Daily Features

MSCC APRIL 17 STAR OF THE WEEK: ’70 CHARGER 500—SPRING CALLS OUT THE REALLY COOL IRON

By on April 17, 2016
IMG_0121

IMG_0121MSCC APRIL 17 STAR OF THE WEEK: ’70 CHARGER 500—SPRING CALLS OUT THE REALLY COOL IRON

 

This is definitely a transitional period on the calendar because Spring 2016 is reality now and with that change in season comes a change on the roads.

 

Vintage cars and trucks are coming out of a long hibernation so your daily commute may include something more interesting than a brand new Kia.

 

‘Some people look forward to spring because it gives them a chance to kick start a new garden and get some yard work done and that’s okay if you like lukewarm, no-risk, almost criminally boring hobbies but the really cool cats see spring as an opportunity to dust off a classic ride. ‘

 

IMG_0117

 

This MSCC Star of the Week ’70 Charger 500 was in traffic a few days ago because spring calls out to the really cool iron.     

 

 

IMGP7330MSCC APRIL 16 STAR OF THE DAY: POST WAR FORD—IT WAS THE LAST OF AN ERA

 

Fords dominated the custom/hot rod culture for decades.

 

‘There were a number of reasons but sheer numbers, the flathead V-8 and cutting edge style were the big factors in the Ford hot rod domination.’

 

Ford didn’t miss a beat when the next Gen, legendary shoebox debuted in 1949 but the post-war models carried on their long history as a great platform for a custom ride.

 

This MSCC Star of the Day post-war Ford custom reflected the last of a glorious era.  

 

IMGP9916-001MSCC APRIL 15 STAR OF THE DAY: ’77 BUICK SKYLARK COUPE—BEST OF CLASS

 

Buick is known for its upscale image because it fell in the “just below Cadillac” category at GM.

 

‘Buicks were typically large and in charge cars and most had a fairly big number of options to keep their upscale owners in their preferred comfort zone.’

 

The 1970s changed the game across the board because gas went up so Buick needed a Nova-sized car to meet the new challenge of high fuel prices.

 

The answer came in the form of this Nova-based Star of the Day ’77 Buick Skylark Coupe—it was easily best of class.    

 

 

IMGP0033MSCC APRIL 14 STAR OF THE DAY: THE PERFECT DAY—A VETTE AND THE OPEN ROAD

 

There was a TV show called Route 66 back in the early 60s.

 

It was about two guys on the road in a Corvette and most episodes had them in the middle of people and their problems.   

 

‘The premise was cutting edge for the era but the real star of the show was the Vette because nothing says freedom better than two carefree guys, a sporty car and a wide open highway.’

 

This MSCC Star of the Day is a modern version of the same theme—a perfect day, a Vette and the open road.  

 

IMGP4827MSCC APRIL 13 STAR OF THE DAY: 1939 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III CUSTOM PICKUP—NEW COMPETITION FOR THE WORKING CLASS TRUCK MARKET

 

Pickup trucks have evolved over the last few decades but one thing hasn’t changed.

 

They’re still built for the working class.

 

‘Trucks may be smoother on the road, air conditioned, climate-controlled, heated (and cooled) seat-equipped, satellite radio outfitted and GPS optioned but they are still blue collar rides.’

 

This MSCC Star of the Day 1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III custom pickup means there’s new competition for the working class truck market.     

 

 

IMG_0108MSCC APRIL 12 STAR OF THE DAY: IHC SCOUT IN TRAFFIC – TRAFFIC JUST GOT BETTER

 

Scouts were International Harvester’s answer to the incredibly successful Jeep.

 

They built Scouts from 1961 to 1980 and on the way they built a cult following.

 

‘The Scout was a compact little vehicle and while it was a bit more upscale than the Jeep it could still take a pounding with all the toughness and dependability IHC could build into it.’

 

This MSCC Star of the Day Scout was in traffic a few weeks ago—traffic just got better.  

 

IMGP3083MSCC APRIL 11 STAR OF THE DAY: ’68 FURY CONVERTIBLE—C-BODY MAGIC WITHOUT A ROOF

 

The big Mopar C-bodies were known for their big blocks and their ride.

 

 They were large and in charge but they could handle the rigors of the road better than most big sedans.

 

‘That’s why many police agencies loved big block C-bodies because very few scofflaws could outrun a large Dodge or Plymouth police car plus they could grind into a corner better than the competitors so high-speed chases often ended in favor of the good guys.’

 

This MSCC Star of the Day ’68 Fury has all the road manners of a big Mopar so you get C-body magic without a roof.     

 

CLICK HERE to Like us on Facebook

 

CLICK HERE to Follow us on Twitter

 

CLICK HERE to Follow us on Pinterest

 

Please re-post this if you like this article.

 

SOUTHSIDE-IMGP3565

 

Star of the Day page sponsored by Southside Dodge

 

print
2320 Total Views 1 Views Today

About admin

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Facebook

Featured Ads

Rear View Mirror

64-imgp6225

MARCH 27, 2014: HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY TO THE FIRST PONY CAR-THE BARRACUDA

  There are indelible memories in life and one of mine is the first time I saw a 1964 Barracuda.   I’ve talked about this before but this was...

