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St. Jude to benefit from Volo's Night at the Museum

NORTHWEST HERALD Posted on 2015-03-25

VOLO – Participants in an upcoming charity walk not only will benefit a great cause, but also will enjoy a first-ever after-hours glimpse of an area landmark.   Costumers With a Cause is hosting a Night at the Museum at 7 p.m. April 3 at the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Costumers are donating their time, and museum officials are providing the setting free of charge, so every penny raised goes to the charity. At least 44 superheroes, comic book characters, princesses a...

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You could win 'Back to the Future' DeLorean if prediction comes true

Daily Herald Posted on 2015-03-03

  The 1989 film "Back to the Future Part II" predicted it, its star character Marty McFly planned to bet on it, and now Volo Auto Museum is making it the centerpiece of a contest. The auto museum will give away an exhibition model DeLorean made famous in the "Back to the Future" series if the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2015, the museum announced Monday.   Brian Grams, director of the auto museum at 27582 Volo Village Road, said its 1981 DeLorean features all of the movie car's props, including a mock flux-capacitor that enabl...

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Volo Auto Museum Gets Elvis’ Custom Cadillac

(CBS) Posted on 2014-12-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois’ Volo Auto Museum has a new addition for its “Cars of the Rich and Famous,” collection. “We’ve been looking for the right Elvis Car to add to our collection,” Volo director Brian Grams said. He stumbled across Elvis Presley’s custom-made pink and white Cadillac station wagon while doing a Google search that led him to a classified ad. “I clicked on it and as I’m reading the description, it was Elvis’ car,” he said. “Cadillac never made a station wagon. He bought a four-door sedan and had it customized into a sta...

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Keith Dean, Drag-U-La creator visits Volo Auto Museum

Chicago Now Posted on 2014-11-03

During the recent visit to the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL, we were there to help Celebrate 50 years of The Munsters and got to meet Hall Of Fame Car Customizer Keith Dean, builder of the Barris Customs Munster Koach & Drag-U-La. Keith gave fabrication demonstrations, and parade led by Keith in Drag-U-La around the complex of the museum. The Volo auto museum was not at all what I had expected. As we got closer we started seeing signs directing us to our destination. As we pulled into a residential subdivision and I started to wonder ...

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Hollywood Wheels: At "Volo Auto Museum" Interview: With Museum Director

Manny Popoca Posted on 2014-09-26

  Moviepilot.com and MannysPlace Media have got a treat for our readers. Thanks to Brian Grams (Hollywood Car Director) and his Father Greg Grams (Owner of Volo Auto Museum) we got an exclusive tour and interview with one of the greatest movie Meccas of all time! The Volo Auto Museum! Located in Volo, Illinois. I myself personally Have been to Volo quite a few times and each time it was a blur of awesomeness!! Being able to be so close to some of the most iconic movie and TV cars in history just gives you goose bumps!! Let's begin with ...

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Watch Transformers within Bumblebee

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2014-01-01

Contest winner to watch new 'Transformers' film from within original Bumblebee   For immediate release   Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum (815) 385-3644; brian@volocars.com   Contest winner to watch new Transformers film from within original Bumblebee   VOLO A 49-year-old Crystal Lake man is counting the days until he will drive a certain 77 Camaro to the McHenry Outdoor.   Dan Felice said he was in the middle of a meeting at his Round Lake workplace when he spied the email on his smart phone that stat...

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Rentals Coming to Volo

Posted on 2014-01-01

Attention, thrill-seekers! Adrenaline-pumping rentals coming to Volo For immediate release Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum 815-385-3644; brian@volocars.com   Attention, thrill-seekers! Adrenaline-pumping rentals coming to Volo   VOLO Yearning to experience the power of iconic muscle, but not quite accelerating toward ownership?   Classic car aficionados will have the chance to do more than drool over the vehicular jewels at the Volo Auto Museum Oct. 4-5 and Oct. 10-12, when the official GEM Tour roars into town. GEM...

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Museum preps new football season playbook

Volo Auto Mueum Press Release Posted on 2014-01-01

Museum preps new football season playbook  For immediate release   Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum (815) 385-3644; brian@volocars.com   Museum preps new football season playbook   VOLO — Officials at the Volo Auto Museum always have supported the home team.     It’s just that a great Chicago Bears football season often equated with slumping Sunday admission sales.   “When the Bears have done well, we’ve stalled,” said Brian Grams, director of the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo. “And even when they’re...

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Superman Pickup Truck

Volo Auto Mueum Press Release Posted on 2013-10-01

Crystal Lake family wins 'Superman' pickup truck  For immediate release   Contacts: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum (815) 385-3644; brian@volocars.com and Scott Dehn, president, Golden Age Cinemas (815) 307-5515; scottdehn@gmail.com   Crystal Lake family wins ‘Superman’ pickup truck   CRYSTAL LAKE – Scott and Missy Voorhees of Crystal Lake took delivery this week of the ’63 Dodge pickup that is the Kent family farm truck in “Man of Steel.”   The truck, donated by the Volo Auto Museum, was a featured facet of this summ...

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Tire Tracks

Motorweek Posted on 2013-09-13