CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA – ARIZONA REGION
It is with deep sadness that I inform our Region members of the passing of my close friend, Clive Cussler. He passed away at his home in Paradise Valley on Monday, February 24th. Clive was 88 years old. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be private. His life passion was his writing, family, and Old Cars, including many of our beloved CCCA recognized classics. Naturally, his world famous best selling books included old cars as an integral part of the plot, especially the adventures of his fictional character, Dirk Pitt. Clive was always generous in hosting CCCA events, both for the Arizona and Colorado Regions. Along with his wife Janet (who he successfully converted into a car person), the couple hosted two recent events at The [...]
The Arizona Region of the Classic Car Club joined with the Rolls-Royce Owners Club for a special tour of the Phoenix Art Museum's exhibition: Legends of Speed. The group of about 30 was treated to a guided tour of historically significant race cars by Lyn St James - former race driver and 1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. Following the tour, the group headed north to lunch at Ladera Taverna y Cocinaon Central Avenue. A wonderful Saturday morning was had by all. Special thanks goes to Harry Clark, Arizona Region CCCA member, for organizing the event.
The Arizona Region of the Classic Car Club of America had a wonderful turnout for our annual Arizona Auction Week Breakfast. On a bright and sunny day over 70 CCCA members and guests, from regions across the country, join together for breakfast at the McCormick Ranch Country Club. Breakfast was followed by a tour of the Bonhams Auction preview just up the road. Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to Bonhams for providing everyone free access to the fantastic car on offer at their Scottsdale sale. Here's few Classics seen during auction week.
Over thirty members join together on Sunday, December 8th to celebrate the holidays and reconnect with friends. Members each Brough a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. Unfortunately, the wet weather did not allow for driving our Classics. Special thanks to Dee and Don Pellegrini, Ed and Karen Winkler, as well as Dale and Marilyn Lillard for all their help in transforming the Toy Barn at Lone Mountain into a festive, holiday gathering.
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.