The featured theme? Air cooled vehicles!

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

The Downers Grove weekly cruise night is one that attracts one of the most diverse sets of cars on a weekly basis in the Chicagoland area. Tonight's was no exception.

There was not one but two Baja Bugs here!

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

There were also a pair of DeTomaso Panteras, both very different in nature.

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

This one, a '73, was more stock in nature.

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

This one, a '74, is a serious resto-mod. Some light mods have been made to the motor and exhaust, suspension parts replaced with lighter, more adjustable ones, improved brakes, upgraded seats, and both the rear decklid and front bonnet were made from carbon fiber. It resulted in a 700# diet!

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

More air-cooled Porsche action

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

A great-looking Karmann-Ghia (also 1/2. The other one, a convertible, wasn't in as good a shape.)

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

A little mixture of everything: Classic luxury, hot rod's 2nd wind, classic Porsches, and good ol' muscle cars.

Some new Italians even decided to crash the party a little bit!

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

Not to mention a Cobra (replica)...

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

...and a Little Red Wagon (replica)

Downers Grove, IL Friday Cruise Night Photo Dump

Something else I saw lurking around was an EXTREMELY mean-sounding Porsche 928 I suspect has a SBC swap. This is 15 minutes from where I work, so I suspect this will be a frequent stop on my way home on Friday nights!