1934 Packard is Best in Show at 18th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

  • Apr 24, 2024
  • story by David M. Brown

A pristine 1934 Packard Twelve owned by the William Lyon Family was Best in Show at the 18th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, April 19–21. Presented by LPL Financial and IWC Schaffhausen, the event featured world-class cars and world-class car events celebrating the “Roaring ’20s and Glamorous ’30s,” including marques such as Bugatti, Duesenberg, Packard, […]

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Motor Vault Luxury Toy Garages Opens New Deer Valley Location

  • Apr 15, 2024
  • story by Julie Skrei

This past May, the Valley witnessed the grand opening of a revolutionary concept in luxury automotive storage known as Motor Vault. Founder, Vern Haugen, a seasoned real estate developer and connoisseur of fine automobiles, built this based on a personal need. As Haugen was downsizing his home, he encountered a familiar predicament—a scarcity of garage space […]

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2023 Mercedes-AMG SL 43, Redefining an AMG

  • Apr 15, 2024
  • story by Trenton O. Gibson
  • photos by Dylan W. Hauptmeier

When Mercedes-AMG announced this new generation SL would be available with a 4 cylinder, 2.0 liter turbocharged w/ hybrid assist motor, SL fans and AMG fans alike questioned what Mercedes-Benz was thinking. “Well maybe the 4 cylinder will be considerably less expensive?” we asked ourselves. While technically true, the SL 43 AMG is $31,400 cheaper […]

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Shooter’s World Hits the Mark in Now Three Valley Locations

  • Apr 15, 2024
  • story by David M. Brown

Shooter’s World has opened a facility in Goodyear, joining the Peoria and Phoenix locations. The three premier firearm-education venues offer climate-controlled indoor shooting ranges, the largest selection of retail guns, ammunition and gun accessories in the country and diverse educational programs for new and experienced gun owners. Ranking Arizona–The Best of Arizona Business has listed […]

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The 18th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is April 19–21

  • Mar 15, 2024
  • story by David M. Brown

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, presented by LPL Financial, will hold its 18th event the weekend of Friday, April 19, Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, 2024. This year the Concours will celebrate the “Roaring 20s and the Glamorous 30s,” with 170-plus meticulously restored automobiles and commemorative art by Concours artist Scott Jacobs. The two […]

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The Annual AZ Jet Center Event Hangar Party is April 20

  • Mar 15, 2024
  • story by David M. Brown

Charity and camaraderie join on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., when the Jet Center Foundation hosts its annual AZ Jet Center charity hangar party to benefit Angel Flight West at Sawyer Aviation Private Hangar, 15035 North 73rd Street, in the Scottsdale Airpark. While enjoying exotic cars from local enthusiasts, charter […]

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Celebrating 150 Years of Derby History The Stella Artois Derby DayClub Presented By Sanderson Lincoln is May 4th At Turf Paradise

  • Mar 15, 2024

Live Betting, Local Horseracing, Local Horsepower, Live DJ’s, And More. The rich tradition of the Kentucky Derby, celebrating its 150th year, returns to Turf Paradise in North Phoenix on May 4th. The Stella Artois Derby DayClub is back. It’s the only Kentucky Derby Party in Arizona where fans can watch and wager on the Derby […]

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The Allard J2X Returns for the Track, Road & Garage: ‘Rarely SEEN. Never Forgotten’

  • Feb 15, 2024
  • story by David M. Brown

The famed Allard J2X is back. If you’re looking to drive the Great Smoky Mountains or smoke the track or just admire automotive art in your garage, Roger Allard and his crew at Allard Motor Works in Montreal are keeping the legend alive for your driving excitement. “The J2X MkIII is a hand-crafted version of […]

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Four Wheeled Horsepower Joins Horsepower On Four Legs At Arizona’s Best Kentucky Derby Party

  • Feb 15, 2024
  • story by Michael A. Scerbo

The Stella Artois Derby DayClub Presented By Sanderson Lincoln is May 4th At Turf Paradise. Live Betting, Local Horseracing, Live DJ’s, And More. Arizona’s best Kentucky Derby party Returns to Turf Paradise offering fans the only Kentucky Derby Party in Arizona where you can watch and wager on the Derby simulcast pus live, local horseracing […]

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The New Land Rover Range Rover PHEV

  • Jan 1, 2024
  • story by Trenton O. Gibson
  • photos by Dylan W. Hauptmeier

Highline Test Drives It takes approximately a decade or so before Land Rover introduces a “new” Range Rover. Sure the body is a bit sleeker, the interior a little nicer, and the size of the vehicle a bit larger, but in generations past they never truly felt like an all new vehicle. This generation of […]

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New Year, New Vroom: Crown Customs Aims to Kick Off a Big 2024 With Expansion, Auto Show Appearance

  • Jan 1, 2024
  • story by Nick Esquer

Crown Customs, a major player in the Arizona custom auto scene, is gearing up for a new road ahead. The Tucson-based facility is undergoing significant expansion, promising an enhanced experience for enthusiasts starting in the opening quarter of 2024. Additionally, the year holds exciting racing ventures across the state, reinforcing Crown Customs’ position as a […]

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APEX Motor Club: Where Luxury, Community, and Racing Converge

