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...

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...

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...

SR20DET Engine Swap FINAL

After 6 months of wrenching, waiting for parts, spending lots of money, switching tuners and finally getting results, was it worth it?...

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...

Lake Forest Car Show 2021

My sister Theresa told us about a car show that was happening in downtown Lake Forest near her house. Fellow Citroen enthusiast Gary B....

Geneva Concours 2021

After attending the Geneva Concours for over a decade, we finally had the honor of displaying not one but TWO of our Citroens at this...

Traction Avant Update 2021

After a month of driving the Traction Avant around in November and getting to know its quirks and features, we brought it into the shop...

Two More SMs

Citroen SMs are a complicated car with exotic engineering for their time. Pretty much everyone we know that owns an SM currently owns or...

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...

Bye-bye Bump Steer!

When I first purchased my 240SX, the handling was terrible. The car was "slammed" on coil overs. Although the car looked good low, the...

Wheels that slip find new grip.

When I purchased my car, it came equipped with an aftermarket rear differential - the Tomei 2-way LSD. A popular choice for drifting, the...

Wheel Fitment Hell

This is one of the instances where the sins of the previous owner came back to haunt me. I was never happy with the suspension stance and...

The Type X Look, Stage 2

The plan in spring was to give my 240 a fresh, drivable look for summer 2020. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has thrown a wrench into my plans...

The Type X Look, Stage 1

As the above photo illustrates, there are many different paths you can take on the appearance of your S-chassis. The middle white car...

1967 Schwinn Stingray Fastback

Everyone has their Rosebud. This bicycle is mine. That one treasured artifact from their childhood that reminds them of better, simpler...

Muscle Car Nationals 2019

The Corvette and Muscle Car Nationals is the premier car show in the country for this category of car, and it is a treat to visit this...