Daily Features

MSCC JUNE 19 STAR OF THE DAY: A FOX BODY MUSTANG WITH A GREAT MESSAGE

By on June 19, 2016

IMGP5063-001MSCC JUNE 19 STAR OF THE DAY: A FOX BODY MUSTANG WITH A GREAT MESSAGE

 

Fox body Mustangs are climbing in value every year.

 

‘They’ve had a cult following since the day they hit the market in 1978 because the 302 turned these cars into rockets so the Fox bodies became affordable new-age muscle cars in the 1980s.’

 

Fox body Mustangs are cool on their own but a great message in the rear window makes them even cooler.

 

IMGP5062

 

This MSCC Star of the Week Fox body Mustang had a great message.

 

 

IMGP4582MSCC JUNE 18 STAR OF THE DAY: THE 1980-LOOKING AMC JAVELIN

 

AMC Javelins were exceptionally cool cars when they debuted in ’68.  

 

‘They ranked 4th place in the pony car derby but that didn’t mean they weren’t in there punching because the Javelin was strong competition for the Big Three.’

 

Javelins went through a pretty major re-do in ’71 when AMC added some touches and started a new campaign with the new look.

 

They called this MSCC Star of the Day the 1980-looking AMC Javelin.   

 

 

IMGP6298MSCC JUNE 17 STAR OF THE DAY: BRICKLIN—GREAT IDEA BUT THE EXECUTION WASN’T

 

The Bricklin joined a long list of short-lived car brands in the mid-70s after a two year run.

 

They were the brainchild of Malcolm Bricklin; an American millionaire but they were built in New Brunswick, Canada.

 

‘They ran into many production problems at Bricklin so they didn’t produce the numbers to turn a profit and eventually they stuck the New Brunswick government with a 21 million dollar bill.’

 

This MSCC Star of the Day Bricklin was at a 2015 show—Bricklins were a great idea but the execution wasn’t.

 

 

IMG_0114MSCC JUNE 16 STAR OF THE DAY: ’67 FORD FAIRLANE CONVERTIBLE—BECAUSE A SPECTACULAR LATE SPRING DAY SHOULDN’T BE WASTED

 

There’s a pretty simple rule with spring—use it or lose it.

 

You can’t take spring for granted because it’s a transitional season so expect the unexpected.

 

‘This means you have to take a carpe diem (seize the day) attitude when you own a convertible because that sunny June morning can easily migrate into horrible June afternoon status thanks to the whims of this fickle time of year.’

 

This MSCC Star of the Day ’67 Ford Fairlane convertible was the perfect choice because a spectacular late spring day shouldn’t be wasted.

 

 

IMGP4891MSCC JUNE 15 STAR OF THE DAY: TR8—THE LAST RUN FOR THE TRIUMPH

 

Triumphs were legendary sports cars because they were so typically British.

 

‘They were crude, temperamental, quirky machines but they were spectacularly fun, sporty and they had that intangible English flair.’    

Triumph ended the line with the V-8 powered TR8—a powerful, less traditional version of a legendary British sports car line.

 

This MSCC Star of the Day TR8 is a fine example of the last run for Triumph.

 

IMG_0319MSCC JUNE 14 STAR OF THE DAY: ’64 FORD PICKUP—IT’S NOT A CRIME TO KEEP THEM STOCK

 

Old pickup trucks rarely keep their factory ground clearance.

 

‘Most of them get lowered—some to belly crawling levels while others get jacked so high you need a parachute to exit the cab.’

There’s something about an old truck that causes guys to administer major cosmetic changes to them so you never see one that is simply stock.

 

This MSCC Star of the Day ’64 Ford was a welcome sight because kids—it’s not a crime to keep them stock.  

 

68chargerdaveMSCC JUNE 13 STAR OF THE DAY: ’68 CHARGER—BULLITT COOL IN TRAFFIC

 

The movie ‘Bullitt’ put the ’68 Charger on the map but the car didn’t need the help.

 

These cars were an instant hit for Mopar guys when they debuted for the 1968 model year so Charger sales went far beyond the best estimates.

 

‘Steve McQueen may have driven a Mustang in Bullitt but the ’68 Charger he chased all over San Francisco was a major star in this cop drama.’

 

This MSCC Star of the Day ’68 Charger showed some serious Bullitt cool in traffic a few weeks ago.

