WELCOME TO MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY FOR 2018
This is the third year for MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday.
This feature was an overnight success back in 2016 so the only thing to do was keep it rolling in 2018.
Look for the first clue at the top of the section and the second clue will be in the middle. If you’re stuck for the answer, you’ll find it at the bottom of the section.
MSCC DECEMBER 26 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—END THE YEAR WITH A WIN
This is the last MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday for 2018 so the best thing you can do is end it with a win—maybe this 1st clue is all you need.
If not, this second clue might be the one to push this over the goal line.
If not, check back on Thursday because you’ll get that last win for 2018 because you’ll find the solution to the puzzle.
It’s a ’64 Ford Galaxie.
MSCC DECEMBER 19 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE CLUES ARE AN ASSET…OR MAYBE NOT
“What’s It?” clues are designed to confuse rather than solve the puzzle but they can work—if they do it’s an instant “I know what it is” moment.
This may be one of those moments.
Or not—maybe this second clue will clear the smoke.
If not, you need to check back here on Thursday for the final answer.
It’s a ’69 AMC Ambassador.
It’s a ’60 Pontiac Laurentian.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR DECEMBER 12 “WHAT’S IT WEDNESDAY—IT’S A BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE
There are many ways to make “What’s It?” Wednesday clues a little more difficult and one of the best is to turn the clues into black and white pictures like this first clue.
The same process applies to this second clue so if the black and white format is enough to throw you off the trail then check back on Thursday for a full-size picture in color.
You’ll find the solution here on Thursday.
MSCC DECEMBER 5 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IT’S DEFINITELY BLUE BUT THE REST IS OPEN TO DEBATE
Sometimes these “What’s It?” clues are modified to black and white or some other version of their original color but this time you get the factory color.
That color may be a huge asset to ID this classic—just like this tailgate clue but if it isn’t come back on Thursday for the answer.
It’s a ’59 Dodge Mayfair station wagon.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR NOVEMBER 28 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IMAGINE IT BEFORE THE CRASH
Today’s “What’s It?” is more like a forensic examination for clues because this is clearly a post-crash picture.
So is this second clue although it covers an undamaged area—the roof line might be all you need.
If not, look for a full picture and identification on Thursday—you’ll find it below.
It’s a ’67 AMC Ambassador two-door hardtop.
MSCC NOVEMBER 21 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—TWO GOOD CLUES EQUALS ONE GOOD ANSWER
MyStarCollectorCar rarely gives a clean look at a taillight as a clue but in this case you can see the whole housing.
This second clue is another good shot of the front fender.
Two good clues should equal one good answer but in this case if they don’t help check back below on Thursday for the whole car—and the answer.
It’s a ’52 Hudson.
MSCC NOVEMBER 14 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE LIGHTS ARE ALL YOU GET
Today’s “What’s It?” is all about lights so the first clue is a headlight.
The second clue is a taillight.
That’s all you get so if it’s not enough you’ll need to come back and look below on Thursday.
It’s a ’59 Ford Escort wagon.
NOVEMBER 7 MSCC “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE SMOKE MAY GET IN YOUR EYES
Most MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday clues are obscured by rust, dents, trees, grass or any combination of the aforementioned but today’s clues are shrouded in smoke.
This 2nd clue will give you even more smoke.
If the smoke got in your eyes and you couldn’t solve it—look for the answer below on Thursday.
It’s a ’69 Camaro under all that smoke.
MSCC OCTOBER 24 “WHAT’S IT? WEDNESDAY”—THE PICTURE IS CLEAR
You get a break this week—the first clue hasn’t been messed with very much.
The second clue is less clear because it’s like seeing the wheel well in bad light.
Check back on Thursday for the answer.
It’s an Alfa Romeo.
MSCC OCTOBER 17 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—HOW GOOD ARE YOU AT ROOFS?
The typical “What’s It?” clue focuses on things like fenders and side trim but today’s clues are both roof oriented.
