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MAY 2018: A 1929 CHEVY COUPE TAKES A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY BACK HOME

  1929 was a notable year because it marked the end of the Roaring Twenties when Wall Street crashed on Tuesday, October 29, 1929 and plunged North America into...

May 7, 2018 View more...
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MAY 2018: IS IT A DELIVERY TRUCK OR A 1965 OLDS CONVERTIBLE?

    There was always something very cool about big convertibles during their heyday in the Sixties.   A 1965 Olds Dynamic 88 drop top was large and definitely...

May 4, 2018 View more...
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MAY 2018: 1956 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE TWO-DOOR HARDTOP—WEIRD OPTIONS ON THIS LIST

  There were fewer options available in the 50s when you hit a dealer’s showroom plus people were less frivolous so extra features were well thought out.   Someone...

May 2, 2018 View more...
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MAY 2018: 1960 FORD SUNLINER—THIS ‘MAKE WORK’ PROJECT TURNED INTO A LONG TERM CLASSIC

    Most car projects are well-planned for a very simple reason—they have to be because they’re labor intensive.   That’s one of many reasons body shops won’t touch...

April 30, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2018: 1969 DODGE DAYTONA—THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED WITH A LEGENDARY MOPAR

    Most guys who own a classic muscle car tend to head in a full restoration direction.   There are many reasons for this but the bottom line...

April 28, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2018: ’75 DODGE CLUB CAB—DAD STEERED HIM IN THE DIRECTION OF A MOPAR

  The 1972 Dodge trucks came with a much cleaner, updated look and they were often seen in fleet use.   They didn’t sell like Chevy or Ford pickups...

April 25, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2018: 1981 CAMARO Z28 CONVERTIBLE—2nd GEN CAMAROS DON’T COME ANY RARER

  The Camaro exploded on the pony car scene in the 1967 model year and they gave the Mustang a big scare right from the start.   They were...

April 18, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2018: A 1968 VW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE IS NAMED AFTER A FAMOUS TV STAR

  The VW Beetle began life in pre-war Germany as the “People’s Car” under order from the highly unlovable but ambitious Adolf Hitler.   One has to wonder how...

April 15, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2018: THIS IS NOT FICTION–A VERY RARE 1956 DODGE ROYAL LANCER COMES HOME FROM SWEDEN

  Ken Rice is one of those guys who does not enjoy the cross-Atlantic journey of many Forward Look cars to Europe (particularly Sweden) over the years.   Ken...

April 13, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2018: 1956 METEOR RIDEAU CONVERTIBLE–HE HAD TO TALK THE WIFE INTO IT

  Spouses play a large role in the car hobby because successful marriages are based on mutual decisions.   Collector cars are a large purchase so input from a...

April 11, 2018 View more...

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AUGUST 31, 2015: A SMALL RESORT VILLAGE HAS A BIG SHOW

  We took in the Village of Pigeon Lake car show for the first time this past weekend and were very impressed with the entire event.   The little...

August 31, 2015 View more...
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AUGUST 27, 2014 (SEPTEMBER 2014): OLD BUCK— A 1965 KENWORTH GOES FROM FREIGHT HAULER TO FAMILY HAULER

  Ron Esau is a high energy guy who has made a living as a trucker for many years.   We found him and his unusual ride at a...

August 27, 2014 View more...
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AUGUST 30, 2013 (SEPT 2013): WE “GOT SMART” AND GRABBED THE STORY BEHIND THIS BEAUTIFUL 1965 SUNBEAM TIGER

  Most people are aware of Maxwell Smart, the bumbling secret Agent 86 from the classic half hour comedy ‘Get Smart’.   The show was a weekly must-see on...

August 30, 2013 View more...
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AUGUST 19, 2012: FAST ‘N LOUD – HAVEN’T I SEEN THIS CRAPPY SHOW BEFORE ON TV?

  The problem with television is it will take a new idea and copy it to death.   The bigger problem with television is that it will take a...

August 19, 2012 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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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  ...

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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

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

MSCC JUNE 15 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE REASONS WHY MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR WISHES EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR COULD BE JUNE

  Jimmy Buffett became a lucrative brand name many years ago so these days he is more of a music/merchandise-based franchise riding the wave of a clever marketing plan-and less of a songwriter.   Think McDonalds if they sold Margaritas and T-shirts when it comes to Mr. Buffett.     But there was a day See More

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

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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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