Volo Auto Museum

Volo Auto Museum A destination the whole family will love. TV and Movie Cars, Kids Zone, Antique, Classic and Muscle. Shopping, Eating and more. Come Hang Out With Us!
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30 Acres of Family Fun! 5 showrooms featuring famous Hollywood and TV cars, wild customs and American classics. 7 miles of shopping, antiques, gifts and souvenirs. Military Experience- walk through a life-like battle scene! Seasonal historic trolley tour, diner, and more!

05/17/2020

We need your votes. Which car would you enjoy seeing most during your visit, Bumble Bee or the Black Beauty?

05/15/2020

The Shavers are almost ready! New to the museum, 1 of only 3 ever built for Chuck E Cheese and the only one known to exist.

It is with profound sadness that the Grams family announces the passing of a champion of the collector car community.Bil...
05/13/2020

It is with profound sadness that the Grams family announces the passing of a champion of the collector car community.

Bill Grams, co-founder of the Volo Auto Museum, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the age of 77. He was a tremendous father, devoted husband, cherished brother, uncle and grandfather, and generous, caring brother-in-law. Often seen in the front row of the auctions of his longtime friend Dana Mecum, Bill was highly regarded and widely recognized by collectors large and small across the country.

Chances are, in fact, if you participated in the collector car auction scene in the past several decades, you shared a laugh with Bill.

Friendly, sociable and knowledgeable, Bill was as much at ease spending the night at the Florida mansion of a former Radio Shack magnate as he was chatting up a couple who only dreamed of purchasing their first collector car.

Bill’s cheerful countenance, his appreciation for the quirky (as evidenced by his recent passion for creating whimsical curiosities out of old Model Ts), his compassion for his fellow man and his deep love for his family will be sorely missed.

Having developed as a youth his passion for collector cars along with his younger brother, Greg, with whom he co-founded the Volo Auto Museum in 1960, Bill Grams cultivated a depth of knowledge few, if any, could match. His carefully curated Antique Malls and pre-war car collection delighted tens of thousands of visitors over the years.

Along with brother Greg, sister-in-law Myra, sisters Georgiana Grams-Kos, Christine Patterson, nephews Brian and Jay and their wives and children, Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn, daughter, Lisa Santiago, her husband, Keith, and their daughter, Mila.

We know we share this loss with other relatives and our many personal and museum friends, as well as the greater collector car community. Bill’s presence was pronounced, and his absence will be felt.

A memorial exhibit is planned.

This is kind of cool, one of our old Herbie’s made the front page of MSN.com in a Disney article.
05/11/2020
Reopened Disney theme parks to be whole new worlds

This is kind of cool, one of our old Herbie’s made the front page of MSN.com in a Disney article.

Anyone visiting Disneyland or Walt Disney World should expect to wear masks and to social distance with fewer patrons around.

05/09/2020
WGN Morning News

Would like to congratulate our friends at the McHenry Outdoor Movie Theater who fought for and won the ability to open the Drive-in theater. Love seeing the nostalgia take the front seat! Now, if only I had a car to take....

McHenry Outdoor Movie Theater is opening-up tonight and the cars are already lined up! First show starts at 8:30 p.m. https://bit.ly/2WFwiDN

New addition, "The Four Little Shavers" from Chuck E Cheese.  They will be replacing "The Beagles" while the Beagles are...
05/05/2020

New addition, "The Four Little Shavers" from Chuck E Cheese. They will be replacing "The Beagles" while the Beagles are out for restoration. Only 3 sets of the Shavers were ever made and these are the only known survivors to exist. They were part of an ice cream parlor project being tested at 3 Florida locations. The Shavers characters are Nolan, O'Nolan, Curly, and McNolan. The experimental show was made possible by retro fitting a Beagles show with the new characters.

Post your Drive-By Requests Here.  Have A Cool Car? Use it for a Great Cause!We have been getting numerous requests aski...
05/03/2020

Post your Drive-By Requests Here. Have A Cool Car? Use it for a Great Cause!

We have been getting numerous requests asking for our "cool cars" to do home drive-by's for birthdays and other causes. As much as we'd love to attend each one we unfortunately are not staffed to provide these individual services. This post will provide an area to match people with cool cars and people requesting drive-by's. Post your event details below. If you have a specialty car we encourage attending these events. And maybe, if time allows we may pop up too!

