Our good friends Eric and Roy are known for their ingenuity and “one of a kind” Studebaker creations. Well, these good gentlemen invited us down to their compound for some breakfast and a chance to mingle with other Hotrodders. Thanks again guys…. for opening your doors and allowing us to hang out.
The collector car hobby is huge in Scottsdale and that couldn’t have been more evident by what we saw at the Rock & Roll Car Show at a local shopping center. The weather emulates our So.Cal weather and with that… it brings out some really cool American iron. Here’s just a peek of what we saw.
If you’re a fan of the Barrett Jackson Auctions, then you already know the name Ron Pratte. For those who don’t, well, he’s an American businessman who founded the Pratte Development Company, Inc. Ron became a well known face at the Barrett Jackson auctions around 2003 when he began his collection. He was notorious for bidding on the best of the best cars and not backing down until the hammer dropped. As a result, Ron quickly assembled one of the most eclectic collections of American automobiles and memorabilia.
Fast forward to January 2015 when the Barrett Jackson Auction House announces the news that the entire private collection of Ron Pratte will be auctioned-off in Scottsdale, AZ. That’s all we needed to hear to know that this would be a historic moment to see some of the rarest American automobiles cross the block once again.
For news and photos of his collection, go to Barrett-Jackson.com
While Ron’s collection was impressive, I captured photos of some equally stunning cars. Enjoy!
It was another wild experience at the O.C. Fairgrounds this weekend as we met up with over 3,000 other gear heads to join in on the fun at the 15th Annual Cruisin’ For A Cure charity car show. Definitely put this one on your calendar for next year…
Have a great week!
While in town for the Scottsdale – Barrett Jackson auction, we were able to take in some eye candy at the “Rock ‘n Roll McDonalds” car show. It took nearly two hours to walk the show and the weather was absolutely perfect. This 1958 Pontiac Bonneville was absolutely breathtaking. Then, if one wasn’t enough, there happened to be two of them. Needless to say, the copper one was by far my favorite. Enjoy the photos.
Barrett Jackson – Scottsdale was absolutely phenomenal. It was everything I imagined and more. If anyone has ever said it would be impossible to find more than one collectable corvette, camaro or mustang with nearly identical specs in the same building – they are simply wrong. If one could pick any color combination and drivetrain manufactured from GM or Ford, then it would have happened the weekend of the Scottsdale auctions.
Happy New Year!
As the fog cleared and the sun rose, the first car pulled out and headed for Pacific Coast Highway in the 11th Annual Tour d’ Orange on Wednesday morning. Sure, most of us have driven PCH or even a canyon road or two, but not with over 400 other gear heads. With what is typically a quiet little side street in Costa Mesa on the other 364 days of the year, Fischer Ave. was lined with everything from super cars to classic American cars. So, as you enjoy the photos and video, make note to attend next years Tour d’ Orange.
To view a short slide show, Click Here