The second clue gives you the front of the roof.
If neither roof clue does it for you can see the whole car on Thursday…looking down at the roof.
It’s a ’68 Cougar.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR OCTOBER 10 “WHAT’S IT?’’ WEDNESDAY—IT’S A GASSER BUT STILL RECOGNIZABLE
Gassers retain a relatively stock look so this front fender and hood might not be difficult.
Here’s a clean look at the rear quarter on the driver’s side.
If this doesn’t jog your memory, you’ll find the answer below on Thursday.
It’s a ’67 Dart gasser.
MSCC OCTOBER 3 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—TWO CLUES DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES
MyStarCollectorCar isn’t a cruel exercise in problem-solving because you get two clues.
Here’s the 2nd clue to really drive this point home.
Let’s face it—two clues double your chances of solving this but if that isn’t enough you can get a third clue and the answer on Thursday.
It’s a Pontiac Acadian Beaumont.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR SEPTEMBER 26 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE BEFORE SHOT
Anyone who’s done a car project knows the reality behind the “before” part and this first clue is definitely a before shot.
So is this 2nd clue but sharp-eyed readers should be able work with this picture.
If not—come back on Thursday for a full look at this project in its early (or terminal) stage.
It’s a Nash Metropolitan.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR SEPTEMBER 19 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—DOES UPSIDE DOWN AFFECT YOUR GUESS?
Most MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday clues are presented right side up but occasionally they’re tilted at weird angles but this clue is presented in its natural state.
Yes, it’s upside down in the real world but this second clue might help.
If not, check back on Thursday and you’ll see the answer but the vehicle will still be upside down.
It’s a ’51 Olds 88.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR SEPTEMBER 12 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THERE MIGHT BE ENOUGH LEFT TO RECOGNIZE THIS CLASSIC
Old cars look a lot different under the skin but the first clue does include an external clue (grille piece) so that might help.
This second clue gives you a section of the roof line to evaluate—and possibly solve this mystery.
Check back on Thursday for the solution.
It’s a 1966 Plymouth Fury 4-door hardtop.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 5 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—WILL A HEADLIGHT AND A FULL SIDE SHOT HELP?
Last week’s “What’s It?” Wednesday was solved by a number of MSCC readers so this week might be more of a challenge.
Or not—this full side shot might make it easy.
If the headlight and the full side view don’t help, you can always come back on Thursday.
It’s a 1960 Olds Dynamic 88 convertible.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR AUGUST 29TH “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE CLUES WEREN’T MESSED WITH…TOO MUCH
There’s a fine balance with these MSCC “What’s It?” clues because you have to balance between making them unsolvable or too easy—this one was messed with a little so it should be in the middle range.
This second clue hasn’t been messed with at all.
OKAY-if they don’t ring the proverbial bell for you can always come back on Thursday for the answer.
It’s a 1966 Land Rover.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR AUGUST 22 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—TRY A TAIL LIGHT AND FENDER TRIM ON FOR SIZE
“What’s It?” clues come in many forms but the two of them should add up to a good guess so this tail light is the first clue.
This front fender trim is the second clue.
The third clue (the whole car) and the answer will be here on Thursday.
It’s a ’65 Austin Cambridge.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR AUGUST 15, 2018 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY – TWO GOOD CLUES…HOPE THEY HELP
This is a little different angle on the old iron clue but clearly it’s a taillight.
Here’s another one—clearly it’s sitting on a trailer but they’re both good clues.
However, if they don’t help check back here on Thursday.
It’s a Dodge Aspen wagon.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR AUGUST 8 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE COLOR IS DESIGNED TO CONFUSE YOU
Some colors completely throw people off—pink is definitely one of those colors so it’s a natural hurdle for solving “What’s It?” Wednesday.
This other clue (a fender well) might help you break through the pink overload.
If the pink paint is too much check back here on Thursday to see what it’s on.
