America is the home of car culture, and nowhere is this more apparent than when traveling in Illinois in your charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coaches or school bus hired from Bus Charter Illinois. So it would come as no surprise to find, in the depths of Illinois the Historic Auto Attractions Museum in Roscoe, Illinois.
Historic Auto Attractions is the brainchild of one man, businessman Wayne Lensing. This self made man, who began his career as an auto assembly line worker, today runs several successful business concerns that take up most of his time. But in the late 1990s, on a whim, he bought a limousine once owned by the eccentric billionaire and genius aviator, Howard Hughes. Much to his surprise, he found the car to be an attraction to others, and decided to open a museum so that he could properly display it.
Having the staff, resources, facilities and land on which to build such a museum, Wayne did just that. Acquiring all the exhibits currently on display in the Historic Auto Attractions Museum didn’t come cheap, but Wayne cast a critical eye on the vehicles and memorabilia he was collecting. They had to have a cultural or historical significance, and the collection isn’t just confined to vehicles, in spite of the museum’s name.
As you get off your charter bus, you will enter a 30,000 square foot building that holds an eclectic collection of historic vehicles, movie props and costumes, historically or culturally significant items of furniture, all of which hold a place in the collective memory of America. One of the museum’s significant collections is “World Leaders”. This collection holds vehicles used or ridden in by some of the world’s greatest leaders and dictators. Wayne can tell you for a fact that the bullet proof glass used in Josef Stalin’s 1937 Packard 12 is 2 inches thicker than the glass in Evita Peron’s Roll-Royce Silver Wraith. And the reason Wayne can tell you this is because both vehicles are here on display in his collection. American Presidents are no less well represented, with vehicles used by Presidents Reagan, Nixon, Grant, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, and Johnson on display.
The museum also holds an extensive collection of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis memorabilia, along with items from various people and locations connected with the assassination of JFK. The original window from the Texas Book Depository is on display here, and visitors can look through it to see a miniature diorama of street as it would have been at the moment Lee Harvey Oswald took the shot.
Also on display are famous racing cars and vehicles, movie and TV vehicles, a White House display and a recent addition, the Abraham Lincoln Room, which holds exhibits and artifacts connected with President Lincoln.
If you’re visiting Illinois, give Bus Charter Illinois a call to find out how we can help you with your transportation needs with our fleet of charter buses and friendly, personalized service.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Got a trip to plan? The rising costs of fuel can make you think twice about using the age-old traveling in a caravan trick for making long driving trips. Why not consider booking your travel plans with a bus charter IL that travelers have chosen time and again?
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When most people think about IL vacations, they think about Chicago. Needless to say, IL getaways to Chicago should definitely be part of your travel plans. However, when you are tired of the big cities, you will find a number of interesting ideas for IL vacations. Be sure to set aside a portion of your Illinois travel plans to explore the state's excellent museums. In Aurora, the SciTech Hands on Museum features exciting exhibits on weather, biology, sound, physics and astronomy. In Big Rock, Illinois, the traveling Roberts Armory Museum specializes in the acquisition and display of light armored vehicles and artillery used by the U.S. Army in World War II.
Another great place to visit in IL is the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield; there you can take a tour of the two-story home of Abraham Lincoln. This was the only home that Lincoln ever owned. The Three Worlds of Santa's Village has been a popular family vacation destination for over 40 years. The park features a variety of rides and live shows. You can hang out with the animals down on Old McDonald's Farm or enjoy the thrilling rides at Coney Island. Thrill seekers who enjoy getting wet will love Racing Rapids Action Park.
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Monday, January 21, 2013
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 armor 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 collectibles home.
Friday, January 18, 2013
When we speak about the State of Illinois, IL, we often thing of Chicago...the largest and most populous city in state of IL and also remains to be one of the most popularly visited cities in the United States itself...it ranks the third in the country, for your information. Whilst it is fine that Chicago is given the limelight every time someone thinks about the state of IL, we have to mention right here that there are many other deserving neighborhoods and cities to visit too.
And since you would be coming over to IL with our Bus Charter IL packages, the chance presents itself to you to visit other exciting, calming and enchanting cities and neighborhoods. Every city has their own charm and all you need to do, really, is to mingle around with the locals to find out the secret gems of each neighborhood and if all else fail, ask the bus driver. Each of our charter bus drivers are well-trained in transporting his or her passengers to their destinations but they all sometimes fill the role as a private tour guide too, pointing out places and giving passengers (especially those from out of town) suggestions and tips about where to get the best stuff in IL.
The weather in the whole of IL varies tremendously from one end to the other while most of the neighborhoods and cities enjoy a rather humid climate which makes traveling in IL such an amazing idea. There is approximately 51 days a year that the state of IL sees huge thunderstorms, all other days you can expect spectacular weather for outdoor activities and touring between one attraction to another.
If museums are your thing then you are in for a great surprise because there is a great number of museums in Chicago alone. And in fact, the museums found here are considered and easily ranked as the world's best. Therefore, museum and history lovers, you absolutely and irrefutably made the right choice.
Let Bus Charter IL be your travel partner in the near future...we look forward to hearing from you.