Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed 2013 Mar23

Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed 2013

Each year there are a few events that stand out and I feel I can’t miss. The Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed is one of those events. I shot the promotional photos and built the website for for the very first Festival of Speed years ago and haven’t missed it since. I always expect good things, but each year it just gets better and better and this year was no exception. If Enzos and Aventadors and Veyrons weren’t enough, there was no shortage of what I really love seeing out at these events, stunning classic cars. A Jaguar D-Type, Jaguar XK-SS, Ferrari 500 TR, Ferrari 750 Monza, Lister and others were just a small portion of the amazing classic cars out there. Click HERE to view 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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Cars and Coffee, September 2012 Dec15

Cars and Coffee, Sep...

Well, a little late to add these photos, but the September 2012 Scuderia Southwest Cars and Coffee had an amazing turnout, as usual. Far too nice of a turnout to not post more photos. While I love Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing in stripped down form and always enjoy seeing an Alfa Romeo...

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1955 300SL Gullwing Coupe Dec10

1955 300SL Gullwing Coupe

Probably no other car in the post-war era was more important to any manufacturer than the Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” coupes. Born and raised on the race track where greats like Juan Manual Fangio, Sir Stirling Moss and Phil Hill took these cars to victory after victory, they represented a new era of progress in West Germany and for the company represented by the tri-star and the Laurel. In October 1955, this stunning example rolled off the assembly line in Germany and was placed on a boat bound for the port of New York where it was delivered to its first owner. While the car was enjoyed, it was never mis-treated, accumulating about 65,000 miles before ending up in the hands of well known restorer...

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So Good, It’s On A Stamp Dec07

So Good, It’s On A Stamp

1953 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Noland Adams’ The 1953 Corvette was designed by the very talented Harley Earl, Chevrolet’s chief designer. GM listened to the demands of the GI’s that returned from Europe wanting an American sports car. Production was limited to only 300 units the first year so selling the entire production of the entirely new model was not a problem. The first Corvette reached the end of the assembly line on June 30, 1953. The first 53’ Corvettes were all built by hand, in the back of a customer delivery garage in Flint Michigan. Chevrolet made it clear the new Corvette would only be available to high profile executives and people of power and influence. An example is John Wayne...

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro-Touring Roadster Dec02

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Pro-Touring Roadster

1969 all custom pro-touring roadster Camaro, saddled to a complete Art Morrison rolling chassis with Wilwood brakes and coil-over shocks. The power plant is a BRE blown EFI 540cid that will produce 800HP / 1200 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels. That power will transfer through a custom built TCI transmission with overdrive from Gear Vendors. The control of this monster is through a one-off custom steering wheel mounted to an Ididit steering column, transferring direction through Borgeson’s stainless steel U-joints & column shaft. This entire package rolls on custom 19” Boze alloys wrapped in Michelin’s Pilot sport tires up front and 20” X 12” rear rims wrapped in wide 335’s. The interior...

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1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster Nov16

1954 Jaguar XK120 Ro...

Left Hand Drive (US export model) Has a factory installed plaque on dash indicating this car is replica of a successful racing model. Color: BRG (green) with green wire wheels Restored in France by A. Lefevre Co to original “like new” condition in 1994. Body #7073 in excellent...

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1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster Nov06

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster

The XK-120 was launched in roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a test bed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. It caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The “120” in its name refers to its 120 mph to speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made the XK-120 the world’s fastest standard production car at the time of its launch. The XK-120 has an extensive racing history including the high-speed runs at Jabeke in Belgium in 1949 and Ian Appleyard’s rally success with factory roadster NUB 120 in the early 1950’s. There was also an all XK-120 race in England in 1951 and XK-120’s competed in the U.S. well...

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1969 Chevrolet Dick Harrell ‘Super Camaro’ 427 Sep10

1969 Chevrolet Dick ...

This very-rare Dick Harrell ‘Super Camaro’ was a 396 cubic-inch, 375 horsepower car that was ordered by Dick Harrell and Fred Gibb Chevrolet. It was then converted to a 427 short block. Only 10 of these were built with a Super Camaro package and this is one of only two in this...

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Six Decades of Ferra...

1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Headlines Select Offering of Italian Illuminati Walworth, Wis., Aug. 2, 2012 – Mecum Auctions will present its 4th annual Monterey Daytime Auction, Aug. 16-18, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf course, featuring some of finest...

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Cars and Coffee, July 2012 Jul07

Cars and Coffee, July 2012

After missing June’s monthly Cars and Coffee event in Scottsdale, Arizona, I knew I had to make it out to the July’s.  Like just about every month since its creation years ago, it didn’t disappoint. Click HERE to view the FULL GALLERY (22...

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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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Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed 2012 Apr02

Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed 2012

When spring rolls around in the Phoenix valley, there are two events I always look forward to.  The Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed, put on by Scuderia Southwest, is one of them.  I’ve been in attendance for all four years and even worked to promote the inaugural event, shooting promotional photos and designing a website, posters and other materials… so, suffice to say, it’s an event I care about.  And, with each consecutive year, the event just gets better and better.  With relatively little exposure from the media and attention from the local automotive community, it manages to gather some of the very best cars of any event of the year and lots of them. Personal highlights this...

