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-auction288GTO. As shows go, it was a filtered, condensed version of the monthly Cars and CoffeeHookers and Squirrels “Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering.” (Not the Penske sponsored crapfest – the real one.) Smaller than the Windgate festival of speed. Like both, it was strafed by similarly cool machines that didn’t want to linger.
No, you’re NOT seeing double. This is just a taste of the duplication this year. We lost track of how many orange 1970 Boss 302 Mustangs were there for the taking. It’s not just a Russo and Steele thing. Want a 1957 Pace car?
What a difference a garage and some TLC makes. Instead of a carcass, you get a grand dame. Lot No. 730
Here is a fantastic find, a 1957 Lincoln Premier [sic.] convertible. This is a true hidden garage find from right here in Glendale, AZ. It was parked over 20 years ago in a garage. It has been gone through mechanically. It is currently in excellent running and driving condition with brand new white wall tires. It has its original leather interior. It is powered by the 368/300hp engine with an automatic. This car is very rare as it is one of only 3,676 produced. An amazing 1950s classic available to the public for the first time in over 40 years.