MSCC AUGUST 1 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—START THE NEW MONTH WITH A GOOD PUZZLE
August 2018 starts on a Wednesday so what better way to kick off a new month at MyStarCollectorCar than a good puzzle?
Here’s the back end and a few extra pieces to help solve this mystery.
You’ll find the answer here on Thursday.
It’s a ’40 Ford.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR JULY 25 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IMAGINE YOU SEE LIGHTS WHERE THOSE HOLES ARE
Lights are a dead giveaway for identifying an old car or truck but if there’s a hole where the taillight used to be then you have a problem.
This headlight-less front end shot still has other clues like the hood and the fender line.
If you can’t imagine lights where those holes are then you’ll probably need to check back below on Thursday.
It’s a 1966 Plymouth Satellite.
MSCC JULY 18 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—SMASHED UP CLUES ARE STILL BETTER THAN NO CLUES
Today’s “What’s It?” Wednesday is a little roughed-up but it’s still a good look at a grille.
So is this 2nd clue and yes—it’s another section of the front grille.
If these smashed up clues don’t help then you’ll need to come back on Thursday for the full picture.
It’s a ’66 Chevy.
MSCC JULY 10 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—CLUES COME IN THE FORM OF THE FRONT AND BACK FENDER
The fenders of a car are typically a great clue—it might just be to identify a decade but some fenders give more than that.
This back fender might be the more than that clue you’re looking for in today’s What’s It?.
If the fenders don’t help check back tomorrow for the whole car.
It’s an Austin A40 Devon.
MSCC JULY 4 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE BEST CLUES YOU’LL EVER GET
MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday is all about clues that aren’t quite what they seem—otherwise it would be too easy.
This time you get clear shots of the car so the challenge is to ID it using your vast knowledge…or the trusty web search.
If that sounds like a lot of work, check back here on Thursday.
It’s a 1921 Heine-Velox limousine–that was easy right?
MSCC JUNE 27 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE PILE OF WOOD PROBABLY WON’T HELP
There’s a trick to every clue for MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday—don’t give a clean view of the vehicle but make it solvable at some level so you get a piece of the left headlight and the grill but the pile of wood hides the rest of the car.
Maybe this shot of the right side of the car will help…even with the wood on the hood.
If not, check back here on Thursday for the full car—even with the wood you’ll get the answer.
It’s a 1975 Plymouth Fury.
MSCC JUNE 20 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE ONLY THING THAT CHANGED WAS THE COLOR OF THE PICTURE
Some guys would recognize this What’s It? clue right away if it was in color so that’s why it’s not in color but you get a good fender and headlight shot.
This is another full fender clue and it’s in color—just not the correct colors.
Check back on Thursday for the answer if you don’t get it—it’s a pretty cool vehicle.
It’s a 1959 IHC R230.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR JUNE 13 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY–-TWO DECENT CLUES
Feedback about MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday definitely goes down the same path when the clues are “too hard” so hopefully this tail light clue helps.
If not, here’s a completely non-distorted view of the quarter panel and trim.
Don’t beat yourself up if these clues don’t help—you’ll find the answer here on Thursday.
It’s a ’63 Olds Starfire.
MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR JUNE 6 “WHAT’S IT” WEDNESDAY—MORE FUN THAN A CROSSWORD PUZZLE
Today’s What’s It? Wednesday is typical because it’s a bit of a challenge so the first clue is a signal light.
This look at the hood might help.
If nothing helps just remember two things—this game is more fun than a crossword puzzle plus you get the answer tomorrow.
It’s a ’55 DeSoto.
MSCC MAY 30 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: A HEADLIGHT AND A GRILL—WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?
Today’s MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday clue is a headlight and part of a fender.
If that doesn’t lock it down for you then here’s the full grill.
If the headlight or full grill doesn’t help come back on Thursday—you’ll love the answer.
It’s a Dodge Power Wagon.
