Chicago, IL

 
 
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Speakeasy Is Awarded the Golden Sahara II

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Welcome to Speakeasy Customs and Classics

AN INTRODUCTION TO

Speakeasy 

Last year, an automotive restorer and a designer started a custom and restoration shop in the back of a Chicago mentoring program. Their names are Gregory Alonzo and Mike Herbert. They found themselves passionate about Cadillacs, and the brand's heritage, so they started a shop, found some cars to work on, and are looking for other fellow Cadillac lovers to join them.

 

Check out our youtube channel!

Our first youtube video is live. Check it out and subscribe to our page for more! Link

 

The Work

Our Projects

Our designer, Mike Herbert, has a background in filmmaking, and as he has been developing his design aesthetic, story and character has been an integral part of his work. The custom cars of Speakeasy have the potential to capture an audience just as a famous movie character could. Each car has its own identity, whether it be a perfectly historic restoration, or a themed custom. Because the original designs of a car had a theme, an emotion and a spirit, Speakeasy's job is to reconnect with that identity and help tell its story with you.

 

our current projects:

1947 Custom Fleetwood Sedan

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1949 Custom Coupe DeVille

 
 
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Location

Cactus Palace

 

Our accommodations are part hotel, part campground. Feel free to book a room, pitch a tent, park your trailer, or simply sleep under the stars. Slots will fill up fast, but we’ve secured rooms at other nearby motels so you’ll never be far from the action.

 
 
 
 
 
 

PARTICIPANTS

Brands
& Vendors

We couldn’t be more honored to host some of the most interesting and innovative brands to come out of the American Southwest. Below are just some of the small businesses that will be at our 2016 show.  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Curabitur lobortis, neque sit amet dapibus varius, risus ipsum sagittis elit, a venenatis enim metus eu neque. Proin vel ante placerat velit eleifend dignissim blandit nec tortor. See the full list here.


 

Hyde Leather Goods

Hyde specializes in simple, durable, unisex, and eco-friendly leather bags and wallets. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut, sollicitudin maximus ex. Phasellus nec mollis sapien. Curabitur sagittis erat eu pulvinar laoreet.


Apparel by Marta

Handmade from recycled cloth, Marta’s womenswear is about comfort that conforms to people’s humanity. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut, sollicitudin maximus ex. Phasellus nec mollis sapien.


Thorne Menswear

The designers at Thorne combine ergonomic stitching with classic materials like organic denim and leather. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula.

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Brine Pickles

Brine brings you one of the oldest forms of food preservation and adds a Californian twist. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut.

 
 
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Away from the smog in cities, our hearts are drawn west, where the only dust is earth, and the only barrier is the sky. Head west for the silence that roars from a wild heart.
— Lily Moon River
 
 
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