The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage: Classic Clockwork

  • Apr 15, 2021
  • story by David M. Brown

The collection assembled by Nicola Bulgari runs like no other. Nicola Bulgari, the retired vice-chairman of the Italian luxury jewelry, watches and accessories brand, assembled a collection of 250–300 cars that are cared for in the United States and Italy. Approximately 180-plus cars are owned by and housed at The NB Center for American Automotive […]

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Janet Cussler: Can a Woman Have Too Many Packards?

  • Feb 15, 2021
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by John Bazay

Janet Cussler’s classic-car garage is completely novel. With daughter Whitney, she owns the Janet Cussler Car Collection in north Scottsdale. For the last 11 years of his robust life, she was married to Paradise Valley’s Clive Cussler (1931–2020), who wrote or co-wrote 80-plus adventure/ thriller novels, including bestsellers Gray Ghost and Raise the Titanic! Their […]

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Steve Kimpton: ‘I Don’t Collect Them and I’m Not Very Good at Selling Them, I Just Love Them’

  • Jan 15, 2021
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by John Bazay

Steve Kimpton loves every one of his eclectic vehicles. And his new garage. Each car represents his lifelong passion for rare vehicles –– from his early life in a small English village, to Canada and Connecticut and eventually Arizona. That’s why he just built a 1,600-square-foot high-ceilinged garage attached to his north Scottsdale home. Before […]

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Crank up the Car Speakers and Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • story by David M. Brown

Rollin’ and Rockin’: Classic vehicles and rock. Add a slice of apple pie, and you have a powerful taste of America. Despite COVID-19, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland has been celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As part of that event, the hall recently inducted Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney […]

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