Power, beauty and ra...

RM Sotheby’s presents one of only nineteen Zagato-bodied Aston Martin DB4GTs ever produced To be joined by a stunning, concours-winning 1955 Siata 208S Spider ‘Driven by Disruption’, RM Sotheby’s Manhattan sale is building to be a showcase of automotive perfection and beauty ...

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Cars and Coffee, October 2013 Oct05

Cars and Coffee, October 2013

As the weather cools down and the sun comes up later, Cars and Coffee gets even better. I tend to skip most of the hottest months due to the heat, but when I finally returned this month (last time I was out there was June) it did not disappoint. Everything I saw from the months I skipped impressed me with the quantity and quality of cars despite the intense heat, but once we get to this time of year the event takes it to another level. I arrived very early at 6:30am (either 30 or 90 minutes before start time, depending on who you asked) and there were already a half dozen or so cars in the lot with new cars arriving constantly. I got there so early so that I could hop up on one of the ~16ft walls that run...

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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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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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Cars and Coffee, November 2011 Nov06

Cars and Coffee, November 2011

Of all the automotive events in the Phoenix valley, Scuderia Southwest’s Cars and Coffee event has long been one of my very favorites. I was there for the very first one and didn’t miss a month for years. However, that’s changed for me and it’s been increasingly difficult to make the drive down to Scottsdale for the Saturday morning gathering. So whenever I’m able to make it out, I’m excited. But, when the weather is prime for photography, I’m even more excited. The cars never fail to disappoint and you’ll always find plenty of passionate owners and enthusiasts more than happy to talk about all things automotive. Check out the links below to see my photos from...

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New Desert-Motors Magazine site launched, along with the latest issue of the magazine. Check it out online absolutely free at http://mag.desert-motors.com. View and download the latest issue, featuring a 700+hp 1994 Acura NSX, rare 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1, 1994 Bimota DB2, period correct...

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ONE – 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1

Of all things in the automotive world, coachbuilders hold a special place in my heart.  Unlike major automobile manufacturers who have to focus on an entire vehicle from the first technical drawing to the last bolt, a coachbuilder is focused solely on the physical appearance of the vehicle.  They take one of the most elementary requirements of an automobile and elevate it to an art form. Dating back several centuries, the art of coachbuilding has sadly changed and faded greatly from its heyday in the early 20th century.  With the advent of unibody construction, mass production and everything-under-one-roof business models, coachbuilding in the traditional sense has become increasingly less financially...

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