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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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Museum's Most Macabre Exhibit Open Free Valentine's Day

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2020-02-07

VOLO — Ninety-one years later, the bloody Valentine’s Day shootings of seven men in a Lincoln Park garage during a Prohibition-era gang war remains a pivotal point in Chicago mobster lore — a massacre that led directly to Al Capone’s downfall.Those visiting the Volo Auto Museum on Valentine’s Day weekend will have a free opportunity to learn about gangster history. The museum’s Crime and Punishment Hall, a special exhibit that normally requires a separate admission fee to enter, will be open to all museum guests at no extra charge Feb....

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Evolution of the Batmobile | History of the Batmobile

Posted on 2019-12-19

The history of the Batmobile is a long one. Starting in the 1940s, the Batmobile has been constantly revised. To understand its appeal and rich history, you'll first need to learn about the evolution of the Batmobile in television and film over the past 75 years. Due to its long run, it's hard to know exactly how many Batmobiles there have been. Through the years, the Batmobile has looked different in each comic series, film and television show. To have a broader understanding of how the Batmobile has evolved, you'll need to have a good ide...

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‘Ford v Ferrari’ GT40 to be featured in limited-time exhibit at Volo Auto Museum

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-12-18

‘Ford v Ferrari’ GT40 to be featured in limited-time exhibit at Volo Auto Museum VOLO — If you’ve seen “Ford v Ferrari,” you know it’s a masterful peek at an exceptional segment of automotive history. Fans will be excited to know that starting Saturday (Dec. 21) and running through Jan. 5, 2020, they can get a first-hand peek at — and picture with — one of the GT40s from the likely Best Picture-contending film. The green and white No. 95 car will be featured in a special exhibit along with a Cobra Roadster and a Daytona Coupe. “We ha...

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FOUND! The Lost Screen Used Miami Vice Daytona

Jim Suva Posted on 2019-12-09

  Miami Vice Screen Used Daytona Written by Jim Suva   In 1984, a new TV show called Miami Vice hit the air waves on NBC. It was a big hit because of the designer clothes, exotic cars, the hit sound tracks. Don Johnson starred as Sonny Crockett and Phillip Michael Thomas as Rico Tubbs as two undercover Miami Vice detectives. Sonny drove a black 1972 Ferrari Daytona GTS/4 Daytona Spyder. The Ferrari Daytona cars that were used on the first two seasons, and a few episodes of Season 3, were actually Daytona kit cars built on a Corvette c...

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Three inches or more of snow on New Year’s Day will pay for December Volo Auto Museum guests

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-12-03

Visit the Volo Auto Museum now through Christmas Eve and your admission could be on the house. “If it snows 3 inches or more on New Year’s Day, we’ll refund the full admission price paid,” said Brian Grams, director of the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road. “Just hang on to your tickets.” The snowfall measurement used will be that recorded between midnight and 11:59 p.m. Jan. 1, 2020, by the National Weather Service at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, Grams noted. Tickets purchased Dec. 1-24 will be eligible. “There are dozens of great reasons...

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