This is a weekly feature at MyStarCollectorCar and it’s pretty easy to explain.
You’ll see a close-up of a car part, a piece of trim, headlight, steering wheel, taillight, signal light, grille—pretty much anything that can be attached to an old car or truck.
The answer will always be in the link (eventually) so you can cheat and take a peek then take a huge bow when you amaze your buddies with your vast knowledge of all things automotive.
Or you can be honest and try and ID it without cheating.
MSCC DECEMBER 28 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE TAIL LIGHTS SHOULD BE ENOUGH
This is the last “What’s It?” Wednesday of 2016—it’s been a great new feature at MSCC.
This one is typical because it’s a tail light from a fairly common car.
Here’s another clue.
The tail lights should be enough but if not check back tomorrow in the space below.
It’s a ’71 Charger RT
MSCC DECEMBER 21 “WHAT’S IT? WEDNESDAY—THE PIECES FIT IF YOU DIG DEEP
The key to “What’s it?” Wednesday problem solving is simple—make the pieces of the puzzle fit.
May be this will help.
If not, check back here tomorrow for the answer.
It’s a ’71 Charger RT.
It’s a ’59 Olds.
MSCC DECEMBER 14 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE SECOND CLUE SHOULD SEAL THE DEAL
Last week’s MSCC was judged harshly by readers so this one is a lot easier.
If the first clue doesn’t solve the puzzle, this second clue should seal the deal.
If not, then you need to check back here tomorrow.
It’s a ’67 Caprice.
DECEMBER 7 MSCC “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOUR BEST GUESS IS YOUR BEST TACTIC
This may or may not be a mainstream car or truck.
That’s the beauty of MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday so take a stab at it—maybe this other clue will help.
If not—your best guess is your best tactic or look here tomorrow.
It’s an Isetta 600 limousine.
NOVEMBER 30 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE SECRET IS IN THE ANGLES
Last week was slam dunk easy for “What’s it?” Wednesday so this week will be more of a challenge.
“What’s it?” Wednesday isn’t here to pump up egos with two easy ones in a row—it’s a test so here’s the second clue from a different angle.
The secret is in the angles so if that 2nd clue didn’t work come back tomorrow and get your participation answer here.
It’s a ’61 Pontiac Parisienne
MSCC NOVEMBER 23 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THIS ONE MIGHT BE TOO EASY
“What’s it?” Wednesday is just like any test.
Some are insultingly easy while others are insultingly difficult—maybe this extra clue will seal the deal.
If it doesn’t help check back here tomorrow.
’72 Gran Torino
MSCC NOVEMBER 16 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE CARDS ARE STACKED AGAINST YOU
The basic theme of MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday is sleight of hand.
Take something familiar and distort it to the point where identifying it is real difficult—that’s What’s It Wednesday.
This is a painfully easy vehicle to ID without the distortion.
Give up? Check back here tomorrow.
MSCC NOVEMBER 9 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—FAMILIAR, YET CONFUSING AT THE SAME TIME
Some of the “What’s It?” Wednesday candidates have been a little off the beaten path while others are common sights at car shows.
This one is a fairly common sight at car shows so here’s another clue.
If that doesn’t work check back here on November 10.
1970 Pontiac GTO Judge
MSCC NOVEMBER 2 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THIS ONE MIGHT BE IN WILD GUESS TERRITORY
Not every “What’s it?” Wednesday candidate is created equal.
Most of them are relatively mainstream but some are going to be a challenge like this one.
Maybe this picture will help.
Maybe it won’t—check here tomorrow for the answer.
It’s a ’66 Goggomobil TS250
MSCC OCTOBER 26 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—FAMILIAR BECAUSE IT’S A SIBLING OF A VERY FAMILIAR CAR
Sometimes the MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday choice is way off the beaten path so the feedback is something like this:
“Give us something we know—not some one-off, never to be seen again concept car from the former Soviet Union”.
This is the MSCC version of caving in to criticism because this car is the sibling of a very familiar classic ride. Here’s another clue.
If that doesn’t help—too bad—it won’t get any easier so you can get the answer here tomorrow.
It’s a ’41 Ford.
MSCC OCTOBER 19 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: QUIT YOUR COMPLAINING—THIS ONE’S A SLAM DUNK
The last few MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday candidates have been followed by a flurry of complaints about the degree of difficulty.
This one promises to be easier because it’s a clear picture and this second clue gives you the overall look of this classic.
If neither clue works then check back tomorrow but you’ll be disappointed in yourself for needing the extra help.
