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Oles Garage Car Collection 2024

This up-to-date post outlines the classic cars that are currently in our family, as well as car models we are thinking about acquiring.

2CV Fall Colors

With its captivating shade of dark red and its swoopy curves, the 2CV was just begging to be the subject of some fall photography. The...

Geneva Concours 2023

Even though I attend a variety of car events over the course of a summer, my two biggest priorities are the Oakbrook Father's Day Car...

1973 Citroen SM

Citroen SM is one of those iconic cars from my childhood. The car's party piece is a three position hydraulic suspension that allows it...

1972 Citroen SM

Black was one of the rarest colors for the Citroen SM. It's a shame, because black looks so good on its flowing lines. It has a bit of a...

1998 Rover Mini Sportspack

The original Mini Cooper had quite a run from 1959 all the way up til 2000! Our 1998 model was the last of the series, known as a MK7...

1986 Citroen 2CV Charleston

We did our homework before purchasing this Citroen 2CV. Like all old cars, these like to rust and it does not take long for serious...

1957 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL

My Uncle Jim Oles has a thing for French cars, it seems. Perhaps it's the unique blend of innovative and unusual engineering coupled with...

1973 Citroen DS Convertible

This 1973 Citroen DS Convertible represents the pinnacle of French engineering and design. A Citroen DS is featured at MoMA and numerous...

1957 Mercedes 190SL

This car has the longest history with the Oles family. Some of my favorite childhood memories of the car are when Jim would drive it over...

Geneva Commons Show 2022

This car show was a new event for us this year, and although the weather did not play in our favor, we had a good time nonetheless. With...

Father's Day Car Show 2022

We have enjoyed visiting this Father's Day Car Show at Oakbrook Mall for the last 15 years or more. This year was incredibly special...

Westmont Cruise Night June 2022

On my wife Cindy's suggestion, we decided to ride our Schwinn Stingray bicycles to the local Westmont weekly cruise night gathering....

Bloomington Gold 2022

Back in Bloomington! My Father and I have been regular attendees of this Corvette show since the early 90s. Arguably, the show was at its...

Oles Garage Car Collection 2022

The classic car hobby has always been strong in my family, as far back as my Grandfathers on both sides: Stanley Oles Sr. and Clayton...

1990 Nissan GTR Bee R 324R 7610

Welcoming a new car into the Oles Family Garage is always a special occasion. This particular car has been on my mind since my friend...

1992 Nissan 240SX Summary

After 6 years of wrenching, waiting for parts, spending lots of money, switching tuners and finally getting results, I am so pleased with...

Oles Garage: Tools & Talent

I cannot thank my Father and Uncle Jim enough for all the help they have provided on car projects (and all projects!) over the years. I...

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