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Volo Auto Museum’s Adam West celebration to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2017-07-05

  Volo Auto Museum’s Adam West celebration to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital     VOLO — Evildoers beware: Saturday, July 15, will be all about the Caped Crusader at the Volo Auto Museum.    Those visiting the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road on Saturday, July 15, will enjoy a “Celebration of Adam West,” with 20 percent of the day’s admission receipts going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, said Brian Grams, museum director. West, who portrayed the Caped Crusader in the classic 1960s “Batman” TV se...

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Volo Auto Museum to Get Cable TV Spotlight

John Gunnell Posted on 2017-07-03

  During a recent visit to the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois, THE SHOP discovered that the 56-year-old collector car business is set to be the focal point of a new reality TV show on The History Channel. Volo: House of Cars will be the name of the show that executive producer Julian Taylor came up with after meeting the Grams family—owners of Volo—when they appeared in an episode of his show South Beach Classics. In that episode, Brian Grams helped Ted Vernon find a low-mileage, red anniversary edition Lamborghini Countach. Taylor ...

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Final car show on Volo Auto Museum grounds promises to be fitting tribute to end of era

Cynthia Wolf Posted on 2017-06-29

    Final car show on Volo Auto Museum grounds promises to be fitting tribute to end of era   VOLO — The final car show ever to take place on Volo Auto Museum grounds is happening this Saturday, July 1, and organizers are promising to go out with a bang.   Members of the VooDoo Kings Kustom Car Club are coordinating the event, with show entry and dunk tank proceeds set to benefit Compass to Care, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps parents pay travel expenses to bring their children to cancer treatment destinations.   Up to 250 pre-1...

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Volo Auto Museum remembers ‘Batman’ legend

Cynthia Wolf / Wold Wordsmithing Posted on 2017-06-10

Volo Auto Museum remembers ‘Batman’ legend   VOLO — The Volo Auto Museum has been a part of numerous celebrity appearances, supplying film cars for major events like World of Wheels throughout the U.S. But opportunities to attend events with Adam West were especially memorable, museum officials said.    “It is a sad day for us and for the Batman community,” Museum Director Brian Grams said Saturday in response to the news that West had died Friday night at the age of 88.    “We always looked forward to events with Mr. West,” Grams cont...

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Volo Auto Museum

Larry Crain / Crusin Style Posted on 2017-06-06

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O the Places We Go

Cheryl Posted on 2017-04-29

It’s been ages since we’ve been to the Volo Auto Museum with my three kids. I’ve heard they have had tons of changes so it was about time we stop by again. Highlights: Release pent up energy. The minute they saw the playground in front of the museum, they couldn’t help but run to it. Besides the playground they have a wood vehicle structure with slide, a buggy, fire truck, and a few cars. Take the time out to view the grounds. There’s tons of stuff outside too! We loved posing with Po from Kung Fu Panda, this cool VW van, jets, ...

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We're Splitting Up!

Volo Auto Museum Posted on 2017-04-28

Volo Auto Museum and Volo Car Sales are pleased to announce that we’ve updated our social media accounts so you can easily follow us and learn more about what interests you. If you’re interested in buying a car, you’ll benefit from the inventory updates and information that we share on our Car Sales channels. For Museum visitors and fans, our Museum social channels have the latest news, updates about exhibits and fun insights that will help everyone participate in our online community!

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Volo Auto Museum after hours event supports St. Jude Hospital

Samantha E. Bradley-Pantoja Posted on 2017-04-10

  Classic car enthusiasts can give their kids a night filled with adventure, and support a great cause at the same time. This month, the Volo Auto Museum, known for the past 56 years for their unique, vintage and rare exhibits, is teaming up with Costumers With a Cause to present an after hours charity event to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Continue article here

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Tumbler’s museum debut follows wild ride

volo museum press release Posted on 2017-04-07

       For immediate release   Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum 815-385-3644;   Tumbler’s museum debut follows wild ride   VOLO — Transporting and preparing newly acquired vehicles for museum display is humdrum routine ops for the Volo Auto Museum — except when it isn’t.    Take the Tumbler, for example. This 1-ton, 10-by-17-foot beast from the “Batman” Dark Knight series sparked easily the most dramatic of entrances for a Volo Auto Museum movie car yet. After nearly a year of renovations, a last...

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Volo Auto Museum's stories to be told on History Channel

Angelica LaVito / Chicago Tribune Posted on 2017-01-04

      After 56 years in business, the Volo Auto Museum will embark on a new project in 2017 — starring in a television show. William Grams purchased the property for $21,000 in 1960 and opened a junk and antique resale shop. His sons, Greg and Bill Grams, worked on old cars whenever they could. They scraped together $300 to purchase a run-down Chrysler Roadster convertible. They restored it and sold it for $25,000. They used that money to purchase, restore and sell a 1929 Packard. And, so, the Volo Auto Museum began. Today, the museum ...