MSCC AUGUST 17 STAR OF THE WEEK: ’65 IMPERIAL – THE OTHER NAME IN DETROIT LUXURY

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17-imgp0494-001MSCC AUGUST 17 STAR OF THE WEEK: ’65 IMPERIAL – THE OTHER NAME IN DETROIT LUXURY

Cadillacs and Lincolns were the big boys on the luxury car block back in 1965.

Caddys led the charge with over 120,000 sales and Lincolns were 2nd at roughly 40,000.

Imperials were third at just over 16,000 but those numbers were no reflection on the style and comfort found in these large Mopars.

The biggest problem Imperials had was trying to catch a cultural icon like a Cadillac.

This MSCC Star of the Week 1965 Imperial was at a show last week and it was a good example of how classy these cars were back in the Swinging Sixties.

 

MSCC AUGUST 16 STAR OF THE DAY: THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A CLASSIC MACK

16-imgp1321-001Classic big rigs have a cult following that would rival the fan base of any pro sports team and there’s a very simple reason.

Big rigs are cool.

There’s isn’t a kid on the planet (young or old) who doesn’t like loud and proud giant machines that pump out massive volumes of black smoke on demand.

This MSCC Star of the Day vintage Mack was at a show last night and it definitely explained one thing.

No wonder these bad boys have a cult following.

 

MSCC AUGUST 15 STAR OF THE DAY: BURNING QUESTION-WHERE HAVE ALL THE CELICAS GONE?

15-imgp8876-001Toyota hit a grand slam home run when they introduced the Celica to the North American market. Celicas were sporty, high-rpm rides with a bit of a 70s Mustang flair.

They put Toyota on the map as a driver-oriented company.

The 2nd Gen Celicas were refined versions of the original and they were big sellers in the early 1980s.

This MSCC Star of the Day 2nd Gen Celica was in a parking lot back in June and it raised a good question.

These were solid, dependable cars so…where have all the Celicas gone?

 

MSCC AUGUST 14 STAR OF THE DAY: THE FORD SUPERCAB DEBUTED 40 YEARS AGO…OR SO

14-imgp0822-001Ford introduced the SuperCab 40 years ago in the summer of 1974 in response to the successful debut of the Dodge Club Cab in ’73.

These roomier cabs were the predecessor to the luxury barge 2014 trucks—they were welcome additions to truck owners who needed more than a regular cab and less than a crew cab.

This MSCC Star of the Day Ford SuperCab never existed back in the 1930s but it was clearly a great idea waiting to happen 40 years later.

MSCC AUGUST 13 STAR OF THE DAY: TIME-WARPING SUMMER 2014 IN A ’72 CUTLASS CONVERTIBLE

13-imgp0464-003The Summer of 2014 has been remarkably summer-like so the old iron has been out in force for months.

The best way to experience a great run of balmy weather is to do it behind the wheel of a classic ride because the look and feel of an old car takes you back to other great summers from the past.

This MSCC Star of the Day 1972 Olds convertible was on the road a few days ago.

All it needed was a Doobie Brothers 8-track to time warp back to August 13, 1972.

 

MSCC AUGUST 12 STAR OF THE DAY: ’70 MUSTANG TWISTER –THIS PONY IS RARE

12-imgp0576-001Mustangs are a relatively common sight at most car shows because their popularity followed them through the decades.

They are reasonably easy restoration projects because parts supply books for Mustangs are thicker than a medical anatomy book.

Despite their numbers some Mustangs are rarer than truth in politics -here’s one of 96 ever made.

This MSCC Star of the Day 1970 Mustang Twister was at a show this past weekend and it’s a great example of an extremely rare pony car because they were built specifically for the Kansas City market.

 

MSCC AUGUST 11 STAR OF THE DAY: CHALLEY – LIFE IN THE FAST LANE CONTINUES

12-imgp0805-001Dodge didn’t enter the pony car wars until long after the stampede had left the corral but they did it in a big way with the Challenger.

The Challey’s first victim was its cousin, the Plymouth Barracuda because Challenger sales were significantly higher for the Dodge pony car.

Challengers came in many different versions ranging from the tepid, but reliable slant six to the monstrous 426 Hemi but every Challey came draped in coolness.

This MSCC Star of the Day 1st Gen Challenger was on the road this past Saturday and to nobody’s surprise, it was in the fast lane.

They’re still doing that in 2014 because the latest Hellcat Challey makes the fast lane a no-brainer.

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