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NOVEMBER 23, 2014 (DECEMBER 2014): ’50 CHEVY – DO YOU STICK WITH A RAT ROD APPROACH OR GO IN ANOTHER DIRECTION?

  Early 50s Chevy pickups never lost their appeal in the hobby because they lend themselves to so many options.   Chevy trucks are the default position for builds...

November 23, 2014 View more...
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SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 (OCTOBER 2014): JUST DON’T CALL IT A RAT ROD: THIS IS A ’51 FORD LEAD SLED

  We met Joel Henry a few years ago shortly after he and his wife Dana moved east from their Lower Mainland home.   They have an ideal marriage...

September 26, 2014 View more...
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AUGUST 26, 2014 (SEPTEMBER 2014): YOU CAN PUT YOUR OWN LUCKY 13 STAMP ON A RAT ROD WITH ENOUGH TALENT

  Rat rods are an acquired taste.   They draw an enormous amount of attention at shows for both good and bad reasons.   Some car guys would not...

August 26, 2014 View more...
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JULY 28, 2014 (AUGUST 2014): THE WILDEST 1950 CHEVY COE RAT ROD WE HAVE EVER SEEN AT A SHOW

  Rat rods are really four-wheeled art objects and are governed by the same principles of free expression and creative flare.   Most rat rod builders have a vision...

July 28, 2014 View more...
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JANUARY 18, 2014: HAVE WE MOVED THE GOAL POSTS ON THE DEFINITION OF A RAT ROD?

  The original hot rod culture was based upon a low budget build on a pre-war car or truck.   The typical project involved the removal of as much...

January 18, 2014 View more...
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OCTOBER 30, 2013 (NOVEMBER 2013): ’39 IHC RAT ROD-THE END RESULT OF A FAMILY PROJECT

  Most old car or truck projects hinge on a group decision for family guys.   You simply cannot commit the time and money needed for a project without...

October 30, 2013 View more...
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MAY 28, 2013 (JUNE 2013): A 1929 ESSEX TWO DOOR COUPE IS A DEVOUT RAT-RODDER’S PRIDE AND JOY

    Tom Dionne had this to say about himself; “I was rat-rodding when rat-rodding wasn’t cool”.   ‘By the looks of his 1929 Essex , Tom has mastered...

May 28, 2013 View more...

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FEBRUARY 9, 2013: THE FUTURE OF THE HOBBY–LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE 1980s GLHS CHARGER

  I was at a Mopar show last summer and it was packed with the usual suspects like B-body Road Runners, E-body Challengers and A-Body Dusters but off in...

February 9, 2013 View more...
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FEBRUARY 29, 2012 (MARCH 2012): 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA CONVERTIBLE-MINING FOR BARNYARD GOLD

  Most classic car “barn finds” are actually discovered inside the barn-not in the barn yard.   According to legend, they are typically covered in dust but they are...

February 29, 2012 View more...
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FEBRUARY 3, 2011 1962 PLYMOUTH SAVOY-DAD’S LAST CAR SURVIVES MANY OWNERS.

  Bill  never saw his dad actually drive this 1962 Plymouth Savoy.   Bill was overseas in military service when his father bought this brand new bare bones sedan-...

February 3, 2011 View more...
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FEBRUARY 11, 2010: SHOWDOWN AT THE OK CAR CORRAL:CHRISTINE TAKES ON TOYOTA

  Stephen King wrote about the most evil car on the planet when he created ‘Christine’, a 1958 Plymouth Fury assembled with the rare mass murderer option.   The...

February 11, 2010 View more...

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  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...

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MAY 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

MAY 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS     MAY 3: REGINA, SK Antique Auto Association of Regina Movie Night 306-545-8180   MAY 4-5: RED DEER, AB Central Alberta Vintage...

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HOW TO BE A WELCOME AND POPULAR GUEST AT A CAR SHOW

  MyStarCollectorCar has touched on the topic of car show etiquette many times over the past nine years because the topic is completely unlike the vintage vehicles at a car show.   The topic never gets old.     We have already attended a few shows during the early phase of the car show season See More

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 of self-driving cars and everybody knows robots don’t like clutches.     In reality, the manual transmission has been dying a slow death through attrition. Decades See More

BAD TO THE BONE: THE 1950S-ERA BUICK ROADMASTER

  Buick is a famous name in the General Motors lineup and one of its most legendary models was the Roadmaster, initially built by GM between 1936 and 1958.   The Roadmaster name was resurrected in 1991 and enjoyed a brief five year production run.   But it was always about the earlier Roadmasters because See More

THE CLASSIC HOT ROD— ETERNAL REBEL MACHINE

  I saw an old movie called Crime Wave from 1954 and it starred a very young Charles Bronson—he was so young he was billed as Charles Buchinsky (his real name).   Charlie was a leather jacketed bad guy in this film but he didn’t achieve total punk-dom until he stole a Model A hot See 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...

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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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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...

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MAY 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

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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...

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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...

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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...

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