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JANUARY 2018: A 1984 VW CAMPER VAN IS A BIG UPGRADE FROM THE 60S-ERA WOODSTOCK WAGON

  The VW camper van from the 1960s became a legend for the decade because it was an affordable mode of transportation that provided shelter long the way.  ...

January 22, 2018 View more...
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JANUARY 2018: ’47 MERCURY MONARCH PICKUP—DID THEY EVER MAKE ONE?

  The custom car world is full of odd combinations.   There are vehicles that were never even a concept at the factory yet they exist because someone had...

January 19, 2018 View more...
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JANUARY 2018:WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A 1986 FORD VAN BECOMES A BIG RIG?

d   A 1986 Ford van with exhaust stacks, four dual rear wheels, and a fifth wheel set up to haul trailers is not a common sight.   The...

January 13, 2018 View more...
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JANUARY 2018: A 1931 MODEL A TRUCK: PURCHASED FOR 10 BUCKS AND A FISHING ROD

  Jim Parker was a young guy when he spotted a 1931 Model A truck in 1965.   The purchase price was 15 dollars but Jim only had 10...

January 3, 2018 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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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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DECEMBER 2017: A 1975 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER PICKUP TRUCK STEALS THE SHOW

  International Harvester is a famous agricultural name that has roots in the early stages of the farm machinery era of the early 19th century when Cyrus McCormick created...

December 10, 2017 View more...
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DECEMBER 2017: “TWO YEARS OF NOT SEEING HIM”–A 1979 FORD BRONCO STORY

  1979 was a time when the last days of disco were on AM radio and the Ford Bronco was enjoying its 23rd consecutive year as one of the...

December 3, 2017 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2017: A 1977 DODGE WARLOCK CASTS A SPELL ON ONE FAMILY

  Brian Dickau is the current custodian of a 1977 Dodge Warlock that has been in his family ever since it left the Mopar dealership forty years ago.  ...

November 18, 2017 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2017: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A 62-YEAR-OLD CANUCK TRUCK GETS A BIG MAKEOVER?

  A 1955 Fargo step side pickup with a set of exhaust stacks is likely not a stock truck with a factory flathead six under its gull wing hood....

November 15, 2017 View more...

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FEBRUARY 8, 2015: A BAD IDEA IS A BAD IDEA–AND THIS IDEA IS A REALLY BAD IDEA

  First of all, I should clarify something before I get too far into this article: I love British sports cars and they are not the really bad idea...

February 8, 2015 View more...
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FEBRUARY 22, 2014 (MARCH 2014): ’56 DODGE-ALWAYS HAVE A BACKUP PLAYER ON YOUR BENCH

  There is no question car projects can often take more time to build than a mid-size hotel.   Most car guys are well aware of the fiction that...

February 22, 2014 View more...
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FEBRUARY 24, 2013 (MARCH 2013): THIS 1980 MERCURY ZEPHYR GHIA IS A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

  Mercury Zephyrs were a pretty forgettable car from the Blue Oval boys.   They were an attempt by Ford to tie practicality and performance into one product line...

February 24, 2013 View more...
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FEBRUARY 23, 2012: MISTAKEN IDENTITY: WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD CAR NAMES

  For Sale: 1972 Dodge Duster.   Now that is an interesting car that never existed anywhere at any time.   Sure it sounds like a natural fit to...

February 23, 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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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

WHY THE SHOEBOX FORD WAS (AND STILL IS) A HOME RUN

  One of the most famous cars in automotive history is the Shoebox Ford.   This iconic car from the Blue Oval boys was introduced as a 1949 model and built until 1951.   The car represented a giant step in the post-war automotive era because 1949 was the first year for new car styles See More

MSCC APRIL 18 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: HEADLIGHTS, GRILLES –IT ALL ADDS UP

.   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 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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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...

April 19, 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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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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