JULY 1 CANADA DAY STAR OF THE WEEK-WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE

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JULY 1 CANADA DAY STAR OF THE WEEK-WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE
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JULY 1:  CANADA DAY STAR OF THE WEEK-WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE

The Star of the Day is always a car-with few, if any exceptions. In this case the car itself (68 Coronet with a 450 cubic inch motor) could easily be a Star but today the real Star is the guy beside it-Cpl. Mark Falt of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Mark is back in Afghanistan for another tour and there is no better way to celebrate Canada Day than to acknowledge someone who exemplifies the best of Canada.

Canada Day is a concept to most Canadians- a big summer party with a blurred vision of what it represents. That’s not a problem for guys like Mark-or anybody else who put it on the line during our 144 years of nationhood.

Mark is part of a big team (he’ll be the first to point that out) but on Canada Day he’s the Star…

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JUNE 30 STAR OF THE DAY-A 1963 PLYMOUTH THAT DEFIES LOGIC AND COMMON SENSE

A lime green 1963 Plymouth that’s undergone radical surgery isn’t what is typically associated with stardom but this car proved a point at a recent show.

The story behind this car is going to surface in a future story but suffice to say-this car stole the show. You didn’t have to like it and many didn’t, but this wild-looking Plymouth had a crowd around it from start to finish.

The biggest reason that this car is Star of the Day is as basic as the hobby itself…it  is all about individualism and personal expression.

Love it or hate it, this car embodies that mantra and some nameless guy put time, effort and money into this 1963 Mopar.

Nobody who saw it in person will ever forget it-that’s what a Star of the Day is all about.

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JUNE 29 STAR OF THE DAY:1910 FRANKLIN HEROISM IN MODERN TRAFFIC

This 101 year old car is still a regular driver…in the summer. The Franklin is a rare and unique piece of automotive history but the opportunity to see one in modern traffic is nothing short of amazing.

One more word enters into the “driving in 21st Century traffic” equation-heroism.

This 1910 Franklin would easily be a Star of the Day on its own based on mere survival but its role as a 2011 grocery getter clearly makes it today’s Star.

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JUNE 28 STAR OF THE DAY-AN EARLY 1960S MERCURY COMET RAISES A FEW QUESTIONS

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This old Comet raised more questions than answers. It looks like the guy who owned it ran out of gas or had a flat tire-in 1975.

That’s about how long it would take for those trees to close in on the Merc so why didn’t he come back to his reliable old ride?

Why wasn’t this baby towed after a month or 2 of making that narrow highway a little more hair-raising?

Why wasn’t every window shot out by drunken kids with bad attitudes…or a drunken old guy with a worse attitude who lost his first wife to a travelling salesman in an early 60s Comet?

Final question-why wasn’t this Comet a Star of the Day a long time ago?

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JUNE 27 STAR OF THE DAY- HOT ROD FUNCTION AND FORM IN A MODEL A

This is a classic example of how you can achieve a look in a hot rod that also embodies more comfort. The stance is streetable and the roofline allows a decent view of traffic but it’s still-at heart, a classic hot rod.

Mandatory, but subtle flames in the paint add to the retro-look making this the Star of the Day.

 

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For last week’s Stars of the Day follow this link-https://www.mystarcollectorcar.com/2-features/star-car-tunes/1174-june-25-star-of-the-day-a-menacing-look-in-the-rear-view-mirror.html

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