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Eye Candy: Mecum’s Kissimmee auction 2015

Eye Candy: Mecum’s Kissimmee auction 2015

Photos by Bob Long The huge 10-day Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida that featured nearly 2,500 vehicles is now history.  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 — […]

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 →
Eye Candy: More images from the Arizona auctions

Eye Candy: More images from the Arizona auctions

Photos by Howard Koby It’s going, going, but not quite gone at the Arizona auctions… Auction action shifted into a higher gear Friday with five auction houses running cherished machinery across the blocks (Bonham wrapped up its one-day sale on Thursday). Friday, at Barrett-Jackson you could buy everything from hot rods on the pavement to […]

By January 17, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Images from the Arizona Auctions

Eye Candy: Images from the Arizona Auctions

Photos by Howard Koby The more-than-week long auction extravaganza in Scottsdale and Phoenix began with chilly temperatures and even light rain, but all auction houses are ready for action. I went to previews at Bonhams, RM, Gooding and Barrett-Jackson and million-dollar machinery will be in full force on the blocks along with muscle, customs, exotics, […]

By January 15, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: 5 & Diner’s 4th annual Rockabilly Bash

Eye Candy: 5 & Diner’s 4th annual Rockabilly Bash

Photos by Larry Edsall At so many local car shows, you drive in, park, break out the lawn chairs, walk a lap and then spend the day sitting and talking with your old friends. Not at the Rockabilly Bash. Staged by the 5 & Diner restaurant group’s Phoenix stores, in four years the Rockabilly Bash […]

By January 10, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Barrett-Jackson Day at the Scottsdale Pavilions car show

Eye Candy: Barrett-Jackson Day at the Scottsdale Pavilions car show

  Photos by Nicole James It was Barrett-Jackson Day last Saturday at what is believed to be one of the longest-running weekly car gatherings in the country. Officially called the McDonald’s Rock ’n’ Roll Classic Car Show, the every-Saturday-of-the-year event it is more commonly known as “the Pavilions,” or even “Pavs” to Phoenix area car […]

Eye Candy: Lane Motor Museum

Eye Candy: Lane Motor Museum

Photos by Steve Purdy The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee is one of our favorite car museums because it is one of the most unusual. Here you will see no Packards or Deusenbergs or Stutz. Rather you’ll see Citroen, Messerschmidt, Tatra, Skoda, Helecron and dozens of other makes of which even dedicated car aficionados […]

By January 3, 2015 Read More →
Eye Candy: Parade d’Pratte delivers car collection to Barrett-Jackson

Eye Candy: Parade d’Pratte delivers car collection to Barrett-Jackson

Photos by Nicole James and Larry Edsall  Call it the Parade d’Pratte. It took 10 trucks, most of them big Reliable rigs supplemented by a few smaller flatbeds, as well as a police escort up the 101 freeway from Chandler to Scottsdale, to deliver the creme of Ron Pratte’s car collection WestWorld. There, the cars […]

By December 30, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Eye Candy: National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Photos by Howard Koby In the lush countryside about 90 miles south of London, in the New Forest between Bournemouth and Southampton, resides is a 7,000-acre Victorian estate called Beaulieu. It is the home of Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and family and includes their residence, the Palace House; the Beaulieu Abbey and Exhibition, a conserved […]

By December 27, 2014 Read More →