CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA – ARIZONA REGION
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 [...]
The Arizona Region of the Classic Car Club of America held its seasonal garage tour at the Dennis Wise Collection in Scottsdale. His Denali Motorsports facility houses many custom cars and hot rods, as well as a few classics. Seventeen members braved a warm day out and many drove their vintage cars. The spotless facility included an engine building area, shop, and “showroom”. Snacks and drinks were provided as we made our way among the cars. Thank you to John Nobile, the collection manager, for opening up the facility and making us feel at home. After a morning of cars, nothing beats a little lunch, and many of the attendees proceeded to California Pizza Kitchen for some nourishment and comradery.
The Arizona Region made its annual appearance at the Pavilions Car Show this past Saturday, March 3rd. With over ten vintage cars attending, we had a fine showing on a warm and sunny winter afternoon. As is the case when we bring out our classics, the crowd showed their appreciation with many questions asked of the car owners. Additionally, each year the club collects a donation from all cars attending and presents the money to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Over twenty CCCA members gathered for lunch at Babbo's prior to showing their cars. Immediately after, we lined up to be parked in our reserved spots in front of McDonalds. Thank you to Ed Winkler for organizing the outing this year. [...]