Cruise Nights

West Fargo, North Dakota.

Last week I shared photos from my latest annual visit to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auto Auction. You don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to view great classic cars. Automobile enthusiasts know that there are local car clubs all over the country and they like nothing better to do than show off their prize collector cars. Continue reading

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Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction – A Scottsdale Tradition for 47 Years

Scottsdale, Arizona.

Last week, my sister and her friend came to visit us in Buckeye. On Wednesday we made the annual pilgrimage to Westworld, the site of the 47th Annual Scottsdale auction. Since wintering in Arizona starting in 2012, I haven’t missed attending this iconic auction. I always leave with over a hundred images to select from for sharing with you… but never any automobiles. You see, my friends, my budget won’t allow me to even consider bidding on the vehicles I might wish to own. 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

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

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