Daily Features

MARCH 11, 2012: WE PREDICT THE POPULAR TRENDS FOR THE 2012 CAR SHOW SEASON

By on March 11, 2012
mar12-trendsmy star imgp2189-1

 

We are not too far from the start of the 2012 car season although some of us car guys live in a place where spring is still a theory…

 

A warm and fuzzy theory-but definitely still in the conceptual stage here in the land of the ice and snow, to quote Led Zeppelin.

 

The 2012 car show season will unveil trends in the vintage vehicle scene and we want to drag out the crystal ball to discuss what will be hot this summer.

 

 

The smallest segment at every car show will continue to be survivor cars and we don’t need Spock’s logic to noodle out this one. Survivor vehicles have beaten tremendous odds to make it past the crusher. They may have been pampered by an original owner or forgotten and stored by an owner along the way. Either way, they have made an amazing journey into present day car world.

 

mar12-trendsaimgp0533-1

 

Some of the cars have worn the years well, while others have fallen prey to the ravages of time. The important part of the equation is the originality factor in the survivors. The TV car auction guys call it patina, presumably to sound more sophisticated, we just call it wear and tear.

 

A survivor car will still have all of its battle scars, although the fewer the battle scars, the higher the value of the vehicle.

 

The next smallest segment would be rat rods. These stripped-down tributes to the lean look of the 50s hot rod scene are still a pretty hot point of interest for car guys. The rat rods can offer an affordable entry level ride right up to a very expensive ride that only looks like it was built on a tight budget.

 

mar12-trendsmy star imgp2190-1

 

The rat rod culture has grown into a solid part of every car show and shows few signs of easing up on the gas pedal in the future world of the car guy culture.

 

Restored vehicles are always a solid part of the car show scene. These rides typically reflect an emotional attachment to their vehicle, usually with a family or personal emotional link to the past.

 

mar12-trendsaimgp0619-1

 

The current owners take great pains to bring the car back to its original roots. The process can be costly and time-consuming to the owner, but the real value to the owner is the experience of time behind the wheel of a cherished vehicle in its original state.

 

The important part of the equation is the original factor. The owners want their vehicles to have the same feel and engineering found on them when they originally left the dealership. Armstrong steering, single master brake cylinders, vacuum wipers, three on the tree-they want all of the period-correct components of the vehicle.

 

The owners want that blast-from-the-past time machine feel to be complete with an authentic vehicle from a bygone era-with a shiny and new look on the old girl.

 

The biggest vehicle component of the 2012 car show season will continue to be resto-mods and customs. The sky is the limit when it comes to this category because there are a tremendous number of variables in the equation.

 

 

Some car guys want a complete transformation from stock-looking to a wild custom job that makes a bold personal fashion statement for the owner. It might even make a bold statement on the street because the owner may have put a mega-horsepower monster under the hood-if there even is a hood.

 

Other resto-mods are wolves in sheep’s clothing-stock looking and powered by insane excess horsepower with a raging bull of a power-train under the old wool. These guys just like the enticing combination of an old school skin as a disguise for a merciless street killer.

 

So we dream about the new season for car shows here in the last days of winter.

 

It is a very pleasant dream that helps remedy severe signs of cabin fever.

 

Jim Sutherland

Follow us on Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/MyStarCollectorCar

Follow us on Twitter at- https://twitter.com/#!/MyStarCollecto1 

print

4496 Total Views 1 Views Today

About admin

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Facebook

Featured Ads

Rear View Mirror

july12-smallimgp3993-002

JULY 7, 2012: DO YOURSELF A HUGE FAVOR AND TAKE IN A SMALL TOWN CAR SHOW THIS SUMMER

  One of our favorite tasks at MSCC is any weekend where a car show in a small town is on our car events calendar.   There is something...

July 7, 2012 View more...
july12-healthimgp3691-001

JULY 7, 2012: WHY I FIT IN AT A CAR SHOW BETTER THAN A HEALTH FOOD STORE

  I was in a health food store in search of barley flour as opposed to regular wheat flour.   The main reason for my visit was that conventional...

July 7, 2012 View more...
july12-gpsmy star fallen 70s ford-002

JULY 5, 2012: LONG BEFORE GOOGLE MAP SEARCH AND GPS, THERE WERE OLD CAR LANDMARKS

  One of the longest running jokes in sit-coms is a guy who refuses to ask for directions when he gets lost on the road.   The basic claim...

July 5, 2012 View more...
june12-boogie5

JUNE 25, 2012: WE LOOK AT A LEADING CANDIDATE FOR THE NEXT BIG THING IN COLLECTOR VEHICLES

  The past few years have produced some new darlings of the collector car world when a new path is blazed through unknown collector vehicle territory.   The list...