 

Star of the Day page sponsored by Southside Dodge

       

CLICK HERE to Like us on Facebook

 

CLICK HERE to Follow us on Twitter

 

CLICK HERE to Follow us on Pinterest

 

SOUTHSIDE-IMGP3565

print

3209 Total Views 1 Views Today

About admin

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Facebook

Featured Ads

Rear View Mirror

FEBRUARY 12, 2018: SRT (STREET ROD TECHNOLOGIES)—THE FUTURE OF THE CAR HOBBY

  The future of the car hobby is one of the most frequent conversations I have at car shows.   The demographics and vehicles are older so the question...

February 12, 2018 View more...
may12-1stimgp1926-002

MAY 7, 2012: THE FIRST CAR SHOW OF THE SEASON FOR CAR GUYS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS MORNING FOR A KID

  We had the first official car show of the season.   We had seen the classic iron for a few weeks already here on the streets, so the...

May 7, 2012 View more...

MAY 2, 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...
ma 2010 imgp1625a

MAY 1, 2010-FIRST LOVE: A 1939 FORD WITH A DEVOTED OWNER-CHECK THE LICENSE PLATE

  Jim Savage has a custom plate on his 1939 Ford that says ‘ FIRST LOVE’.   Bear in mind Jim has been happily married for a long time....

May 1, 2010 View more...

Most Viewed

My Star Showcase

MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR OCTOBER 2018 ROAD WARRIORS—A COUNTRY-WIDE LOOK

  MyStarCollectorCar Road Warriors can be found on any street or highway across diverse regions.   For example, this Camaro was on a street in Quebec.     This...

October 19, 2018 View more...

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...

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...

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

THE DEATH OF THE NORTH AMERICAN SEDAN

  There was a bygone era when the sedan was king of the road in North America.   Sedans were a practical approach to the transportation needs for most families who wanted to corral a large herd of kids in one vehicle prior to a trip from Point A to Point B.     Many See More

THE OTHER MEMBER OF THE 1960s FORD HERD: THE FIRST-GENERATION BRONCO

  The name Ford Bronco became synonymous with OJ Simpson after he was involved in a two hour low speed police chase while he was a fugitive passenger in a 1993 Bronco.   However, the Bronco name was already famous before Simpson’s infamous flight from arrest for a gruesome murder charge in 1994.   In See More

BAD GAS AND OLD CARS: THE NEW REALITY

  There was a time when gasoline had a completely different effect on the internal combustion engine.   Gas formerly contained a lead additive and plenty of high octane choices for engines that were built during a bygone automotive era.     Car engines from the past ran leaded fuel through a carburetor system that See More

SECOND GENERATION CAR GUY: DAVE WEIDNER PICKS FIVE OF HIS FAVORITE RIDES

  Dave Weidner is known as a dedicated car guy in his circles who (along with his brother Robert) followed in father Lou’s footsteps when it came to vintage vehicles from a bygone era.   The Weidner family also built their business around the automotive world and own Weidner Motors, one of Central Alberta’s most See More

Editor’s Picks

GET COACHED ON THAT CAR PROJECT—REYNOLDS-ALBERTA MUSEUM VEHICLE RESTORATION WORKSHOPS

  Restoration projects are not easy.   In fact, a full restoration can be the most complex and difficult job you’ll ever take on but the pain is definitely...

September 3, 2018 View more...

NOVEMBER 1-4 2018 PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction

    NOVEMBER 1-4 2018 PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction 11th Annual Red Deer Fall Finale Classic Sept 7 to 9, 2018 COLLECTOR...

May 31, 2018 View more...

BIG RIGS—A HOT NEW TREND IN THE HOBBY

  Big rigs were never a glamorous form of transportation because they were built for work not recreation but these big machines still have a huge army of fans....

February 17, 2018 View more...

FEBRUARY 12, 2018: SRT (STREET ROD TECHNOLOGIES)—THE FUTURE OF THE CAR HOBBY

  The future of the car hobby is one of the most frequent conversations I have at car shows.   The demographics and vehicles are older so the question...

February 12, 2018 View more...

Car Shows and Events

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....

August 11, 2018
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
NOVEMBER 1-4, 2018 PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA EG AUCTIONS CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction

    NOVEMBER 1-4 2018 PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA CARS STARS ROCK N ROLL Collector Car Auction SATURDAY FEATURE LOT 162     1969 CAMARO RS SS 396 – 375HP...

April 21, 2017
OCTOBER 2018 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR