MSCC DECEMBER 7 STAR OF THE WEEK: VALIANT–THE EVOLUTION OF THE A-BODY MOPAR

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07-imgp4985-001MSCC DECEMBER 7 STAR OF THE WEEK: VALIANT–THE EVOLUTION OF THE A-BODY MOPAR

A-body Mopars are some of the best power to weight ratio cars ever built because they blended the lightweight Darts with incredibly well-engineered Chrysler engines.

The A-bodies spawned the legendary Barracudas and set off a spectacular evolution to the E-body Cudas and Challengers.

It all began with the humble Valiant in 1960.

This MSCC Star of the Week showcased the evolution of the A-body at a September show because the Valiant was right next to a muscled-out Dart.

 

MSCC DECEMBER 6 STAR OF THE DAY: AMC SHOWED HOW TO SURVIVE WITH FLAIR

06-imgp1129-001American Motors was always based on one simple word–survival.

Survival was a primary AMC platform in the shark-infested waters of the North American car market.

AMC had to keep a presence in every market including the incredibly competitive world of 70s muscle cars and they did that with an ease that belied their budget restraints.

The MSCC Star of the Day is this picture from 2011 because it showed how well AMC did compete in the world of muscle cars.

 

MSCC DECEMBER 5 STAR OF THE DAY: IHC SCOUT—THE ALTERNATIVE TO A JEEP

05-photo 5d-002Jeeps were the default position in the small 4-wheel drive market because they’d earned respect in World War Two and the Korean conflict.

That kind of pedigree is indisputable but International Harvester decided the Jeep needed some competition so the Scout was born in 1960.

This rugged little workhorse was the perfect rival for the Jeep market and the Scout lived on for another 20 years before exiting the market.

This MSCC Star of the Day IHC Scout was at a summer show in 2014.

 

MSCC DECEMBER 4 STAR OF THE DAY: ’64 IMPALA—SEE THE SKY TODAY IN YOUR CHEVROLET

How many people remember those iconic Chevy ads with the legendary Dinah Shore?

She used to belt out a song called ‘See the USA in Your Chevrolet’ in the States or ‘See the World Today in your Chevrolet’ in the rest of the free world.

This was a signature song for a classic piece of Detroit history.

History was revised in this MSCC Star of the Day ’64 Impala from a show this past summer.

‘See the Sky Today in Your Chevrolet’.

 

MSCC DECEMBER 3 STAR OF THE DAY: WANT TO WIN BEST OF CLASS—DRIVE A ’50 PACKARD

03-imgp6878-002Car shows are one of the best venues you can find for wholesome family entertainment but there’s serious competition beneath those placid waters.

It’s called best of class.

Every car guy who takes his ride to a show wants a piece of hardware for his trunk in the form of best of class trophy but the answer is simple.

Drive a car like this MSCC Star of the Day and take on all comers in the Packard class.

 

MSCC DEC 2 STAR OF THE DAY: A CLASSIC CASE OF CAR GUYS VS NO-FUN CAR GUYS

2-photo2-001There are two types of car guys.

Some car guys throw a wing over their old cars like a mother duck over a duckling and only take them out when they need to clean their garage.

Let’s call these guys the no-fun car guys.

Other car guys are like the guy in the photo—they drive their old iron like it’s mandated by federal law.

Let’s call this car guy the MSCC Star of the Day.

 

MSCC DECEMBER 1 STAR OF THE DAY-YOU CAN’T TAKE A BAD PICTURE OF A ’68 CHARGER

01-imgp7021Cars are like humans because some take great pictures and others need work.

You can spend a lot of time with an editing program in both cases.

Hollywood is an empire built on an illusion that makes actors look better on screen.

This MSCC Star of the Day ’68 Charger didn’t need any help to look better at an April 2014 show.

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