See What Put the “Motion” in Motion Pictures
Thursday, January 11, 2007
CHICAGO – A car that smiles, frowns, blinks and shakes in fear. Another that’s 6 feet tall, 23 feet long and part plane, part car and part boat. And what on earth is that sleek blue spaceship-looking thing?
Hollywood arrives at McCormick Place Feb. 9-18 in the Volo Auto Museum display at the Chicago Auto Show. Find it at Exhibitor Spaces NH320 and NH26.
Volo will bring (and you just have to see these to believe them!):
• The "personality" car from "Herbie, Fully Loaded," featuring Lindsay Lohan. This is the only Herbie equipped with hydraulics, electronics and air power that enable it to shake in fear, smile, frown, blink, flap its hood and more. Catch a demonstration at the Volo Auto Museum display!
• Part car, part plane and part boat, the Super Luxurious Omnidirectional Whatchamajigger from the 2003 film "The Cat in the Hat" is not to be missed. This 23-foot-long, $1.2 million creation was built for the live-action Dr. Seuss movie featuring Mike Myers.
• The "Miami Vice" Daytona Spyder, the actual car driven by Don Johnson throughout the early seasons of the 1980s television series. For those not lucky enough to attend the Super Bowl, we bring some Miami heat to the Windy City.
• The Fastlane concept vehicle, a major movie studio’s $2.8 million project. This extraordinarily futuristic blue blur will amaze all onlookers.
• A 1969 Camaro Yenko hardtop 427 with a 450-horsepower V-8. This car was driven by Paul Walker in the smash hit "2 Fast 2 Furious."
Add to these such classics as a 1931 Cadillac Custom Phaeton that is a 100-point national show winner, a 1936 Packard Phaeton, and a red 1967 GTO convertible. Join us as we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ’57 Chevy with at least one ’55 and two fabulous ’57 Bel Airs. It’s an auto enthusiast’s smorgasbord!
Last but not least, catch the 1955 M38A1 Army Jeep equipped with a 106-mm recoilless cannon that was used to destroy enemy tanks. Fully restored and one of the finest in the country, this Jeep is but one example of Volo’s rapidly growing military collection.
The Volo Auto Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 27582 W. Volo Village Road, Volo. For information, call (815) 385-3644 or visit volocars.com.
Contact: Cyndi Wyss, Volo Auto Museum director
(815) 385-3644, ext. 25; Cyndi@volocars.com