R.I.P. Arizona Concours

What better way to kick off “Auction Week” in Arizona than with a world-class car show? No for sale signs on the seats. No trolling with slow-moving spec builds or murky provenance cars by dealers, like at the local shows. Since 2014, that answer was the Arizona Concours d’Elegance. The Concours was spectacular. The setting…

Time Warp Thursday: 1978 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

This is the first one I have seen in the flesh in probably 30 years. Why? Rust? Yeah, based on personal experience. Generic styling, even among corporate sisters? Yeah (again, based on personal experience).

Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering April: “Hookers and Squirrels” Grows Up

Since I moved here from Earth, I knew Saturdays were a good day for spotting exotics along Scottsdale Road. I thought nothing of it except that people with money were showing off their toys. Maybe the seeming concentration on this one street was some sort of Enzyte display. Scottsdale Road is mostly the eastern border of Parasite…

1977 Honda Civic CVCC: A Dork’s Dream Car

What to drive lust after when you discover cars in jr. high. Seems like an odd choice, right? Well, part of me wanted a Porsche 930 with its 4.9 second 0-60 time. The practical eco-hippy in me wanted this car: the 1977 Honda Civic.