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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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DECEMBER 26, 2015: WHY HOT RODS MATTER

  One of the strongest components of the car hobby is the hot rod. The lines get a little blurred when it comes to the definition of a hot...

December 23, 2015 View more...
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DECEMBER 23, 2014 (JANUARY 2015): 1975 NOVA—GRANDMA’S CAR GOES TO AN APPRECIATIVE GRANDSON

  Most car guys loved the Chevy Nova for its incredible power to weight ratio.   These cars were lightweights from Day 1 so a small block would wake...

December 23, 2014 View more...
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DECEMBER 29, 2013 (JANUARY 2014) ’67 BARRACUDA: WE ALL HAVE THAT ONE FISH WE WANT TO CATCH

  Car guys always have that one car.   The car that left an indelible impression for life and turned into a permanent quest.   Randy Gibson’s quest came...

December 29, 2013 View more...
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JULY 26, 2013: END OF THE DINOSAUR–THE LAST DAYS OF THE BIG AMERICAN ROAD BEASTS

  The other day I saw a set of wheels from a bygone Jurassic Car era.   Cars used to be large and in charge in the old days,...

July 26, 2013 View more...

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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...
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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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JULY 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

JULY 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS     JUNE 29-JULY 1: BRUDENELL PEI,  PEI Street Rod Association’s 40th Annual Show ‘n Shine   JULY 1: SALTSPRING ISLAND, BC Canada...

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JULY 20 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE REASONS WHY A CLASSIC FOUR-DOOR MAKES SENSE

  The four-door sedan is Door #3 in the car hobby.   They’re the consolation prize; they’re the last kid picked on the baseball team; they’re the out of options default position for car guys.   Is that really fair?     No it’s not fair so here are five reasons why the four-door collector See More

MSCC JULY 18 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—SMASHED UP CLUES ARE STILL BETTER THAN NO CLUES

  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

FIVE THINGS THAT ARE BETTER LEFT UNSAID AT CAR SHOWS

  MyStarCollectorCar has spent plenty of time at car shows over many years and we have heard a lot of different things during that long time frame.   So have the car guys and girls who have brought their vehicles and entered them in a show.     One of the topics that pops up See More

THE DODGE L-600 WAS A-1(00) IN THE 1960S

  There was a Big Three van battle in the 1960s that produced utility vehicles with a highly unusual body design and looked like they were created with a generous supply of straight edges.   The vans had a flat front end and large windshield, along with a squared-off rear end to keep the 90 See More

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JULY 28, 2018 MICHENER ALLEN COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION SHOWCASES THIS ’69 CHARGER RT TRIBUTE

            ’69 Charger RT Tribute–click here for all the details.   FUNDER WHEELS FORMULA 1 GO CART     *Here’s the incredible history behind...

June 25, 2018 View more...
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11th Annual Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018

11th Annual Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION – CLASSIC CAR AUCTION The 11th Annual Fall Finale Classic Car Auction September 7th...

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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JULY 28, 2018 MICHENER ALLEN COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION SHOWCASES THIS ’69 CHARGER RT TRIBUTE

            ’69 Charger RT Tribute–click here for all the details.   FUNDER WHEELS FORMULA 1 GO CART     *Here’s the incredible history behind...

June 25, 2018
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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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11th Annual EG AUCTION Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018

11th Annual EG AUCTION Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018   COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION – CLASSIC CAR AUCTION The 11th Annual Fall Finale Classic Car...

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