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Gearheads Wed at Volo

There were no cold feet Sunday morning at Volo Auto Museum as wedding bells rang out for the first time in the museum’s 54-year history.

It was a marriage made in heaven for newlyweds Tonya (Plutz), 28, and Scott Winkelman, 31, of Rolling Meadows, who wed outdoors at the Volo Auto Musum on Sunday. “We had excellent weather and the location is exactly what we wanted,” Tonya said. “Something I think we will both remember is, as we were leaving, we took some pictures in the [Betty Boop Cafe] and so many people congratulated us and told us how cool they thought it was that we got married there.”

Why Volo Auto Museum?

“We’re both huge gear heads and we love old school American muscle cars,” she explained. “He has a Camaro we work on and we have plans for a Chevelle. We just love being in that atmosphere.”

The couple met in the service department of a suburban auto dealership where they both work.

Winkelman, who’s visited the museum since he was a boy, said it was special to marry at a place that holds such great childhood memoires. The couple was wed by Tonya’s sister, Danielle Plutz, an ordained minister.

A nice touch was how the museum placed the couples’ favorite car, a 1970 Chevelle, right next to the ceremony for pictures.

The couple won’t be strangers to musuem. “Not only will we be going there every year for our anniversary, but we will definitely be there throughout this year to remember our big day,” Tonya said.


Volo Auto Museum
Volo Auto Museum, Volo Village Road, Volo, IL, United States

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