MAY 19 STAR OF THE WEEK: ’55 CHEVY POST-THE ROAD TRIP ADDS TO THE ADVENTURE

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may13-19imgp9790-003MAY 19 STAR OF THE WEEK: ’55 CHEVY POST-THE ROAD TRIP ADDS TO THE ADVENTURE

The most direct path to MSCC Star of the Week status is found at the side of the road.

Every car guy in the world can relate to this picture of a ’55 Chevy post stopped on the shoulder of a busy highway.

The hood up is the universal signal for old iron in distress and there is a 100% chance that you will be in the same situation at some point if you take an extended road trip in a vintage ride.

We can all relate to this picture because we can empathize with it as fellow car guys…that’s why this ’55 Chevy is the Star of the Week.

MAY 18 MSCC STAR OF THE DAY: OLDS 442-BETTER THAN A DAY AT THE BEACH

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There’s an old adage that even a bad day at the beach wallops a good day at work. How do you rate a great day at the beach?

That’s the kind of day at the beach you have when you get there in an Oldsmobile 442.

This big red Olds made an incredible day even better because it’s such an outstanding car that it overshadowed one of the best beaches in the world.

The Star of the Day is this 442 because it stole the limelight from summer at the beach.

MAY 17 MSCC STAR OF THE DAY: A CLASSIC MUSTANG AND A MIDWAY-OLD SCHOOL FUN

There’s one byproduct of the digital age that hasn’t improved society-the detachment from reality.

In the old days you would drive a real car like this ’66 Mustang to a real event like this midway.

In 2013 you drive a fake, digitally enhanced Mustang on your computer to a fake midway full of zombies. You rack up points in this pseudo-world by running over zombies on the way to the midway and blow up zombies when you get there…all from the comfort of your parent’s basement.

This Star of the Day Mustang was real and that’s a real midway behind it…no zombie sightings were reported.

MAY 16 STAR OF THE DAY: ’71 CUDA 383 CONVERTIBLE-THE PERFECT ADDITION TO A PERFECT DAY

may13-16imgp8066-002This picture was taken at big car show in late September 2012. It was one of those fall days that would have fit perfectly in July because it was sunny and incredibly warm all day.

The weather was even more welcome in the fall.

This 1971 383 ‘Cuda was the icing in the cake. It was in the park area of the show and that’s a place that was filled with classic iron.

Despite the competition, this Mopar Star of the Day was the center of attention in the center of the park.

The best part? The owner had the top down all day.

MAY 15 STAR OF THE DAY: ’66 CADILLAC-WHAT CAR GUYS DRIVE IN THEIR SPARE TIME

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This big Cadillac was in traffic last night and it answered a pretty basic question-“what do guys who restore cars for a living drive in real life?”

Most of the time the Star of the Day owners are guys who will remain anonymous because the old ride is the focal point, not the guy who owns it.

The story started out with the car because it’s a big, red 1966 Caddy and in yesterday’s traffic it was like a lighthouse on a foggy night.

But this time the guy behind the wheel was the focal point because he was Trevor Comfort.

Trev is a local guy who lives, breathes and works on old iron in his body shop and he’s done some award winning projects but every now and then he has to go out and be a car guy.

Last night he was simply out being a car guy so today’s Star of the Day is the car and the driver.

MAY 14 MSCC STAR OF THE DAY: 1962 PONTIAC PARISIENNE CONVERTIBLE-PONCHO WITH A POSTAL CODE

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There were many car models in the past that were unique to Canada.

Most of the time they were given some styling cues that defined them as specific to the Canadian market.

In some cases these cars carried power train combinations that were only found in Canada-the 313 poly V-8 and the “Plodges” (Dodge front sheet metal-Plymouth rear quarters) in Canadian Mopars are great examples.

Pontiacs were even more specific because they were often smaller than US Ponchos and they were nearly pure Chevy under the sheet metal.

This ’62 Pontiac Parisienne convertible was at an August 2009 show. This is what cars with a postal code instead of a zip code in the address looked like years ago.

MSCC MAY 13 STAR OF THE DAY: MODEL A-THE CLASSIC PLATFORM FOR A ROD

The world of hot rods has one basic rule-anything goes. That’s why everything from a ’52 GMC school bus to Great Uncle Ralph’s 1964 Rambler can be a hot rod.

The only limit is imagination and that’s a boundary that has never been reached in the world of custom vehicles.

The cool factor may be subjective but the results are a spectacular departure from factory specs when a hot-rodder grabs a cutting torch.

The possibilities for platforms are endless but there is one that never gets old-the Model A. You simply can’t got wrong when you rod a Model A because they started out cool so the add-ons and custom touches are a bonus.

This one was a show last October and it underlined how incredible the basic Ford Model T can be when it gets some custom magic.

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