MSCC MAY 18 STAR OF THE WEEK: ’78 LITTLE RED EXPRESS – WHAT MOPAR GURUS TUCK AWAY

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19-imgp7539-001MSCC MAY 18 STAR OF THE WEEK: ’78 LITTLE RED EXPRESS – WHAT MOPAR GURUS TUCK AWAY FOR YEARS

Kori Alexander is a Mopar guru so when he unearths a long buried 1978 Dodge Little Red Express questions arise in seconds.

Kori has a long association with this truck and the full story will be told in a future edition of MSCC, but for now the only story is the attention his old ride got at a show this week.

The kind of attention that makes this Little Red Express an MSCC Star of the week.

 

MSCC MAY 17 STAR OF THE DAY: STUDEBAKER ON STEROIDS – BRUTE FORCE COMES IN MANY FORMS

17-imgp7353-001Studebaker is a fairly sedate brand name.

Studebakers were known for hard work and practicality in car and truck form because that’s what their customers wanted.

The trucks were affordable and far from glamorous but they got the job done.

This MSCC Star of the Day Studebaker truck was a little more attention-getting at a show last week because it was clearly on steroids.

 

MSCC MAY 16 STAR OF THE DAY: TRAVELING IN LINCOLN STYLE TO THE FAIR

16-imgp7545-001The annual trip to the midway at the fair was a huge event for kids.

This was an opportunity to indulge in sugar-laden food groups like cotton candy and try to keep it down on a spinning ride.

This wasn’t always successful but you never saw kid refusing to go on the next ride even after a misadventure on the Tilt-a-Whirl.

Very few kids got to the fair in a car like this MSCC Star of the Day Lincoln convertible at a car show last night.

The leather upholstery was too hard to clean.

 

MSCC MAY 15 STAR OF THE DAY: WANT TO MAKE ANY STREET A LOT COOLER?

15-imgp7427-001There are streets in virtually every city and town on the planet but few are memorable.

The problem is pretty simple…most streets are pretty boring because they’re built for function, not form.

Unless there’s something like the Rocky Mountains or the Pacific Ocean beside the road, they’re all pretty much pavement and painted lines.

That definitely changes when you add a classic Chevy truck and a rat rod to the mix like this MSCC Star of the Day moment from last Saturday.

 

MSCC MAY 14 STAR OF THE DAY: OUT FOR A RIP ON A WARM SPRING NIGHT

14- igp2405-003The winter was long and unforgiving this year consequently there’s a lot of pent-up cabin fever in car guys.

There were fewer global warming moments and more brutally cold moments, so any opportunity to take the old iron out for a rip is magic.

The experience is even more magic when you can take the top down and hit the street in a classic rod.

Clearly this MSCC Star of the Day defined the magic of a warm spring night and a vintage ride.

 

MSCC MAY 13 STAR OF THE DAY: A COUPLE OF TRI-FIVES OUT FOR A RUN

13-imgp7363-001There are very few open car shows that don’t have a 5-6-7 Chevy show up for the festivities.

The sheer numbers are a factor because there’s no question the tri-five Chevy era is a dominant force in the “what is the most popular 50s car ever made?” competition.

The number of road-worthy ’55-57 Chevys should actually increase thanks to a new injection of reproduction steel bodies.

This Star of the Day moment took place at a show last Saturday because these two Chevys left the show in style.

MSCC MAY 12 STAR OF THE DAY: 1969 FURY III — THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

Mopar guys are some of the most passionate car guys on the planet. They love to celebrate the history behind the legend that is Mopar.

The talk usually centers around the massive horsepower found in engines like the 426 street hemi and cars like the GTX, Super Bee and Challenger.

Very few of these discussions head in the direction of reliability and function, but those were also strengths at Chrysler.

This MSCC Star of the Day 1969 Fury III two-door hardtop was at a show last Saturday where it was proudly displayed on the main street.

This humble Fury C-body wasn’t a sixpack Cuda but it really summed up what made Chrysler soar in the late 60s.

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