MSCC JUNE 28 STAR OF THE WEEK: THE CHALLENGE FOUND WITHIN A VINTAGE CHALLENGER
We’re almost into the dog days of summer and the heat definitely takes its toll on older technology.
You’ll see more classic car and truck hoods up on a smoking hot day than you will on any cool day.
Older engines hate the combination of heat and new gasoline so they’ll vapor lock with lightning speed when the thermometer goes up.
MSCC policy clearly states when an owner of a classic ride is a victim of “stopped car with hood up” syndrome, he or she automatically qualifies as Star of the Week.
Richard Petty could be behind the wheel but he wouldn’t automatically qualify if his car doesn’t have the hood up.
This MSCC Star of the Week was picked because the owner faced the challenge found within a vintage Challenger.
MSCC JUNE 27 STAR OF THE DAY: VINTAGE BMW—BECAUSE MSCC IS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The Star of the Day is literally and figuratively a moving target.
The process is simple—spot an older car or truck in traffic and take a picture.
There are no other defined rules so the subject of the picture can be just about anything as long as it looks cooler than everything around it.
This MSCC Star of the Day vintage BMW in traffic a few days ago is great example of how MSCC is an equal opportunity advocate for cool factor.
MSCC JUNE 26 STAR OF THE DAY: ‘58 EDSEL—HISTORY IS MUCH KINDER IN 2015
The Edsel had a few setbacks in its short run as a member of the Ford family.
There were a lot of reasons why the Edsel didn’t make it but none were good enough to justify the shots Edsels took in the late 1950s.
The Edsel became a whipping boy for Detroit’s late 50s lineup and the trend continued into the 60s until the last standup comedian wore out the concept.
This Star of the Day ’58 Edsel was the coolest car on the street last night because history is much kinder in 2015.
MSCC JUNE 25 STAR OF THE DAY: PONTIAC 4-DOOR HARDTOP—MORE DOOR COOL
There’s a common reaction to 4-door cars from car guys and it’s summed up in the same sentence.
“It’s got two too many doors”.
That’s a pretty harsh thing to say and it’s unfair to define every four door as a parts car.
This MSCC Star of the Day 4-door Poncho was on the street yesterday where it made a big case for more door cool.
MSCC JUNE 24 STAR OF THE DAY: ’47 BUICK CONVERTIBLE—BECAUSE YOU SHOULDN’T BE PREDICTABLE
We are stuck in an era where conformity is rampant.
Cars look the same, music sounds the same and TV shows are an assembly line of clone programs with less original thought than a Grade 1 textbook.
That’s why you need to be less predictable.
This MSCC Star of the Day ’47 Buick convertible would definitely make you a non-conformer in 2015.
MSCC JUNE 23 STAR OF THE DAY: TWO FORD CONVERTIBLES—ONE REAL WINNER
Convertibles have been around in one form or another since the first car rolled out in traffic.
Since then convertibles have seen peaks and valleys in popularity.
Ford took the convertible to a new level in 1957 with the retractable hardtop but it only lasted a few years until 1959.
This MSCC Star of the Day Mustang at a recent car show has a convertible in its lineup that has been around a lot longer.
MSCC JUNE 22 STAR OF THE WEEK: ’64 IMPERIAL—RIDE LIKE THE BEATLES BACK IN THE DAY
The Imperial was the high water mark for Chrysler for several decades.
This was the flagship for the upper end Mopar guys because an Imperial told the world you made it back in ’64.
Imperials were definitely VIP cars so they hauled power brokers from every walk of life including celebrities like John, Paul, George and Ringo.
This MSCC Star of the Day ’64 Imperial was an opportunity to ride like the Beatles back in the day.
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