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Eye Candy: Drag racers turn clock back at March Meet

Eye Candy: Drag racers turn clock back at March Meet

Photos by Howard Koby In the mid-1950s, the “Smokers Car Club of Bakersfield” did a deal with officials of California’s Kern County to lease a World War II auxiliary airfield located between Highways 99 and 65. In 1959, they staged the first U.S. Gas & Fuel Championships, aka the March Meet, and it turned into […]

Eye Candy: Young and Old Timers car show

Eye Candy: Young and Old Timers car show

Photos by Larry Edsall Like so many classic car hobbyists, members of the Arizona Street Rod Association are concerned about the future, about whether the next generation will see their cherished vehicles as rolling works of art meant to be enjoyed or as having value only as a source for steel, aluminum and other materials […]

Eye Candy: Simeone celebrates Best of Italy, Maserati cent’ anni

Eye Candy: Simeone celebrates Best of Italy, Maserati cent’ anni

Photos by Larry Nutson It’s the 100th anniversary of the founding of Maserati and cars of this marque have come to symbolize the very best in Italian engineering and craftsmanship. In celebration, a very special Best of Italy collection is on display through April 27  at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. With Italian […]

Eye Candy: 50th Portland Swap Meet

Eye Candy: 50th Portland Swap Meet

Photos by Becca Priddy In true Portland fashion, grey skies and rain couldn’t keep people indoors. Thousands of people attended the 50th annual Portland Swap Meet despite the soggy weather. The event primarily focuses on cars earlier than 1980 but welcomes others, too. Everything from freshly waxed cars to junkyard rescues were for sale in […]

Eye Candy: Mustangs Across America

Eye Candy: Mustangs Across America

Photos by Larry Edsall Mustangs — hundreds of them — are galloping across America as their owners head to a pair of big roundups to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the revolutionary American sporty car. The largest group — more than 500 cars were pre-registered for the Mustangs Across America trip — […]

Eye Candy: 24th Copperstate 1000

Eye Candy: 24th Copperstate 1000

Photos by Larry Edsall Each spring, the vintage-car rally season starts with the Copperstate 1000. As its name indicates, the Copperstate is a four-day, thousand-mile driving tour of Arizona. While the Copperstate gets things started, it is followed very quickly by the California Mille and a series of other sometimes fast-paced drives in various parts […]

Eye Candy: Inaugural Desert Concorso

Eye Candy: Inaugural Desert Concorso

Photos by Larry Edsall Whether it’s a local car club’s annual community fund-raising cruise-in or a prestigious concours d’elegance, organizers can tell you that there’s a lot of serious business involved in staging any classic car event. But there’s a difference between serious business and taking yourself too seriously. Like its parent, Concorso Italiano held […]

Eye Candy: Auto Collections at The Quad

Eye Candy: Auto Collections at The Quad

Photos by Larry Edsall The cars parked on the fifth floor of the garage at The Quad Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip aren’t of the sort you would find on the structure’s other levels. The fifth floor is closed off from the rest of the garage to provide a home for the […]

Eye Candy: Silver’s Spring in Arizona auction

Eye Candy: Silver’s Spring in Arizona auction

          Photos by Larry Edsall Silver Auctions’ Spring in Arizona sale sent some 180 cars across the block. More than 100 of them were hammered sold, generating $1.475 million (including sales commissions). Do the math and that figures out to an average transaction price of $14,469. The most expensive purchase at […]

Eye Candy: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Eye Candy: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Photos by Steve Purdy The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is a great venue for capturing dramatic images of special cars. Founder and chairman Bill Warner and his dedicated team assemble one of the best shows in the U.S. and always include cars we’d never seen. The four days of events include three auctions, three shows, […]