All posts by Tyson Hugie

Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.

Arizona Concours features classic Lincoln LeBaron Sports Coupe

The 1936 Lincoln Model K wears a custom body by the coachbuilder LeBaron | Arizona Concours
The 1936 Lincoln Model K wears a custom body by the coachbuilder LeBaron | Arizona Concours

Anyone lucky enough to turn the key to a new Lincoln Model K in the 1930s would have heard the rumble of a 414-cubic-inch V12 engine powering one of the most exclusive and expensive vehicles of the Depression era. It was a luxury car with such artful attention to detail, its entire body type was customizable, making every example rare and beautiful in its own unique way.

One such automobile is the 1936 Lincoln Model K LeBaron Sport Coupe that will be showcased at the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, held on the manicured grounds of the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix on January 15, 2017. Resplendent in its gleaming Mercury Metallic paint and sculpted fenders, the LeBaron Sport Coupe will be shown courtesy of owners Ray and Bonnie Kinney of Dallas, Texas, as part of a special Concours class for 2017 – Lincolns of the Classic Era. Continue reading

‘Bugatti Queen’ at Arizona Concours women-in-racing seminar

Pre-war racing legend Hellé Nice poses on a Bugatti grand prix car | Miranda Seymour archive
Pre-war racing legend Hellé Nice poses on a Bugatti grand prix car | Miranda Seymour archive

It’s not every day you get to drive a million-dollar Bugatti. Author Miranda Seymour remembers well the day when Bugatti restoration expert and preservationist Tim Dutton let her have a chance behind the wheel of a sought-after 35S model.

“Tim took me out in one on the open road, told me it was being sold for a million the next day, and then he let me drive it,” she recalled excitedly. “The feeling of exhilaration is like no other, especially if you are out on the road, ducking between trucks and trying to get the hang of having a gear shift outside of the car.” Continue reading