Deadline for coloring contest is tomorrow, let’s see those pictures.  And don’t forget to vote for your favorite!  Votin...
05/02/2020

Deadline for coloring contest is tomorrow, let’s see those pictures. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite! Voting ends May 8th.

It's contest time! This time rather than having you email them to us for our staff to judge, we're going to have you post them in the comments section and let you the public judge. Plus it gives you a chance to show your work off! Winners will get a family membership pass. All entries must be in by May 3rd. All Voting (Likes) must be in by Friday May 8th.

This round is for the kids, 3 age categories and 3 winners. Ages 6 and under, 7-12 and 13 - 18. Pick one the drawings to color and submit it below along with your age. The one with the most likes in each age category wins!

You can buy our exclusive Volo Museum Coloring Book and other cool items from our online store by visiting https://store.volocars.com/collections/all

05/01/2020

It was fantastic seeing all the smiling faces today as we paraded through the Volo neighborhoods. As someone who grew up in Volo, it was great to see how big Volo has become. When I was a kid population was 200 and you could drive through it in the blink of an eye. Today it took 2 hours to drive through all the neighborhoods! Enjoy this short video from today.

Getting ready to parade the town of Volo. Leaving our lot at 12:50.  Visit the Volo Village Facebook site for route.  Vi...
05/01/2020

Getting ready to parade the town of Volo. Leaving our lot at 12:50. Visit the Volo Village Facebook site for route. Video will be posted! Between 2-5 you can drive-thru of our lot to see the cars. Drive-thru only, no exiting your vehicles.

The Village asked if we’d parade a handful of our cars through the village to brighten the day, so we’re going to!  Frid...
04/30/2020

The Village asked if we’d parade a handful of our cars through the village to brighten the day, so we’re going to! Friday at 1:00. The route is posted in the attached images. For those not on the route, we’re going to place the cars in our parking lot afterwards for people to drive through our lot and see the vehicles until we close the gates at 5:00. This will be a small sample of what can be seen at the museum during normal operations.

It's 4-27!  Whats your favorite 427 car??
04/27/2020

It's 4-27! Whats your favorite 427 car??

It's contest time!  This time rather than having you email them to us for our staff to judge, we're going to have you po...
04/26/2020

It's contest time! This time rather than having you email them to us for our staff to judge, we're going to have you post them in the comments section and let you the public judge. Plus it gives you a chance to show your work off! Winners will get a family membership pass. All entries must be in by May 3rd. All Voting (Likes) must be in by Friday May 8th.

This round is for the kids, 3 age categories and 3 winners. Ages 6 and under, 7-12 and 13 - 18. Pick one the drawings to color and submit it below along with your age. The one with the most likes in each age category wins!

You can buy our exclusive Volo Museum Coloring Book and other cool items from our online store by visiting https://store.volocars.com/collections/all

04/20/2020
Melissa

We love our community! A fellow car lover posted this on our page -Sharing from one car loving family to yours.

**disclaimer**
~~Volo Auto Museum is not involved or organizing this. We will not be able to answer any questions about it.~~

Hi!!

Who’s up for a Sunday drive??

My sweet car loving boy is turning 5 next week! He is OBSESSED with vintage/classic cars and any type of sports car- Camaros, Challengers, Chargers, Mustangs, Corvettes, etc.- you name it! Goes to all the car shows and knows all the cars!

If you have a cool car, he would be SO ECSTATIC to watch you drive by our house for his birthday!!

Please PM me for our address (we’re in Lake County Buffalo Grove) and please tell anyone you know who has a great car hiding out in their garage! Feel free to share this message.

Please help to make my 5 year old have a great birthday!!!!

***SUNDAY, APRIL 26 from 11-12am***
(Rain date will be May 2 or 3)

📍We want to be responsible and respectful of social distancing and everyone’s health and safety. Please stay in your vehicles as you drive by and we will be excitedly waving to you from our lawn! Thank you!!!

We’ve seen the posts of everyone showing all the amazing cars they have owned in their lives.. so let’s play too! Show u...
04/20/2020

We’ve seen the posts of everyone showing all the amazing cars they have owned in their lives.. so let’s play too!

Show us the first car you ever owned.