MSCC MAY 23 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: YOU GET AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT—TOO BAD THE HOOD IS MISSING
Last week’s “What’s It?” Wednesday was a little too easy so this week’s clues should take your game up—so the 1st clue is a look at the back end.
Maybe this shot of the engine compartment will help but the hood would have been a valuable clue.
Did you crash and burn on this week’s What’s It? The answer will be found below on Thursday.
It’s a 1960 Ford station wagon.
MSCC MAY 16 2018 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—MORE GOOD CLUES
This headlight should nail it for the average MSCC reader—or not.
Maybe this side shot will help.
If you surrender after these two clues look for the answer below on Thursday.
It’s a 1967 Ford Fairlane GTA.
MSCC MAY 9 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—FROM FRONT TO BACK
Clues are found in every nook and cranny of a “What’s It?” vehicle so the key is to put them together—this clue is from the front.
This clue is from the back.
Did that help nail the answer? If not, check back below on Thursday.
It’s a VW pickup.
MSCC MAY 2 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IT’S A BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE
The best part about a “What’s It?” Wednesday is the artistic license because you can make a clue full color or black and white.
This visual sleight of hand is designed to make you work for the answer so this 2nd one is mostly white with a touch of black.
If the black and white clues don’t help, come back on Thursday for the answer below.
It’s a 2nd Gen Nova.
MSCC APRIL 25 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE COLORFUL CLUES ARE THERE FOR A REASON
There’s a certain amount of distortion in the MSCC “What’s It?” clues because of it was easy—everyone could do it.
You need a challenge—that’s why this clue (the front grille) looks like a bad version of a psychedelic 60s poster.
If this is too much of a challenge , check back on Thursday because you’ll find the solution below.
It’s a Daimler SP250.
MSCC APRIL 18 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: HEADLIGHTS, GRILLES –IT ALL ADDS UP
A lot of “What’s It?” Wednesday clues cover all sides of the vehicle but today you get clues from one perspective—the front end.
Here’s the other clue.
Frustrated? If this isn’t coming to you then check below and you’ll get the picture and the answer.
It’s a ’41 Chevy COE.
MSCC APRIL 11 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOU GET MORE INFORMATION THIS TIME
The MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday clues aren’t known for exposing a large part of the car or truck but this time you get a fair amount of surface area.
Maybe this shot over the hood will solve it for you.
If not, come back on Thursday and you’ll get the answer.
It’s a Jaguar XJ13 replica.
MSCC APRIL 4 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—SIDE TRIM AND A SIGNAL LIGHT THIS WEEK
The key to solving these MSCC “What’s It?” puzzles is a solid knowledge of pertinent details.
The signal light above was a decent clue so maybe this body stripe will seal the deal.
If not, come back on Thursday for the solution below.
It’s a ’70 Buick GSX.
MSCC MARCH 28 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOU GET A BUMPER AND SIDE TRIM THIS WEEK
Bumpers and side trim are key components of most classic iron because they were very specific to the year, manufacturer, brand and even the trim package for specific cars or trucks.
This side trim shot might be the key to solving this puzzle of you’ve figured pout whether the first clue (a bumper) is from the front or back of the vehicle.
MSCC APRIL 3 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—SIDE TRIM AND A SIGNAL LIGHT THIS WEEK
The key to solving these MSCC “What’s It?” puzzles is a solid knowledge of pertinent details
The signal light above was a decent clue so maybe this body stripe will seal the deal.
If not, come back on Thursday for the solution below.
Okay—if these clues didn’t work look for the answer below. You’ll see the whole picture.
It’s a ’56 Monarch.
MSCC MARCH 21 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE HOOD—IT MIGHT HELP
You rarely get a large view of something like a hood or trunk in “What’s It?” Wednesday clues because they offer too much information for astute cars guys.
This time it’s different because the 2nd clue is a pretty good shot of the hood.
Check back on Thursday for the answer—it might surprise you.
It’s a ’70 Ford Super Cobra Torino replica.
