A Quick Look Back: November 9th, 2013 Apr10

A Quick Look Back: November 9th, 2013

With the plethora of automotive events that go on in the Phoenix Valley, it’s not unusual for me attend an event, fill up a memory card or two and then do nothing with the photos due to getting caught up with other events, shoots or something else. I especially tend to do this when multiple events fall on the same day, like the Paradise Valley Veterans Appreciation Vintage Car Show and Deafening Horsepower Charity Car Show did back in early November. So every now and then, I realize I have these photos piled up in the corners of my hard drives and start digging through them. Paradise Valley Veterans Appreciation Vintage Car Show 2013 Always one of my favorite events of the year, this small, quiet event...

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Big Batch of Random Sightings Mar18

Big Batch of Random ...

Whenever I’m running around the Phoenix Valley I always keep my eyes peeled for just anything automotive that’s even a little interesting and, if it’s interesting enough, I always try to snap a pic. Whether I’m lucky enough to have my dSLR on me or if I’m stuck...

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Upcoming: Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed 2014 Feb22

Upcoming: Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed 2014

Well, it’s almost that time again. This time next month I’ll be making my annual trip over to Windgate Ranch for the Festival of Speed, one of my very favorite events of the entire year. Since the inaugural event back in 2009 it’s never disappointed and always has a surprise or two waiting to be seen. Speaking of that, word is this year will feature a bit of an oddball… The original George Barris built Batmobile from the 1966-1968 television series (a car that last sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2013 for a whopping $4.62M). Below is a few highlights from previous years, along with links to the full galleries. Check out the following flyer or visit http://www.scuderiasw.com for more...

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2014 Scottsdale Auction Wrap-Up Jan28

2014 Scottsdale Auction Wrap-Up

2014 proved to be a great year for the annual Arizona auto auctions. Not only did total sales increase by 11% from 2013 to a staggering $249M, but the stunning ’58 Ferrari California Spyder, sold by RM Auctions, set a new Arizona sales record at $8.8M after buyer’s premium. This is a fact I take a little pride in, considering I had the honor of shooting said car for RM (along with the 9th highest seller, the Porsche 718 RS 61 Spyder) on sunny afternoon in Fountain Hills, AZ. Below is a full list of the top ten sales from all auction houses, along with their sales prices after buyer’s premium. That big jump in total sales didn’t just come from an increase in volume, either. While the...

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Random Sightings, August 2013 Sep01

Random Sightings, Au...

One thing I used to do with some regularity is post random sightings from around the valley that I see in my daily commute. Living where I do there’s no shortage of exotics, classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, oddities… you name it, really, and I’m trying to get back in the...

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From Bid Sheets to Streets: TV and Film’s Most Iconic Cars Jan12

From Bid Sheets to S...

With the original Batmobile set to hit the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2013, we’ve selected some of the greatest television and film icons ever sold. Will this caped crusader’s dream car smash sales records, or will it finally meet its match with the auction...

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Daily Sightings Apr28

Daily Sightings

So I’ve decided to finally jump on board the Instagram train.  Have been on it for a bit now, but have been trying to use it as much as possible lately.  My intent isn’t to  use it for posting old photos or anything, but more as a way to post random daily sightings or whatever...

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AutoAnything – A Top Online Aftermarket Accessories Store Jan06

AutoAnything – A Top Online Aftermarket Acce...

For more than 30 years, AutoAnything has worked hard in becoming one of America’s fastest growing online retailers of automotive products. Founded in 1979 by Selwyn Klein, who initially began as a manufacturer and retailer of Blue Ribbon genuine seat covers and custom carpet floor mats, AutoAnything expanded its services to provide customers with unparalleled selection for all of their automotive accessory needs. The company has since maintained a steadfast commitment in providing top quality products from trusted name brands—and always at the best prices out there. And, AutoAnything’s virtual aisles are fully stocked with custom and universal products designed for protection, comfort, safety,...

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Valley Sightings, December Dec29

Valley Sightings, December

Local Motors Rally Fighter Over the past couple months I’ve been trying to keep more of an eye out for random car sightings at times when I may be able to snap a quick shot.  Sometimes it takes a bit of looking, but other times they drive right up to me and are pretty damn hard to miss.  That was the case with this Local Motors Rally Fighter.  While I have seen a different Rally Fighter out at a couple of events, seeing one randomly on the street is a completely different experience.  Without question it has as much road presence as just about anything else I’ve ever seen out and about.  Interesting seeing such a big, burly car with a license plate filling up at the gas station.  How do you...

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Best of the Rest Dec15

Best of the Rest

Like just about anyone else that’s into cars and photography, I tend to kill time throughout the day by browsing various automotive sites.  With so many great photographers and websites out there, there’s no shortage of amazing automotive photos online.  This post is a collection...

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’65 Shelby Cobra 427 Prototype at Russo and Steele Nov08

’65 Shelby Cob...

Doing various photography work for Russo and Steele, one of the premiere automobile auctions in the country, I get to be around and photograph a large number of amazing cars.  A perfect example of that is this very special ’65 Shelby Cobra 427 I recently shot for their upcoming...

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Valley Sightings, Mid-October Oct20

Valley Sightings, Mi...

Renault 5 Turbo 2 Sparked by one particular spotting (Renault 5 Turbo 2), I decided to bring my camera (and sometimes cell phone camera) along on a couple different trips around the valley, to and from work, etc. over the last week or so. These are some of the random sightings I saw along the...

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