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APRIL 1, 2009: MY STAR REVISITED APRIL 2009:CHALLENGER DAVE-1974 DODGE MAGIC

  The backbone of mystarcollectorcar is the average guy – Challenger Dave is the truest example of the average guy… He bought the ’74 after a long search.  ...

April 1, 2009 View more...
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APRIL 1, 2009: My Star – 1972 Chevelle

Gary Davis always liked the look of the early 70s Chevelle.   ‘Maybe it was the classic lines that were burned into his memory banks. Maybe it was the...

April 1, 2009 View more...
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APRIL 1, 2009: A LOOK BACK…MY STAR REVISITED-A BUILT TO DRIVE 1940 FORD

  Ron Stimson was a man on a mission back in the early 1990s.   He spent a year and a half on a quest for a 1933, 34,...

April 1, 2009 View more...

Herbie the Love Bug versus Christine – The angriest 58 Fury in the world

(JIM)-WEEK ONE IN THE DEBATE Herbie the Love Bug Herbie the Love Bug was a 1965 Volkswagen Beetle starring in a Walt Disney movie. As we all know the...

March 31, 2009 View more...
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MARCH 30, 2009 MY FAVORITE RIDE: 1965 RAMBLER AMBASSADOR-A VERY COOL BLEND OF STOCK AND RETRO

  Two things spring to mind when you first see this car and Mike Lloyd, its owner:    One-this is a great looking example of a solid mid-60’s sedan...

March 30, 2009 View more...
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MARCH 28, 2009: Lost Star – 1975 Monte Carlo- a bicentennial road trip machine

  Greg Chury was a freshly-minted high school grad back in 1976 when he bought a gently used 1975 Chevy Monte Carlo-the ultimate 70s bumper car.   Then he...

March 28, 2009 View more...
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MARCH 19, 2009: 1959 EDSEL STATION WAGON-THE FAMILY TRUCKSTER

  Most people over the age of 35 will remember the National Lampoon movie “Vacation” starring Chevy Chase.     It was based on the classic baby boomer nostalgia...

March 19, 2009 View more...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY MARCH 6, 2009: (APRIL 2009)-IS JAY LENO A REAL CAR GUY?

  Welcome to the first editorial of the first edition of mystarcollectorcar.com.   We decided to take on a sacred cow by asking this question-is Jay Leno a real...

March 6, 2009 View more...
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FEBRUARY 19, 2009: 64 Chevy – The Honeymoon Never Ended

  The honeymoon was never over for Jim Giesbrecht and his 1964 Chevy Impala 2-door hardtop.   ‘The Chevrolet was Jim and his late wife Barb’s wedding car because...

February 19, 2009 View more...
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The Restoration From Hell Part One

Why a 59 Plymouth? This question is one that really doesn’t have a logical answer-there’s no logic involved when it comes to saving something that Detroit designed to look...

February 11, 2009 View more...

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APRIL 26, 2015: A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING: THE RAMBLER AMERICAN IN BEAST MODE

  Rambler was a name long associated with a conservative family-oriented automobile.   Few car guys dreamed of the day they could finally own an Ambassador and show it...

April 26, 2015 View more...
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APRIL 12, 2014 (MAY 2014) ’55 CHEVY CAMEO: NEVER LET GO OF A FAMILY LEGACY

  Chevy Cameos are apex vehicles in the world of old iron and the prices reflect that every time one shows up on an auction docket.   Cameos are...

April 12, 2014 View more...
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APRIL 30, 2013 (MAY 2013): THIS ’54 DE SOTO IS ANOTHER “YOU ARE NOT BUYING ANOTHER CAR” STORY

  One of the first battles for many car guys is fought right on the home front.   He finds his ideal car and decides that he desperately needs...

April 30, 2013 View more...
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APRIL 7, 2011: TO CHOP…OR NOT TO CHOP-THAT IS THE CAR GUY QUESTION

  Chopping the roof line on a vehicle is a hot button issue.   Some car guys believe that practitioners should be horse-whipped, while others believe that a custom...

April 7, 2011 View more...

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MSCC MARKET REPORT 2018

  MSCC MARKET REPORT 2018   Welcome to the MyStarCollectorCar Market Report.   This will be a regional look at prices for collector vehicles based on actual sales so...

