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FEBRUARY 2018: 1962 CORVAIR VAN—THE SCOOBY DOO MYSTERY VAN THEME IS A KID MAGNET

  Corvair vans are a rare sight at car shows.   They didn’t build a lot of them and few of them survive to this day so they attract...

February 4, 2018 View more...
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FEBRUARY 2018: EVER HEARD OF A 1947 PONTIAC FLEETLEADER? HERE ARE ALL OF THE DETAILS

  A bright orange 1947 Pontiac Fleetleader panel delivery caught our attention in a big way at a car show.   The Orange Crush logo on the side of...

January 31, 2018 View more...
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FEBRUARY 2018: A 1950 GMC RESTO MOD GETS SAVED FROM A RASPBERRY PATCH

  Dave and Bernice Boucher had a great reason to buy a 1950 GMC 1500: Bernice owned a vintage GMC pickup truck and her ex-husband sold it at a...

January 31, 2018 View more...
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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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APRIL 27, 2015: THE FIRST CAR SHOW OF THE 2015 SEASON AND IT WAS A DANDY

  We live in what is lovingly referred to as a sub-arctic climate.   Maybe we cannot see Santa’s neighborhood from our front porches, but it is a short,...

April 27, 2015 View more...
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APRIL 12, 2014 (MAY 2014) ’55 CHEVY CAMEO: NEVER LET GO OF A FAMILY LEGACY

  Chevy Cameos are apex vehicles in the world of old iron and the prices reflect that every time one shows up on an auction docket.   Cameos are...

April 12, 2014 View more...
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APRIL 29, 2013 (MAY 2013) 1970 HEMICUDA-MOPAR NOSTAGLIA-21ST CENTURY STYLE

  Most car guys have a dream ride and one of the top vote getters is the ’70 Hemi Cuda.   That particular car will remain a dream for...

April 29, 2013 View more...
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APRIL 12, 2011; HOW TO SURVIVE A COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION WITHOUT FOLDING YOUR HAND

  One of the most famous sources for collector vehicles is the auction.   The Barrett Jackson franchise is an important component of Speed TV as a major event...

April 12, 2011 View more...

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JULY 2018 ROAD WARRIORS—THIS IS WHY SUMMER IS ACTUALLY A COOL SEASON

  Winter is the enemy of classic iron but summer is its best friend.   That’s why you’ll see cars like this shoebox Ford in the summer months because...

July 13, 2018 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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AUGUST 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

    JULY 30-AUG 5: RED DEER, AB Rock’n Red Deer Alberta Super Run       AUG 2: RED DEER, AB Thursday Cruise Night Weekly Show and Shine...

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AUGUST 17 MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR FEATURE FRIDAY: RAMBLER IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD

  Many of us from a bygone era can easily recall a time when a car manufactured by the little company with big ideas (American Motors) was known as a Rambler.     Eventually the people who bought vehicles from AMC were not exactly happy when their cars were called “Ramblers” because they were actually See More

ST ALBERT’S ROCK’N AUGUST: THE RAIN, THE PARK, AND A BRADY BUNCH CAR-PLUS A MOPAR FEST

  MyStarCollectorCar was on the road to St Albert, Alberta this past weekend for their annual Rock’n August car show held on the grass in their famous park system.   We were also able to attend the annual Central Alberta Mopar Association show held in Red Deer, Alberta on the same day because the two See More

WHAT A DAY FOR A CAR KID DAYDREAM: A BLAST FROM THE PAST

  I was already a car guy before I even learned the alphabet and my automotive obsession grew larger after I was able to follow the racing careers of the King (Richard Petty) and (Big Daddy) Don Garlits via my school library’s limited selection of car magazines.   The life of a 1960s-era elementary school See More

STANDING IN THE SHADOW OF AUTOMOTIVE GIANTS: THE PONTIAC FIREBIRD AND MERCURY COUGAR

  Mercury and Pontiac share a common bond in automotive history: both introduced pony cars in the 1960s that were Miss Congeniality cars by comparison to their Miss Universe stable mates (Chevy’s Camaro and Ford’s Mustang).   Mercury and Pontiac cultivated a reputation in the slightly-above-average-luxury car market and offered base models that were a See More

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IS THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION POISED TO MAKE A COMEBACK? THE HAGERTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE SURE HOPES SO

  The manual transmission is a mystery to many younger drivers.   There are many reasons for this but the biggest reason is technology.       We’re on the brink...

July 23, 2018 View more...
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11th Annual EG Auction Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018

11th Annual Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION – CLASSIC CAR AUCTION The 11th Annual Fall Finale Classic Car Auction September 7th...

May 31, 2018 View more...
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A HARDCORE CAR GUY IN THE INSURANCE GAME—A LOOK AT STUART GREEN FROM LEGEND’S COLLECTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE

  Stuart Green has been a car guy for as long as he can remember.   Stuart and his brother built award winning model cars (two were award winners)...

May 28, 2018 View more...
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THE BALLAD OF THELMA: PART 1–CAN A HOLLEY SNIPER EFI SAVE THE DAY?

  Thelma is a member of our family.   She’s our 1977 Chrysler Newport.   She’s the two-door model with the Chrysler 400 cubic-inch engine.     She’s named...

May 26, 2018 View more...

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JULY 28, 2018 MICHENER ALLEN COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION SHOWCASES THIS ’69 CHARGER RT TRIBUTE

            ’69 Charger RT Tribute–click here for all the details.   FUNDER WHEELS FORMULA 1 GO CART     *Here’s the incredible history behind...

June 25, 2018
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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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11th Annual EG AUCTION Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018

11th Annual EG AUCTION Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018   COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION – CLASSIC CAR AUCTION The 11th Annual Fall Finale Classic Car...

April 21, 2017

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