Headed to the Rodeo

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by strolling down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. As it happened, Sunday was the Rodeo Drive Concours.

OK, full disclosure – this was not a chance meeting. We took a 4 day holiday from the blast furnace that is summer in Phoenix to hang out in milder climes with the beautiful people.  And we were hoping against hope that the LaFerrari would make an appearance.

No such luck.  We did see Bugatti no. 5.  We also saw our first non-auction 288GTO. As shows go, it was a filtered, condensed version of the monthly Cars and Coffee Hookers and Squirrels “Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering.”  (Not the Penske sponsored crapfestthe real one.) Smaller than the Windgate festival of speed.  Like both, it was strafed by similarly cool machines that didn’t want to linger.

Bugatti Bijan Veyron
Bugatti Bijan Veyron

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1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

What to drive to the Concorso Ferrari 2014?  Isn’t it obvious?  Something American, overweight (duh), festooned with fake scoops,mostly purposeless vents and spoilers, and garish for a strip club decals!  Something with a pushrod V8 and leaf springs! and with the worst of all convertible vs hardtop worlds, a T-top! Something so undeniably awesome in its wretched, unapologetic 1970s-ness!. This:
1977 pontiac trans am
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