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OCTOBER 31, 2009: CANADIAN IRON-1957 FORD METEOR-THE PERIOD CORRECT LOOK

    Ike Martens is a guy with a very specific taste in older cars-they have to remind him of a very specific era in his life.   It’s...

October 31, 2009 View more...
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OCTOBER 8, 2009: “SCARY RIDES” MOVIE STAR CHRISTINE-’58 PLYMOUTH WITH A HOLLYWOOD ADDRESS

  Martin Sanchez is either the luckiest guy in the world or he has incredible foresight.   Either way he’s the proud owner of the second Christine in this...

October 8, 2009 View more...
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OCTOBER 1, 2009: SCARY RIDES 1966 VOLVO 544-THE RAT ROD SWEDE WITH AN AMERICAN HEART

  Les is not a rarity in car world-he’s a typical  get your hands dirty kind of guy.   The difference maker is the car he chose.   A...

October 1, 2009 View more...
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OCTOBER 1, 2009: SCARY RIDES-1961 CHRYSLER WINDSOR THE “BATMOBILE” WITH THE PHANTOM DRIVER

  We saw this 1961 Chrysler Windsor in regular traffic and decided to track the driver down for our scary rides issue.   This guy was like the phantom...

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OCTOBER 1, 2009 “SCARY RIDES” 1987 CADILLAC HEARSE-THE CAR WITH THE WALT DISNEY CONNECTION

  Bob loves working on cars and he gets several hearses a year in his shop for repairs.   He developed a relationship with local members of a club...

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OCTOBER 1, 2009: SCARY RIDES COBRA-THE SEVEN SECOND QUARTER MILE STREET LEGAL MACHINE

  This car gets your attention the minute it enters a parking lot.   Even if you are legally blind.   Somehow Colin Mullaney managed to get this full...

October 1, 2009 View more...
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OCTOBER 1, 2009: MY STAR ARCHIVES-SCARY RIDES 1955 PONTIAC DIRT TRACK STOCK CAR

  Trevor Comfort is a well-rounded car guy-he’ll restore them, he’ll upgrade them and he’ll customize them.   ‘But he’s not going to touch this piece of small town...

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OCTOBER 1, 2009: SCARY RIDES 1931 BUICK HEARSE- A TRIBUTE TO THE REAL HEROES

  Bob Kurp first saw this rare 31 Buick hearse at a wrecking yard in 2003 –he says it called out “take me home” and a month later Bob...

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OCTOBER 1, 2009: CANADIAN IRON-77 DODGE ROYAL MONACO –AN OLD POLICE CAR A NEW LEASE ON LIFE

  Obvious question-why is this vintage police car scary?   Obvious answer-how do those lights look in your rear view mirror when you know you’ve been speeding?   Fortunately...

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OCTOBER 1, 2009 “SCARY RIDES” CHRISTINE-THE WORLD’S MOST MENACING FIN CAR.

  We couldn’t do a scary ride edition at MSCC without talking about this blood red hell spawned, “killing machine with fins” creation from the twisted mind of Steven...

October 1, 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  ...

October 4, 2015

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