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MSCC OCTOBER 2016 ROAD WARRIORS: RESORT AREAS ARE A GOLDMINE FOR OLD IRON

  Vintage iron disappears in large urban centers.   The biggest reason is simple—you don’t drive old technology in the middle of the nightmare known as 21st century traffic....

October 8, 2016 View more...
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MSCC SEPTEMBER 2016 ROAD WARRIORS: LAST DAY OF SUMMER—CELEBRATE IT TOPLESS

‘SEPTEMBER 2016 MSCC STARS IN TRAFFIC: LAST DAY OF SUMMER—CELEBRATE IT TOPLESS’ Tomorrow is the last day of Summer 2016.   ‘Right now it’s a split between day and...

September 20, 2016 View more...
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MSCC AUGUST 2016 ROAD WARRIORS—A MAN, A CAMERA, A RESORT AREA AND A LOT OF COOL CARS

  AUGUST 2016 STARS IN TRAFFIC—A MAN, A CAMERA, A RESORT AREA AND A LOT OF COOL CARS   Dave Nagy lives in the Okanagan area of British Columbia....

August 5, 2016 View more...
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MSCC JULY 2016 ROAD WARRIORS—A COOL FACTOR WE’LL NEVER SEE AGAIN

  The biggest problem with 2016 cars can be summed up in one word—boring.   Style has given way to a generic jelly bean look that erases any kind...

July 2, 2016 View more...
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MSCC JUNE 2016 ROAD WARRIORS—IT’S PRIME TIME FOR OLD IRON

  Summer 2016 officially arrives on Monday, June 20 2016 at 4:34 PM MDT—not a minute too soon.   The change in season is a little unclear because by...

June 25, 2016 View more...
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MAY 2016 STARS IN TRAFFIC: VARIETY IN A SEA OF GENERIC IRON

  You could call today’s traffic a vast wasteland if you’re looking for something interesting.    After all, you only generate so much excitement in a brand new Nissan,...

May 1, 2016 View more...
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APRIL 2016 STARS IN TRAFFIC: WAGING WAR AGAINST THE JELLYBEANS

  New cars will stop, go, handle and run far better than old iron.   They’ll get you anywhere you want to go in comfort, they’ll get great gas...

April 2, 2016 View more...
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MARCH MSCC 2016 STARS IN TRAFFIC: SPRING ARRIVES THIS MONTH—CAN THE OLD IRON BE FAR BEHIND?

  March is the turning point for old iron.   The classic rides start to trickle on to the roads thanks to longer, warmer days.   ‘There’s some risk...

March 5, 2016 View more...
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FEBRUARY 2016 STARS IN TRAFFIC—THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CAR SHOW INVADES A TOWN

FEBRUARY 2016 STARS IN TRAFFIC—THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CAR SHOW INVADES A TOWN     Big car shows have a huge impact on smaller communities so the...

February 13, 2016 View more...
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JANUARY 2016 STARS IN TRAFFIC: SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL—THE BEST CAR SPOTTING SEASONS

  JANUARY 2016 STARS IN TRAFFIC: SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL—THE BEST CAR SPOTTING SEASONS   January rests comfortably in the zone where you won’t see much old iron. The...

January 9, 2016 View more...

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APRIL 26, 2015: A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING: THE RAMBLER AMERICAN IN BEAST MODE

  Rambler was a name long associated with a conservative family-oriented automobile.   Few car guys dreamed of the day they could finally own an Ambassador and show it...

April 26, 2015 View more...
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APRIL 12, 2014 (MAY 2014) ’55 CHEVY CAMEO: NEVER LET GO OF A FAMILY LEGACY

  Chevy Cameos are apex vehicles in the world of old iron and the prices reflect that every time one shows up on an auction docket.   Cameos are...

April 12, 2014 View more...
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APRIL 30, 2013 (MAY 2013): THIS ’54 DE SOTO IS ANOTHER “YOU ARE NOT BUYING ANOTHER CAR” STORY

  One of the first battles for many car guys is fought right on the home front.   He finds his ideal car and decides that he desperately needs...

April 30, 2013 View more...
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APRIL 7, 2011: TO CHOP…OR NOT TO CHOP-THAT IS THE CAR GUY QUESTION

  Chopping the roof line on a vehicle is a hot button issue.   Some car guys believe that practitioners should be horse-whipped, while others believe that a custom...

April 7, 2011 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...

July 13, 2016 View more...
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JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS       JUNE 1: COQUITLAM, BC  Geoff McElgunn Scholarship Show & Shine 604-551-3650   JUNE 1-3: THREE HILLS, AB Cruise Weekend  ...

October 4, 2015 View more...

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MSCC JUNE 22 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE THINGS YOU NEED FOR A ROAD TRIP IN AN OLD CAR

  Years ago I wrote a piece for MyStarCollector that doesn’t make a great deal of sense in Reality World   I put forth a case for a road trip in a vintage car with no modern conveniences like cell phones and, more importantly, no actual rational thought.     My only defense for this See More

STANDING IN THE SHADOW OF AUTOMOTIVE GIANTS: THE PONTIAC FIREBIRD AND MERCURY COUGAR

  Mercury and Pontiac share a common bond in automotive history: both introduced pony cars in the 1960s that were Miss Congeniality cars by comparison to their Miss Universe stable mates (Chevy’s Camaro and Ford’s Mustang).   Mercury and Pontiac cultivated a reputation in the slightly-above-average-luxury car market and offered base models that were a See More

MSCC JUNE 20 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE ONLY THING THAT CHANGED WAS THE COLOR OF THE PICTURE

  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

GOING-GOING-GONE….COMMON CARS THAT DISAPPEARED DOWN ‘FORGOTTEN MEMORY ROAD’

  There are always examples of cars that were seen in giant herds on yesterday’s roads.   Eventually they were unable to outrun the passing years and these once-plentiful cars suddenly disappeared completely off the automotive radar screen.   They were bought, used for transportation purposes, and then they headed off into the sunset-sometimes forgotten See More

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A PERFECT MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR WEEKEND: 3 SHOWS IN 3 DAYS

  The idea of three car shows is pretty appealing in a kid-at-Christmas kind of way here at MyStarCollectorCar.   This weekend we were able to perform that feat...

June 17, 2018 View more...
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JUNE 23, 2018 EG AUCTIONS PRESENTS THIS 1965 NOVA SS

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   Click here...

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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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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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...

April 21, 2017
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JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS       JUNE 1: COQUITLAM, BC  Geoff McElgunn Scholarship Show & Shine 604-551-3650   JUNE 1-3: THREE HILLS, AB Cruise Weekend  ...

October 4, 2015

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