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FEBRUARY 2017: ’42 DODGE MILITARY 6X6—FOLLOW THE CROWD TO THIS JAY LENO APPROVED CLASSIC CUSTOM TRUCK

  Jay Leno is a typical car guy—on steroids.   ‘His tastes run from exotic 21st century super cars to early 1900s steam-powered cars so you can’t accuse him...

February 9, 2017 View more...
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FEBRUARY 2017: A 1952 CHEVY TRUCK HAS DEEP ROOTS WITH ONE FAMILY

  Chinook, Alberta is a small hamlet in western Canada.   The little town’s name is based upon a winter event called a Chinook wind that produces warm weather...

February 6, 2017 View more...
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JANUARY 2017: A 1958 MERCURY M-1OO TRUCK GETS EVEN MORE CANADIAN WITH HOCKEY PUCKS

  MSSC readers south of the Canadian border always do a double-take when they see a story about a Mercury truck because no such beast existed outside of Canada....

January 26, 2017 View more...
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JANUARY 2017: 1989 DODGE PICKUP—THIS UNASSUMING OLD FARM TRUCK IS A MONSTER 1000 HORSEPOWER SLEEPER

  Car guys have always loved sleepers.   ‘In some cases, there’s money on the line because a sleeper is an ambush in waiting for an unsuspecting victim—that boring...

January 12, 2017 View more...
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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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AUGUST 5, 2011: THIS CAR IS JUST TOO RARE TO RUST IN PEACE OR -GET SLAMMED AND RAT-RODDED

  A full-size 1966 Plymouth Fury station wagon is a rare sight on today’s roads.   They were not the stuff of dreams in the 60s for young and...

August 5, 2011 View more...
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JULY 24, 2011: THE NEW WORLD OF E-COMMUNICATION – WHERE OLD DOGS LEARN NEW TRICKS

  We talk to a lot of car guys during the course of a year and most of them are hip to the Internet world.   Age is not...

July 24, 2011 View more...
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JULY 24, 2011: HOT RODS WITHOUT FENDERS – I FOUGHT THE LAW AND THE LAW WON

  The concept of fender-less cars goes back to the earliest days of the horseless carriage.   The idea of fenders was largely created by crappy weather conditions and...

July 24, 2011 View more...
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JULY 22, 2011: SUMMER ROAD TRIPS WITHOUT A SAFETY NET-THE JUMP IN AND GO ADVENTURE

  We have preached the wisdom of preparation before a collector car goes on a road trip.   But what about a trip where you say the hell with...

July 22, 2011 View more...

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APRIL 2017 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS: MyStarCollectorCar

  Help us out and give us your information about your show so it’s accurate. The sooner we have it, the more exposure you get. These pages get massive...

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SIX CLASSIC CAR TOYS THAT DEFINED ME AS A CAR GUY

  There isn’t a car guy on the planet who didn’t have a favorite toy car or truck from the past.   It didn’t matter whether Santa delivered the coveted toy or it turned up as a birthday present—that gift was going to be the Holy Grail for a budding young car guy.     See More

AN OLD CAR WILL MAKE YOU COOLER THAN A NEW HARLEY

  One of the biggest symptoms of mid-life crisis is a guy who buys a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to change his image.   Many of these new Hog owners are also new to motorcycles and feel a Harley would be a way to cultivate a new identity as a wild child-long after their actual non-wild childhood. See More

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH AMERICAN GRAFFITI’S PAUL LE MAT—LIFE AS A CAR GUY SCREEN LEGEND

  American Graffiti debuted in August, 1973 and no one could have predicted that a simple look back at 1962 would turn into a piece of cultural history.   There was just enough time between when the movie was set and when it was made to give it the perfect blend of Hollywood nostalgia and See More

WHY THE CLASSICS MATTER—A LOOK AT THE GOLDEN AGE RIDES

  We tend to divide into camps as car guys.   You have the Chevy guys, the Ford guys, the Mopar guys, the rat rod guys, the 4×4 guys, the muscle car guys—the list is endless.   They all love old iron but for me the test of a true car guy is to recognize See More

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BIRTH OF A PREDATOR: THE 1968 CORVETTE

  The Mako Shark is one of the ocean’s fastest killers because of its sleek body design that cuts through water like a razor-sharp knife.   The Mako Shark...

April 23, 2017 View more...
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APRIL 2017: 1975 FORD SUPER CAB—39,000 MOSTLY YARD DRIVEN MILES AND A MAJOR FAMILY CONNECTION

  The easiest car story to write is the one with a major family connection in the narrative.   These stories practically write themselves because the human equation is...

April 9, 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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MAY 13, 2017 MICHENER ALLEN AUCTION–’78 25th ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE AND ’51 CHEVY RAT ROD PICKUP

  MAY 13, 2017 MICHENER ALLEN AUCTION–’78 25th ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE AND ’51 CHEVY RAT ROD PICKUP   Michener-Allen is hosting an auction on May 2013 in Edmonton, AB and...

April 25, 2017
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MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR’S HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016 SUMMER CAR SHOWS

  There is no way to avoid the fact summer is a faint memory in that “all the leaves are brown (actually they are gone where we live) and...

November 26, 2016
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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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APRIL 2017 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS: MyStarCollectorCar

  Help us out and give us your information about your show so it’s accurate. The sooner we have it, the more exposure you get. These pages get massive...

October 13, 2015

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