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First a fire, now a tornado for Country Classic Cars

By Brian Earnest (contributed photos) STAUNTON, Ill. _ Russ and Anita Noel have vowed to pick up the pieces and rebuild. Again. For the second time in 18 months, the owners of Country Classic Cars, one of the nation’s largest and most well-known collector car dealerships, are dealing with a disaster...

Car of the Week: 1948 Chrysler Windsor

Randy Lutz doesn’t really remember his grandfather. His recollections are hazy at best. But there is no mistaking his connection to his granddad’s favorite car. Lutz figures he and the car are permanently attached, even if he’s not sure when — or why — the connection started.