MSCC STAR OF THE WEEK: 1952 CHEVY TIN WOODIE WAGON-WINNER IN A VERY COMPETITIVE WEEK

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may13-05imgp9662-002MSCC STAR OF THE WEEK: 1952 CHEVY TIN WOODIE WAGON-WINNER IN A VERY COMPETITIVE WEEK

One of the biggest advantages to living in an area with a high car guy ratio is that you can expect to see anything on any given day.

The recent and long delayed arrival of spring uncovered some serious automotive gems this week on the street but the winner was clearly this 1952 Chevy “tin woodie” Wagon.

GM didn’t make a lot of these wagons because the woodie craze was on its last legs by 1952 thanks to the complicated, costly and high maintenance wooden structure of the true woodies.

Tin woodies like this were more simulated metallic wood and less real wood but most car guys still go crazy over the sight of a classic 50s era woodie.

That’s why this ’52 Chevy had a lock on the MSCC Star of the Week despite heavy classic ride competition on the streets in early May.


MAY 4 STAR OF THE DAY: ’40 FORD-A TRAFFIC ROCK STAR MAKES THE BLAND LOOK BLANDER

The 1939-40 Ford is considered the high water mark for pre-war styling. That’s no mean feat because the pre-war years were stacked with some very cool cars and trucks.

You can’t say the same about new iron.

That’s why this red ’40 Ford was like a rock star yesterday on a street full of bland.

The season is brand new and this classic Star of the Day was an outstanding and welcome addition to a warm spring day in early May.

MAY 3 STAR OF THE DAY: A ROW OF MOPARS AND A WARM SPRING NIGHT

may13-03imgp9657-002There’s no question that spring finally arrived when you get a warm night and a row of classic Mopar iron at a car show.

You can talk about robins, daffodils and warm spring rain but nothing says spring is here better than a group of vintage Dodge and Plymouth muscle.

This Star of the Day group was off the to side of a show last night but they still had a steady stream of admirers filing by all night.

This lone guy beside the cars was the only time they had anything less than a dozen people around this collection of Mopars.

MAY 2 STAR OF THE DAY: ’61 IMPALA…SOMETIMES IT’S SIMPLY GUT REACTION

This bubbletop ’61 Chevy Impala was at a very large show back in early August 2012 so there was plenty of competition for coolest car at the show.

The Star of the Day one was parked in the middle of a few other classic Chevys but there was something about this Impala that really stole the spotlight.

Maybe it was the hot and intense 85 degree summer sun that made this baby pop in the light or maybe it was simply a deeply rooted fondness for the bubbletop 61 Chevy.

Regardless of the reason the MSCC Star of the day always distills down to two words….gut reaction.

MAY 1 STAR OF THE DAY: LADA-A LOOK BACK TO A MAY DAY WHEN THE SOVIET UNION MATTERED

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MyStarCollectorCar is always about a look in the rear view mirror and this Lada on streets of Havana Cuba was the perfect choice for May Day.

May Day used to be the biggest party the Soviet Union ever threw. The Moscow streets were full of tanks, troops and mobile nuclear ICBMS…it was the Russian equivalent of Mardis Gras without the great music.

There is no better way to mark the good old days of nuclear detente and Iron Curtain diplomacy than to make a Star of the Day out of the best vehicle the Soviet Union ever produced.

The bonus part-it’s parked on the streets of the last place on earth where the Soviet Union still matters.

APRIL 30 STAR OF THE DAY: A COUPLE OF CLASSIC CHEVYS MAKE THE WORLD A LITTLE BRIGHTER

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Let’s be honest..today’s traffic is filled with an endless parade of chronically boring vehicles.

There’s no magic on the road anymore. There’s simply a gaping hole filled with tech savvy cars and no soul.

These two Chevy classics were in a line of cars last August and there’s nothing that underlines how much we’ve lost more than a Star of the Day duo featuring a classic Vette and a classic Camaro.

Time to sing Auld Lang Syne…

APRIL 29 STAR OF THE DAY: THE BIG CHEVY SEDAN…GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Chevrolet got out of the big sedan business in 1996 when the last full sized Chevys rolled off the assembly line.

Full-sized Chevy sedans were the backbone of North America in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

Mothers- to- be were driven to hospitals in them, kids went to Disneyland in them, taxicab- enclosed drunks went home in them and police drove soon- to- be felons to jail in them.

They were reliable, solid American as apple pie rides and people bought them in the millions.

You don’t see the old Impala or Caprice sedans much in 2013 but when you do they’re rarely as cool as this MSCC Star of the Day was in traffic a few days ago.

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