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APRIL 2018; 1955 CHEVY PICKUP—THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION “WHAT DO WE DO WITH MOM’S OLD 455 BIG BLOCK?”

    Timing is everything in the old car hobby but one of the best forms of timing is to buy in an era when the prices were a...

April 7, 2018 View more...
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MSCC APRIL 2018 STARS OF THE SHOW—DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH

There’s been a recent catch-all political cliché designed to encompass a whole range of issues—‘diversity is strength’.   Politicians don’t think about car shows because they’re not a hot...

April 6, 2018 View more...
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MSCC APRIL 6 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: YOUR CAR CLUB NEEDS ANOTHER NAME—FIVE ALTERNATIVES TO THE CRUISERS

  The Cruisers is the most popular name you’ll see in car club world.   It’s a catch-all name and it gets to the point in its own way...

April 5, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2018: 1975 BRICKLIN SV-1—A CANADIAN COMES HOME

  Bricklins were an experiment in private and public funding that didn’t pay off but it did produce an iconic car in a short history.   The company left...

April 4, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2018: A 1963 CORVAIR MONZA FOR A TRAIL-BLAZING CAR GUY

  Bill Kronen marches to the beat of his own RPM when it comes to his vintage car tastes.   Bill likes unusual vehicles and his personal collection has...

April 2, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2, 2018: NINE YEARS IN AT MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR—IT’S STILL MORE FUN THAN DISNEYLAND

  MyStarCollectorCar went live on April 2, 2009 to little or no fanfare.   That’s not a negative thing because we were still working out the bugs so if...

April 1, 2018 View more...
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APRIL 2018: 1966 FORD FAIRLANE 500 TWO-DOOR HARDTOP—IT WAS TOO GOOD TO EVER LET GO

  You rarely see a lifetime commitment to any car because to most people a car is a convenient machine—not a beloved Cocker Spaniel.   A brand new car...

March 31, 2018 View more...
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MARCH 2018: ONLY IN CANADA: A 1964 PONTIAC PARISIENNE CONVERTIBLE

  1964 was the last year before the United States and Canada reached an agreement with the 1965 Canada-US Auto Pact.   The agreement made cross-border automotive products easier...

March 29, 2018 View more...
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WHAT IS PATINA AND WHEN DOES IT JUST SEEM GOOFY?

  Patina is a well-used buzz word in the car hobby.   The term started to gain steam after TV car shows used patina to describe vehicles that wore...

March 28, 2018 View more...
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MARCH 2018: A 1972 FORD CORTINA IS A SON’S TRIBUTE TO HIS LATE FATHER

  The Ford Cortina was a famous import from Great Britain to Canada in the 60s and 70s.   The compact Brit was a popular and affordable set of...

March 26, 2018 View more...

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2015: HOW TO TELL IF YOU HAVE THE CAR GUY SICKNESS

    We have touched upon the concept of “car guy sickness” in earlier MSCC articles, but we will review the affliction for newer readers.   “The term was...

September 30, 2015 View more...
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 (OCTOBER 2014): ’32 FORD PICKUP – HOW’S THIS FOR A 47 YEAR OLD GRADE 11 PROJECT?

  Most guys don’t hang onto anything from Grade 11.   The clothes don’t fit anymore, the bookshelf you built was used for firewood at a grad party and...

September 30, 2014 View more...
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 (OCTOBER 2013): ’62 DODGE POLARA 500 TWO DOOR HARDTOP-THE “JUST GOTTA HAVE IT CAR”

  Every car guy has faced the same temptation-it’s called that “just gotta have it car”.   There are checks and balances in life in the world of old...

September 30, 2013 View more...
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SEPTEMBER 25, 2012: LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN–IT WAS A BAD DAY FOR OLD IRON ON THE ROAD TODAY

  If you want an uncomplicated life, you may want to steer around the old car world.   Sure the vehicles come from an uncomplicated mechanical era but, like...

September 25, 2012 View more...

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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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INSTANT CELEBRITY—FIVE PIECES OF OLD IRON THAT WILL MAKE YOU FAMOUS

  This is an era when anyone can be a celebrity.   Thanks to the Internet a guy can fall off a roof and watch the video of his mishap get a million views—all from the comfort of a hospital bed during his rehab.   That’s instant celebrity but a much less painful road to See More

ARE YOU A SPECULATOR, A DREAMER OR A REALIST IN THE CAR HOBBY?

  There are many divisions and subdivisions within the car hobby.   Some guys only like street rods, others like classic muscle cars while others skew heavily toward VW Beetles.   Those are more like fan clubs but the motivation behind the scenes in the car hobby breaks down into three different categories—speculators, dreamers and See More

MSCC APRIL 20 FIVE FOR FRIDAY—FIVE UNDERRATED CLASSIC CAR TAIL LIGHTS

    There will always be a debate about what was the coolest car ever built because there are an infinite number of choices.   Some guys may see the Hyundai Elantra as the peak of automotive style—that’s the beauty of a free society but most guys dig a little deeper for what they consider See More

BYE BYE TRI-FIVE: THE DAWN OF THE 1958 CHEVY

    The 1950s became famous when the finned car era took flight in the back nine of the decade.   GM joined in the reindeer games in a big way with their lineup and car guys witnessed the evolution of the fin on the 1955 to ’57 Chevys.   The three model years became See More

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MSCC APRIL 2018 ROAD WARRIORS—THEY CAN BE FOUND AT EVERY LATITUDE

  The vintage car culture is most often associated with North America thanks to the massive presence of classic Detroit iron on the streets.   That may be true...

April 20, 2018 View more...
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DO IT YOURSELF CAR APPRAISALS—YES, YOU CAN HANDLE IT

  I had my first experience with vintage car appraisals back in the late 90s with a ’59 Plymouth.   I needed an appraisal for insurance and they definitely...

March 29, 2018 View more...
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TALKING CARS WITH CATHERINE BACH—YES, DAISY DUKE IS DEFINITELY A CAR GIRL

  The Dukes of Hazzard ran from 1979 to 1985 and in that time this TV show became an icon to car guys.   Car guys liked this show...

March 13, 2018 View more...
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WORLD OF WHEELS/AUTORAMA: A GREAT CAR GUY WAY TO BEAT CABIN FEVER

  We at MyStarCollectorCar spend plenty of time on the road during the summer car season-but the long winter season gets a little longer because car shows are as...

February 24, 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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APRIL 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

  APRIL 1: KAMLOOPS, BC VCCC Kamloops Chapter Easter Parade   APRIL 1: EDMONTON, AB The Edmonton Antique Car Club will be Celebrating Easter with our 55th Annual Easter...

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