THE MOUNTAIN VIEW PISTONS CAR SHOW IN OLDS WAS FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS

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The prairie town of Olds, Alberta Canada is situated in Central Alberta and has an excellent view of the Rocky Mountains, about 45 minutes west of Olds. Consequently, it should come as no surprise the local car club is known as the Mountain View Pistons.

The car club and the town officials have joined forces to host an annual car show on the Father’s Day weekend with an event that showcases the downtown area and is a perfect location for the vintage vehicle festivities in the community.

MyStarCollectorCar attended the 2023 edition of the Olds Mountain View Pistons car show and were able to gather some amazing future stories for our readers.

Jim Sutherland

For example, a 1966 Impala convertible caught our eye because it was an extremely rare 427 big block model and had a very interesting back story, one that will be revealed to our readers in a future piece.

Suffice to say its long-term owner is exactly the right owner for the stylish Impala.

It is no secret that we like to chase unusual stories here at MyStarCollectorCar, so it was a no-brainer decision to track down the young owner of a 1982 Chrysler Le Baron with less than 20,000 miles on its odometer.

Learn the how-and-why in a future MyStarCollectorCar piece.

A 1952 Mercury M-1 pickup truck also caught our attention at the Mountain View car show in Olds, mainly because it was a very creative 4-year resto mod ride done by a car guy when he turned 72 years old and wanted a challenging retirement project.

Mission accomplished (and then some) in our opinion here at MyStarCollectorCar. Look for this Canuck truck’s full story in a future article.

We at MyStarCollectorCar firmly believe a 1952 Morris Oxford with a 70-year history in one family is a very worthy addition to our pages, so we jumped at an opportunity to connect with its current owner/family member.

Our readers will thoroughly enjoy the family history behind this remarkable little British sedan from a bygone era in a future MyStarCollectorCar story.

There was a little race car in the back of a pickup at the Olds show. We do not typically focus on these rides, but this car has a long history with a prominent local car guy who carved out a legendary status in the hot rod and drag racing world in our community.

Therefore, we will present another race angle for our local car guy legend in a future MyStarCollectorCar article.

Most car guys would be hard-pressed to walk by a green 1968 Mustang fastback that is a dead ringer for the famous ‘Bullitt’ movie car.

However, there was more to this ’68 Mustang than its visual connection to the Bullitt pony car and MyStarCollectorCar will tells its tale in a future piece.

Last, but most certainly not least, we discovered a pickup truck at the Mountain View Pistons car show in Olds. But not just any ‘72 Chevy ½ ton because this beauty was the direct result of a car guy’s bond with his grandson and required an enormous amount of effort to resurrect it from the dead. It is an excellent story that will be told on our pages at a future date.

For that matter, stay tuned for all the future stories we gathered at the Olds car show this past weekend. They will definitely be worth the wait.

Jim Sutherland

BY: Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland is a veteran automotive writer whose work has been published by many major print and online publications. The list includes Calgary Herald, The Truth About Cars, Red Deer Advocate, RPM Magazine, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, Windsor Star, Vancouver Province, and Post Media Wheels Section. 

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