June 25, 2012 View more...

Most Viewed

My Star Showcase

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...
AD-contactIMGP8080

ADVERTISE ON MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR

Do you have an automotive-related business? If so, you should seriously consider marketing through MyStarCollectorCar.   We can get you 25,000 views a day on Canada’s leading online car...

March 31, 2016 View more...
IMGP4077

MAY 2017 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS: MyStarCollectorCar Listings

  Help us out and give us your information about your show so it’s accurate. The sooner we have it, the more exposure you get. These pages get massive...

October 12, 2015 View more...

More At My Star

WE ARE THE CLASSICS (ALBERTA)—THE NEXT GENERATION OF CAR GUYS REALLY DIG THE 70S IRON

    Kyle Hanger is the founder of a group called ‘We Are The Classics (Alberta)’.   No, it’s not a retro rock act—they are on the cutting edge of the hobby.   They are the next generation of car guys.     MSCC contacted Kyle to learn what makes up ‘We Are The Classics See More

EIGHT OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MODELS

  We all went through that model phase in life.   Not the annual Sports Illustrated model phase –that would come later in life.   This is all about an era when a new AMT model was like Christmas in July so here’s a list of my all-time favorite pieces of molded plastic and glue. See More

TEARING UP THE HIGHWAY LIKE A BIG OLD DINOSAUR TO THE DRUMHELLER CAR SHOW

  Drumheller, Alberta Canada is located in the middle of a world famous dinosaur fossil area known locally as the Badlands.   This region has produced more dinosaurs than an entire season of the Flintstones and may well be one of the coolest regions in North America.   The drive to Drumheller takes you through See More

HORRIBLE DECISIONS: WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPENED TO GOOD CAR STYLES

  The bygone era of automobiles was famous for its competitive world of style changes.   Every autumn the arrival of the new models was greeted with as much enthusiasm as Christmas morning for a kid because car guys were anxious to see the new changes.   Magazines like Popular Science teased them with sneak See More

Editor’s Picks

IMGP6639-001

BIRTH OF A PREDATOR: THE 1968 CORVETTE

  The Mako Shark is one of the ocean’s fastest killers because of its sleek body design that cuts through water like a razor-sharp knife.   The Mako Shark...

May 19, 2017 View more...
milner-001

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH AMERICAN GRAFFITI’S PAUL LE MAT—LIFE AS A CAR GUY SCREEN LEGEND

  American Graffiti debuted in August, 1973 and no one could have predicted that a simple look back at 1962 would turn into a piece of cultural history.  ...

May 11, 2017 View more...
vol

I’M YOUNG, DUMB, AND I AM GONNA KILL MY CAR: A PERSONAL MEMOIR

  I was a generous combination of hormones and bad decisions when I was 17 going on 18.   I was also the proud owner of a 1962 Volvo...

April 27, 2017 View more...
IMGP7641

HOW TO GET YOUR CLASSIC READY FOR AN AUCTION

  January is definitely a high profile month for car auctions.   TV paved the way years ago when Barrett-Jackson started broadcasting prime time shows from Scottsdale, Arizona.  ...

January 16, 2017 View more...

Car Shows and Events

2017-Raffle-Car-Artists-Rendering-1024x425
ST. ALBERT CRUISERS–GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

  The St. Albert Cruisers host one of the largest annual car shows in Canada every August.   They call it Rock n’ August for a reason because this...

April 30, 2017
72c101dfayad-001
10TH ANNUAL CALGARY PREMIER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION AT THE GREY EAGLE CASINO

EG Auctions Is Proud To Present: Our 10th Annual Calgary Premier Collector Car Auction at the Grey Eagle Casino! June 16th – 18th, 2017 INDOORS!!!! CONVENTION CENTER – 2...

April 21, 2017
IGP2993-NOVA SC
CONTACT MSCC ABOUT YOUR 2017 CAR SHOWS, CLUB MEETINGS AND CLUB RELATED EVENTS

  CONTACT MSCC ABOUT YOUR 2017 CAR SHOWS, CLUB MEETINGS AND CLUB RELATED EVENTS   Have you already scheduled your car show for 2017?   “Send MSCC the information...

October 26, 2015
IMGP4077
MAY 2017 CAR SHOWS AND EVENTS: MyStarCollectorCar Listings

  Help us out and give us your information about your show so it’s accurate. The sooner we have it, the more exposure you get. These pages get massive...

October 12, 2015

Ads

Ads responsive