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MARCH 2018: ONLY IN CANADA: A 1964 PONTIAC PARISIENNE CONVERTIBLE

  1964 was the last year before the United States and Canada reached an agreement with the 1965 Canada-US Auto Pact.   The agreement made cross-border automotive products easier...

March 29, 2018 View more...
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MARCH 2018: A 1972 FORD CORTINA IS A SON’S TRIBUTE TO HIS LATE FATHER

  The Ford Cortina was a famous import from Great Britain to Canada in the 60s and 70s.   The compact Brit was a popular and affordable set of...

March 26, 2018 View more...
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MARCH 2018: A TEENAGER’S CAR DREAMS COME TRUE WITH A WILD 1969 CHARGER

  Steve Harris was only 17 when he purchased his 1969 Dodge Charger many years ago.   Steve bought the Charger as a graduation car but, even then, Steve...

March 23, 2018 View more...
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MARCH 2018: CHRISTINE’S KINDER AND GENTLER COUSIN: A 1958 PLYMOUTH PLAZA

  The 1958 Plymouth became famous when Stephen King made the car a murderous villainess in his horror novel.   Mopar fans were even more horrified to learn King...

March 16, 2018 View more...
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MARCH 2018: ’67 HEMI GTX—DAD LEFT A LEGENDARY MOPAR LEGACY FOR HIS FAMILY

  The family dynamic is a key part of the car hobby.   Most people in the hobby point to an influential family member as the sole reason he...

March 8, 2018 View more...
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MARCH 2018: NO, CLINT EASTWOOD WAS NOT THE MAJOR INFLUENCE FOR THIS 1972 FORD GRAN TORINO

  A 1972 Ford Gran Torino owned by a young guy would usually point directly toward famous actor Clint Eastwood as a major influence for the owner.   Eastwood...

March 7, 2018 View more...
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MARCH 2018: 1966 DATSUN 1600—HE WAS BITTEN EARLY BY THIS NISSAN SPORTS CAR

  Nissan is a household name in the automotive world in 2017 but until 1986, Nissans were Datsuns in North America.   Datsuns entered the market as well-engineered low...

March 4, 2018 View more...
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MARCH 2018: A RESTO MOD 1957 FORD TWO-DOOR SEDAN IS THUNDER ROAD COOL

    Robert Mitchum was already one of Hollywood’s biggest bad boy stars when he wrote and acted in ‘Thunder Road’.   The movie played to Mitchum’s strength because...

February 28, 2018 View more...
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FEBRUARY 2018: 1970 CHALLENGER—SHE DOESN’T BELIEVE IN TRAILER QUEENS

    There are two schools of thought on trailer queens.   The car guys in favor of it see trailer queens as investment protection while the other car...

February 26, 2018 View more...
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FEBRUARY 2018: A 1968 DODGE DART GT WILL STAY WITH ITS CURRENT OWNER

    Ron McLean has always been a Mopar man.   Mopar is the term used for Chrysler products and has stuck with the manufacturer ever since it was...

February 21, 2018 View more...

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FEBRUARY 8, 2015: A BAD IDEA IS A BAD IDEA–AND THIS IDEA IS A REALLY BAD IDEA

  First of all, I should clarify something before I get too far into this article: I love British sports cars and they are not the really bad idea...

February 8, 2015 View more...
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FEBRUARY 22, 2014 (MARCH 2014): ’56 DODGE-ALWAYS HAVE A BACKUP PLAYER ON YOUR BENCH

  There is no question car projects can often take more time to build than a mid-size hotel.   Most car guys are well aware of the fiction that...

February 22, 2014 View more...
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FEBRUARY 24, 2013 (MARCH 2013): THIS 1980 MERCURY ZEPHYR GHIA IS A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

  Mercury Zephyrs were a pretty forgettable car from the Blue Oval boys.   They were an attempt by Ford to tie practicality and performance into one product line...

February 24, 2013 View more...
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FEBRUARY 23, 2012: MISTAKEN IDENTITY: WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD CAR NAMES

  For Sale: 1972 Dodge Duster.   Now that is an interesting car that never existed anywhere at any time.   Sure it sounds like a natural fit to...

February 23, 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...

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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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MSCC APRIL 20 FIVE FOR FRIDAY—FIVE UNDERRATED CLASSIC CAR TAIL LIGHTS

    There will always be a debate about what was the coolest car ever built because there are an infinite number of choices.   Some guys may see the Hyundai Elantra as the peak of automotive style—that’s the beauty of a free society but most guys dig a little deeper for what they consider See More

BYE BYE TRI-FIVE: THE DAWN OF THE 1958 CHEVY

    The 1950s became famous when the finned car era took flight in the back nine of the decade.   GM joined in the reindeer games in a big way with their lineup and car guys witnessed the evolution of the fin on the 1955 to ’57 Chevys.   The three model years became See More

WHY THE SHOEBOX FORD WAS (AND STILL IS) A HOME RUN

  One of the most famous cars in automotive history is the Shoebox Ford.   This iconic car from the Blue Oval boys was introduced as a 1949 model and built until 1951.   The car represented a giant step in the post-war automotive era because 1949 was the first year for new car styles See More

MSCC APRIL 18 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: HEADLIGHTS, GRILLES –IT ALL ADDS UP

.   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 See More

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MSCC APRIL 2018 ROAD WARRIORS—THEY CAN BE FOUND AT EVERY LATITUDE

  The vintage car culture is most often associated with North America thanks to the massive presence of classic Detroit iron on the streets.   That may be true...

April 20, 2018 View more...
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MSCC APRIL 20 FIVE FOR FRIDAY—FIVE UNDERRATED CLASSIC CAR TAIL LIGHTS

    There will always be a debate about what was the coolest car ever built because there are an infinite number of choices.   Some guys may see...

April 19, 2018 View more...
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DO IT YOURSELF CAR APPRAISALS—YES, YOU CAN HANDLE IT

  I had my first experience with vintage car appraisals back in the late 90s with a ’59 Plymouth.   I needed an appraisal for insurance and they definitely...

March 29, 2018 View more...
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TALKING CARS WITH CATHERINE BACH—YES, DAISY DUKE IS DEFINITELY A CAR GIRL

  The Dukes of Hazzard ran from 1979 to 1985 and in that time this TV show became an icon to car guys.   Car guys liked this show...

March 13, 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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APRIL 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

  APRIL 1: KAMLOOPS, BC VCCC Kamloops Chapter Easter Parade   APRIL 1: EDMONTON, AB The Edmonton Antique Car Club will be Celebrating Easter with our 55th Annual Easter...

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