1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype Jul25

1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype

Chassis no. BHL EE 101 256 bhp, 3,785 cc double-overhead cam inline six-cylinder Jaguar engine, four-speed manual synchromesh transmission, coil-spring front suspension with parallel equal length wishbones, coil-spring rear suspension with de Dion tubular axle and four trailing arms, and Girling four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90.75 in. The original Knobbly Lister-Jaguar prototype The Walt Hansgen Briggs Cunningham team 1958 SCCA World Championship car Well-known, clear history from new Offered in the U.S. for the first time in over 42 years Sold with a spare original Cunningham-prepared, 3.75-liter engine and FIA papers Built by a legend, for a legend, and driven by legends; unparalleled...

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1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster May13

1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3...

Chassis no. 39039 Engine no. M536E Body no. 4913 Registration no. HMX 87 125 bhp, 3,485 cc inline overhead-valve six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 104 in. Perhaps of...

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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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1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Fixed Head Coupe Jul24

1964 Jaguar E-Type S...

265 hp, 3,781 cc DOHC six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with double wishbones, torsion bars, and a sway bar, independent rear suspension with coil springs, double wishbones, and a sway bar, and four-wheel hydraulic disc...

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A Legend Comes to Auction: RM Sotheby’s to P...

RM Sotheby’s secures one of the most legendary racing cars in existence: the 1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight, chassis no. XKC 052 for its flagship Monterey, California auction, August 13 – 15 The second of only three Works Lightweights built, XKC 052 finished 4th overall at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953 The car was later campaigned to multiple wins by Ecurie Ecosse in 1954 and driven by the who’s who of racing fame XKC 052’s upcoming sale represents the first ever offering of a Works Lightweight C-Type at public auction Additional highlights for RM’s three-day Monterey sale available for viewing in digital brochure: http://bit.ly/1CtLXDQ BLENHEIM, Ontario (24 June, 2015) – RM...

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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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1964 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Roadster Feb12

1964 Jaguar XKE Seri...

265 hp, 3,781 cc inline DOHC six-cylinder engine, five-speed Tremec manual transmission, independent front suspension with semi-trailing wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with lower transverse tubular links, radius rods, universally...

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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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Cars and Coffee, June 2013 Jun01

Cars and Coffee, Jun...

Despite the intense June heat (a high of about 110*f…) and early start time (mornings and I aren’t great friends), I managed to make it out to Cars and Coffee yet again. Despite those previous remarks, the turn out was still enormous, as usual. One of the highlights for me was...

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The 23rd Copperstate 1000, 2013 Apr07

The 23rd Copperstate 1000, 2013

Without question, the Men’s Arts Council of Phoenix Art Museum Copperstate 1000 departure from Tempe Diablo Stadium is my favorite Phoenix Valley automotive event every single year. Unfortunately for me, this year it was also an event that I showed up late to… FORTUNATELY, I did manage to catch almost all the cars as they buzzed by on their way towards their 1,000 mile journey throughout the Southwest. The lineup of cars never disappoints and it’s always great to see such incredible machine not in a museum, but being driven and being driven hard. Click HERE to view the FULL...

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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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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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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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The 21st Annual Copperstate 1000 Apr10

The 21st Annual Copperstate 1000

Every year, the Copperstate 1000 brings out the best of the best, and this year’s event was no exception. Previous years have played host to some of my personal favorites… Ferrari 250 Californias, BMW 507s, Zagatos, XKSSs and much more. It’s one thing to see cars of this caliber displayed like sculptures at a car show or rolling slowly across an auction block swarmed by a crowd of buyers, sellers and spectators, but it’s an entirely different thing to see them bursting by at full throttle in all their glory. This year, Zagato bodied cars and red open-top racers made a strong presence and definitely caught my eye. Check out the full gallery from this year’s launch as well as shots...

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