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70 Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible Mar31

70 Hemi ‘Cuda ...

Several years ago I was tasked with shooting a very special car out in the Midwest.  Even during the short flight over I wasn’t completely certain what I was shooting and it wasn’t until arriving at the garage that morning that I knew the subject of shoot was this beautiful white...

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Inaugural Penske Cars and Coffee – Scottsdale Mar26

Inaugural Penske Cars and Coffee – Scottsdal...

When I heard that  Penske Automotive Group Phoenix was putting together their own monthly Cars and Coffee event at their Penske Auto Mall (along with a sister event in Chandler the same day), I knew I had to be there.  Not only because with backing like that, it’s bound to become a quality event, but also because it’s a great location for such an event.  Being just off the 101 and at a dealership lot (purpose built to display a large quantity of cars), it’s perfect for an event where there are a lot of cars and people coming and going and a lot to see.  Doesn’t hurt that those cars are displayed in front of a first rate racing museum that is sandwiched between luxury and exotic car...

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Two New Cars and Cof...

SOCIAL MEDIA ENTHUSIAST SITE CARS AND COFFEE ONLINE ANNOUNCES TWO NEW GROUPS BASED IN ARIZONA “Penske Automotive Group to Present Dual Saturday Morning Events in Scottsdale & Chandler” SCOTTSDALE, AZ (March 19, 2010) – Penske Automotive’s Scottsdale 101 Auto Collection will be the...

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1992 Ferrari 348 TB Through Three Lenses Mar14

1992 Ferrari 348 TB Through Three Lenses

At February’s Scuderia Southwest Cars and Coffee I was lucky enough to be invited by a friend and fellow photographer to tag along and shoot an incredible 2012 Lamborghini Aventador.  March’s event rolled around and I was able to setup a similar situation, but with a little twist.  Otis Blank told me he was on his way up from Tuscon for Cars and Coffee and I knew Ashwin Gupta, who helped setup and also shot the Aventador, was very likely to be at the event as well, I began looking for cars to shoot.  My friend John was kind enough to take his beautiful 1992 Ferrari 348 TB to a couple locations for us to shoot, which was a long time coming.  I’ve known John for years, I’ve seen him...

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One Bull, 700 Horses – Lamborghini Aventador Feb12

One Bull, 700 Horses – Lamborghini Aventador

With most of the photo shoots that I do, they are planned well in advance, usually months, and the car is usually one I’ve been eying even longer.  But, every now and then, I just find myself in the right place at the right time.  Or, know the right people and see them at the right time.  That is the case with this particular photo shoot, this stunning Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4.  I was out at Cars and Coffee when a friend and fellow photographer approached me and told me that they were heading out to shoot the car and asked if I would like to tag along.  Of course, I leapt at the opportunity and the photos that follow are the result. Click HERE to view the FULL GALLERY (14...

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Cars and Coffee, February 2012 Feb05

Cars and Coffee, Feb...

For about the first three years of Cars and Coffee in Scottsdale, I didn’t miss a single event.  I was at the very first of both the now long gone event hosted by (the now long gone) Scottsdale Exotic Car Club and the still thriving event hosted Scuderia Southwest, back when it was just...

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330 GTC SOLD at Russo and Steele Feb03

330 GTC SOLD at Russ...

At Ferrari’s annual press conference in 1964, Enzo had a surprise up his sleeve; the introduction of the everyday Ferrari. Received with great fanfare, the new 330 could stand the daily stop-and-go grind, yet was still packed with the excitement that is expected of a Ferrari. Making its...

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2012 Jan30

Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2012

For a number of years now, I’ve been fortunate enough to be Russo and Steele’s official photographer for their annual Scottsdale auction.  Even before I was, it was always one of my favorite auctions in the valley.  It’s always had a very unique auction block with a consistently interesting mix of automobiles driving across it, leading to very exciting nights with some very special metal finding new homes.  This year was no exception and, once again, my position allowed me to have access to all of the action.  Check out some of the top sellers below, along with some of my favorite photos of the event. 1968 Chevrolet L-88 Corvette Roadster – Sold: $687,500.00 – WORLD...

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Lexus LFA Jan21

Lexus LFA

I’ve been following the LFA project since the very first concept was introduced way back in 2005 and, unlike many, I’ve been a staunch supporter for the six year development.  My first car was a ’91 Toyota MR2 Turbo and my first car in Arizona was an ’87 Toyota MR2. ...

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale 12 Pre-Auction Preview Jan16

Russo and Steele Scottsdale 12 Pre-Auction Preview

With Russo and Steele’s annual Scottsdale auction right around the corner, I took a bit of time to take a walk around, taking a few quick snapshots along the way.  Setup was still under way and many of the cars hadn’t arrived at the auction site yet, but there was still plenty to look at.  Nothing too out of the ordinary in this year’s auction from what I’ve seen so far, but it’s still looking like a very solid lineup of cars, as usual.  In addition the the countless muscle cars and American classics that everyone has come to expect in the Scottsdale auctions, there’s a very healthy sprinkling of modern and classic European cars, high-end customs and hot rods and the...

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2008 Volkswagen Golf R32 Jan14

2008 Volkswagen Golf...

Years ago, I had the privilege to shoot a spectacular silver 1971 Dino 246 GT.  It was one of my first real, full photo shoots and photos that went on to be used in multiple books, amongst other things.  So when the owner of that Dino approached me about shooting another car, I was more than...

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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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