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NOVEMBER 17 MSCC FIVE FOR FRIDAY QUESTIONS ABOUT LOW AND SLOW: DOES YOUR RIDE NEED TO SLAMMED?

  The title of this piece uses the term “slammed” and most MyStarCollectorCar readers will know it refers to a vehicle that has been lowered closer to the pavement....

November 16, 2017 View more...

NOVEMBER 10 MSCC FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE OF THE COOLEST TRI-MODEL YEARS

  The term “Tri” is a label that’s most often applied to the Tri-Five 1955-57 Chevy, but in reality there were many versions of the Tri-year series.   The...

November 9, 2017 View more...

MSCC NOVEMBER 3 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: HOW TO PRODUCE THE PERFECT CAR GUY TV SHOW

  MyStarCollectorCar has always taken a strong interest in TV car shows-even the long list of mediocre ones.   Our interests are based upon a genuine fondness for the...

November 2, 2017 View more...

MSCC OCTOBER 27 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: 5 DANGER SIGNS OF A CHRONIC OLD CAR PROBLEM

  It’s hip these days to publically admit one’s personal demons-preferably on some vacuous daytime talk show where the mindless masses flock to the shills/hosts in a desperate but...

October 26, 2017 View more...

OCTOBER 20, 2017 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: WHAT TYPE OF CAR GUY PERSONALITY FITS YOU?

  There are five distinct car guy personalities in the collector vehicle hobby.   MyStarCollectorCar has spent the past nine years on the frontlines of the hobby, along with...

October 19, 2017 View more...

OCTOBER 13 MSCC FIVE FOR FRIDAY: SIZE MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO MOPAR BODY TYPES

  Chrysler is more commonly known as Mopar in faddish car guy vernacular.   Ultra-faddish TV host Chris Jacobs is a great example of a “Mopar guy” because this...

October 12, 2017 View more...

OCTOBER 6 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE WAYS A WINTER CAR PROJECT IS THE KEY TO A GREAT MARRIAGE

  The idea that a car project will torpedo a stable ship of marriage is not without merit.   The conflict between spouses and cars will become a huge...

October 5, 2017 View more...

SEPTEMBER 29 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE LESSONS LEARNED WITH AN OLD CAR

  Old cars are different from modern cars in many ways, so they require a different approach and philosophy from new cars.   Old cars look different than vehicles,...

September 28, 2017 View more...

SEPTEMBER 22 MSCC FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE REASONS WE LIKE THE SEPTEMBER 1973 EDITION OF CAR CRAFT

  It has been many years since MyStarCollectorCar inherited a collection of old car magazines because of a series of events that started with a disgruntled bride who told...

September 21, 2017 View more...

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: POTENTIALLY VERY BAD IDEA–A BIG BLOCK UNDER THE HOOD OF YOUR CLASSIC RIDE

  For many car guys, there was a time and place for vintage rides: the past.   Many car guys like little or nothing about old cars and trucks...

September 14, 2017 View more...

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FEBRUARY 12, 2018: SRT (STREET ROD TECHNOLOGIES)—THE FUTURE OF THE CAR HOBBY

  The future of the car hobby is one of the most frequent conversations I have at car shows.   The demographics and vehicles are older so the question...

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MAY 7, 2012: THE FIRST CAR SHOW OF THE SEASON FOR CAR GUYS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS MORNING FOR A KID

  We had the first official car show of the season.   We had seen the classic iron for a few weeks already here on the streets, so the...

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MAY 2, 2011 STAR TRUCKIN-ONE VERY RARE BEAST: A BONE STOCK 1961 FORD ECONOLINE PICKUP TRUCK

  Ford introduced the Ford Econoline models in 1961 to lock horns with its air-cooled Chevy Corvair Sportvan and Volkswagen microbus competitors.   The Blue Oval boys offered two...

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MAY 1, 2010-FIRST LOVE: A 1939 FORD WITH A DEVOTED OWNER-CHECK THE LICENSE PLATE

  Jim Savage has a custom plate on his 1939 Ford that says ‘ FIRST LOVE’.   Bear in mind Jim has been happily married for a long time....

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MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR OCTOBER 2018 ROAD WARRIORS—A COUNTRY-WIDE LOOK

  MyStarCollectorCar Road Warriors can be found on any street or highway across diverse regions.   For example, this Camaro was on a street in Quebec.     This...

October 19, 2018 View more...

JULY 2018 ROAD WARRIORS—THIS IS WHY SUMMER IS ACTUALLY A COOL SEASON

  Winter is the enemy of classic iron but summer is its best friend.   That’s why you’ll see cars like this shoebox Ford in the summer months because...

July 13, 2018 View more...

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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THE DEATH OF THE NORTH AMERICAN SEDAN

  There was a bygone era when the sedan was king of the road in North America.   Sedans were a practical approach to the transportation needs for most families who wanted to corral a large herd of kids in one vehicle prior to a trip from Point A to Point B.     Many See More

THE OTHER MEMBER OF THE 1960s FORD HERD: THE FIRST-GENERATION BRONCO

  The name Ford Bronco became synonymous with OJ Simpson after he was involved in a two hour low speed police chase while he was a fugitive passenger in a 1993 Bronco.   However, the Bronco name was already famous before Simpson’s infamous flight from arrest for a gruesome murder charge in 1994.   In See More

BAD GAS AND OLD CARS: THE NEW REALITY

  There was a time when gasoline had a completely different effect on the internal combustion engine.   Gas formerly contained a lead additive and plenty of high octane choices for engines that were built during a bygone automotive era.     Car engines from the past ran leaded fuel through a carburetor system that See More

SECOND GENERATION CAR GUY: DAVE WEIDNER PICKS FIVE OF HIS FAVORITE RIDES

  Dave Weidner is known as a dedicated car guy in his circles who (along with his brother Robert) followed in father Lou’s footsteps when it came to vintage vehicles from a bygone era.   The Weidner family also built their business around the automotive world and own Weidner Motors, one of Central Alberta’s most See More

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GET COACHED ON THAT CAR PROJECT—REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM VEHICLE RESTORATION WORKSHOPS

  Restoration projects are not easy.   In fact, a full restoration can be the most complex and difficult job you’ll ever take on but the pain is definitely...

September 3, 2018 View more...

NOVEMBER 1-4 2018 PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction

    NOVEMBER 1-4 2018 PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction 11th Annual Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018 COLLECTOR...

May 31, 2018 View 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....

February 17, 2018 View more...

FEBRUARY 12, 2018: SRT (STREET ROD TECHNOLOGIES)—THE FUTURE OF THE CAR HOBBY

  The future of the car hobby is one of the most frequent conversations I have at car shows.   The demographics and vehicles are older so the question...

February 12, 2018 View more...

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ST ALBERT’S ROCK’N AUGUST: THE RAIN, THE PARK, AND A BRADY BUNCH CAR-PLUS A MOPAR FEST

  MyStarCollectorCar was on the road to St Albert, Alberta this past weekend for their annual Rock’n August car show held on the grass in their famous park system....

August 11, 2018
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
NOVEMBER 1-4, 2018 PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA EG AUCTIONS CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction

    NOVEMBER 1-4 2018 PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction SATURDAY FEATURE LOT 162     1969 CAMARO RS SS 396 – 375HP...

April 21, 2017
OCTOBER 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

  OCT 4: RED DEER, AB Thursday Cruise Night Weekly Show and Shine ***Note this show is back in the North Parking Lot at Parkland Mall.   OCT 6:...

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