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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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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 weight as...

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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AUGUST 9, 2011: IS THERE A WAR BETWEEN TUNER GUYS AND OLD SCHOOL CAR GUYS?

  Old school and tuner car guys share a common interest because both camps are dyed-in-the-wool car guys.   But their philosophies about go-fast rides are decidedly different.  ...

August 9, 2011 View more...
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AUGUST 9, 2011: CHICKS WITH WRENCHES – THE LAST BATTLE FOR MALE CHAUVINIST PIGS

  There has been a complete 180 about women’s roles in the workforce.   Few women choose TV housewives. June Cleaver or Carol Brady as career role models because...

August 9, 2011 View more...
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AUGUST 7, 2011: IN SEARCH OF COLLECTOR CARS ON THE ROAD IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

  A family wedding was a good reason for a road trip through the Canadian Rockies.   We thought that photos of vintage iron driving through the Rockies would...

August 7, 2011 View more...
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AUGUST 6, 2011: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT – EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO BODY SHOP CHOICES

  You crashed your car and have subsequently begun an aftermath process.   After the tow truck, and before that sad potential handshake with a personal injury lawyer, is...

August 6, 2011 View more...

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SIX CLASSIC CAR TOYS THAT DEFINED ME AS A CAR GUY

  There isn’t a car guy on the planet who didn’t have a favorite toy car or truck from the past.   It didn’t matter whether Santa delivered the coveted toy or it turned up as a birthday present—that gift was going to be the Holy Grail for a budding young car guy.     See More

AN OLD CAR WILL MAKE YOU COOLER THAN A NEW HARLEY

  One of the biggest symptoms of mid-life crisis is a guy who buys a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to change his image.   Many of these new Hog owners are also new to motorcycles and feel a Harley would be a way to cultivate a new identity as a wild child-long after their actual non-wild childhood. See More

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH AMERICAN GRAFFITI’S PAUL LE MAT—LIFE AS A CAR GUY SCREEN LEGEND

  American Graffiti debuted in August, 1973 and no one could have predicted that a simple look back at 1962 would turn into a piece of cultural history.   There was just enough time between when the movie was set and when it was made to give it the perfect blend of Hollywood nostalgia and See More

WHY THE CLASSICS MATTER—A LOOK AT THE GOLDEN AGE RIDES

  We tend to divide into camps as car guys.   You have the Chevy guys, the Ford guys, the Mopar guys, the rat rod guys, the 4×4 guys, the muscle car guys—the list is endless.   They all love old iron but for me the test of a true car guy is to recognize See More

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BIRTH OF A PREDATOR: THE 1968 CORVETTE

  The Mako Shark is one of the ocean’s fastest killers because of its sleek body design that cuts through water like a razor-sharp knife.   The Mako Shark...

April 23, 2017 View more...
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APRIL 2017: 1975 FORD SUPER CAB—39,000 MOSTLY YARD DRIVEN MILES AND A MAJOR FAMILY CONNECTION

  The easiest car story to write is the one with a major family connection in the narrative.   These stories practically write themselves because the human equation is...

April 9, 2017 View more...
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HOW TO GET YOUR CLASSIC READY FOR AN AUCTION

  January is definitely a high profile month for car auctions.   TV paved the way years ago when Barrett-Jackson started broadcasting prime time shows from Scottsdale, Arizona.  ...

January 16, 2017 View more...
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ALEXANDRA PAUL TALKS ABOUT CHRISTINE—THE OTHER FEMALE STAR ON THE SET OF A CULT CLASSIC

  The movie Christine became a cult classic overnight thanks to a great cast and the title star of the film.   Who would ever predict that a demonically...

October 31, 2016 View more...

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ST. ALBERT CRUISERS–GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

  The St. Albert Cruisers host one of the largest annual car shows in Canada every August.   They call it Rock n’ August for a reason because this...

April 30, 2017
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MAY 13, 2017 MICHENER ALLEN AUCTION–’78 25th ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE AND ’51 CHEVY RAT ROD PICKUP

  MAY 13, 2017 MICHENER ALLEN AUCTION–’78 25th ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE AND ’51 CHEVY RAT ROD PICKUP   Michener-Allen is hosting an auction on May 2013 in Edmonton, AB and...

April 25, 2017
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CONTACT MSCC ABOUT YOUR 2017 CAR SHOWS, CLUB MEETINGS AND CLUB RELATED EVENTS

  CONTACT MSCC ABOUT YOUR 2017 CAR SHOWS, CLUB MEETINGS AND CLUB RELATED EVENTS   Have you already scheduled your car show for 2017?   “Send MSCC the information...

October 26, 2015
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  Help us out and give us your information about your show so it’s accurate. The sooner we have it, the more exposure you get. These pages get massive...

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