MSCC JUNE 21 STAR OF THE WEEK: THIS IS HOW YOU RUN WITH A REAL HOT ROD

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21 imgp6080 001MSCC JUNE 21 STAR OF THE WEEK: THIS IS HOW YOU RUN WITH A REAL HOT ROD

The lines are blurred these days with hot rods.

On the one hand you’ll see a guy who will run his ride from early spring until the snow flies because he built it to drive it.

Then there are the other guys who trailer (covered of course) their 6-figure custom hot rod to shows, back it off the trailer and put it back in the trailer after the show.

You can debate this forever but this MSCC Star of the Week shows how you should run with a hot rod…in the passing lane.

 

 

 

MSCC JUNE 20 STAR OF THE DAY: ’56 DESOTO FIREFLITE SPORTSMAN—HEMI MOPAR MUSCLE ISN’T A NEW CONCEPT

20 dsc 0310 001Younger car guys may not realize it but the concept of Hemi-powered Mopar muscle didn’t begin with the 2015 Hellcats.

It didn’t even begin with the ’70 Hemicuda.

The Hemi Mopar goes back 65 years to the fall of 1950 and it was built to combat the raw horsepower of cars like the Cadillac.

This MSCC Star of the Day ’56 DeSoto Fireflite defines why Hemi Mopar muscle isn’t a new concept.

 

 

 

 

 

MSCC JUNE 19 STAR OF THE DAY: ADD SOME STYLE TO A WEDDING—CLASSIC IRON

19 imgp2732 001June is the classic month for weddings.

This probably has a lot to do with much better weather than a mid-January wedding but it also means something else.

You can invite old iron to the wedding party in June—January weather is a lot more iffy for vintage rides.

This MSCC Star of the Day T-bird is a great example of how classic iron can add some style to a wedding.

 

 

 

 

 

MSCC JUNE 18 STAR OF THE DAY: MET IN TRAFFIC—LITTLE CAR, BIG IMPRESSION

18 101 0709 001The Metropolitan had a loyal following the first day it hit the AMC showrooms back in the mid-50s.

Maybe it was the puppy dog cute factor; maybe it was the underdog factor because this little car debuted during the ultimate Detroit “bigger is better” era.

It was probably a combination of the two.

This MSCC Star of the Day Met was in traffic last summer where it was a little car making a big impression.

 

 

 

 

 

MSCC JUNE 17 STAR OF THE DAY: BUICK GRAND NATIONAL—THE 80S GOT INTERESTING

17 imgp6345 001The malaise era is the nickname for mid to late 70s era, choked off Detroit iron.

It’s definitely not a complimentary term but it does describe a bleak era in automotive history.

The malaise era continued into the 1980s but there were some exceptions.

This MSCC Star of the Day Buick Grand National (at a show last week) was clearly the point where the 80s got interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

MSCC JUNE 16 STAR OF THE DAY: ‘67 METEOR–THE PERFECT EXPO ‘67 RIDE

16 imgp6287 001Canada had a big birthday in 1967.

The whole country embraced the 100th birthday party in a big way so there were celebrations everywhere.

One of the biggest was the World’s Fair in Montreal so Canadians flocked to Expo 67 because they love a great big party.

This MSCC ‘67 Meteor was the prefect Expo ‘67 ride that year because it was a uniquely Canadian model.

 

 

 

 

 

MSCC JUNE 15 STAR OF THE WEEK: DUSTER—THE AFFORDABLE VERSION OF MOPAR MUSCLE

15 imgp6752 001Plymouth Dusters were some of the best entry level muscle cars you could buy in the early 70s.

They were lightweight and affordable plus the 340 made Dusters formidable street machines.

Smog era Dusters didn’t have the same punch but they could be built into solid street machines with ease and to this day they are bargains.

This MSCC Star of the Day smog era Duster on the street two days ago is a great example of affordable Mopar muscle.

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