Weekly Photo Challenge – Rounded

Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ben Huberman, in this week’s Photo Challenge post says, “Goodbye, straight lines. Hello, curves.” He asks for our take on the term “rounded.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading


Weekly Photo Challenge – Ooh, Shiny!

A beautiful ’57 Chevy restoration.

OK, so maybe I took this week’s photo challenge too literally. Andrea Badgley mentions that butterflies are her distraction and she drops everything to photograph one when she sees it. You can read her entire challenge post here. For me, distractions that capture my attention also happens to be actual shiny objects, and some not so shiny. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 30 July 2017

Jamestown, North Dakota.

Early on a Monday morning, a colleague of mine and I were on our way to Bismarck for a week-long skills development class. Along the way, we stopped at Jamestown to grab some coffee and a quick restroom break. When we came out of the station, I noticed a caravan of two classic antique vehicles being fueled. Continue reading

Ass Kickin’ Car Show – Our First with the Orange Pony

ass-kickin-1Goodyear, Arizona.

Since Lynn and I started wintering in Arizona, I’ve been looking for an older, (read inexpensive) convertible for us to explore Arizona on those warmer winter days. This summer, in Fargo, I finally found one that was not only affordable for me, but is in excellent condition, and at 13 years old, is well on its way to becoming a classic.  Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – It IS Easy Being Green

Scottsdale, Arizona.

In recognition of St. Patrick’s Day and in conjunction with the first signs of Spring, the Photo Challenge is wearing green this week. Michelle W. asks us to step back from the usual challenge and present a gallery of green. You can read the entire challenge post here. Of course, one of the first thoughts that came to my mind was the brightly colored collection of automobiles I see every year at the annual auto auction. Continue reading

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017 – I Can Look, Can’t I?

barrett-jackson-2017-12Scottsdale, Arizona.

Last week, Barrett-Jackson concluded their 2017 Scottsdale auction, an event I haven’t missed since 2012. There are very few cars that I could afford, and those that I might be able to buy, I probably wouldn’t want, anyway. However that doesn’t stop me from looking at all the beautiful automotive eye candy. Continue reading

Barrett-Jackson 2017 – Scottsdale Anticipation

ranchwagon-part-hdr-1Scottsdale, Arizona.

I got an email recently reminding me that Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is scheduled for January 14-22, 2017. Since coming to Arizona in the winter of 2011-2012, I haven’t missed a visit to the annual auto auction. Tickets have been ordered, and I am looking forward to seeing all of the great classic cars. Continue reading