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MARCH 2011 ‘STARS IN TRAFFIC’- A TIME WARP… THE CARS OF CUBA

Back in 1959 a guy named Fidel Castro took over a country named Cuba. That’s about it for the history lesson and any further debate about the political repercussions...

February 21, 2011 View more...
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FEBRUARY 2011 STARS IN TRAFFIC-WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD

Some guys buy vintage iron and immediately park it in an environmentally friendly storage area-clearly an out of sight and out of mind scenario at its worst. That will...

January 30, 2011 View more...
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JANUARY 2010 STARS IN TRAFFIC-“OUT IN THE STREETS” SPRINGSTEEN WAS RIGHT

Back in the 1980s Bruce Springsteen released a song called ‘Out in the Streets’. He didn’t really target old iron in that song but it sure fits because there...

December 30, 2010 View more...
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DECEMBER 2010 STARS IN TRAFFIC-UNIQUE VEHICLES IN A SEA OF BLAND

Let’s be honest-new vehicles are incredible pieces of technology. They can do everything except drive themselves…and that will even change in a few years but one fact remains. New...

November 25, 2010 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2010 STARS IN TRAFFIC- “ANYTIME, ANYWHERE…ANY PLACE

Car museums are a great concept because they keep the old iron around-particularly the rare old iron. There are vehicles that are so rare historically that the safest place...

October 30, 2010 View more...
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OCTOBER 2010-STARS IN TRAFFIC: “REALITY AND RUBBER MEET THE ROAD”

Here are some more examples of old cars in the real world.Old cars and trucks are like newborns-you do everything you can to NOT expose them to adversity but...

September 28, 2010 View more...
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SEPTEMBER 2010-STARS IN TRAFFIC…GOING GOING GONE

HERE ARE SOME MORE GREAT EXAMPLES OF CLASSIC IRON IN THE REAL WORLD-THIS IS THE MONTH THAT SUMMER ENDS SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE SIGHTINGS WHILE YOU CAN. THEY’RE...

August 31, 2010 View more...
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AUGUST 2010 “STARS IN TRAFFIC” HOT CARS, HOT WEATHER

These are the “dog days” of summer-the point where the thermometer explodes out the top. You see a lot of old iron on the streets in August but what...

July 27, 2010 View more...
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JULY 2010 STARS IN TRAFFIC-DRIVE ‘EM DON’T TRAILER ‘EM

One of the saddest sights in the old car world is a guy putting his old classic car inside a covered trailer and towing it to a show. What’s...

June 28, 2010 View more...
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JUNE 2010 STARS IN TRAFFIC-DRIVING A DREAM IN THE REAL WORLD

For most car guys there is only one goal-driving their dream.Sure there’s a little “look at me” going on but, let’s be honest-this classic old iron has earned “look...

May 29, 2010 View more...

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JANUARY 11, 2015: FIFTIES, SIXTIES, SEVENTIES OR EIGHTIES–WHICH DECADE HAD THE BEST RADIO MUSIC?

  There was an ancient time when many of us got our musical inspiration over a cheap car radio because we spent plenty of time in cars.   We...

January 11, 2015 View more...
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JANUARY 29,2014 (FEBRUARY 2014): 1952 M-37 POWER WAGON-BRUTE FORCE JUST GOT MORE BRUTAL

  The Power Wagon is well established as a brute force behemoth.   The military loved these indestructible monsters because they could take whatever was dished out on the...

January 29, 2014 View more...
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JANUARY 23, 2013 (FEBRUARY 2013): HOW TO START A GREAT MARRIAGE: BUILD A 1951 FORD RAT ROD TOGETHER

  I was at a car show last summer that came with the standard equipment heavy downpour when I watched a very sharp 1951 Ford rat rod pull into...

January 23, 2013 View more...
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JANUARY 18, 2012: A RARE AND INTERESTING PHOTOGRAPHIC LOOK AT A 1963 CUSTOM CAR SHOW

  Last year we did an in depth story about a local 50’s and 60s car club called the Igniters.   It was a look back at the hot...

January 18, 2012 View more...

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SIGN UP FOR THE MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR DAILY NEWSLETTER!

SIGN UP FOR THE MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR DAILY NEWSLETTER!   Are you too busy to check out MSCC regularly? That’s too bad because MyStarCollectorCar is updated every day.   You don’t...

October 25, 2017 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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MSCC Products and Services Showcase

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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FIVE OF THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD CARS OF ALL TIME

  The automotive industry has a history of eating its young when it comes to cars that did not make the grade with customers and critics.   The most obvious and famous example has always been the Edsel so MyStarCollectorCar has to acknowledge this unloved car as one of the five most misunderstood cars of See More

FIVE CARS I NEED TO SEE AT A SHOW

  I see a lot of vintage iron in a year because that’s a job perk at MyStarCollectorCar.   There was a long list of stuff I hadn’t seen before 2009—the first year at MSCC.   The list may be shorter but there are some interesting cars I still need to see at a show See More

PAINTED BUMPERS—THERE’S A TIME AND A PLACE FOR THEM BUT IT PROBABLY ISN’T THE 60S

  Body color bumpers are a common sight in 2018.   You’ll see them on everything from microcars, SUVs and Japanese sedans to 1-ton 4X4s so they are very much the rule—chrome bumpers are definitely the exception.   The question is—do colored bumpers belong on older classics?     Historians will point out that body See 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.   For one thing semis bring sheer presence to any road because they’re loud, large and definitely in charge.   They’re also a hot new trend See More

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FEBRUARY 2018: A 1936 OLDSMOBILE BUSINESS COUPE HAS A SURVIVOR VIBE

    There are very few stock 1936 Oldsmobiles left in the world.   There are even fewer Olds Business Coupes on this planet that have survived in virtually...

February 18, 2018 View more...
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MSCC FIVE FOR FRIDAY: SEAN BELL–A FORD GUY PICKS HIS FIVE FAVORITE FORDS

  A guy who sells Fords for a living will definitely have a strong list of favorite Blue Oval rides.   Sean Bell is the General Manager at Cam...

January 11, 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...

December 14, 2017 View more...
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CONNECTING WITH SEINFELD—THE FRATERNITY OF THE JEROMES WASN’T ENOUGH

  MyStarCollectorCar is based on the average guy in the car hobby—the kind of guy who puts gallons of blood, countless hours of sweat equity, and a big pile...

October 11, 2017 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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MICHENER ALLEN AUCTION OCTOBER 28, 2017: 1957 CHEVY 1500 STREET ROD

1957 Chevrolet Street Rod 1500      Make:   Chevrolet            Model:                 Street Rod 1500 Drivetrain:           RWD      Ext Color:             White Engine:                 4Spd Automatic TR700  ...

June 19, 2017
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MARCH 16-18 2018: 12TH ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW

12th ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AND SPEED SHOW  TIME TO CONSIGN 1888 296 0528 EXT 102     OVER 200 CARS UP FOR AUCTION FRIDAY NIGHT-50 CARS...

April 21, 2017
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FEBRUARY 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

  FEB 4: ANCASTER, ON Nostalgia Show and Sale 10:00am-3:00 pm 630 Trinity Road (Fairgrounds) 519-426-8875   FEB 10: TORONTO, ON Toronto Triumph Club “Drive your Triumph” Day  ...

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