JUNE 23 STAR OF THE WEEK: WELCOME TO THE GAME-HOOD UP AND DIRTY HANDS
The MSCC Star of the Week isn’t based on a strict set of rules or even vague guidelines. On the contrary, the choice is based on simple,basic and pure gut reaction.
Regular readers know that the quickest way to MSCC Star of the Week status is via adversity.
A hood up, a shredded tire or smoke from underneath an old ride practically guarantees an appearance on the pages of MSCC with the coveted words “Star of the Week” on the picture.
That’s because every car guy on the planet can feel the pain and we all know it’s part of the game.
Ladies and Gentlemen, your MSCC Star of the Week.
JUNE 22 STAR OF THE DAY: A ’68 CHARGER KICKS OFF A BIG WEEKEND
This ’68 Dodge Charger was on the streets of Olds Alberta last Saturday doing what ’68 Dodge Chargers do best…look ultra cool.
The Dodge was at a car show last weekend but this weekend is another huge car weekend in Olds because of a charity car auction.
Olds College was the lucky recipient of over 100 classic cars and trucks thanks to a generous donation from a man named Jack Anderson.
This Star of the Day ’68 Charger is the automotive star today, but this incredible example of car guy generosity makes Jack the real Star of the Day.
Follow this link to the complete details on this unique event.
JUNE 21 STAR OF THE DAY: MERCURY M-850 TRUCK-FROM THE RARELY SEEN FILES
The online social network is a minefield of photo shopped cute kitten and puppy pictures with some kind of life affirming message tagged to give us somebody’s deep insight.
Hallmark cards made an industry out of this shallow schlock and now anyone with a smart phone can regurgitate and forward this mental pablum to new victims.
A Mercury M-850 truck is an antidote to this epidemic of digital plagiarism.
This MSCC Star of the Day is an original MSCC picture of a very unique ride placed in an original MSCC piece.
If you’re going to inflict somebody else’s stuff on the world make it this very cool truck -not another cute kitten picture.
JUNE 20 MSCC STAR OF THE DAY: 1956 DODGE CUSTOM ROYAL-STAND OUT IN THE CROWD
Contemporary cars have a lot of things in common-most of them are dull as dishwater. The styling cues just aren’t there.
The 1950s never had that problem because there was a full scale war between the Big Three in Detroit and style was where the battlefront began and ended.
You could never confuse a ’56 Ford with its cousin, the ’56 Mercury so identifying a car from another company like the ’56 Pontiac was child’s play.
That’s not the way it is in 2013 because they don’t even put names on most cars…just company logos.
This Star of the Day ’56 Dodge Custom Royal is a fine example of just how easy it was to ID cars back in the 50s.
JUNE 19 STAR OF THE DAY: A RATTIE ON A GLORIOUS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
The last few weeks have been hit and miss for decent weather…mostly miss. The mood in the world of old iron reflects this because sun works a lot better than rain so car guys have been in a bad mood.
There have been few occasions where a a guy can consistently hop behind the wheel and not worry about whether the wipers can handle the load from a deluge.
This picture was taken about three weeks ago on a rare Sunday afternoon when there was no threat from the weather gods.
There was only one question about this Star of the Day.
Was the Star of the Day the classic rat rod or the sunny spring day?
JUNE 18 STAR OF THE DAY:TWO HEROES FIGHT THE DAILY GRIND IN TRAFFIC
Hero is a term that is thrown around loosely in 2013. High priced athletes are often given the label despite multimillion dollar salaries that pay them to basically play a game.
Thanks to media hype, some of these guys keep their “hero” label even though their lifestyle is a blend of womanizing, binge drinking, drug abuse and violence that would humble Al Capone.
That’s the price we pay for false heroes.
These two faceless heroes were in traffic last year and the reason they are heroes is pretty simple-they made bland, nondescript traffic a lot more interesting.
That’s an MSCC Star of the Day feat.
JUNE 17 STAR OF THE DAY: 1929 BUICK-FRANK NITTI’S DAILY DRIVER
Older MSCC readers will definitely recognize the name Frank Nitti. He was a high ranking mobster during the Prohibition Era and he was a kingpin in the Al Capone organization.
Baby Boomers will likely remember Nitti from the TV show The Untouchables because he made Eliot Ness ( played by Robert Stack) have a bad day every week in the fictional world of television.
Nitti liked to run large American iron because Ness was always in hot pursuit of his bitter archrival.Giant, fast 1920s cars lurching around Chicago were a mainstay of The Untouchables TV show-the machine gun battles were the icing on the cake.
This ’29 Buick would have been a natural for a high-end bootlegger like Frank Nitti-look for an upcoming feature on this MSCC Star of the Day.
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