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JANUARY 2017: A 1969 GMC 910: THE CANUCK TRUCK

  The 49th parallel was not the only thing that separated the United States from Canada in 1969.   For example, GMC pickup trucks were given different model numbers...

January 9, 2017 View more...
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JANUARY 2017: ’53 CHEVY 1300 PANEL DELIVERY—A STORIED HISTORY FOR A WORKING TRUCK

  There was an era when trucks were built for work.   ‘Now a 2016 truck is a multi-use vehicle so it’s built to haul everything from lumber to...

January 1, 2017 View more...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY–DECEMBER 30, 2012 (JANUARY 2013): AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT–A 1951 DIAMOND T SEMI

  It would be more than fair to say that we do not encounter too many 1951 semi-trucks at car shows.   It would also be fair to say...

December 29, 2016 View more...
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DECEMBER 2016: THE LONG ROAD BACK FOR A 1940 HUDSON PICKUP TRUCK

  Hudson was an innovative automobile company because they had to be innovative to survive in a highly competitive industry.   They were a small company who had to...

December 13, 2016 View more...
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DECEMBER 2016: NUMBER 14 IS A CHARM: A 1969 CHEVY VAN

  Daryl Balaberda is a big van fan.   His first vehicle was a VW van and he has owned 13 other vans over the years since his first...

December 8, 2016 View more...
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DECEMBER 2016: FRANKENSTEIN BUILD: A 26-27-28 MCLAUGHLIN WITH A ’66 MERCURY TRUCK HEART

  There’s an old school term when it comes to building a custom ride—junkyard build.   ‘The term “junkyard build” is almost as old as the car industry itself...

December 5, 2016 View more...
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DECEMBER 2016: REUNITED–HOW A 1989 DODGE CUSTOM VAN FOUND ITS WAY HOME

  The essence of every story for us at MyStarCollectorCar is the connection between the vehicle and the owner.   We ask why the owner chose that vehicle and...

December 1, 2016 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2016: ’49 CHEVY PICKUP—PLANNING MAKES FOR PERFECTION IN THIS BEAUTY

  Anyone who has been through a car project knows all about the planning stage.   ‘If you don’t respect the planning stage of a project then you’re probably...

November 25, 2016 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2016: FIRST SHOW FOR A 1974 FORD XLT F-350 FAMILY HEIRLOOM

  An original 1974 Ford truck would typically show plenty of wear and tear if it was even around after all these decades.   Trucks were built for hard...

November 11, 2016 View more...
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NOVEMBER 2016: A 1966 VW VAN MAKES A GREAT BIRTHDAY GIFT

  Bonnie Slager is a newcomer to the car hobby.   ‘Her husband Adrian has always been a car guy and wanted to get his bride into the hobby...

November 8, 2016 View more...

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MARCH 26, 2015 (APRIL 2015): THIS 1969 DODGE CHARGER DAYTONA HEMI FOUR-SPEED IS THE REAL DEAL

  The Dodge Charger Daytona produced a shock and awe moment when it first hit the streets back in the summer of ’69.   The only bigger news that...

March 26, 2015 View more...
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MARCH 25, 2015 (APRIL 2015) 1949 CADDY: THIS OLD SCHOOL CUSTOM RIDE IS A KNOCKOUT AT EVERY SHOW

  Custom rides are a tricky process.   One car guy’s dream ride can be another car guy’s worst nightmare.   Cosmetic surgery is risky business, whether it is...

March 25, 2015 View more...
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MAY 25, 2015 (APRIL 2015): A 1973 PONTIAC LEMANS: A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A RODNEY DANGERFIELD CAR

  The 70s has taken a lot of heat as a decade.   It was a decade that started with the breakup of the Beatles, along with the deaths...

March 25, 2015 View more...
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MARCH 12, 2015 (APRIL 2015): 1979 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER D1539—TASMANIAN WORKHORSE FOR 36 YEARS

  Most large work trucks have a bleak future because their sole purpose is to deliver a full day of work.   Once they can’t deliver a full day...

March 12, 2015 View more...

