are today, enjoying recorded music required more time a...

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At the Volo Auto Museum, we don’t disappoint

Posted on 2020-06-12

A NOTE TO OUR FANS   Here at the Volo Auto Museum, we pride ourselves on offering our visitors a second-to-none experience.   Anything less is unacceptable.   So, while Illinois appears to be on track to enter Phase 4 of its pandemic-prompted Restore Illinois plan in late June or early July, we won’t finalize our strategic reopening plan until we know more about the limitations Phase 4 would impose on a business like ours.   Trust us. We’d like nothing more than to welcome back our many longtime and loyal fans, as well as those new...

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The History of Dom's Charger | Fast and Furious Charger

Posted on 2020-05-20

The Fast & Furious franchise has captivated movie-going audiences for years with fast cars and death-defying stunts. In addition to the explosive chase sequences and racing that the films offer, the films have produced characters beloved by fans.  One of the main characters is Dominic "Dom" Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, who has appeared in 7 of the 9 movies. As these movies are focused on cars, Dom's character isn't complete without his vehicle. What Car Does Dom Drive? When it came to creating a car for Dom, the filmmakers knew th...

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Evolution of Warfare | How War Has Changed Over Time

Posted on 2020-05-14

Human history is filled with warfare between tribes, nations and empires. The equipment used in war has progressed from sharpened sticks and rocks to automatic guns and predator missiles. Each new piece of military technology changes the way people fight and the tactics employed. If you want to know how wars change over time, you have to understand the changes to military equipment. How Has War Developed Over Time? With the arrival of new technologies and innovations in weaponry, warfare has gone through huge evolutions in the past two h...

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