August 3, 2017 View more...
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These are all great businesses and they support MyStarCollector Car through their advertising  so we can continue to bring you our  insight into the old car hobby 365 days...

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JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS       JUNE 1: COQUITLAM, BC  Geoff McElgunn Scholarship Show & Shine 604-551-3650   JUNE 1-3: THREE HILLS, AB Cruise Weekend  ...

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MSCC JUNE 22 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE THINGS YOU NEED FOR A ROAD TRIP IN AN OLD CAR

  Years ago I wrote a piece for MyStarCollector that doesn’t make a great deal of sense in Reality World   I put forth a case for a road trip in a vintage car with no modern conveniences like cell phones and, more importantly, no actual rational thought.     My only defense for this See More

STANDING IN THE SHADOW OF AUTOMOTIVE GIANTS: THE PONTIAC FIREBIRD AND MERCURY COUGAR

  Mercury and Pontiac share a common bond in automotive history: both introduced pony cars in the 1960s that were Miss Congeniality cars by comparison to their Miss Universe stable mates (Chevy’s Camaro and Ford’s Mustang).   Mercury and Pontiac cultivated a reputation in the slightly-above-average-luxury car market and offered base models that were a See More

MSCC JUNE 20 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE ONLY THING THAT CHANGED WAS THE COLOR OF THE PICTURE

  WELCOME TO MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY FOR 2018   This is the third year for MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday.   This feature was an overnight success back in 2016 so the only thing to do was keep it rolling in 2018.   Look for the first clue at the top of the section and See More

GOING-GOING-GONE….COMMON CARS THAT DISAPPEARED DOWN ‘FORGOTTEN MEMORY ROAD’

  There are always examples of cars that were seen in giant herds on yesterday’s roads.   Eventually they were unable to outrun the passing years and these once-plentiful cars suddenly disappeared completely off the automotive radar screen.   They were bought, used for transportation purposes, and then they headed off into the sunset-sometimes forgotten See More

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A PERFECT MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR WEEKEND: 3 SHOWS IN 3 DAYS

  The idea of three car shows is pretty appealing in a kid-at-Christmas kind of way here at MyStarCollectorCar.   This weekend we were able to perform that feat...

June 17, 2018 View more...
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JUNE 23, 2018 EG AUCTIONS PRESENTS THIS 1965 NOVA SS

EG Auctions Is Proud To Present: Our 11th Annual Calgary Premier Collector Car Auction at the Grey Eagle Casino! SATURDAY MAIN EVENT June 23rd – 2018   Click here...

May 31, 2018 View more...
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THE BALLAD OF THELMA: PART 1–CAN A HOLLEY SNIPER EFI SAVE THE DAY?

  Thelma is a member of our family.   She’s our 1977 Chrysler Newport.   She’s the two-door model with the Chrysler 400 cubic-inch engine.     She’s named...

May 26, 2018 View more...
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IS THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION POISED TO MAKE A COMEBACK? THE HAGERTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE SURE HOPES SO

  The manual transmission is a mystery to many younger drivers.   There are many reasons for this but the biggest reason is technology.       We’re on the brink...

May 21, 2018 View more...

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SAINT ALBERT ROCK’N AUGUST—THE BIG SHOW RETURNS AUGUST 7-11

  Rock’n August is one of Western Canada’s biggest annual car shows.   The whole community gets behind this week-long event because this is a showcase for the best...

December 16, 2017
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JULY 28, 2018 19th ANNUAL MICHENER ALLEN CLASSIC AND COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION

FEATURE CAR—THIS MONSTER ’69 CHARGER       The 2nd Generation Chargers are widely seen as one of the most iconic muscle cars ever built. They looked fast from...

June 19, 2017
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JUNE 23, 2018 Our 11th Annual Calgary Premier Collector Car Auction at the Grey Eagle Casino!

  EG Auctions Is Proud To Present: Our 11th Annual Calgary Premier Collector Car Auction at the Grey Eagle Casino! SATURDAY MAIN EVENT June 23rd – 2018 INDOORS!!!! CONVENTION...

April 21, 2017
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JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS       JUNE 1: COQUITLAM, BC  Geoff McElgunn Scholarship Show & Shine 604-551-3650   JUNE 1-3: THREE HILLS, AB Cruise Weekend  ...

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