MSCC MAY 11 STAR OF THE WEEK: THE MYSTERY CAR IS UNVEILED A FEW WEEKS LATER

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12-imgp6803-001MSCC MAY 11 STAR OF THE WEEK: THE MYSTERY CAR IS UNVEILED A FEW WEEKS LATER

A lot of car guys put their beloved old rides under a tarp for the winter and typically they don’t see daylight for six or seven months, but this year’s winter was like an unwelcome house guest.

An unwelcome house guest who ran up your power bills and stayed two months longer than necessary.

This car has been under a car cover for a few months and it was like the guessing game you played at Christmas when you tried to ID a wrapped present under the tree.

This car was a mystery but the profile under the tarp strongly suggested it was most likely a GM product.

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Eventually the weather gods came through a few days ago, the tarp came off and this MSCC Star of the Week 1954 Oldsmobile was unveiled.

 

MSCC MAY 10 STAR OF THE DAY: ’67 CHRYSLER CONVERTIBLE – TOP DOWN STYLE IN A LARGE PACKAGE

Convertibles usually conjure up images of something sporty and foreign in a small package.

Think manual shift, no power steering, high revving 4-bangers and optional roll-up windows.

That’s actually a stereotype because Detroit pumped out some large and extremely comfortable convertibles over the years and the 1960s may have been the high water mark for big drop tops.

This MSCC Star of the Day 1967 Chrysler convertible was at a show back in September 2012 and it was a great example of how you could go topless and still retain style.

MSCC MAY 9 STAR OF THE DAY: A SURE SIGN OF SPRING – BABY THEY WERE BORN TO RUN

09-imgp7333-001The best part about the onset of spring is the old iron on the street.

Forget about robins, green leaves and flowers – the real barometer for spring is when more and more classic rides hit the street.

This week the numbers have grown exponentially.

This MSCC Star of the Day is a scene from last night when two classics were doing some spring time on the road because “baby they were born to run”.

 

MSCC MAY 8 STAR OF THE DAY: ’69 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 CONVERTIBLE – WHAT’S COOL IS COOL

08-imgp6749-001The MSCC Star of the Day is like a roulette wheel with cars instead of red and black spaces.

This is basically an exercise in spontaneity because the choices are based on instant reaction – not reasoned thought and due consideration.

In other words, you look through car pictures and look for something that strikes you as instantly cool.

This MSCC Star of the Day 1969 Cougar XR7 convertible was at an auction a few weeks ago and it easily passed the cool test.

That’s the science behind the MSCC Star of the Day.

 

MSCC MAY 7 STAR OF THE DAY: ’65 AUSTIN CAMBRIDGE – THE BRITISH INVASION CAME IN TWO WAVES

07-imgp6851-0011965 was the peak of the British Invasion when bands like The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, The Zombies, Gerry and the Pacemakers , Dave Clark Five, Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds and two other bands called the Rolling Stones and The Beatles led the charge.

There was another British Invasion underway in the sixties and it came in the form of cars like this MSCC Star of the Day 1965 Austin Cambridge.

Very few people drove Toyotas back then but cars like this Austin were fairly common in an era when anything British was cool.

This classic Brit was a good example.

 

MSCC MAY 6 STAR OF THE DAY: ’57 FORD WAGON – RETIREMENT IS A GAS AS A GASSER

06-aug 10 2013 st albert jim pix 012-001This 1957 Ford panel wagon started life as a brutally practical vehicle. This was a working-man’s office on wheels so it led a life in the world of television repair, hardware supplies or drain cleaning.

There was nothing glamorous about panel wagons but drag racers loved them.

This MSCC Star of the Day ’57 Ford gasser was at a show back in August 2013 and one thing was clear.

This working stiff was living life in the fast lane.

 

MAY 5 STAR OF THE DAY: ’68 AMX AND ’69 JAVELIN — AMC TOOK ON ALL COMERS

American Motors was the feisty little guy on the block back in the late 1960s.

They didn’t have a pony car in the game so along came the Javelin in 1968.

They didn’t have a Corvette fighter so they cut out the Javelin’s back seats, shortened the wheelbase and suddenly the Vette had a two-seat competitor.

AMC was the most undaunted car builder on the planet back in the late 60s.

This MSCC Star of the Day shot was taken at a show last Sunday because this ’68 AMX and ’69 Javelin summed up a feisty little car builder with two very cool cars.

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