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Last Built General Lee in Georgia

Jim Suva Posted on 2019-12-09

  In 1978, Warner Brothers Studios had a new TV show, The Dukes of Hazzard. It starred John Schneider as Bo Duke and Tom Wopat as Luke Duke. They were cousins who lived with another cousin, Daisy Duke, played by Catherine Bach. They lived in corrupt Hazzard County and were always in trouble with the law for doing the right thing. Another star of the show was their 1969 Dodge Charger they called the General Lee. The show ran for seven seasons, from 1979 to 1985.   The Start of Filming Warner Brothers in California built three General Le...

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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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More Chuck E. Cheese animatronic characters finding new life at Volo Auto Museum

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2019-11-20

      VOLO — In a back building housing excess show cars, stacks of bulging boxes and a tractor or two stand two curiously tall, sturdy tripods — hints of musical instruments, air tubes and wiring protruding from beneath their enormous, plastic-wrapped heads. “It’s official,” said Brian Grams with no small hint of nostalgia as he pulled back the cover of a box to reveal a huge, furry paw. “All of the animatronics have been pulled from Chuck E. Cheese.” What started in 2017 with the announcement that Chuck E. Cheeses nationwide were rece...

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Famous Cursed & Haunted Cars | Most Famous Spooky Cars

Posted on 2019-10-24

We've all heard tales of haunted houses and curses placed on unlucky individuals. Though spooky mansions often get the most attention, there are a number of famous haunted cars that have terrified their owners. Some of these cursed cars have even caused their owners' deaths, leaving a wake of destruction and pain behind them. The owners of the most famous haunted cars range from movie stars to everyday people. Get ready to get spooked by the tales of famous cursed cars and their hapless owners. Famous Cars That Are Cursed The most famous ...

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Things to do When it's Rainy in Chicago - Indoor Activities

Posted on 2019-08-14

If it's raining outside, you might want to curl up under a blanket and spend a day inside. But, if you're feeling restless and are looking for things to do in Chicago when it's raining, you'll be happy to know there are many options available for you to do indoors. Best Indoor Things to Do in or Near Chicago When you start wondering what to do on a rainy Chicago day, you have a lot of options to choose from. We know that, sometimes, too many options can make it impossible to choose. To help you narrow down your options, we've compiled ou...

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Museum Under Attack for Racist Display

Posted on 2019-08-12

Museum under attack for ‘racist’ display VOLO — The Volo Auto Museum is taking heat for a display that includes model cars, a kiddie ride and a model-inspired, helmet-capped, full-size car that has some visitors up in arms over alleged Nazi ties. “So many people associate our Red Baron items with the Nazis simply because they are German,” said Brian Grams, museum director, referring to a few of the exhibits in Showroom 4. “We’ve had comments on Facebook, in emails and even in Google reviews that these items are offensive. We’ve had visi...

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Trump Cadillac Limousine - The Famous Trump Limo

Posted on 2019-07-22

A PROUD collector is an owner of one of the world’s rarest cars – a special ‘Trump Edition’ Cadillac, designed to be the ‘world’s most luxurious limo’.   In 1987 Cadillac and Donald Trump partnered on the idea of offering a "Trump Edition" limousine. The aim was to produce the world's most luxurious limo with specialists Dillinger Coachwork as the chosen coach-builder. Their plan was to build 50 examples each of two slightly different models; The Trump Golden Series and the Trump Executive Series.   Both featured an electronic bar, three...

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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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