March 27, 2014 View more...
apr13-68bujimpix 036-001

MARCH 26, 2013 (APRIL 2013) A 1968 BUICK SPORT WAGON IS A RARE VISITOR TO ANY CAR SHOW

  The Buick Sport Wagon was a first cousin of the more famous Olds Vista Cruiser and there was reason to confuse the two luxury wagons from the General....

March 26, 2013 View more...
mar12-55studebimgp6016-2

MARCH 1, 2012: 1955 STUDEBAKER PICKUP-WHAT A BIG RIG DRIVER RUNS ON THE WEEKEND

  Ted Draeger loves the big iron.   His full time job is pushing a big rig and on the weekends he’s still behind the wheel of a truck....

March 1, 2012 View more...
68 charger imgp6660

MARCH 16, 2010: SUPERSTARS ON FOUR WHEELS–WE PICK THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF A CAR BRAND NAME

  Everybody is entitled to an opinion.   It is a basic fundamental right in any country not run on the highly flawed North Korean model.   We’re all...

March 16, 2010 View more...

Most Viewed

My Star Showcase

news-mill-jjmscc_Neon-001

SIGN UP FOR THE MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR DAILY NEWSLETTER!

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...

October 25, 2017 View more...
mill-jjmscc_Neon

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...
products-IMGP5647

MSCC Products and Services Showcase

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...

July 13, 2016 View more...

More At My Star

A BOAT BY ANY OTHER NAME—WHAT’S THE TRUTH BEHIND OLD IRON’S WEIGHT PROBLEM?

  I used to get into some pretty serious debates when I owned a ’59 Plymouth–it was always about the weight of the car .   The term “boat” came up more often than the term “sketchy” does with online money requests from Nigerian royalty.   Boat is an uninformed opinion when it’s assigned to See More

DOES A BREXIT DEBATE BELONG ON A CAR HOBBY PAGE?

  I look at hundreds of car related pages every week because they relate directly to what I do at MyStarCollectorCar.   I get a trifecta out of this because these pages educate, inform and entertain — that’s nearly impossible in today’s cyber-connected world.   Car pages are a comfortable fit because they remove you See More

CRYSTAL BALL TIME: WHAT IS ON THE COLLECTOR CAR HORIZON?

  The source of the current collector car hobby is rooted firmly in the past.   Most car guys lean heavily toward the vehicles that lassoed their interests when they were kids with a paper route and a meager income source.   The proceeds from a paper route were a long way from the necessary See More

FIVE MUST SEE CONVERTIBLES FROM THE POST WAR ERA

  Post World War II Detroit played a big game of catch up because the factories were stuck in pre-war phase.   Nobody cared about the outdated style because every new car had a waiting list.   Most buyers wanted a sedan because this was the starting line for the Baby Boom so convertibles were See More

Editor’s Picks

SEAN-5

MSCC FIVE FOR FRIDAY: SEAN BELL–A FORD GUY PICKS HIS FIVE FAVORITE FORDS

  A guy who sells Fords for a living will definitely have a strong list of favorite Blue Oval rides.   Sean Bell is the General Manager at Cam...

January 11, 2018 View more...
5-auc

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAR AUCTIONS

  Car auctions have become a TV hit thanks to extensive coverage over the last twenty years so auctions have been turned into show business.   They are run...

December 14, 2017 View more...
sein

CONNECTING WITH SEINFELD—THE FRATERNITY OF THE JEROMES WASN’T ENOUGH

  MyStarCollectorCar is based on the average guy in the car hobby—the kind of guy who puts gallons of blood, countless hours of sweat equity, and a big pile...

October 11, 2017 View more...
IMGP7176-001

THE GUILD GARAGE: WHEN A HALF HOUR CAR SHOW JUST SEEMS LIKE AN HOUR

  Restoration Garage always lived up to its non-car guy producers’ goal to produce a docu-drama.   The producers appeared to believe in the standard TV playbook wherein a...

August 3, 2017 View more...

Car Shows and Events

ST1
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
57-1
MICHENER ALLEN AUCTION OCTOBER 28, 2017: 1957 CHEVY 1500 STREET ROD

1957 Chevrolet Street Rod 1500      Make:   Chevrolet            Model:                 Street Rod 1500 Drivetrain:           RWD      Ext Color:             White Engine:                 4Spd Automatic TR700  ...

June 19, 2017
BACH2
MARCH 16-18 2018: 12TH ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW

12th ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AND SPEED SHOW  TIME TO CONSIGN 1888 296 0528 EXT 102     OVER 200 CARS UP FOR AUCTION FRIDAY NIGHT-50 CARS...

April 21, 2017
116
JANUARY 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTOR CAR

  JAN 20: CALGARY, AB  Michener Allen Auto and RV Auction   JAN 27: EDMONTON, AB  Michener Allen Auto and RV Auction   JAN 28: WOODSTOCK, ON: Woodstock Automotive...

October 8, 2015

Ads

Ads responsive