MAY 2021: 1971 CHARGER RT – THE SIX-PACK CAME A LITTLE LATER
The definition of a survivor car is a moving target at best, but basically it means the car has survived intact and factory correct for decades. This 1971 Charger RT is almost a survivor – except for the six-pack. Jim Ross bought his ’71 Charger RT twenty years ago when, as he said, “pric
WHY THE 1948 CHEVROLET FLEETLINE AEROSEDAN MATTERED TO MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR
1948 was the end of the line for old style sedans built in North America. The cars were the bridge between the pre and post war years when demand trumped supply for domestic vehicles in a big way.Jim Sutherland The United States formally entered World War Two in 1941 and began to tran
MSCC JUNE 16 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY – FAMILIAR…BUT CAN YOU SOLVE IT?
Most of these MyStar “What’s It?“ Wednesday puzzles are based on familiar cars, so the chances are better for a solution. Hopefully, this second clue makes the solution even easier. If not, look below on Thursday—that’s when MyStar solves it for you. By: Jerry Sutherland Jerry
A 50TH ANNIVERSARY ROAD TRIP IN DAD’S LAST TRUCK--A 1975 FORD SUPER CAB
Jan Michener remembers when her dad Ron bought his first--and only new vehicle. It was a 1975 Ford Super Cab and it was bought for his company--Michener Allen Auctioneering. Michener-Allen is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2021, so Jan decided to hit the road in her dad’s truck to p
JUNE 2021: 1964 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE--DAD’S FIRST NEW CAR WAS A KEEPER
There are major milestones in life--things like graduation, marriage and kids are high on the list, but the first new car is also a big deal. Most people never hung onto their first new car so that’s what makes this ’64 Ford wagon such a big deal.Jerry Sutherland Don Edge is the proud
JUNE 2021: “MY DAD BOUGHT IT FOR ME!” A 1972 BARRACUDA HAS A STRONG FATHER AND SON BOND
Murray Stewart was a newly minted teenaged driver when his dad Bill made a promise to buy Murray his first car. The process began on Murray’s 16th birthday in early spring 1978 and was completed by late summer of the same year when Bill presented Murray with the keys to a 1972 Plymouth Barra
JUNE 2021 STARS OF THE SHOW—THE JUNE 11, 2011 HISTORY ROAD SHOW
History Road at the Reynolds Museum will be sidelined for two years straight in 2021, but they held a great show back on June 11, 2011. This was a typical History Road show because they had some threatening weather, but the show must always go on at this event, so they had the usual incre
MSCC JUNE 11 FIVE FOR FRIDAY: T-TOPS WERE COOL…MYSTARCOLLECTORCAR PICKS OUR FIVE FAVORITES
T-Top roofs defined the 1970s in our humble opinion here at MyStarCollectorCar, but the origins of T-Tops actually began in 1968 when it was offered on the newly designed Corvette Stingray. Some car history buffs will dispute this fact because the first T-Top was a feature on a one-off concept c
JUNE 2021: A 1951 STUDEBAKER ‘BULLET NOSE’ BUSINESS COUPE IS STILL A CHAMPION IN 2021
One of the most iconic designs in automotive history is the famous Bullet-Nose Studebaker built in 1950 and 1951 by the creative little car builder from South Bend, Indiana. Studebaker cemented its place among the best in show prior to World War Two when they built some of the most lavish cars i
MSCC JUNE 9 “WHAT’S IT?” WEDNESDAY—SOLVE A MID-WEEK CAR PUZZLE
MyStar’s “What’s It?” Wednesday has really taken off in the last two years because car guys are natural problem solvers. They figure out what goes where, so this second clue—combined with the first clue—should be a solvable problem. If it’s not solvable, you can always find the answer
DON’T LET YOUR BELOVED OLD CLASSIC BLOW ITS TOP THIS SUMMER
Those hot summer days are here--so the road beckons for car guys. The hot weather is very welcome after a long, nasty winter, but the truth is--your old car hates summer.Jerry Sutherland There are many reasons why your classic hates summer, but new gas is high on the list. The new blends e
THE LONG RUN AND MERCY KILLING OF PONTIAC
Pontiac was a familiar name in the domestic car world and enjoyed 85 years as a member in good standing within the General’s extended family of vehicles. The Pontiac name debuted in 1925 and was considered a car model that was a few steps up the ladder of success in General Motors’ caste sys
JUNE 2021 ROAD WARRIORS—WHAT WAS OUT THERE LAST MONTH?
Road Warriors are a good snapshot of what’s on the street at any given time, so here are some classics on the street last month. This Demon was a good example of May 2021 traffic. This custom Square-body Chevy made a great May 2021 night even better. So did this '29 Chevy.
JUNE 2021: 1979 DODGE MAGNUM--DON’T LET THE NAME FOOL YOU--THIS IS THE BRAZIL VERSION.
South America is full of cars that never saw the streets of North America, because they were built specifically in South America for the South American market. That’s why you have to forget everything you learned about the Dodge Magnum--the Brazilian version was a different animal.Jerry Sutherlan
MSCC JUNE 4 FIVE FOR FRIDAY:THE K CARS WERE HERE…HOW THEY SAVED CHRYSLER IN FIVE EASY LESSONS
Chrysler was taking on water at an alarming rate by the late 1970s and should have introduced a model called a Titanic to celebrate the occasion. Instead, the storied car company was given a financial life raft in the form of a K car, still in the planning stages when Lee Iacocca assumed a l
WE FOUGHT THE CAR AND THE CAR WON: HOW THE BOBBY FULLER STORY GOT IT WRONG
MyStarCollectorCar readers may ask this simple question: Who is Bobby Fuller? Bobby Fuller was a one- hit wonder in pop music whose claim to fame was his 1966 song ‘I Fought the Law and the Law Won’.Jim Sutherland As the name implies, most one-hit wonders were only able to produce one hit