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DECEMBER 2017: 1985 OLDS CALAIS 500–‘THE WORST INDY PACE CAR EVER MADE’ IS A WINNER WITH ITS OWNER

  The 1985 Olds Calais was not the stuff of dreams for most car guys.   It was a practical compact car with front wheel drive that provided good...

December 11, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: ’57 OLDS SUPER 88 TWO-DOOR HARDTOP—THIS IS WHAT A FULLY OPTIONED 50S MACHINE WAS ALL ABOUT

  The Oldsmobile brand doesn’t exist anymore but there was an era when these sedate cars were unholy terrors on the street and at the track.   They dominated...

December 9, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: A BAD AND BEAUTIFUL 1965 CHEVY IMPALA SS KEEPS ITS ORIGINAL MOJO

  There was absolutely nothing wrong with the 1965 Chevrolet Impala SS two-door hardtop.   Sure the fine people behind Goodfellas made a huge mistake when they erroneously placed...

December 6, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: 1969 BARRACUDA FORMULA S – THE REASON FATHER-SON PROJECTS WORK SO WELL

  The father-son car project is one of the easiest stories to write.   The learning process is a huge factor because a car project will teach skills you...

December 1, 2017 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2017: A 1949 MERCURY LEAD SLED STAYS TRUE TO THE OLD SCHOOL

  Most people are well aware of the legendary custom builder George Barris.   George billed himself as the King of the Kustoms and lived up to his billing...

November 29, 2017 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2017: A 1966 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE I GETS A BOLD NEW ATTITUDE

  The 1966 Plymouth Belvedere I was a practical transportation solution for many North American families when it hit the showroom 51 years ago.   It was a lower...

November 26, 2017 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2017: A EURO VERSION 1974 MERCEDES 350 SL ENDS UP IN CANADA

There have always been differences between European and North American models of the same car and Mercedes was no exception to this rule.   The differences were even more...

November 22, 2017 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2017: A 1987 MONTE CARLO SS FULFILLS AN SS DREAM FOR ITS OWNER

  The Eighties were not exactly known for their super cars.   However, the movement was aided by the legendary Dale Earnhardt because this legendary NASCAR driver was winning...

November 13, 2017 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2017: A 1970 DODGE CORONET R/T CONVERTIBLE IS A BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR THE AGES

  The Dodge Coronet R/T was a muscle car before the term was even applied to its younger sibling, the Super Bee. The R/T was available in only 2...

November 10, 2017 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2017: A BIG AND BEAUTIFUL 1966 OLDS DYNAMIC 88 ACQUIRES A NEW LIFE

  Oldsmobile was always the tweener in the General Motors family.   An Oldsmobile in your driveway meant you had enough disposable income to buy a car that was...

November 8, 2017 View more...

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JANUARY 11, 2015: FIFTIES, SIXTIES, SEVENTIES OR EIGHTIES–WHICH DECADE HAD THE BEST RADIO MUSIC?

  There was an ancient time when many of us got our musical inspiration over a cheap car radio because we spent plenty of time in cars.   We...

January 11, 2015 View more...
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JANUARY 29,2014 (FEBRUARY 2014): 1952 M-37 POWER WAGON-BRUTE FORCE JUST GOT MORE BRUTAL

  The Power Wagon is well established as a brute force behemoth.   The military loved these indestructible monsters because they could take whatever was dished out on the...

January 29, 2014 View more...
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JANUARY 23, 2013 (FEBRUARY 2013): HOW TO START A GREAT MARRIAGE: BUILD A 1951 FORD RAT ROD TOGETHER

  I was at a car show last summer that came with the standard equipment heavy downpour when I watched a very sharp 1951 Ford rat rod pull into...

January 23, 2013 View more...
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JANUARY 18, 2012: A RARE AND INTERESTING PHOTOGRAPHIC LOOK AT A 1963 CUSTOM CAR SHOW

  Last year we did an in depth story about a local 50’s and 60s car club called the Igniters.   It was a look back at the hot...

January 18, 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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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

FIVE CARS I NEED TO SEE AT A SHOW

  I see a lot of vintage iron in a year because that’s a job perk at MyStarCollectorCar.   There was a long list of stuff I hadn’t seen before 2009—the first year at MSCC.   The list may be shorter but there are some interesting cars I still need to see at a show See More

PAINTED BUMPERS—THERE’S A TIME AND A PLACE FOR THEM BUT IT PROBABLY ISN’T THE 60S

  Body color bumpers are a common sight in 2018.   You’ll see them on everything from microcars, SUVs and Japanese sedans to 1-ton 4X4s so they are very much the rule—chrome bumpers are definitely the exception.   The question is—do colored bumpers belong on older classics?     Historians will point out that body See More

BIG RIGS—A HOT NEW TREND IN THE HOBBY

  Big rigs were never a glamorous form of transportation because they were built for work not recreation but these big machines still have a huge army of fans.   For one thing semis bring sheer presence to any road because they’re loud, large and definitely in charge.   They’re also a hot new trend See More

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FEBRUARY 2018: A 1936 OLDSMOBILE BUSINESS COUPE HAS A SURVIVOR VIBE

    There are very few stock 1936 Oldsmobiles left in the world.   There are even fewer Olds Business Coupes on this planet that have survived in virtually...

February 18, 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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MICHENER ALLEN AUCTION OCTOBER 28, 2017: 1957 CHEVY 1500 STREET ROD

1957 Chevrolet Street Rod 1500      Make:   Chevrolet            Model:                 Street Rod 1500 Drivetrain:           RWD      Ext Color:             White Engine:                 4Spd Automatic TR700  ...

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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