Scottsdale, Arizona – January 2023 – Barrett Jackson Auto Auction Part 3

Today’s posting looks as some of the more distinctive ‘noses and tails’ of the classic cars and trucks.

A late 1960s Pontiac GTO

Followed by the next generation GTO from the early 1970s. Personally I think it was a step backwards.

1946 Ford Pickup with a great color combination of cream and red.

The 1956 Ford Thunderbird tail end.

A 2009? Ford GT.

A late 1950s Cadillac.

1959 Ford Fairlane Skyliner.

A long lean mean custom 1962 Lincoln Continental.

We jump ahead a few decades to a 2016-2017ish Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Back to the 50s with this 1951 Nash Rambler.

A late 1950s Porsche 356 Speedster. Sometimes simple is best.

Our final nose is on a 1939 Cadillac Series 61.

Tucson – December 2022 – Low Riders

A motel parking lot was the scene of a gathering of low riders and other classic cars from a couple of car clubs.

Most of the cars and trucks were from the 1950s.

A couple were from the 1970s, complete with hydraulics.

Not all were restored to original, but that was by design.

While the collection was small, it was very cool.

Tucson – November 2022 – Wayne’s Toys

Wayne Gould owned a steel business in Pittsburgh until he sold it and retired. Upon retirement he started to buy classic cars.

Fortunately for Tucson he has about 60 of them in an old building in an industrial area.

Wayne has an eclectic collection including this 1934 Chrysler Airflow.

The backside of a 1948 Chrysler Town & Country (among others)

1948 Davis Divan – A three wheeled car built in Van Nuys, California.

1949 Studebaker Champion Business Coupe.

1960 Nash Metropolitan

1960 Renault Caravelle

1963 Apollo 5000 GT. Italian designed, and partially assembled, before being shipped to North America for completion.

1963 Tatra 2-603 – the best of Czechoslovakia.

Holy Hollywood – a 1966 Batmobile Replica. And for those who are curious Robin apparently had said 359 different ‘holy something or other’ lines during the TV series run.

A fine line up including a 1971 Citroen Ami 8 Wagon in the foreground.

A 1981 Citroen 2CV in the sea of cool cars.

Tucson – November 2022 – Car Shows

Because of the mild temperatures in Tucson throughout the winter, the car show season here is in full swing.

The snowbirds have arrived.

A local exterminating company has a fleet of VW Beetles for company cars, but only 1 stretch limo Beetle.

A wagon complete with matching picnic set and golf bag.

One of the shows was called Cops and Rodders. I was expecting a number of old police cars, but there was only one.

One of my pet peeves is most car show participants leave their hoods up to show off the detailed engine. Great for seeing the engine, but takes away from the lines of the car for photographs.

Hydraulics at it’s finest.

Imagine how challenging it was to cross the desert in the heat back in the days before most roads were paved. Extra water for the radiator was a must.

The second car show of the weekend featured Pontiacs.

And to think I learned to parallel park with a car this long – over 220 inches (5.5 meters) long.