MSCC STAR OF THE WEEK-THE BOOGIE VAN IS ALIVE AND WELL
There was a big trend in the 70s and it wasn’t disco.
The boogie van became the party vehicle of choice in the Sensational Seventies before soaring gas prices and paternity suits killed the concept.
Boogie vans were the product of a time and a place so they are pretty scarce in 2014.
Fortunately, this MSCC Star of the Week Dodge boogie van survived the disco era.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 27 STAR OF THE DAY: A HOT ROD ON STEROIDS
Hot rods are by nature very cool because they have a built-in rebel factor.
The history of the hot rod suggests this rebel factor was there when the first one hit the road.
This MSCC Star of the Day is a hot rod on steroids.
The wheelie bar, exhaust system and giant rear tires suggest this hot rod went to the gym for some serious work on the muscles.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 26 STAR OF THE DAY: 1948 KBI INTERNATIONAL PICK UP – FIRE-BREATHING FIRE TRUCK
The basic function of a fire truck is pretty simple – put out fires.
The trucks gets to a fire and the fire goes away thanks to the hard work of the firemen and the truck’s fire suppressant capabilities.
This MSCC Star of the Day 1948 KBI International Harvester, 460 big block, 636 horsepower Chevy-powered fire truck goes in another direction.
It lights up the fire at the track.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 25 STAR OF THE DAY: 1940S CHEVY TRUCKS WERE TOUGH BUT THIS BRUTE IS OFF THE CHARTS TOUGH
1940s Chevy trucks were built for work, not play so toughness, not comfort was the focus for these old beasts of burden.
They handled the rough and tumble world found on farms and construction sites with ease but you knew you weren’t riding in a Lincoln.
This MSCC Star of the Day Chevy truck was at a show back in May and clearly it took toughness to another level.
An off the charts level.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 24 STAR OF THE DAY: 1962 MERCURY MONTEREY CONVERTIBLE – EL NINO EXTENDED SUMMER FUN
This is supposed to be an El Nino fall and winter so in theory the clock won’t run out on summer weather for several more weeks.
El Ninos are great news for car guys because endless summer means more time on the road and less time in winter jail for their beloved old rides.
There is nothing like bonus time for classic iron because summer is too short and unpredictable.
This MSCC Star of the Day 1962 Mercury Monterey convertible was on an errand two days ago.
It made a solid case for extended El Nino summer fun.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 23 STAR OF THE DAY: 1ST GEN CAMARO – THIS IS HOW THE FIRST DAY OF FALL WORKS
Summer 2014 left in a hurry on the weekend but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the line for the great weather and old iron on the street.
The first day of fall was warm and the streets were full of classic iron – that’s a pretty good way to start a new season.
This MSCC Star of the Day 1st Gen Camaro was on the street yesterday.
Autumn 2014 was a painless transition.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 22 STARS OF THE DAY: ’66 CORONET 500 — THE CLARK KENT HEMI
Chrysler formally introduced the street hemi to the B-body lineup in 1966.
The change in philosophy was significant.
Suddenly Belvederes and Coronets that looked like something your Aunt Edna would drive became street monsters with a knockout punch that would rival Joe Frazier’s.
The only warning you got was that little badge on the fender but once you saw that this Clark Kent hemi it was way too late.
This MSCC Star of the Day ’66 Coronet 500 had that badge of honor at a show back in August.
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