OCTOBER 2011 FALLEN STARS- NO FINER CAR CROP THAN THE ONE THAT NEEDS A LOT OF WORK
The MSCC Fallen Star section represents all that is great about the old car hobby. Some people simply dismiss these vehicles as old wrecks with no discernable value-toxic waste on 4 wheels.
These are the same type of people who like to use puppies for field goal practice.
Those of us with an automotive soul see these vehicles as blank canvasses with a bright future.
Preserve the past-save an old car.
Photos courtesy of Doug Giesbrecht.
SEPTEMBER 2011 FALLEN STARS-THE BEST SOMETIMES REST
The fate of old iron is rarely written in stone but most Fallen Stars are found in swamps, hidden in tall grass, buried up to the window sills in a creek bed, shot full of bullet holes or stuck in the middle of a giant tree.
In other words, they've reached their final resting place.
Ladies and gentlemen... your September 2011 Fallen Stars.
AUGUST 2011 FALLEN STARS-WHEN THE PAST STAR BECOMES A FALLEN STAR
Fallen Stars should more accurately be called Former Stars because every car or truck in this section was a brand new vehicle at one point.
When this old iron was new it was a star for a family, contractor, farmer and in one case...the military.
They did their jobs every day until that fateful day when the star became a has-been and ended up in less than glorious retirement.
Here are some former stars...
JULY 2011 FALLEN STARS-FIGHTING A NEW WORLD ORDER WHERE OLD CARS ARE A PROBLEM
The Fallen Star is as doomed as the Passenger Pigeon was in the 20th Century. Once common sights like magnificent car crops are disappearing faster than election promises.
That's a shame-these old cars and trucks are like a gateway to a less complicated past where you could simply retire the old Ford to a gentle role as a natural reclamation project.
Car guys loved them because these old war ponies were a valuable and affordable parts source. Some were even brought back to life in more powerful forms- for example,a 52 Chevy with a giant Cadillac motor turned these cars into Frankensteins.
But all that is fading thanks to overzealous, weakly planned clunker laws...enjoy the Fallen Stars while you can in 2011.
JUNE 2011 FALLEN STARS-SOME LOST, SOME FOUND, SOME HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
Fallen Stars are a vanishing species thanks to questionable government programs and overzealous neighbors but you can still find them.
Typically you used to find them in farmer's fields or stored by the hundreds-if not thousands in loosey-goosey wrecking yards where they stacked them 6 high or in giant rows.
Those days are long gone.
You can still find them but the job is harder so now you have to visit a swap meet or get permission to check out a farmer's back 40 for some automotive gold.
Here are a few examples...
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