APRIL 14 MSCC STAR OF THE WEEK: HAVANA DAYDREAMIN’ IN A ’51 CHEVY CONVERTIBLE
There’s a place left in the world where a day on the street in a 1951 Chevy convertible is not an organized cruise…it’s a way of life.
That place is Cuba-the land that automotive time forgot. This country is one big car show full of classics from the the golden era of automotive style.
This guy was out for a run in his pink ’51 Chevy in January 2013 and the picture spoke volumes about just how long a 62 year old car can run if you can’t upgrade every two years.
The Star of the Week is a place where 50s cars never went away…
APRIL 13 STAR OF THE DAY: EDSEL WAGON-THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY OVER TEN YEARS AGO
This picture was taken over ten years before MyStarCollectorCar was born and it brought up some great memories of the story that was never told.
This Edsel was a daily driver for years until it was retired in the early 70s. It was a typical family workhorse because it hauled kids to school, sports practices, dentist appointments and it did time on vacations.
The two guys with the car were next door neighbors for decades and at the time they were both retired and their kids were long gone so they restored this car and went on the car show circuit all summer.
They traveled without their wives and it seemed like they were having the time of their lives with this car…with all due respect to their brides.
This Star of the Day is the story that was never told in MSCC even though it would have been a great addition to the articles inventory. Hopefully, the two old buddies are still on the road and the car and story will be an MSCC feature.
APRIL 12 STAR OF THE DAY: A LOOK BACK AT AN EARLY MSCC STAR-’72 CHEVELLE
This ’72 Chevelle was on the street last August and it brought back a lot of memories. This car was in the the first batch of car stories ever published in MyStarCollectorCar back in April 2009.
Most of the cars and trucks that make MSCC Star of the Day are fleeting moments in time because you never get the full story behind the car…just a quick photo op.
This Star of the Day was unique because 4 years later it’s still in the same hands of the same owner but this picture was definitely one of those typical fleeting moments in time back in August.
Take a look back at the original MSCC story about this classic ’72 Chevelle.
APRIL 11 STAR OF THE DAY: 1957 MONARCH-“CANADIAN EH?” FIFTIES FORD STYLE
Monarchs were fairly common north of the border for years but recently they’ve become scarce.
No, this is not a National Geographic article on the plight of the Monarch butterfly…it’s a look back to an era when Ford Canada sold cars called Monarchs.
They were essentially Mercurys with distinctive badges that were sold in the Canadian market.
This Star of the Day ’57 Monarch was on the street after a big show back in June 2011 and to the casual observer, it was a 1957 Mercury but in reality it was a “Canadian eh?” survivor.
APRIL 10 STAR OF THE DAY: 1972 GTO-LAST OF THE CLASSIC GOATS MAKES A NIGHT RUN
The 1964 Pontiac GTO was called the first muscle car.
That statement is a hot topic in various automotive camps…one that has degenerated into fistfights but nobody can dispute how cool and innovative that first Goat was back in ’64.
The GTO was a car that had the power to weight to affordability factor nailed and it spawned a whole new category of big horsepower medium sized cars…aka 60s “muscle cars”.
This ’72 GTO was on the street on a warm August night last summer and it was a spectacular reminder of just how great these real GTOs were from ’64-72.
Sure, the 72s were de-tuned but they couldn’t water down the cool factor of this Star of the Day.
APRIL 9 STAR OF THE DAY: 50 FORD-A STAR POWER SHOEBOX IN TRAFFIC LAST SEPTEMBER
There are few sights more welcome than the spontaneous appearance of classic old iron on a busy street.
For car guys, it’s like spotting Charlize Theron in a lineup at your local bank
The shoebox Fords (49-51) are part of the post war era when Detroit traded in the post war look for something that reflected the reality of a new decade.
They were custom made for customizing so a lot of shoebox Fords were customized long before the new car smell dissipated.
This Star of the Day 1950 Ford was out in the real world in late September 2012 and it proved that true star power is timeless.
APRIL 8 STAR OF THE DAY: A 67 CHEVY PICKUP SHOWS WHERE THE GENERAL HEADED IN THE SWINGING 60S
General Motors liked to lead the way in style during the Swinging Sixties and this Star of the Day 1967 Chevy pickup drove the point home at a show back in September 2011.
Trucks were basically a functional tool for construction and farm use so function definitely took precedence over form in pickups.
That changed in ’67 when Chevy debuted what would become an icon in pickup trucks because these classics had function and form.
The design would last until 1972…a clear example of how popular these trucks were from the San Francisco hippie era through to Richard Nixon’s 2nd term.
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