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Walker’s final ‘Furious’ ride lands at Volo Auto Museum

Volo Auto Museum Press Release Posted on 2016-11-14

For immediate release   Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum 815-385-3644; brian@volocars.com   Walker’s final ‘Furious’ ride  lands at Volo Auto Museum   VOLO — Cars from “The Fast and the Furious” franchise have been a favorite must-see among Volo Auto Museum visitors for more than a decade.    In fact, dozens have been on display in the years since “The Fast and the Furious” stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and others first spiked audiences’ adrenaline in 2001. None, however, has meant more to Bri...

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French military trainer jet aims for Volo Auto Museum

Volo Auto Museum Press Release Posted on 2016-10-24

    Note to editors: The press is cordially invited to be present Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, as the jet is delivered and reassembled. Delivery and reassembly is expected to be ongoing between 9 a.m. and noon. Delivery timing updates can be provided upon request. Contact information for members of the donating family also is available upon request.   For immediate release     Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum 815-385-3644; brian@volocars.com   French military trainer jet aims for Volo Auto Museum   VOLO — With its di...

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Svengoolie to thrill museum visitors Oct. 29

Volo Auto Museum Press Release Posted on 2016-10-18

     For immediate release   Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum 815-385-3644; brian@volocars.com   Svengoolie to thrill museum visitors Oct. 29   VOLO — With his trademark top hat, dark circles painted around the eyes and campy, scary-movie intros, Rich Koz has built a career as the rubber-chicken-embattled Svengoolie.   Those visiting the Volo Auto Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, will have the chance not only to meet the Emmy-award winning TV personality, but also to get his autograph and have a souve...

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Former Gliniewicz tribute car auction nets nearly $19k for Huntley officer's family.

Volo Auto Museum Press Release Posted on 2016-09-19

  VOLO — The family of Huntley Police Sgt. L.J. Marak will receive more than $18,000 as the result of the charity eBay auction of a rare 2002 California Highway Patrol Camaro.    The car — once decorated in tribute to hero-turned-heel Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, but since restored to its original CHP appearance — garnered $18,750 in final bidding Monday afternoon.    “We were really saddened to learn of Sgt. Marak’s untimely death,” Volo Auto Museum Director Brian Grams said of the August passing of the 40-year-old police offi...

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A noble police purpose for former Gliniewicz tribute car

Madhu Krishnamurthy, Daily Herald Posted on 2016-09-02

A noble police purpose for former Gliniewicz tribute car This 2002 California Highway Patrol Camaro was intended as a tribute car for the late Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz. It will be auctioned to benefit the family of a Huntley police officer who died of cancer last week.   A year ago, Tim Potoczny was top bidder for a tribute police car at an auction benefiting the family of late Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz because he wanted to honor the fallen hero. Potoczny and his business partner at Sparrow Express Transpo...

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Some intriguing suggestions, but museum name to remain the same

Wolf Wordsmithing Posted on 2016-08-01

  Some intriguing suggestions, but museum name to remain the same  VOLO — The offer of a $5,000 prize to suggest a winning replacement for the name of the Volo Auto Museum drew some interesting options. But in the end, the name remains the same, said Brian Grams, director of the Volo Auto Museum at 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo.  Last winter, the museum-founding Grams family came up with the contest to try to divine a name more reflective of the museum’s evolution. It’s gone from a gravel-floored shed of jalopies in the 1960s to a spra...

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Weekly Feature Video, Indiana Jones Duck

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2016-08-01

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Weekly Feature Video, Travel and Lodging Exhibit

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2016-07-26

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Cars are not the only attraction at the Volo Auto Museum

Angela Sykora, Lake County Journal Posted on 2016-07-25

Cars are not the only attraction at the Volo Auto Museum The museum is holding a name change contest and will be the subject of a new series on the History Channel. Caption (Candace H.Johnson) By Angela Sykora -  editorial@lakecountyjournal.com VOLO – With over 33 exhibits ranging from the evolution of the road trip beginning with the covered wagon, to cars used in Hollywood blockbusters, the Volo Auto Museum is a family destination that continues to fascinate generations. They say their goal isn’t for customers...

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Weekly Feature Video, Batman The Dark Knight

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2016-07-15