1994 Ferrari F40 LM Oct11

1994 Ferrari F40 LM

Chassis No. 97904 Engine No. 019 Gearbox No. 020 Radically updated over the road going F40; lighter and much more powerful The 18th example of 19 produced One of just two with the pushrod/rocker arm suspension; the only example in private ownership Quite possibly the finest surviving...

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The Most Valuable Car Ever Offered at Auction

1962 FERRARI 250 GTO TO HEADLINE RM SOTHEBY’S FLAGSHIP MONTEREY SALE The Holy Grail: highly original, numbers-matching 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO set to star at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale, 24-25 August One of just 36 built, the GTO boasts successful period racing history, including winning the 1962 Italian National GT Championship (victories in 9 out of 10 races) and 1st in class at the 1963 and 1964 Targa Florio Estimated to bring in excess of $45 million, the GTO is the most valuable car ever offered for public sale View Ferrari 250 GTO on track with current owner Dr. Greg Whitten, an early Microsoft employee, at the wheel: http://bit.ly/250GTO18 Further information and updated list of entries for Monterey...

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2013 Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione Oct09

2013 Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione

561 bhp, 4,400 cc 90-degree V-8 engine, seven-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox, front double-wishbone and rear multilink suspension with Magnetorheological shock absorbers and single-rate alloy dampers, and four-wheel Brembo CCM2 carbon-ceramic brakes. Wheelbase: 104.29 in. The fifth model of Ferrari’s popular Challenge series Upgraded to Evoluzione specifications Single ownership from new; never raced and presented in as-new condition The Ferrari Challenge Series was established in 1993, and it sought to introduce more Ferrari customers to racing by offering a single-marque racing series with Ferrari’s then-current production mid-engine V-8 sports car, the 348. Utilizing a platform that is currently in...

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1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Apr23

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB

280 hp, 3,286 cc V-12 engine with triple Weber dual-choke carburetors, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension with upper and lower wishbones, coil springs, and tubular shocks, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in. One of approximately 58 long-nose, torque-tube, triple-carburetor, steel-bodied examples Finished in its correct Rosso Rubino over Nero Offered from long-term ownership Incredibly well maintained restoration FERRARI’S 275 GTB The 275 GTB was considered the last of the classic Ferraris, as it brought welcome updates to the brilliant but aging 250 series, yet it also managed to retain wonderful character and sense of occasion. The GTB was unveiled at the 1964...

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2004 Enzo Ferrari Apr10

2004 Enzo Ferrari

At the Paris Auto Show in September 2002, the world waited for the successor to the Ferrari F50 with anxious anticipation. The introduction of a Ferrari supercar was something that happened approximately every 10 years, and the car that emerged from under that red car cover would certainly set the bar for performance cars for years to come. The company was in excellent shape, as it was just two Formula One Grands Prix away from securing another World Championship, and they were selling more cars than they ever had before. The car they were about to introduce would prove to be the “icing on the cake” of a wonderful year. Instead of continuing with tradition and naming this car F60, Chairman Luca di...

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Festival of Speed 2016 Mar12

Festival of Speed 20...

The first annual Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed took place on March 28th, 2009, my 24th birthday. I not only attended it, but I shot promotional photos for it and even built a website to promote it for Scuderia Southwest, the organizers of the event. The event was a hit and I haven’t...

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Cars and Coffee, March 2016 Mar05

Cars and Coffee, March 2016

For the first time in nearly a year and a half, I finally made it to the Scottsdale Cars and Coffee. It’s an event I was at at the very beginning and never missed for over three years. But as life got busy and nights got late, it became increasingly difficult to force myself out of bed before sunrise and make the 30 minute drive to Scottsdale. But, I finally made that trip again and I’m very glad I did. Not only did I see a lot of familiar faces, but also a lot of wonderful cars. When I first started going almost nine years ago, it was a small group of about 20 cars and virtually no “spectators”. I was just a handful of people taking photos and back then it was difficult NOT to see...

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RM Sotheby’s S...

· RM Sotheby’s generates highest ever total for a collector car auction: $172.9 million in sales at its flagship Monterey, California event · 1964 Ferrari 250 LM claims top sale of the 2015 Monterey Car Week at a record $17,600,000 · Pinnacle Portfolio sets new auction benchmark for a...