MSCC OCTOBER 12 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY – AN EDUCATED GUESS WORKS BEST
The key to success in “What’s It?” Wednesday is some degree of familiarity with the car or truck in question.
If you have some insight you should be able to decipher something vague like this second clue.
If not, look for the answer here tomorrow.
MSCC OCTOBER 5 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—EVERY LITTLE CLUE HELPS
Sometimes the most obvious answer to a problem is hiding in plain sight.
This is a very recognizable car so if you know your classic iron, the smallest clue (like a piece of trim) will lead you to the answer.
Maybe this will help.
If not, look for the answer below—tomorrow.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 28 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THERE USED TO BE LOTS OF THEM
If you’re past a certain age you will remember seeing lots of these cars on the road because they were all over the place.
That’s the best clue you’ll get.
This pixelated view might give you a basic idea about its dimensions…
If that doesn’t help, check back here tomorrow for a clear picture.
MSCC SEPTEMBER 21 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—CAN YOU ID THIS IN A NANOSECOND?
There are degrees of difficulty with MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday but most are recognizable with a little expertise.
Basically, you either ID it in a nanosecond, you study it for awhile and ID it or you stare at it for hours and never get it.
This picture should help if you’re already in the ballpark.
You’ll get the answer tomorrow.
It’s a 1956 Chrysler
MSCC SEPTEMBER 14 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY–THE UPSIDE IS YOU GET TO SEE MORE OF THE CAR
There’s a fairly high success rate with identifying the old iron in “What’s It?” Wednesday.
Some car guys excel at this while others ask to see more of the car so here’s a look at more of the car.
The non-messed up version will show up in this space on Thursday.
It’s a 1954 Plymouth Belmont concept car.
MSCC SEPT 7 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—IT’S A BALANCE
Some of the feedback for “What’s It?” Wednesday is basic advice—don’t make it too easy (’57 Chevy) but make it something that’s not too far off the beaten path (Hupmobile).
This ride is somewhere in between those two examples so here’s a vague clue.
Check back tomorrow for the final answer if this doesn’t help.
MSCC AUGUST 31 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THIS ONE WILL TEST YOU
There’s only one real clue to this MSCC “What’s It?” Wednesday—it looks like a truck but just to sow doubt, it could be anything.
This pixelated version will probably help ID it as a truck but beyond that you’re on your own.
Stay tuned for the answer tomorrow.
It’s a Howe Defender fire truck
MSCC AUGUST 24 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY: IT’S GETTING TOO EASY SO HERE’S A BIGGER HURDLE
MSCC gets a lot of feedback about “What’s It?” Wednesday and recently guys have said they’re too easy so up goes the degree of difficulty.
There’s a little more playing around with the picture to not make it slam dunk easy.
Here’s another shock-you won’t get the answer until tomorrow so this picture probably won’t help.
Here’s the answer—it’s a ’68 Dodge
MSCC AUGUST 17 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—DON’T GO BY THE TAILLIGHTS
The taillights on this car are a blind alley because they are definitely ’65 Thunderbird taillights but they’re not on a T-bird.
Some guys will nail this because they are students of a very famous pony car but for those who were fooled—this is a 1968 California Special Mustang or CS/GT.
MSCC AUGUST 10 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—THE HEADLIGHT MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH OF A CLUE
This clue may not be enough to ID today’s “What’s It?” Wednesday because the headlights look pretty generic.
That’s why you may need to look at the next picture.
It’s a 1962 Corvair 95 window van
MSCC AUGUST 3, 2016 WHAT’S IT WEDNESDAY—IT’S PROBABLY NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS
The only real clue on this ride is the bumper.
The bumper might help you zero in on the era because it’s a clue that is specific to a decade.
They called it the bumper car era and this ’73 Olds Cutlass Supreme was on the leading edge of this legislated safety/crash bumper decade .
The smaller car companies were on a pretty tight budget most of the time so they used what parts they could to save money.
They outsourced things like engines, transmissions and even obsolete body parts to shave dollars off a vehicle.
Studebaker was famous for using shared parts like this Dodge truck box on the back of a 1963 Studebaker truck.
MSCC JULY 20 “WHAT’S IT?”: WEDNESDAY—HIDEAWAY HEADLIGHTS ARE THE ONLY CLUE YOU’LL GET
The 1960s were a big era for hideaway headlights so you’ll have to really dig deep on this “What’s It?” Wednesday.
It’s a 1968 Chrysler 300 convertible—60s cool at its finest.