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MARCH 2017 ’71 CUDA 340—HE WAS 13 WHEN HE SAW HIS DREAM CAR

  Peter Swainson is the definitive Mopar guy.   ‘He’s owned some legendary Mopar muscle over the years and his Southside Dodge dealership has sold thousands of cars since...

March 1, 2017 View more...
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MARCH 2017 CAR SHOWS, EVENTS AND CLUB MEETINGS–MyStarCollectorCar

MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR PRESENTS MARCH 2017 CAR SHOWS, EVENTS AND CLUB MEETINGS **Let us know about all your club meetings and community car shows and  we’ll list them here FREE-we average...

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IS A CHEVY EL CAMINO A GOOD INVESTMENT? MAYBE…

  The idea of a car/truck marriage was not entirely new when the 1959 Chevy El Camino hit the showroom in the fall of 1958.   The Elky was built to compete with the General’s mortal enemy Ford and their Ford Ranchero that debuted two years earlier in 1957.   Trucks built on a car See More

JIM ROCKFORD’S DAD WAS A PIONEER IN THE SQUARE BODY MOVEMENT

  1973 was a year of big change for the General when it came to trucks. One of the most popular pickup truck production runs in history (1967-72 Chevys) was over and a new era of 70s style was very evident in the 1973 GM truck lineup.   The Chevy and GMC trucks were less See More

GOODBYE EDD—THE MAN WITH TOO MUCH STYLE AND CLASS FOR REALITY TV

  MSCC has a love-hate relationship with reality TV car shows.   The upside to these grease and oil soap operas is the exposure the car hobby gets.   The downside is how low TV will go to develop a plot in a world where the plot is already written in the process/history of the See More

FINS UP: THE DAWN OF THE SEXY ERA FOR DESOTO

DeSoto is a familiar name to car historians and Mopar fans, even though the last one rolled off the assembly line in 1961.   The first DeSoto left the factory in 1929 when Walter P Chrysler decided to expand the Mopar family in 1928.   The DeSoto brand was a tribute to Spanish explorer Hernando See More

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GOODBYE EDD—THE MAN WITH TOO MUCH STYLE AND CLASS FOR REALITY TV

  MSCC has a love-hate relationship with reality TV car shows.   The upside to these grease and oil soap operas is the exposure the car hobby gets.  ...

March 22, 2017 View more...
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MSCC MARCH 2017 TRAFFIC STARS: A LOOK BACK AT RED DEER SUPER RUN – ON THE STREETS BACK IN 2009

  The Super Run hits Red Deer, Alberta every three years.   It’s a massive event with things scheduled all week but one of the biggest events is the...

March 3, 2017 View more...
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HOW TO GET YOUR CLASSIC READY FOR AN AUCTION

  January is definitely a high profile month for car auctions.   TV paved the way years ago when Barrett-Jackson started broadcasting prime time shows from Scottsdale, Arizona.  ...

January 16, 2017 View more...
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ALEXANDRA PAUL TALKS ABOUT CHRISTINE—THE OTHER FEMALE STAR ON THE SET OF A CULT CLASSIC

  The movie Christine became a cult classic overnight thanks to a great cast and the title star of the film.   Who would ever predict that a demonically...

October 31, 2016 View more...

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CONTACT MSCC ABOUT YOUR 2017 CAR SHOWS, CLUB MEETINGS AND CLUB RELATED EVENTS

  CONTACT MSCC ABOUT YOUR 2017 CAR SHOWS, CLUB MEETINGS AND CLUB RELATED EVENTS   Have you already scheduled your car show for 2017?   “Send MSCC the information...

October 26, 2015
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THE CAMROSE CAR SHOW: HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

  Car shows held on Main Street are an instant home run with us.   ‘The retro rides look perfect on Main Street in every town and the Camrose,...

October 23, 2015
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MARCH 2017 CAR SHOWS, EVENTS AND CLUB MEETINGS–MyStarCollectorCar

MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR PRESENTS MARCH 2017 CAR SHOWS, EVENTS AND CLUB MEETINGS **Let us know about all your club meetings and community car shows and  we’ll list them here FREE-we average...

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