“Makin’ their way
The only way they know how
That’s just a little bit more
Than the law will allow”
“The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel. It’d take you ten minutes to hack through it with this. Now, if you’re lucky, you could hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go.”
“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.”
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“I’m kind of overwhelmed! There’s so much to see at Volo Auto Museum. Seeing the hearse from Terminator 3, K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, and the cars from The Munsters is very cool!”
When I was growing up, every Friday night I always looked forward to hearing The Balladeer (voiced by Waylon Jennings) introduce each episode of The Dukes of Hazzard with his song, “Good Ol’ Boys.” It set the stage for them Duke boys, Bo and Luke, in the General Lee, as they raced away from Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. Another favorite memory of mine was following “Mad” Max Rockatansky turn from police officer into post-apocalyptic desert vigilante, using his black Pursuit Special (the Last of the V8 Interceptors) to methodically hunt down everyone who crossed him. And back on the lighter side, I loved rooting for blood brothers Jake and Elwood Blues, on a mission from God, escaping countless police units, Neo-Nazis, a vengeful country and western band, and a grudgy, scorned ex-fiancée before they finally saved the Roman Catholic orphanage of their childhood in the nick of time. These shows and movies were the vehicles that moved me from childhood to adulthood.
Whatever became of the vehicles in these shows and movies?
Lisa and our friend Sue wanted to revisit Volo Auto Museum. This is home to many famous original and replica cars from shows, movies and celebrities. There are 12 buildings that cover over two city blocks. Cars, military vehicles, jukeboxes, kiddie rides, trains, an animatronic band in a pizza parlor, Disney exhibits, Warner Bros. exhibits, scooters, snowmobiles, arcades, carriages, a carousel, motorcycles, outboard motors, pedal cars, boats, tractors, bicycles, dinosaurs, antiques, and more are all featured at Volo Auto Museum. In short, double planned time to see everything.
This was my first visit to Volo Auto Museum. I wanted to see a few famous cars in particular. Some were authentic replicas with direct connections to the shows or movies, while others were originals. All were amazing to see in the
flesh metal. I wanted to start up a couple. Maybe do a burnout.
“Volo Auto Museum has expanded quite a bit—there’s a lot more to see! One of my favorite movie cars is from The Blues Brothers. This is very family friendly!”
Besides seeing show cars on display, there were countless dream machines for sale. Volo Auto Museum also sells the most desirable, pristine classic cars. Many are muscle cars. Some are exotic. It was a first time experience to see the massive rear spoiler of a Lamborghini Countach. Or the powerful build of a Dodge Hellcat. There were a few cars from Carroll Shelby. If someone wants one of the best, Volo Auto Museum has a price tag for it. Maybe if I ever become famous, I’ll stop in and buy one of my own. Actually, famous people come in and do just that.
“This is my first time at Volo Auto Museum! There’s so much to see. It’s a good idea to double the planned time to see everything. This is a must see!”
I asked everyone for their impressions. Sue: “Volo Auto Museum has expanded quite a bit—there’s a lot more to see! One of my favorite movie cars is from The Blues Brothers. This is very family friendly!” Lisa: “I’m kind of overwhelmed! There’s so much to see at Volo Auto Museum. Seeing the hearse from Terminator 3, K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, and the cars from The Munsters is very cool!” And me: “This is my first time at Volo Auto Museum! There’s so much to see. It’s a good idea to double the planned time to see everything. This is a must see!”
Sue’s favorite was the 1912 Ford with a hand crank. Lisa’s fave was Speed Racer’s Mach Five. I liked best the black Ford Interceptor driven by Mad Max. Best of all were the two hours that became four, which could easily have been six. Volo Auto Museum has everything famous that you always wanted to see, and everything that you forgot, but suddenly you remember having loved them so much when seeing these cars for real. You can pause, look inside, and imagine taking the wheel and stepping on the gas. Where would you go first?
Volo Auto Museum.
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