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MAY 2, 2011 STAR TRUCKIN’ BUCKSKIN BEAUTY: SECOND OWNER 1959 FARGO SURVIVOR HALF TON

  Ron Scott loves his Mopars, particularly the 50s pickups with the unique typewriter (push button) automatic transmissions.   This beautiful un-restored 1959 Fargo is part of a larger...

May 2, 2011 View more...
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MAY 2011 STAR TRUCKIN-ONE VERY RARE BEAST: A BONE STOCK 1961 FORD ECONOLINE PICKUP TRUCK

  Ford introduced the Ford Econoline models in 1961 to lock horns with its air-cooled Chevy Corvair Sportvan and Volkswagen microbus competitors.   The Blue Oval boys offered two...

May 2, 2011 View more...
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APRIL 5, 2011 STAR TRUCKIN’-1948 MERCURY M-135 1 ½ TON TRUCK

  You rarely see 1948 1-½ ton trucks at most car shows-there are many reasons for that but one of the biggest is the fact that these trucks were...

April 5, 2011 View more...
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APRIL 3, 2011: STAR TRUCKIN’: 1957 CHEVY-THE TRUCK CHOICE FOR TRI-FIVE CAR GUYS

  GM tended to lead the styling pack in the mid-50s and nowhere was that more evident than the 1955 Chevrolet pickup. This truck pointed the direction for the...

April 3, 2011 View more...
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MARCH 14, 2011-A 1955 CHEVROLET PICKUP TRUCK MAKES A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ITS OWNER

  The old car and truck hobby is typically the stuff of dreams for car guys.   We all have our dream rides, but real life intrudes into the...

March 14, 2011 View more...
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FEBRUARY 27, 2011 (MARCH 2011) STAR TRUCKIN’: SURVIVOR THE WORLD’S NICEST 1974 DODGE VAN

  Survivor cars are the new gold standard for car collectors.   The ultimate dream for collectors is finding and purchasing a documented low mileage 427 Vette-you can do...

February 27, 2011 View more...
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FEBRUARY 1, 2011: A HIGH SCHOOL 1956 F-100 DREAM COMES TRUE FOR THIS CAR GIRL

  Caroline Tester is a farm girl at heart, so naturally her choice of ideal vehicles is a pickup truck.   But not just any pickup truck.   This...

February 1, 2011 View more...
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JANUARY 30, 2011 (FEBRUARY 2011)-STAR TRUCKIN’ 1950 FARGO ½ TON SURVIVOR FROM A LIFE ON A FARM

  The basic philosophy for 61-year-old farm trucks is just that…extremely basic.   They were bought to work themselves into an early junkyard grave.   That is what makes...

January 30, 2011 View more...
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JANUARY 4, 2011 A FORMER FARM BOY’S 1971 CHEVROLET DREAM TRUCK

  Randy Holt left the family farm many years ago, but you can never take the country out of the boy.   He always had a dream to own...

January 4, 2011 View more...
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JANUARY 2, 2011 A FRANKEN-TRUCKSTEIN 1975 DODGE CREW CAB/ CLUB CAB

  Doug Ruffell looks like an ordinary guy-until he wheels his monster Dodge truck into a show.   Doug’s truck is a mix of 70s and 90s Dodge truck...

January 2, 2011 View more...

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OCTOBER 28, 2015: QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK ABOUT A CHOP

  One of the trickiest equations in the car hobby is the custom look.   One car guy’s concept of a dream machine may be another car guy’s idea...

October 28, 2015 View more...
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APRIL 21, 2015 (MAY 2015): A 1952 CHEVY PANEL: THE PURPOSE-BUILT TRUCK FROM THE GENERAL

  A 1952 Chevrolet panel (sedan delivery) was not built for fun family outings.   It was a working vehicle with many applications in the practical world.   These...

April 21, 2015 View more...
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OCTOBER 29, 2014 (FEB 2015): A MOPAR GUY PUTS HIS MECHANICAL SKILLS INTO A 1968 DODGE TRUCK PROJECT

  Mark Klein is a transmission expert and a big fan of 60s-era Dodge pickups.   He spent his childhood on the family farm where the trucks of choice...

October 29, 2014 View more...
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APRIL 23. 2014 (MAY 2014): 1962 DODGE STATION WAGON: THE REAL STORY BEHIND “VACATION”

  The movie “Vacation” was based on a typical baby boomer family vacation to Wally World with some Hollywood overtones like motel robberies, hostage-taking and armed conflict with police....

April 23, 2014 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...

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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

WHY I LIKE THE 1967-69 DODGE DART

  The Dodge Dart was heavily associated with the compact car movement and economy from a bygone automotive era.   That practical image went flying out the open window of a fast-moving Dart when the Mopar crew added a V-8 option for the Dart in the 1960s.   The revamped style of the Dart caught See More

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APRIL 2018: A 1968 VW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE IS NAMED AFTER A FAMOUS TV STAR

  The VW Beetle began life in pre-war Germany as the “People’s Car” under order from the highly unlovable but ambitious Adolf Hitler.   One has to wonder how...

April 15, 2018 View more...
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REALITY IN THE HOBBY—WE’RE DOWN TWO MORE CAR GUYS

  The car hobby is a great world but one of its biggest enemies is found in the demographics.   There are a fair number of car guys in...

April 13, 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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