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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 ...

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New 'Volo, House of Cars' teaser ushers in reality

Volo Auto Museum press release Posted on 2016-12-23

  For immediate release   Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum 815-385-3644; brian@volocars.com   Volo makes History New ‘Volo, House of Cars’ teaser solidifying reality   VOLO — With a new, one-minute teaser to tout and filming well under way for Season One of “Volo, House of Cars” on the History Channel, the reality of having their own reality series is sinking in for members of the Grams family.   “It’s creating a lot of excitement and positive feedback,” said Brian Grams, director of the Volo Auto Museum, referri...

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New TV Series on History. Volo, House of Cars

Accord Production Posted on 2016-12-20

 

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Rolls Royce of Zsa Zsa cop-slap fame on display at Volo Auto Museum

Volo Auto Museum Press Release Posted on 2016-12-19

    For immediate release Contact: Brian Grams, director, Volo Auto Museum (815) 385-3644; (305) 781-0606; brian@volocars.com  Rolls Royce of Zsa Zsa cop-slap fame on display at Volo Auto Museum VOLO — It’s difficult to look back on the dramatic life of Zsa Zsa Gabor without recalling the infamous “slap heard ’round the world.”   On June 14, 1989, a Beverly Hills police officer named Paul Kramer pulled the B-movie glamour queen over for driving with an expired registration on her 1979 Rolls Royce Corniche convertible. One thing led...

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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...