Volo Auto Museum

Volo, Illinois

Article and photos by Larry Crain

When I first heard about the Volo Auto Museum, I didn’t know what to expect. Turns out with 35 acres of automotive history and memorabilia, the Volo Auto Museum is one of those hidden gems that gearheads love to find. Every time I’m in the area visiting family, I just gotta visit them to see what’s new on display!

Established in 1960, the location of this unique museum is just off State Highway 12 in Volo, Illinois, just northwest of Chicago. The museum grounds cover such a large area that you actually need one of their maps to find your way from building to building. My very first visit to Volo was in winter, so luckily many of these buildings are attached to one another. Winter in Chicago? Yup, this Southern boy was COLD!

These buildings contain something for just about everyone that loves automotive history including pre-war classics, “Tom’s Garage” that features early Fords dating from the 1920’s and earlier, plus a whole building devoted to military vehicles.  There are also buildings that contain collector cars like Camaros, Mustangs, Challengers, Tri-5 Chevys – many on consignment for sale.

Read More

Quadzila” 4 V- Twin Rev Tech Engines In One Bike 2016 NSRA Street Rod Nationals

The title says it all…..I caught up with “Quadzila” at the 2016 NSRA Street Rod Nationals…When it comes to motors….More in always better…. Gordon Tronson is a BIG believer in that…I have shot more than one of His creations and they can all be spotted from a mile away….And they always make me smile!….Cool will always be Cool….And this Bike is way cool!!….Check it out!!!….Please Subscribe to this channel and Visit www.ScottieDTV.com for more cool content!!!

Scottie D's How To Videos

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Pro Touring 2016 Auctions America Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend

A 1963 Chevrolet Corvette I shot at the 2016 Auctions America Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend….Done in a Pro Touring style….LS3 under the hood….Paint that looks like liquid steel…Great stance….Side pipes!!…Awesome build for sure….And it brings BIG Money so stick around till the end to see it sell….Please Subscribe to this Channel and Visit www.ScottieDTV.com for more coverage from the Auctions America Fall Collector Car Weekend and for more information on Auctions America please visit http://www.auctionsamerica.com/

Howards Cams

1968 Ford F100 Street Truck 2016 Pigeon Forge Rod Run

A very clean 1968 Ford F100 Street Truck I shot at the 2016 Rod Run in Pigeon Forge….Not a over the top custom….But a very nice build…351 Cleveland with a Holly 750 Double Pumper under the hood…Nice stance….Not slammed….Wimbledon White paint…A very nice truck that is sure to turn heads and win some local shows…Check it out!!!…Please Subscribe to this Channel and Visit www.ScottieDTV.com for more cool content!!

Street Legal Dirt Car “Larry White Project” 2016 Cruisin’ The Coast

That’s right….This car has been certified for road use….Larry White is a guy who loves race cars…He loves working on them….He loves watching them race…He just loves being around them…The problem is that Larry has Cerebral Palsy and Can’t drive….So a few years ago his Uncle ended up with a retried Dirt Car… One thing led to the other…The goodness of people kicked in and a dream was born..The Larry White Project…..A Car that Larry could feel like he was in control of…..Now the Car not only puts a smile on Larry’s face…It goes to small dirt tracks and does the same for others with challenges they get to go racing!!!…Very Cool Car…Very Cool Story…Check it out!!!…Please subscribe to this Channel and Visit www.ScottieDTV.com for more coverage from Cruisin’ The Coast!!

1985 Chevrolet C/10 Street Truck “Metal Brothers” 2016 Cruisin’ The Coast

A 1985 Chevrolet C/10 Street Truck that I shot at the 2016 Cruisin’ The Coast…Built by Metal Brothers I know it would be nice…Slammed down on the ground…All blacked out…Bumpers are molded….LS3 under the hood…WOW…This is one cool Truck…Check it out!!!…Make sure you Subscribe to this channel and Visit www.ScottieDTV.com for more coverage from Cruisin’ The Coast!!

Mirage – One Man’s American Dream

1941 Ford Truck
Article & post-build photos by Larry Crain
Build photos by Richard Broyles

At one time or another almost everyone in the automotive enthusiast world has dreamed of building a vehicle that would stop people in their tracks and say “Wow” or other colorful words. For many, this is just a dream or one that was just partially fulfilled for one reason or another. To dream this type of dream is to start down a road filled with many curves, potholes, crossroads and delays. Often it’s a journey to find out if you have what it takes to finish.

One such person is Richard Broyles of Jonesborough, TN who started down such a road about 7 years ago with the lofty goal of building a vehicle in his home shop that would try to win the much sought after Ridler Award at the Detroit Auto Rama. Richard has built many cars during his life and one previous car that competed against the show circuit cars.  But as good as that car was, it was not built to be a contender for the Ridler. For this project, Richard would have to dig deep into his imagination and use all of his many talents to build his American Dream. This project was built with winning the Ridler in mind but also in the hopes that it would inspire others to accomplish what some might think you cannot.

Richard’s project titled Mirage started out as nothing but a 1941 Ford truck cab with fenders and a whole lot of imagination. The idea was to build a roadster style fat-fendered truck that looked to the past as well as to the present. Every bit of this truck came from Richard’s imagination, which he then transformed into the custom parts of steel or aluminum that flowed into this beautiful piece of rolling automotive artwork. To begin this project Richard took his ideas to local artist Jim Caswell to work up a concept drawing that would help him focus on what the finished vehicle would look like.

Read More

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Custom 2016 NSRA Street Rod Nationals

A really clean 1965 Chevrolet Corvette I shot at the 2016 NSRA Street Rod Nationals….A lot subtle changes made to this one…LS3 under the hood..Red and Black custom interior….Great stance….A very cool build…Check it out!!…Make sure Subscribe to this Channel and Visit www.ScottieDTV.com For more cool!!

2016 Cruisin’ The Coast Wrap Up Shout Out

The 2016 Cruisin’ The Coast is over for Me…Heading home…It has been a great week….Barry Flamingo and I have had a blast….Met so many great Fans…Got to wave to more than I could count….Several even let me take a picture with them…Thanks so much to all of you….I could not do shows like this with out some help…I would like to thank https://www.facebook.com/DoubleTreeBi… Awesome Hotel to stay at if your in the area please tell them that ScottieDtV sent you https://www.facebook.com/ETMOTORGEAR/… and https://www.facebook.com/Cruisintheco… Thanks for all you do Guys!!!…For more coverage from Cruisin’ The Coast please visit www.ScottieDTV.com The Coolest Cars On The Web!!!

2016 Cruisin The Coast Thursday

It’s Thursday at Cruisin’ The Coast and it’s on now!….All stops are open……Bands playing at most…..More cool is still arriving….All the celebrities are in town and everyone is having a great time….Nathan of Double Tree by Hilton tells us how you can stay at the best Hotel on the strip….Can’t belive it is almost over….Check it out!!!….Please Subscribe to this Channel and Visit www.ScottieDTV.com for more coverage from Cruisin’ The Coast

Metal Brothers Hot Rods
Metal Brothers Hot Rods

Our Sponsors