FEBRUARY 2013: A 1957 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION IS MUCH MORE THAN "A NOTHING MUCH TO TELL" STORY
Studebaker was one of the most innovative manufacturers in American automotive history. The company began operations as a horse-drawn wagon builder long before the advent of the internal combustion engine as a replacement for the nags.
The history of the Studebaker as a car maker always a David and Goliath story because they were not one of the big dogs in Detroit.
In fact this automotive David never even had a Detroit address because Studebaker was the pride and joy of South Bend Indiana.
FEB 2013: '65 RAMBLER AMBASSADOR 990 CROSS COUNTRY-- LOVELY RITA- A FAMILY CONNECTION
MyStarCollectorCar has an ongoing mission to study the connection between the car and the owner.
This could involve a look back to a time and a place when a similar car was the first car for a young owner or it's often based on a simple premise-my Dad drove one just like it.
Or it could be a car like this 1965 Rambler Ambassador 990 Cross Country station wagon that is the actual car that Dad drove and the actual first car for a young owner.
JAN 2013: '70 DODGE VALIANT SUPER BEE--MEXICAN MOPAR MUSCLE WITH A POLICE HERITAGE
This car was at a Mopar show back in 2010 and it stirred up a number of questions.
Clearly this car is a Plymouth Duster yet it had odd-looking Super Bee decals plastered all over the sheet metal.
Guys who think in the shallow end of the pool automatically hung a fake label on the quasi-Super Bee
Deeper thinkers knew better.
JANUARY 2013: BOW TIE BEAUTY--WE LOOK AT A VERY COOL 1947 CHEVROLET RESTO-MOD
The post-war cars of the 40s were part of a unique era in Detroit's automotive history.
The car manufacturers had to stand down in the late 40s from several years of military duty as suppliers for the war effort.
Cars were not on the radar for Detroit during the war and it took awhile for the Big Three to return to the business of building cars after the war.
JANUARY 2013: 1947 PACKARD--A PICTURE SAID A THOUSAND WORDS
Packard was well known in the 1920s and 30s as a high water mark for North American cars.
The Packards were well built, stylish and clearly a step up on a Chevy or a Ford sedan back in the pre-war era.
Bob Kemp knew all about the Packard legacy when he agreed to stand beside a '47 Packard for a photo op a few years ago.
- JANUARY 2013: 1967 DODGE POLARA 500 TWO DOOR HARDTOP - SMITTEN FROM DAY ONE
- JANUARY 2013: MOON LANDINGS, WOODSTOCK AND THIS '69 ROVER 3500. '69 WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
- JANUARY 2013: THIS '40 CHEVY DROP TOP IS ONE OF THE FINEST RESTO-MODS THAT WE HAVE EVER SEEN
- JAN 2013: '60 IMPERIAL- REAL LIFE BANKER CAR-MR DRYSDALE WOULD HAVE LOVED IT
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