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APRIL 2021: A TRIBUTE TO AN INCREDIBLY RARE COBRA DAYTONA IS A FULFILLED DREAM...

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One of the rarest automobiles on the planet is the 1964-65 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. These cars were designed as a Ferrari killer and fatally bit the Italian motoring legend right where it hurt...

MSCC Products and Services Showcase

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These are all great businesses and they support MyStarCollectorCar through their advertising  so we can continue to bring you our  insight into the old car hobby 365 days of the year. We truly...

MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR PICKS THE BEST IN SHOW FOR POST-WAR HOOD ORNAMENTS

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There was a bygone era when cars had incredible hood ornaments that could easily qualify as automotive art. That era was the 1930s and the cars were typically high-end models like Cadillacs and Cords,...

ANOTHER SUMMER FLING? NAH…IT’S MUCH MORE THAN A FLING

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There have been generous acknowledgements of summer flings in popular music, movies, and best-selling novels over the years. A summer fling is any hot and heavy romantic encounter that takes place during the summer...

MSCC OCTOBER 20 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—MAYBE THE ROOFLINE WILL NAIL IT

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This first “What’s It?” Wednesday clue is a typical front-end shot with half the grille and a headlight exposed. The second one is one you rarely see—the roofline and quarter panel—this is a tougher puzzle,...

OCTOBER 2021: A FARM TRUCK THAT BECAME A FAMILY TRUCK–1955 CHEVY 1300

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                    That is no typo on the 1300 model number for this 1956 Chevy pickup because it was designated as a 1300 in Canada, whereas it was a 3100 model in the United States....

FIVE LESSER-KNOWN BADGES OF HONOR

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Badges of honor are the trim pieces on cars that told would-be competitors something lurked under your hood--and it wasn’t a six-cylinder with a 1-barrel carburetor. MyStarCollectorCar has done ‘Badges of Honor’ pieces over the...

SHOULD YOU BUY TWO (OR MORE) CARS AT A TIME FOR A PROJECT?

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There was a recent auction where a TV car guy sold off his collection of cars because he was getting out of the business--so there was a lot of buzz in the old car...

OCTOBER 2021: 1961 FORD SUNLINER–THIS RARE CLASSIC WENT INTO HIDING FOR 35 YEARS

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We’ve all heard about the legendary barn find story--many of them are loosely based in fact because the mint Mopar muscle car under all that dust often turns out to be a rusty ’74...

HOW TO AVOID A TRAIN WRECK DURING A CAR PROJECT

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Every car guy has stars in his eyes when they map out a game plan for a project. The biggest factor is the game plan itself, mainly because it will be an IndianA Jones-level...

OCTOBER 2021: A FORMER TRACK STAR 1965 CHEVY II IS NOW A STREET STAR

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Steve Turner always liked the style of the first-generation Chevy II compact and was interested enough to buy a former track car version. Just for the record, the Chevy II was built to compete...

OCTOBER 2021 STARS OF THE SHOW—TEN YEARS OF MARKERVILLE SHOWS

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Markerville, Alberta, Canada is a picturesque hamlet in the central part of the province. The area was founded by Scandinavian immigrants—primarily from Iceland and they built some impressive dairy farms, so the Markerville Creamery was...