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500 WAS A NICE ROUND NUMBER FOR CAR GUYS BACK IN THE DAY

  500 was a famous number long before it ended up in chrome on a car from the past.   The storied Indy and Daytona races ensured that 500...

December 27, 2017 View more...
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MSCC DECEMBER 27 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THREE CLUES FOR THE PRICE OF TWO

2017 MSCC “WHAT’S IT?”   WEDNESDAY MSCC What’s It? Wednesday is back for 2017.   This is a weekly guessing game for car guys and it was one of the...

December 26, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: RALPH NADER WAS WRONG–A 1966 CORVAIR CORSA GETS A NEW ATTITUDE

    The most popular non-fictional book on the 1966 New York Times best-seller list was a largely fictional book titled Unsafe at Any Speed, written in 1965 by...

December 25, 2017 View more...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

  Merry Christmas to our MyStarCollectorCar readers who have already discovered that, “Yes Virginia”, there is a written story that always accompanies our pretty pictures of old car and...

December 24, 2017 View more...
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MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR REMEMBERS CAR GUY TOYS FROM CHRISTMAS PAST

  Trevor Comfort is one of our most talented and dedicated local car guys.   Trevor is also a collector and his memorabilia includes many items from a bygone...

December 23, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: ’61 FURY—30 YEARS AND COUNTING IN THIS RELATIONSHIP

  The Virgil Exner era was in its twilight at Chrysler in 1961.   The fin era had come and gone and with it went Exner’s legacy.   The...

December 22, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: 1972 DATSUN PICKUP—THE DEFINITION OF A PERIOD CORRECT TUNER

  Tuner cars are definitely the domain of younger car guys.   They squeeze enormous power out of engines the size of a picnic basket and there’s a tuner...

December 20, 2017 View more...
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HOW TO I.D. OLD IRON—DON’T BE AFRAID TO USE A CHEAT SHEET

  I’m pretty good at identifying old cars and trucks—within a certain range.   I can I.D. most old cars between 1955 and 1970 because they changed every year...

December 18, 2017 View more...
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CRUSHING A HIGH SCHOOL KID’S FIRST CAR DREAMS WITH A CYLINDER HEAD REBUILD

  There was a bygone era when a first car meant everything to a young car guy.   A first car represented a golden opportunity to hit the road...

December 16, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: A 1973 DODGE C-600 BIG RIG DRAWS THE CROWDS AT A SHOW

  Many car guys were probably unaware that Dodge produced a heavy truck from 1960 to 1976 for its domestic market.   The LCF (Low Cab Forward) Dodge trucks...

December 15, 2017 View more...

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JUNE 23, 2014: ATTENTION CAR GUYS–PETULA CLARK WAS RIGHT ABOUT ‘DOWNTOWN’

  British songstress Petula Clark hit the top of the charts in the mid-60s with her famous song about the bright lights and appeal of the downtown area.  ...

June 23, 2014 View more...
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JUNE 30, 2013 (JULY 2013): A 1931 MODEL A TRUCK LETS A YOUNG CAR GUY GRADUATE IN STYLE.

    I have always a fondness for Model A trucks because my father owned one when I was a very young kid.   My Dad’s Model A was...

June 30, 2013 View more...
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JUNE 29, 2012 (JULY 2012): LIFE INSIDE A GOLDFISH BOWL WHEN YOU OWN A 1979 AMC PACER

  Bruce Carr is a proud fan of American Motors.   In fact he has always loved the AMC brand enough that the third vehicle in his life was...

June 29, 2012 View more...
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JUNE 5, 2011 WHEN DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATERS WERE KING-THE LOSS OF A GOLDEN ERA

  The drive-in theater was always a great idea but, like the late Curly Howard, it was a victim of circumstances.   ‘Everything from Daylight Saving Time, high land...

June 5, 2011 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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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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A BOAT BY ANY OTHER NAME—WHAT’S THE TRUTH BEHIND OLD IRON’S WEIGHT PROBLEM?

  I used to get into some pretty serious debates when I owned a ’59 Plymouth–it was always about the weight of the car .   The term “boat” came up more often than the term “sketchy” does with online money requests from Nigerian royalty.   Boat is an uninformed opinion when it’s assigned to See More

DOES A BREXIT DEBATE BELONG ON A CAR HOBBY PAGE?

  I look at hundreds of car related pages every week because they relate directly to what I do at MyStarCollectorCar.   I get a trifecta out of this because these pages educate, inform and entertain — that’s nearly impossible in today’s cyber-connected world.   Car pages are a comfortable fit because they remove you See More

CRYSTAL BALL TIME: WHAT IS ON THE COLLECTOR CAR HORIZON?

  The source of the current collector car hobby is rooted firmly in the past.   Most car guys lean heavily toward the vehicles that lassoed their interests when they were kids with a paper route and a meager income source.   The proceeds from a paper route were a long way from the necessary See More

FIVE MUST SEE CONVERTIBLES FROM THE POST WAR ERA

  Post World War II Detroit played a big game of catch up because the factories were stuck in pre-war phase.   Nobody cared about the outdated style because every new car had a waiting list.   Most buyers wanted a sedan because this was the starting line for the Baby Boom so convertibles were See 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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THE GUILD GARAGE: WHEN A HALF HOUR CAR SHOW JUST SEEMS LIKE AN HOUR

  Restoration Garage always lived up to its non-car guy producers’ goal to produce a docu-drama.   The producers appeared to believe in the standard TV playbook wherein a...

August 3, 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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JANUARY 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTOR CAR

  JAN 20: CALGARY, AB  Michener Allen Auto and RV Auction   JAN 27: EDMONTON, AB  Michener Allen Auto and RV Auction   JAN 28: WOODSTOCK, ON: Woodstock Automotive...

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