Alcatraz East: Driven to Crime

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

Alcatraz West was never a good place. Alcatraz East is, and it’s reopened. Posting notice that it’s the “most arresting crime museum in the United States,” the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offers guests permanent and temporary interactive exhibits and artifacts about crime history and prevention; our penal and justice systems; CSI […]

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Jim Bridgewater: ‘I am Blessed’

  • May 15, 2021

For Jim Bridgewater, 1937 was and is a very good year. Born in downtown Phoenix in 1937, he now lives in uptown Paradise Valley near landmark Camelback and Mummy mountains. In his three garages, Bridgewater, 84, works on and displays his five birth-year Resto-Mods. He also has a 1934 Ford built in Detroit three years […]

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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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