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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Russo and Steele 2014: World Premiere

We first (re-)discovered the 1957 Lincoln Premiere when we stumbled upon three carcasses in Miami AZ. Before then, Lincolns older than 1960 just didn’t register.  Now you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one, or so it almost seems.  We saw the Barrett Jackson convertible.  Not to be outdone, Russo and Steele checks in with a Coco Chanel hardtop.

1957 Lincoln Premiere

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Barrett Jackson 2014: The Premiere

What a difference a garage and some TLC makes.  Instead of a carcass, you get a grand dame.
1957 Lincoln PremiereLot 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.

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Style

Lincoln V eight
Lincoln V EIGHT, as if you did not instantly know.

Stamped gold valve covers.  Pastel manifold.  A waste?  Hardly.  When your front clip is ripped away, and your 368 cubic inches are sitting out for the world to see, you do want to look your best.