Category archives: Eye Candy

Concours in the Hills is the casual concours

Show field at fourth annual Concours in the Hills | Charles Siritho photos

Set on the lawn surrounding one of the world’s tallest fountains in Fountain Hills, Arizona, the fourth annual Concours in the Hills has established itself as a casual event that bears little resemblance to the formal “white glove” affairs with which it shares part of its name. Continue reading

It’s Auto Mania at the Allentown Fairgrounds

Swap meet shoppers viewing items for sale | Carlisle Events photos

Auto Mania, Pennsylvania’s largest indoor –- and heated –- swap meet took place January 20-22 at the Allentown fairgrounds and featured automotive pieces, collectible items, and a farmer’s market.

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4 things we loved about the classic auto show

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Magnus Walker taking photos at Classic Auto Show | Nicole James photos

Los Angeles is home to a very rich and vibrant car culture, one including everything from pristine and preserved classics to custom creations and modified future classics. It is considered a major hub for the automotive scene and who doesn’t dream of driving the PCH along the Southern California coast?

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5 things I love about Arizona Car Week

1928 Mercedes-Benz Type S 26/120/180 Supercharged Sports Tourer | Photos by the Function Factory and Nicole James

I survived 2017 Arizona Car Week. If you were here for the auctions and car shows, you know that’s quite a statement as the entire week was plagued with rain and — to a Phoenix native — very cold weather.  But that didn’t deter many enthusiasts from venturing out to enjoy the events as best we could.

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The car show that celebrates the future, today

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Nissan GT-R | Photos by The Function Factory

Set during Arizona Car Week, the second Future Classics Car Show, presented by, drew more than 100 produced since the mid-1970s to be displayed and appreciated atop a parking garage at the Scottsdale Quarter.

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Skyline Syndicate’s R’s Day at Laguna Seca

Skylines and GT-Rs on grid | Charles Siritho photos

All I needed to hear were the words “Skyline,” “Laguna Seca,” and “track day” from Jose Robles and I agreed with no hesitation to ride along in his 1989 Skyline GTS-T Type M as he traveled from Phoenix to northern California for the Skyline Syndicate’s inaugural R’s Day. Continue reading

Muscle cars, Corvettes take Chicago by storm

A colorful  circle of 1971 Boss 351 Mustangs at Chicago’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals | William Hall photos
A colorful circle of 1971 Boss 351 Mustangs at Chicago’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals | William Hall photos

‘We rolled out the cold weather for you,” I said to Bobby Unser. “You sure did,” replied the three-time Indy 500 Champion, who was making an appearance in Chicago for the 2016 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. Two days earlier, it was 70 degrees, but on this day, the thermometer read 28.

Fortunately, this annual gathering of iconic American automobiles takes place inside the toasty, modern Stephens Convention Center near O’Hare Airport, away from the brisk winds outside. Continue reading

‘Of the Year’ Top 12 showcased at Goodguys Southwest Nationals

Classic cars headed out of Goodguys | Nicole James Photos

The end of the year brings about nostalgia and leaves us reflecting on the noteworthy moments that form ours memories of the year. For the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, this end of the year reflection involves showcasing the best cars and trucks from events across the country for the “Top 12” at the final event of the season, the 19th annual Southwest Nationals, held November 18-20 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Eye Candy: 9th annual Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson auction

Thunderbird being rolled of the Barrett-Jackson auction block | Matthew Fink photos

Held within the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the ninth annual Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson auction captured the essence of Sin City with an array of flashy, glamorous and over the top cars along with many recognized and beloved iconic vehicles.

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Eye Candy: Gilmore Car Museum celebrates 50 years

Cars owned by museum founder Donald Gilmore fill the main gallery for 50th anniversary | Larry Edsall photos
Cars owned by museum founder Donald Gilmore fill the main gallery for 50th anniversary | Larry Edsall photos

Genevieve Gilmore knew her husband, Donald, would need something to occupy his time after his retirement, so she bought him a 1920 Pierce-Arrow that needed restoration.

It was a strange gift for a man who had never been a car enthusiast. But perhaps he’d just been too busy running the family department store and then a major pharmaceutical company that also was part of the family’s enterprises. Continue reading