CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA – ARIZONA REGION
A sunny Sunday morning greeted the members of the Arizona Region Classic Car Club of America as we gathered in the heart of Scottsdale for our annual poker run. Joining us were a couple representing the local Cadillac Club. Thank you to Ken, Gary, and all those who helped put on this fun event. Ken started us off in two groups with the first playing card and directions to the next stop. At each additional stop another card was selected by each participant - making a five card poker hand. After many twists and turns, five stops, and some lost cars, we all made it to lunch. El Charro's in Paradise Valley served as a beautiful, and delicious, rendezvous for the entire group. The poker hands [...]
Once again, the Arizona region of the Classic Car Club of America brought their Classics to the Pavillions Car Show. With each car contributing $25, over $500 was raise for McDonald's charities. The day started with lunch at Babbo's Italian Eatery, followed by a display of member's cars in our pre-arranged spot by McDonalds. The crowd always seems to enjoy seeing the older cars and this year was no exception. Beautiful weather, good friends, and great cars - the recipe for a fanatic day.
The Classic Car Club of America hosting its annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona in January 2019. The Arizona Region contributed with volunteers, automobiles, and participants. The first full day of the annual meeting saw a celebration of Classic Cars with the Grand Classic, the premier national showcase for Classic Cars using judging standards adopted by most major Concours. Cars entered in numerous classes were judged by accredited members from around the country. The sun-filled day at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch included roughly thirty cars and an appreciative crowd of follow collectors. Arizona Region members made a very impressive showing. Seven of the judged cars were from our region, accruing four First Place and two Second Place awards. Region members also had twelve cars in the Exhibition Only class. Regional [...]
As is the custom with the Arizona Region of the Classic Car Club of America, we hosted a breakfast during Arizona's Auction Week in January. Held at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club, the breakfast is open to all regional members as well as member from other regions who are visiting Arizona for the auctions. We had another full house this year as roughly 65 members join us for a delicious buffet. After filling up and enjoining each other's company, we all headed just up the road for the Bonham's Scottsdale auction preview. Everyone enjoyed the sunshine, cars, and fellowship. Thank you to our friends at Bonhams for their gracious hospitality. We hope you all will join us next year! Bonhams 2019 Scottsdale Auction
The Arizona Region of the Classic Car Club of America celebrated the holidays with a wonderful lunch at regional president Dale Lillard's home on Sunday, December 9th. The party was held inside the Lillard's garage and was catered by HoneyBear's BBQ. Some forty members attended and participated in a secret Santa gift exchange. A selection of member's drove their Full Classic® or other collector cars on a beautiful Arizona winter day perfect for a just such an occasion. Thanks to all who attended and those able to come early or stay late for set-up and clean-up. Happy New Year!
This April, the Arizona Region of the Classic Car Club of America and the Rolls-Royce Owners Club gathered together for a special docent lead tour of Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion at the Phoenix Art Museum. This fascinating look at Dutch designer Iris van Herpen’s contemporary fashions revealed her use of 3-D printing and was enjoyed by all. Our joint club outing continued with a review of the exceptional Mercedes-Benz collection of Dr. Phillip Lutfy. His hospitality and wonderful garage full of post-war Mercedes was surely a highlight for all the passionate collectors from both clubs. Phil’s collection includes a 300SL “Gullwing” and a 220 SE Coupe, both purchased new by his parents! The day concluded with a delicious lunch on the patio at the Biltmore. With many [...]