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JANUARY 2018: A 1938 DODGE TWO-DOOR RUNS CONTRARY TO THE TYPICAL RESTO MOD GAME PLAN

  A very cool custom 1938 Dodge two-door sedan arrived at a summer show.   The car had plenty of bug splats on its grille and windshield, so it...

January 27, 2018 View more...
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JANUARY 2018: ’63 OLDS STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE—SOMETIMES THE BARN FIND IS RIGHT NEXT DOOR

  The term “barn find” is thrown around with reckless abandon in the car culture because it’s trendy and all-encompassing.   In most scenarios, the pot of gold is...

January 26, 2018 View more...
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JANUARY 2018: A 1975 BRICKLIN SURVIVOR FROM A BANKRUPT, PUBLICALLY-FUNDED COMPANY

  The Bricklin sports car was a great idea that was built from a lot of bad ideas.   The first bad idea was the financial investment because the...

January 21, 2018 View more...
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JANUARY 2018: A 1952 LINCOLN COSMOPOLITAN RESTO-MOD IS OLD SCHOOL COOL

    A striking two-tone 1952 Lincoln Cosmopolitan 2-door hardtop pulled into a summer car show and promptly stole it.   The car was clearly a custom job and...

January 15, 2018 View more...
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JANUARY 2018: A YOUNG CAR GUY AND HIS SURVIVOR 1975 CHEVY IMPALA

  There are two rules in the car guy handbook:   Do not buy a more-door (four-door sedan) and do not buy a car from the Seventies. Logan Bagnell...

January 7, 2018 View more...
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JANUARY 2018: A 1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI ENDS A CAR GUY’S SEARCH

  MyStarCollectorCar attends plenty of shows, but few of them include a real deal first-gen 1963 Studebaker Avanti R2-complete with a Paxton supercharger.   The Studebaker Avanti was a...

January 1, 2018 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: A FAMILY TRADITION OF CAR GUYS CONTINUES WITH A 1962 SUNBEAM ALPINE TYPE II

  Blayne Weidner is the latest generation of car guys in the Weidner family.   His vintage car choice is a 1962 Sunbeam Alpine Type II and he is...

December 29, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: RALPH NADER WAS WRONG–A 1966 CORVAIR CORSA GETS A NEW ATTITUDE

    The most popular non-fictional book on the 1966 New York Times best-seller list was a largely fictional book titled Unsafe at Any Speed, written in 1965 by...

December 25, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: ’61 FURY—30 YEARS AND COUNTING IN THIS RELATIONSHIP

  The Virgil Exner era was in its twilight at Chrysler in 1961.   The fin era had come and gone and with it went Exner’s legacy.   The...

December 22, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: A BIG, BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL 1928 FRANKLIN BUSINESS COUPE IS READY FOR TAKEOFF

    A giant pre-war two door coupe became an instant automotive rock star at a summer show.   MSCC is not afraid to admit that we do not...

December 15, 2017 View more...

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JUNE 11, 2015: HOT ROD 1959–A LOOK BACK AT THE CAR HOBBY FROM 56 YEARS AGO

  Hot-rodders in the 50s were innovators.   They had limited financial resources and the available horsepower was a fraction of today’s choices, so a car project in the...

June 11, 2015 View more...
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JUNE 26,2014 (JULY 2014): WE CHASE DOWN THE OWNER OF A BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM 1949 CHEVY TRUCK

  Follow the crowd: It is a basic philosophy for our stories at MSCC because we like to go where the people go at car shows.   A large...

June 26, 2014 View more...
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JUNE 28, 2013 (JULY 2013): 1960 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE: IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR DAD

    There are real life stories and there are car stories.   MyStarCollectorCar was founded on the principle that the best car stories intertwine with real life stories....

June 28, 2013 View more...
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JUNE 25, 2012: WE LOOK AT A LEADING CANDIDATE FOR THE NEXT BIG THING IN COLLECTOR VEHICLES

  The past few years have produced some new darlings of the collector car world when a new path is blazed through unknown collector vehicle territory.   The list...

June 25, 2012 View more...

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SIGN UP FOR THE MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR DAILY NEWSLETTER!   Are you too busy to check out MSCC regularly? That’s too bad because MyStarCollectorCar is updated every day.   You don’t...

October 25, 2017 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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MSCC FEBRUARY 23 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE VERY COOL AUSSIE RIDES

  The Land Down Under has produced some very unique vehicles over the years.   Australia is connected to the big manufacturers but they have their own ideas on what sells in their market.   They’ve always been big on Utes—the Aussie term for what North Americans call light truck/passenger car hybrids like El Caminos See More

MSCC FEBRUARY 21 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—TWO DIFFERENT CLUES, TWO DIFFERENT VIEWS

  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

SO? WHAT DO YOU DO WITH GRANDPA’S OLD SEDAN?

    Your grandfather probably drove a boring car—unless your grandpa was a guy named George “King of the Customizers” Barris.   Grandfathers were big on stripped down, radio, delete four-door sedans because they probably lived through an era when money was tight and cars were plain, simple transportation.   They left behind well-maintained, low See More

FIVE OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD CARS OF ALL TIME

  The automotive industry has a history of eating its young when it comes to cars that did not make the grade with customers and critics.   The most obvious and famous example has always been the Edsel so MyStarCollectorCar has to acknowledge this unloved car as one of the five most misunderstood cars of See More

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FEBRUARY 2018: THIS 1951 CHEVY COE CUSTOM HAULER IS OFF-THE-CHARTS COOL

  A rock star arrived at a car show.   It came in the form of a 1951 Chevy COE truck that was transformed into the one of the...

February 23, 2018 View more...
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MSCC FIVE FOR FRIDAY: SEAN BELL–A FORD GUY PICKS HIS FIVE FAVORITE FORDS

  A guy who sells Fords for a living will definitely have a strong list of favorite Blue Oval rides.   Sean Bell is the General Manager at Cam...

January 11, 2018 View more...
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FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAR AUCTIONS

  Car auctions have become a TV hit thanks to extensive coverage over the last twenty years so auctions have been turned into show business.   They are run...

December 14, 2017 View more...
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CONNECTING WITH SEINFELD—THE FRATERNITY OF THE JEROMES WASN’T ENOUGH

  MyStarCollectorCar is based on the average guy in the car hobby—the kind of guy who puts gallons of blood, countless hours of sweat equity, and a big pile...

October 11, 2017 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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MARCH 16-18 2018: 12TH ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW

12th ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AND SPEED SHOW  TIME TO CONSIGN 1888 296 0528 EXT 102     OVER 200 CARS UP FOR AUCTION FRIDAY NIGHT-50 CARS...

April 21, 2017
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FEBRUARY 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

  FEB 4: ANCASTER, ON Nostalgia Show and Sale 10:00am-3:00 pm 630 Trinity Road (Fairgrounds) 519-426-8875   FEB 10: TORONTO, ON Toronto Triumph Club “Drive your Triumph” Day  ...

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