MSCC APRIL 13 STAR OF THE WEEK: ARE WE READY FOR SCENES LIKE THIS?

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13-imgp2345-001MSCC APRIL 13 STAR OF THE WEEK: ARE WE READY FOR SCENES LIKE THIS?

There is nothing like a car show to shake off the cobwebs of a long, long winter and this one has been longer than 24 straight hours of root canal surgery.

Fortunately, there is always a beginning, middle and end to the most brutal winters, and eventually you get to see scenes like this one.

This MSCC Star of the Week is a scene from early May 2012, and if the car gods are in a really generous mood, this one will be replayed again in May 2014.

Let’s hear it for the car gods because the weather gods sure sucked this winter.

 

MSCC APRIL 12 STAR OF THE DAY: A STUDEBAKER DEFINES THE SPECTRUM OF THE HOBBY

12-sept 11 2013-grey eagle jim pix 046-001The car hobby covers more decades than TIME magazine and it has more variations than a DNA strand.That’s what makes it the best hobby in the history of hobbies.

There are no defined boundaries for classic iron-it just has to be cool.

Cool in the eyes of its owner.

This MSCC Star of the Day Studebaker was at a show last September and it was a solid example of the wide spectrum in the old car hobby.

 

MSCC APRIL 11 STAR OF THE DAY: A SURE SIGN OF SPRING-CLASSIC IRON ON THE STREET

11-imgp6801-001This picture was taken last night and it was a more welcome sign of spring than the first robin sighting.

Car guys throw a wing over their old iron and like to avoid residual winter demons like gravel and residual salt but they also battle severe cabin fever.

This MSCC Star of the Day Ford pickup was on the street in tandem with an old Pontiac right behind it.

…a welcome relief to a long, long winter.

 

MSCC APRIL 10 STAR OF THE DAY: ’63 GMC-SOMETIMES THE STORY COMES TO YOU

10-dsc02561-001There’s a question that comes up many times at MSCC and it distills down to a short sentence. How do you get all your stories?

In most cases, the process begins and ends at a lot of car shows.

In other words, you go to the story behind the car by going to where the cars are found in large numbers.

Occasionally the story comes to you.

This MSCC Star of the Day ’63 GMC truck is a great example of that process because it was in a parking lot last Sunday and it will be a future MSCC story.

 

MSCC APRIL 9 STAR OF THE DAY: IS THIS THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH A HOT ROD?

09-imgp5363-002There’s little doubt hot rods are born to run…to paraphrase one of Bruce Springsteen’s best songs.

The key word is run because the original hot rod guys built them to be the baddest rides on the road.

The idea was to build them to drive-not win hardware at a Vegas show or put them on a trailer.

This MSCC Star of the Day is a classic example of what not to do with a classic hot rod.

 

APRIL 8 2014 MSCC STAR OF THE WEEK: MG IN TRAFFIC-THIS IS WHEN THEY REALLY MAKE SENSE

08-aimgp1463-001Northern climates are the sworn enemy of vintage sports cars.

The snow factor alone takes them out of action after the first five inches stick to the road and no one in their right mind wants to fire up an old sports car in -40 weather.

100 miles in real winter weather will make a vintage sports car owner long for the comfort and convenience of a stage coach.

Summer changes the game.

This MSCC Star of the Day MG in traffic back in the summer of 2010 is a great example of why.

 

MSCC APRIL 7 STAR OF THE DAY: A BIG MOPAR C-BODY EQUALS ENTRY-LEVEL COOL

07-aimgp1381-002There are high-end rides in the old car hobby. Anything with the words vintage Corvette, vintage Hemi Mopar or vintage Mustang is going to cost you that extra pound of flesh.

Popularity means price increase-it’s a fact of life in the world of old iron.

Then there are the lesser lights in the hobby. They are entry level rides because they came from the wrong era, they’re too big or they aren’t considered cool in the traditional sense.

This MSCC Star of the Day 70s C-body Chrysler was in traffic back in July 2010 and while it may not have the charisma of a Super Bird or AAR ‘Cuda, one thing is clear.

The cool factor is never in doubt.

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