MSCC JULY 13 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—LAST WEEK WAS TOO EASY
Most people guessed last week’s “What’s It?” Wednesday so this week will be more of challenge because you can’t make it too easy or it’s like looking at the back of the Chance cards in Monopoly.
It’s a 50s ride—there’s little doubt of that but the answer is 1956 Nash Rambler Cross Country station wagon.
That’s the flip side of the Chance card this week
MSCC JULY 6 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—YOU DON’T SEE FLAMES ON MANY OF THESE
Some cars are a natural fit for flames—pick any hot rod from the 1920s or 30s and flames fit like the proverbial glove.
Austin Minis aren’t high on the ‘let’s flame the car’ list but this one had it and it really worked—so did the scoop.
MSCC JUNE 29 “WHAT’S IT? WEDNESDAY
There are many clues in this picture but are they enough?
Clearly this is a 50s or early 60s era ride but the purple paint wasn’t stock and that may be enough to disrupt an educated guess.
It’s a ’59 Pontiac.
There’s enough of this fender showing to indicate its mid-50s GM roots but the question is—what exactly is this vehicle?
You’re forgiven if you guessed ‘55 Chevy truck or car but this beauty is a 1955 Cadillac.
MSCC JUNE 15 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY
You can be forgiven if you guessed Ford Falcon but this is a game of inches so technically—you’re wrong.
This is a 1960 Frontenac and it was sold for one year at Canadian Mercury-Meteor dealers—sales were good but the Frontenac was a one-hit wonder.
MSCC JUNE 7 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY
This looks like an easy guess on the surface because very few car guys will miss the distinctive front end of a classic early 50s Ford truck.
It’s not that easy-this is the front end of a custom trailer so the ’53 Ford truck part is a small percentage of the whole vehicle.
MSCC “What’s It Wednesday?’ strikes again…
This car might throw you off because it bears a passing resemblance to a classic Mustang.
You can therefore be forgiven for not recognizing a 1982 Aston Martin V-8 Volante.
This is one of those puzzles you’ll either get immediately or it will never come to you but it doesn’t hurt to be a fan of a certain extinct name.
This grille and signal light is on a 1966 Plymouth Belvedere 4-door sedan—an unsung and humble car from the classic era of Mopar muscle.
This tail light is clearly from a newer car—new in the MyStarCollectorCar sense.
This tail light might look vaguely familiar, but in reality it’s on a rare and extremely fast 80s model—a 1987 Buick GNX.
MSCC MAY 10 “WHAT’S IT? WEDNESDAY
This “What’s It?” Wednesday is a response to the feedback about tough questions.
This one is more mainstream—it’s a 1968 Buick GS from the classic muscle car era.
MSCC MAY 3 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY
The key to the puzzle is the fin but if you focus on the fin you’re going to get sidetracked.
This fin is on an Amphicar—one of the coolest dual function cars ever built.
MSCC APRIL 27 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY
This one looks like it’s from the 1950s because essentially it is.
The design is from the year 1953 but the car is actually a 1963 Studebaker Hawk at a show a few years ago.
MSCC APRIL 20 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY
This one might be easier—or not.
Congratulations if you spotted the fender of a ’69 Pontiac Trans AM and bonus points if you could ID this car even though you’re not a Poncho guy.
MSCC APRIL 13 “WHAT’S IT? WEDNESDAY
This one’s a bit of a challenge—many people would recognize the Chrysler Windsor crown but ’57 Windsors are pretty rare and this Canadian version is even rarer.
APRIL 6, 2016: MSCC “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY
Cars and trucks were just starting to turn a corner when World War II broke out.
Fenders were more integrated in the body and headlights were mounted in—instead of on them.
This resulted in some pretty cool cars like the ’40 Ford and the ’40 Willys but IHC got in on the style game too with some pretty contemporary trucks in 1940-41.
‘This MSCC ‘What’s It?’ Wednesday is a 1941 IHC that started life as a school bus, it was converted to a tow truck and now it’s a semi-retired workhorse.’
MARCH 30, 2016 WHAT’S IT? WEDNESDAY
At first glance it looks like a Merc but this is a 1955 Monarch Custom with an even rarer Lucerne chrome package.
There are only three of these two-door posts left on the planet so if you missed it, you’re not alone.
MARCH 23, 2016 WHAT’S IT? WEDNESDAY
This What’s It? Wednesday is the passenger side headlight from a ’58 Buick—the first one will be easy just so you don’t get discouraged.
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