  • Jan 1, 2024
  • story by Nick Esquer
  • photos by Mason Pacheco

Located just off a strip of highway in Maricopa, APEX Motor Club stands as a testament to the epitome of exclusivity, luxury, and a shared passion for high-performance automobiles. APEX offers its members a host of amenities and privileges, creating an unparalleled experience in the world of motorsports. With a cap of 425 members, APEX […]

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Ringbrothers Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Paramount

  • Nov 1, 2023

Ringbrothers, the world-renowned custom car builder and parts manufacturer, has unveiled its latest creation at the 2023 SEMA Show – “PARAMOUNT,” a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II. Engineered from the ground up, PARAMOUNT embodies the quality and coachwork Ringbrothers is known for, shattering expectations of aesthetics and driving performance from one of the most storied […]

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‘Fast & Furious’ Technical Advisor Craig Lieberman Remembers the Great Car Film

  • Nov 1, 2023
  • story by David M. Brown

Craig Lieberman deserves a lot of credit for the “Fast & Furious” movies. Look for him lower on the end credits, though, than the late Paul Walker, the vibrant young star of the popular car flicks, which represented a hard shift in American car culture more than 20 years ago. Technical advisor on the first […]

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The Mercedes-AMG EQE, AMG Goes E-Lectric

  • Oct 1, 2023
  • story by Trenton O. Gibson
  • photos by Dylan W. Hauptmeier

With the recent news of AMG’s downsizing from their iconic V8 signature, the future success of the brand will fall on the experience the new EV vehicles can provide. Evolution of the German auto tuner from bespoke coachwork levels of personalization to customers of Mercedes-Benz road cars, to in house performance division of Mercedes-Benz products, […]

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The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Is Roaring Back To WestWorld of Scottsdale With More Horsepower

  • Oct 1, 2023
  • story by Michael A. Scerbo

Some of the most compelling automobiles in Arizona will be on full display at the 12th annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Taking Stick Resort, Saturday November 4th at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Tickets and tables are on sale now at www.thepoloparty.com. This year the event welcomes the 2023 All-Porsche Grand Display, including a Best […]

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More Great Horsepower And More Great Polo Return To The Iconic Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships November 4th In Scottsdale

  • Oct 1, 2023
  • story by Michael A. Scerbo

The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort will be nothing short of extraordinary with new elements and fan favorites as the event celebrates horsepower on four wheels AND four legs. Indeed, the event anticipates the most car displays in its 12-year history. America’s most attended polo event happens Saturday November 4th at […]

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Ferraris Prance at Monterey Car Week 2023

  • Oct 1, 2023
  • story by David M. Brown

A Mercedes-Benz 1937 540 K Special Roadster was judged Best of Show at the 72nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and a 1967 Ferrari 412P Berlinetta, offered at Bonhams Quail Lodge, topped all auction sales at $30.25 million during 2023 Monterey Car Week in August. Owned by Jim Patterson of the Patterson Collection in Louisville, Kentucky, […]

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Setting the Record Straight: The Difference Between PPF and Ceramic Coating

  • Aug 1, 2023
  • story by Jesus R. Garcia, XPEL Marketing Copywriter

When searching for the best method to keep the paintwork on a vehicle looking as bright and fresh as the day it was sprayed, two products come to mind, PPF and ceramic coating. But there’s a common misconception sprouting in a debate comparing the two over which one is better. However, it’s time to set […]

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17th La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is Best Attended Ever

  • Jun 1, 2023
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by Matthew Fink and Michael & Kate Photography

A 1931 Duesenberg Model J Weymann “TaperTail” Speedster was selected Best in Show at the 17th La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, presented by LPL Financial, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty and Panerai, April 21, 22 and 23 at Ellen Scripps Browning Park above La Jolla Cove. The winning owner is the William Lyon Family. This was the […]

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McLaren Scottsdale named McLaren, The Americas Retailer of the Year 2022

  • Jun 1, 2023

McLaren Scottsdale has been named McLaren, the Americas Retailer of the Year 2022, announced at McLaren Automotive’s annual Global Retailer Conference at its headquarters in Woking, UK, on April 25th. Representatives from each of McLaren Automotive’s 102 retailers attended the conference between April 24 and 26, meeting with McLaren Automotive’s CEO Michael Leiters for a […]

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Aston Martin unveils its first ultra-luxury flagship, Q New York

  • Jun 1, 2023

Where Savile Row meets Park Avenue. Aston Martin proudly opens the doors to Q New York, its first ultra-luxury flagship on 450 Park Avenue, in New York City. The new location brings the highest levels of the iconic British brand’s bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin to North America for the very first time, providing […]

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The Woodford Reserve Derby DayClub May 6th

  • Apr 15, 2023
  • story by Michael A. Scerbo

Be A Part Of The Best… The Woodford Reserve Derby DayClub May 6th Brings Live Betting, Local Horseracing, Back To Iconic Racetrack At Biggest And Best Kentucky Derby Party In Phoenix The Woodford Reserve Derby DayClub: Presented by Sanderson Lincoln is returning to Phoenix’s Turf Paradise May 6th. It’s the only Kentucky Derby Party in […]

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$56 Million in Total Sales Achieved at Mecum Glendale 2023

  • Apr 15, 2023

Mecum’s Glendale 2023 classic and collector car auction, held March 28-April 1 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, reached $56 million in total overall sales as 1,266 lots hammered sold. With a total 1,667 lots offered throughout the five-day auction, a sell-through rate of 76% was achieved, and individual sales were led by a […]

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