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Eye Candy: Arizona Automobile Hobbyist Council car show

Eye Candy: Arizona Automobile Hobbyist Council car show

Photos by Larry Edsall Who has your back? In 1973, the federal Environmental Protection Agency was pushing for regulations that would require emission-restricting equipment on all vehicles, new or old. Here in Arizona, seven car clubs got together, united their efforts and convinced the state legislature to exempt cars produced before 1967 from having to […]

By February 28, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Engines Exposed at The Henry Ford

Eye Candy: Engines Exposed at The Henry Ford

Photos by Kevin A. Wilson We see a lot of engines at car shows. More than we might like, really — the practice of parking the car and popping the hood is widespread but can ruin attendees’ view of a vehicle’s design and disrupt photo opportunities. A line of show cars yawning is not often […]

By February 24, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: Shelby GT350 50th anniversary and reunion

Eye Candy: Shelby GT350 50th anniversary and reunion

Photos by Howard Koby Willow Springs Raceway was built in 1953 as one of the first purpose-built road courses in the United States. Back in the day, people wondered why someone would build a racetrack on a barren so-called wasteland out in the desert well beyond Los Angeles. The track was designed and built by […]

By February 21, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Nicole’s all-day automotive adventure

Eye Candy: Nicole’s all-day automotive adventure

Photos by Nicole James and Matthew Fink One of the things I love about living in Scottsdale, Arizona — especially at this time of year — is that there’s so much going on with classic, collector and exotic cars. Take last Saturday as an example. Car enthusiasts in the Phoenix area had probably a dozen events they […]

By February 15, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Motoring Thru Time / 35th anniversary of Phoenix Heritage Square

Eye Candy: Motoring Thru Time / 35th anniversary of Phoenix Heritage Square

Photos by Larry Edsall Kate Eberhardt was 14 years old when she and her mother, Nancy Axtell, began collecting Volkswagens. That was 16 years and at least 20 VWs ago. Among those VWs were Beetles — mainly old but a New Beetle convertible as well – a couple of squarebacks, vans and campers, and soon […]

By February 14, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show (part 2)

Eye Candy: 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show (part 2)

(Editor’s note: Howard came back from the Grand National Roadster Show with so many amazing photos that we’re doing two Eye Candy galleries, one ran yesterday and here’s another today.) Photos by Howard Koby For the 12th time, the annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show presented by Meguiar’s was held at the Fairplex in Pomona, […]

By February 8, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Eye Candy: 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show (part 1)

Eye Candy: 66th annual Grand National Roadster Show (part 1)

(Editor’s note: Howard came back from the Grand National Roadster Show with so many amazing photos that we’re doing two Eye Candy galleries, one today and another tomorrow.) Photos by Howard Koby Founded in 1950 by Al Sloanaker in Oakland, California, the Grand National Roadster Show is among the world’s longest-running annual indoor car shows. […]

By February 7, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Mecum’s Kissimmee auction 2015

Eye Candy: Mecum’s Kissimmee auction 2015

Photos by Bob Long Without question, the recent 10-day Mecums Auction was the best yet for the company at the Kissimmee, Florida venue. Bidders came from 30 states and several foreign nations to see — and to bid on — nearly 2,500 vehicles in tents set up at the spring training home of the Houston […]

By January 31, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Arizona Concours d’Elegance 2015

Eye Candy: Arizona Concours d’Elegance 2015

Photos by Larry Edsall The organizing committee of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance didn’t just parade out a bunch of classic cars and generate a lot of money for Make-A-Wish Arizona. The various members put their muscle and their own money where their mouths were and pitched in to make a very unusual — and expensive […]

By January 24, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: More images from Arizona Auction Week

Eye Candy: More images from Arizona Auction Week

Photos by Howard Koby The 2015 auction spectacle in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun concluded over the weekend with perfect weather and with car collectors ready to spend some cash on some amazing cars, and some, well, very unusual machines and other items.  

By January 19, 2015 Read More →