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Nov 1, 2012 - Pedal to the metal in Illinois
Illinois is often noted as being a microcosm of the entire country. Travelling by party bus, coach charter, bus charter, mini bus rental, or a school bus across Illinois then is very much like travelling across the United States. With all that travelling involved, one could say that we’re a nation of automobile lovers.
One unique landmark in Illinois is the Volo Auto Museum. Located in the Chicaco suburb of Volo, this automobile museum is part of a larger antique mall containing exhibits of collectors' autos from vintage to modern classics. Another unique feature of this party bus tourist attraction museum is that many of the vehicles on display (in four large buildings) are for sale!
The exhibits focus on American cars from the 1950-1960 period as well as movie cars. There’s also a military-oriented "Armed Forces Exhibit.
The museum also features cars (some original and many replicas) from notable television shows and movies such as KITT from Knight Rider; The Bluesmobile from The Blues Brothers; The General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard (television show); the police car from RoboCop III; a replica DeLorean from Back to the Future; a replica DRAG-U-LA from The Munsters; Christine from Christine; various cars from The Fast and the Furious; Hannibal Twin-8 from The Great Race; replica van from Scooby-Doo; replica (Don Currie-built) Batmobile of TV's Batman; 18-wheel tractor-trailer (Trailer is labeled "(S)Laughter is the best medicine") driven by the Joker in The Dark Knight; Gotham City police cruiser from The Dark Knight; moped used by Peter Parker in Spider-Man; the Ferrari Daytona replica driven by Don Johnson in Miami Vice; a Mercury Marauder signed by Parnelli Jones, and built as a "Super Muscle Car" custom at Barry's Speed Shop in California; a model of the "Cars" character Doc Hudson. It would leave an inexplicable memory in your mind that you can definitely treasure long after the bus tour vacation is over.
Some of the vehicles referred to by the museum as "star cars" are available for purchase and beginning November 9 2012, there will be a celebrity car auction which includes the last car owned by comedy legend Groucho Marx, Princess Diana’s armour plated Rolls Royce and rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s personal BMW 745i. It's something to think about when you are relaxing and waiting to get to your next destination in the charter bus, party bus, shuttle bus or school bus that you are using.
This stopover is a must for any petrol head and who knows, you might arrive on a Bus Charter Illinois bus but you may end up driving one of these collectables home.