I’ll start - my first car was a gorgeous black ‘74 Monte Carlo.

Show us yours!

#voloautomuseum #volofun #quarantinecars

What a way to have our spirits lifted! From 8 year old Alexander.  Thank you Alexander, this is very touching!
04/15/2020

What a way to have our spirits lifted! From 8 year old Alexander. Thank you Alexander, this is very touching!

Happy Easter!
04/12/2020

Happy Easter!

04/06/2020
Miami Vice

Check out this excellent historical documentry on the McBurnie Daytona featuring our screen used Miami Vice car.

04/05/2020
General Lee #6

Many of you requested a video with more history and detail on our General Lee, here is the most comprehensive video about the car and what makes it so special!

04/05/2020

This popped up in my memories from 2 years ago. Driving the Mad Max car in Chicago. What I'd do to be able to do this today!

Let’s see them!
04/02/2020

Let’s see them!

04/01/2020
Volo Auto Museum

Online Tour Playlist. If you missed our Live Online Museum Tour videos, or if you want to watch them again, we've created a playlist with all the videos in order for easy viewing! Check them out!

We're almost done covering the entire museum with our Live Online Tour.  I've shown you want I have wanted to show you, ...
03/30/2020

We're almost done covering the entire museum with our Live Online Tour. I've shown you want I have wanted to show you, now it is your turn to tell me what you want to see?

Put your requests below, what exhibit or item would you like to see in more depth? Let me know what you want to see or know about that item.

Please be specific "I would like to see under the hood of the Fast and Furious Dodge Charger". I will do my best to meet your requests!

Stream Season 1 of “Volo, House of Cars” FREE on Amazon.
03/26/2020
Watch Volo: House of Cars Season 1 - Prime Video

Stream Season 1 of “Volo, House of Cars” FREE on Amazon.

The challenge of running a successful museum is always having something new to offer. The guys at Volo make it their job to find the rarest, most unique vehicles from all over the globe and will go to any length to get them. Volo: House of Cars gives a unique perspective of the war room battles that...

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27582 Volo Village Rd
Volo, IL
60073

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(815) 385-3644

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Parade For Life on Saturday, May 30th at 10:00 am. Please Support Mental Health, Suicide Awareness & Prevention, and Substance Abuse.
Not sure last post went thru. Hi Jay James Dunwald getting back to you with pics of the 57. Ford. Let me know if you or anyone you know may be interested I want to find her a good home
Hi Jay. James Dunwald getting back to you about my car if you or someone you know may be interested Cell 262-945-2638
Amelia Zidek is turning5! We're having a parade for her on May21st at 5o'clock.Can you and your cool car join us at the Lookout Point subdivision beach on East Lake shore Drive and help make her day very special!??
hope yous will be open soon !
Hey I’m looking for anyone willing to participate in a drive by birthday parade for my nephew who is turning 9 on Sunday May 10th in Glen Ellen il....
Thank you so much for the fun parade this afternoon! We cant wait to come to the museum again!
Hi!! Who’s up for a Sunday drive?? My sweet car loving boy is turning 5 next week! He is OBSESSED with vintage/classic cars and any type of sports car- Camaros, Challengers, Chargers, Mustangs, Corvettes, etc.- you name it! Goes to all the car shows and knows all the cars! If you have a cool car, he would be SO ECSTATIC to watch you drive by our house for his birthday!! Please PM me for our address (we’re in Lake County Buffalo Grove) and please tell anyone you know who has a great car hiding out in their garage! Feel free to share this message. Please help to make my 5 year old have a great birthday!!!! ***SUNDAY, APRIL 26 from 11-12am*** (Rain date will be May 2 or 3) 📍We want to be responsible and respectful of social distancing and everyone’s health and safety. Please stay in your vehicles as you drive by and we will be excitedly waving to you from our lawn! Thank you!!!
Supernatural is almost done filming their last season. Would live to see “Baby” at the museum sometime in the future!
I also wish the Volo Antique Malls used order and pick up options.
I wonder if when the Volo Auto Museum reopens in Summer 2020 (along with the Volo Antique Malls) there could be temperature check stations and maybe social distance rules and capacity rules and you may have to wear masks when you enter.
Seen this really old car in Oregon WI yesterday and missed you guys☹️