MSCC MARCH 14 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE FENDERS ARE ALL YOU GET THIS TIME
Fenders are the window to the soul of a car so this week you get two of them for clues.
Here’s the second fender.
If the fenders didn’t help, cheer up—the answer will be here on Thursday.
It’s a 1952 GMC Suburban.
MSCC MARCH 7 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOU GET A MISSING FENDER AND SOME SIDE TRIM
The best clues for “What’s It?” Wednesday are fenders and side trim so the picture is missing the fender but it does have a bumper and half a headlight.
You didn’t expect it to be easy did you?
Here’s some pixelated side trim to really drive you crazy.
It’s a ’62 Chevy.
MSCC FEBRUARY 28 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—TWO PIECES OF THE PUZZLE ARE THERE
The trick to solving the MSCC “What’s It?” puzzle is to piece the clues together.
See if you can fit this 2nd clue into the context of the first one…admittedly this one is pretty tough.
If it doesn’t work out, look for the answer below on Thursday.
It’s a ’59 Chev panel wagon.
MSCC FEBRUARY 21 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—TWO DIFFERENT CLUES, TWO DIFFERENT VIEWS
Most of the MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday clues are from the same angle or side of the car but today you get one from two different perspectives.
This is from the other end of the car—you’ll have to guess which end but honestly…it’s pretty obvious.
If neither clue works for you, check in on Thursday and you’ll see both ends of the car in one picture.
It’s a ’65 Comet gasser.
MSCC FEBRUARY 14 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY – IS THE GLASS HALF FULL?
2018 has been above average for “What’s It?” Wednesday because a lot of readers are solving the puzzles.
Maybe they’re too easy or (in a glass half full scenario)—MSCC readers are just that good. In fact, many of them might not even need this 2nd clue.
If you’re a glass half empty reader stay tuned-you’ll see the answer on Thursday.
It’s a ’73 AMC Javelin.
MSCC FEBRUARY 7 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—PIECE THE TWO TOGETHER AND YOU HAVE THE ANSWER
Today’s MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday is a typical two-part equation for the answer—it’s not math but the answer is the sum of two parts so the picture above is clue #1.
This is the second part of the equation.
If this doesn’t help you look for the answer here on Thursday.
It’s a ’59 Meteor Rideau 500.
MSCC JANUARY 31 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE ROOFLINE SHOULD HELP
Today’s “What’s It?” Wednesday is a little off the beaten path but you should be able to identify the decade.
This roofline shot should nail down the decade.
If it doesn’t help—you’ll find the full picture below on Thursday.
It’s a 1975 Pontiac Grand Am.
MSCC JANUARY 24 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IT’S DEFINITELY A CAR OR A TRUCK
There is only one firm rule with MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday—it’s either a car or a truck.
In this case you may need this second clue to zero in on what it is.
If that clue doesn’t work, you’ll see the whole car or truck on Thursday.
It’s a ’61 Chevy pickup.
MSCC JANUARY 17 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THIS ONE IS INTACT
The last few “What’s It?” Wednesday clues have been based on semi-intact vehicles but today you get lucky—this is a fully intact, bone stock car.
Maybe this view will help jar the memory bank.
If that didn’t help—stay tuned. You’ll find it below on Thursday.
It’s a 1960 Imperial convertible.
MSCC JANUARY 10 “WHAT’S IT” WEDNESDAY—TRY THIS ONE ON FOR SIZE
2018 started with a tough MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday because no readers had the answer to the question.
Hopefully this week’s is easier—try this second clue on for size.
If not—check back on Thursday and look for the solution below.
It’s a ’60 Pontiac.
MSCC JANUARY 3 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—START THE YEAR WITH A WIN
This “What’s It?” Wednesday is a middle of the road test because it does offer a solid first clue.
If that isn’t enough–here’s your second clue.
Hopefully you started the year with a win, but if you didn’t you can look for the answer here tomorrow.
It’s a ’62 Plymouth.