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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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AUGUST 11, 2009: 1968 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER PICKUP-GRANDFATHERLY ADVICE-“BUY A CORNBINDER”

  Jason was 18 years old when he took delivery of this great looking IHC pickup.   He learned to love these old trucks via osmosis through working with...

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AUGUST 11, 2009: 1946 MERCURY-A WORKING MAN’S GUIDE TO COLLECTOR VEHICLES

  Nelson Smith is the proud owner of this great looking ’46 Mercury pickup.   He’d always liked these post war trucks and this one drew him in back...

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AUGUST 11, 2009: THE 50TH BIRTHDAY TRUCK: A 1954 GMC PICKUP-A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE

  Larry Robinson is a true car guy whose wife Joan isn’t the punch line of an old joke-she really does understand him.   ‘That’s why she bought him...

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AUGUST 11, 2009: STAR TRUCKIN’ REVISITED AUGUST 2009- 47 FARGO GRAND DAD’S LEGACY-STILL WORKING HARD

Stan Purcell’s grandfather bought this warhorse back in 1950 when it was a slightly used 3-year-old 47 Fargo. Stan has never known a day when the tough old truck...

August 11, 2009 View more...

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APRIL 26, 2015: A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING: THE RAMBLER AMERICAN IN BEAST MODE

  Rambler was a name long associated with a conservative family-oriented automobile.   Few car guys dreamed of the day they could finally own an Ambassador and show it...

April 26, 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 30, 2013 (MAY 2013): THIS ’54 DE SOTO IS ANOTHER “YOU ARE NOT BUYING ANOTHER CAR” STORY

  One of the first battles for many car guys is fought right on the home front.   He finds his ideal car and decides that he desperately needs...

April 30, 2013 View more...
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APRIL 7, 2011: TO CHOP…OR NOT TO CHOP-THAT IS THE CAR GUY QUESTION

  Chopping the roof line on a vehicle is a hot button issue.   Some car guys believe that practitioners should be horse-whipped, while others believe that a custom...

April 7, 2011 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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These are all great businesses and they support MyStarCollector Car through their advertising  so we can continue to bring you our  insight into the old car hobby 365 days...

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JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS       JUNE 1: COQUITLAM, BC  Geoff McElgunn Scholarship Show & Shine 604-551-3650   JUNE 1-3: THREE HILLS, AB Cruise Weekend  ...

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MSCC JUNE 22 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: FIVE THINGS YOU NEED FOR A ROAD TRIP IN AN OLD CAR

  Years ago I wrote a piece for MyStarCollector that doesn’t make a great deal of sense in Reality World   I put forth a case for a road trip in a vintage car with no modern conveniences like cell phones and, more importantly, no actual rational thought.     My only defense for this 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

MSCC JUNE 20 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE ONLY THING THAT CHANGED WAS THE COLOR OF THE PICTURE

  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 and See More

GOING-GOING-GONE….COMMON CARS THAT DISAPPEARED DOWN ‘FORGOTTEN MEMORY ROAD’

  There are always examples of cars that were seen in giant herds on yesterday’s roads.   Eventually they were unable to outrun the passing years and these once-plentiful cars suddenly disappeared completely off the automotive radar screen.   They were bought, used for transportation purposes, and then they headed off into the sunset-sometimes forgotten See More

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JUNE 2018: ’58 BELVEDERE CONVERTIBLE—RARE MOPAR WITH A DUTCH CONNECTION

  Car guys always have a mentor who steered them into the hobby.   It can be a buddy, a brother or an uncle but most often the mentor...

June 22, 2018 View more...
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A PERFECT MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR WEEKEND: 3 SHOWS IN 3 DAYS

  The idea of three car shows is pretty appealing in a kid-at-Christmas kind of way here at MyStarCollectorCar.   This weekend we were able to perform that feat...

June 17, 2018 View more...
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JUNE 23, 2018 EG AUCTIONS PRESENTS THIS 1965 NOVA SS

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   Click here...

May 31, 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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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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JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

JUNE 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS       JUNE 1: COQUITLAM, BC  Geoff McElgunn Scholarship Show & Shine 604-551-3650   JUNE 1-3: THREE HILLS, AB Cruise Weekend  ...

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