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The Pinnacle Portfolio: Unprecedented Private Coll...

RM Sotheby’s secures the most significant and valuable private automobile collection ever presented at auction for its Monterey, California sale in August ‘The Pinnacle Portfolio’ comprises a superlative roster of the world’s rarest and most important sports and super cars, from one of the finest Ferrari 250 LMs in existence, to a road-race hybrid 1998 McLaren F1 “The Road Going LM” Other highlights include a bookend pair of Bugatti Veyrons, and the final Enzo gifted to the late Pope John Paul II Additional feature entries to be announced in the coming weeks RM Monterey sale extended to three days, with ‘The Pinnacle Portfolio’ taking center stage on Thursday, August 13 Further information...

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Pit Stop and Inde Motorsports Ranch BBQ Oct06

Pit Stop and Inde Mo...

This month, following Cars and Coffee, Pit Stop Auto Detailing and Inde Motorsports Ranch hosted their first ever Driver’s Meeting, Encore and BBQ. Just a short drive up Scottsdale Road at Pit Stop’s detailing and storage facility, when I got there the burgers were grilling and the...

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Woah. RM to Auction Ultra-Rare ’64 Ferrari i...

LOOKS, RARITY, PERFORMANCE: THE ULTIMATE CONNOISSEUR’S FERRARI, 275 GTB/C SPECIALE HEADLINES RM AUCTIONS’ FLAGSHIP MONTEREY SALE Photo Credit: Darin Schnabel ©2014 Courtesy of RM Auctions RM Auctions offers the first of only three 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciales, chassis 06701, at its flagship Monterey, California sale, August 15-16 With its two sibling cars unlikely to ever become available, 06701’s offering is a historic and unrepeatable opportunity to acquire one of the world’s most important automobiles Exceptional 275 GTB/C Speciale leads a unparalleled selection of 120 blue-chip automobiles at RM’s highly anticipated Monterey sale Complete digital catalogue available online at...

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458 Speciale in the Valley Jun01

458 Speciale in the ...

Late last week Scottsdale Ferrari hosted the FCA – Desert Region and various other guests to check out the first Ferrari 458 Speciale to land in the valley. Fortunately, I also got the invite. Unfortunately, I also got there very late after the sun set. On top of that, to make a long...

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Supercar Run 5 Apr22

Supercar Run 5

It looked like a ridiculous house party. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens, Aston Martins and others overflowing into the streets and lined up bumper-to-bumper on both sides of the road. I wasn’t sure if I had the right address, as I’d just looked it up on Google and Facebook, but when I arrived at Supercars Specialists and Scottsdale, it was immediately clear I was in the right place. Years and years ago, back when the Scottsdale Exotic Car Club was still a thing and the Scottsdale Cars and Coffee was just getting started, I used to go along on exotic car drives about once a month, always taking hundreds of photos along the way. But, as the SECC dissolved and the crowds increased, the number of...

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2014 Copperstate 1000 Send-Off Apr18

2014 Copperstate 1000 Send-Off

I’ve said it here before time and time again, so I won’t prattle on repetitively too long. Bottom line: The Copperstate 1000 is one of the best vintage car events in the Valley. It’s one thing to see such an impressive range of vintage cars, including some of the best-of-the-best, at a car show and something else to see them actually being driven. And not just driven, but DRIVEN. For this reason, I always shoot in the field for a bit before camping out roadside to catch all of these amazing machines beginning their long journey. Personal favorites this year included the always impressive 1965 Lamborghini 3500 GT Zagato (my third or fourth time seeing it in person), 1948 Alfa Romeo Nardi...

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Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed 2014 Mar27

Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed 2014

A yellow Ferrari Enzo just behind a yellow Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ (400 and 112 produced, respectively). A Jaguar C-Type right next to one of its younger siblings, the XKSS (one of just 53 produced and one of just 16 produced, respectively). A brand-new SRT Viper TA and a real-deal 427 Shelby Cobra. What’s not to love? With cars like that being the norm (while actually being driven to and from the event), it’s easy to see why the annual Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed is one of a handful of Phoenix Valley shows not to be missed. Other highlights for me included a super-rare Devin painted in a brilliant gold (look for a possible photo shoot of this car on Desert-Motors.com in the future), a stunning...

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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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