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OCTOBER 30, 2009: MY STAR ARCHIVES: A C-10 CHEVY TRUCK BECAME A TEACHING TOOL FOR A FATHER/SON TEAM

  ‘Jeff Kohut and his dad had a mission in life-they both wanted to do a truck project together and they both wanted to learn on the job.’  ...

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OCTOBER 30, 2009: 1952 FORD JEEP M-38-THE KOREAN WAR VET THAT MADE LIFE EASIER FOR CANADIAN SOLDIERS

  Lee Stronach has two hobbies-he’s a military history buff and he’s a vintage vehicle guy.   This particular Jeep was built under contract by Ford for the Canadian...

October 30, 2009 View more...
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OCTOBER 30, 2009: 1971 GMC BUS-HOW A GUY SATISFIED A CHILDHOOD DREAM WITH A 30 FOOT BUS

  Steve Parkin had a childhood fascination with buses.   ‘He loved these large, noisy, mass people haulers long before he could drive but his career choice was easy...

October 30, 2009 View more...
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MAY 1, 2010 STAR TRUCKIN’ 1967 FARGO LIFETIME WORKING STIFF–RETIREMENT NOT AN OPTION

  Fargo was Chrysler Canada’s answer to the Dodge truck nameplate.   ‘They were found in Plymouth dealerships and they were rugged old workhorses–especially the 3-ton D-300s were often...

October 30, 2009 View more...
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OCTOBER 1, 2009 SCARY RIDES FRANKEN-FORD: A 1952 FORD MONSTER THAT CAME TO LIFE IN 3 MONTHS

  Leo Heidt is one of those guys who is very handy with the tools.   He also is very familiar with a welder because that was his job...

October 1, 2009 View more...
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OCTOBER 1, 2009: SCARY RIDES A 1989 DODGE CARAVAN: A STONE-COLD TUNER CAR KILLER

  Lee Iacocca saved Chrysler Corporation in the early 80s when he introduced the ultimate family wagon called the minivan.   A new generation of young families bought these...

October 1, 2009 View more...
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OCTOBER 1, 2009: SCARY RIDES-THE SCREAMING EAGLE-WE HAD TO INCLUDE IT

  The first time I saw the Screaming Eagle was on a napkin as a sketch design in the late 90s.   Jack Holt sketched out his project so...

October 1, 2009 View more...
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STAR TRUCKIN’-THE REAL WORK MACHINES GET THEIR OWN SECTION

We had to add this section to mystarcollector.com because trucks deserve the spotlight. Convertibles and high-powered sports cars may get the babes but trucks get the real work done.

September 6, 2009 View more...
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SEPTEMBER 6, 2009: 1981 DODGE RAM 150 – THE TRUCK THAT STAYED IN THE FAMILY EVEN AFTER AN ECONOMIC MELTDOWN

Grant Baldry’s cousin bought this 1981 Dodge pickup when it was brand new back in 1981. Those weren’t exactly the apex of economic times because Ronnie Reagan had just...

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2009: 1946 CHEVROLET 2 TON- “CHUCK THE ABC TRUCK” A FOUR WHEELED MASCOT

  Charles and Nicole Leclair run a family restaurant and they needed a promotional vehicle for their business.   Not a run of the mill minivan with a logo...

September 6, 2009 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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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...

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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 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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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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