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Snowmobiles of yesteryear on display at Volo Museum

Denys Bucksten, Chicago Tribune Posted on 2015-12-27

  Today's high-powered, sleek and snarling snowmobiles reach speeds of 150 mph. Drag-racer snowmobiles exceed 200 mph. By comparison, the earliest snowmobiles, on display at the Volo Auto Museum, "hurtled" along at 20, 25 mph. The exhibit has just over two dozen vintage snowmobiles, from converted Model A and T Fords to a 3,000-horsepower rocket-powered snowmobile. The latter, made with NASA parts, left bemused visitors shaking their heads — as in "I wouldn't be caught dead riding that thing." The exhibit opened Dec. 26 and will r...

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Chicago Scene: Winter staycation ideas

WGN WEB DESK Posted on 2015-12-17


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Weekly Feature Video, Military Huey Helicopter

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2015-12-16

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The Miami Vice Ferraris: American Crime Fighting Italians

My Classic Garage Posted on 2015-12-08

  The Miami Vice Ferraris: American Crime Fighting Italians By MyClassicGarage at 12/08/15 09:43AM   If you like to watch cool TV shows with cool cars….you could not have asked for any better shows than the 1980’s series “Miami Vice.” Miami Vice was an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami...

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No snow? No matter Museum throttles up for rare snowmobile exhibit

Volo Auto Museum Press Release Posted on 2015-12-08

        VOLO — The world’s earliest production snowmobiles didn’t go by the name of Polaris, Arctic Cat, Yamaha or Ski-Doo.  In fact, they were Ford Model T’s equipped with chains and skis, said Greg Grams, founder of the Volo Auto Museum, which opens its new snowmobile exhibit Dec. 26. More than two dozen of the rarest sleds ever to soar across the snow will be featured, including a 1923 Ford Model T Snow Flyer, one of just 75 ever made.  Museum Director Brian Grams said early snowmobiles weren’t exactly built for fun, although their o...

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Weekly Feature Video, Ghost Rider

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2015-12-07

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Weekly Feature Video, Miami Vice Daytona

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2015-11-24

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Officials tout museum renovations with no-limit, half-off Black Friday deal

Volo Auto Mueum Press Release Posted on 2015-11-24

A display of antique boats and equipment is just one of many additions made during a multi-year renovation at the Volo Auto Museum. Eager to show off their upgrades, their added 10,000-square-foot showroom and multiple new exhibits, museum officials are offering a Black Friday-only deal for half-off admission tickets good through December 2016.   Officials of the Volo Auto Museum are eager to show off the attraction’s five-year facelift, and that spells huge savings for Black Friday shoppers. For one day only — on Friday...

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Weekly Feature Video, Monster Car From Son of the Mask

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2015-11-18

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Weekly Feature Video, Barbie

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2015-11-09