CLASSIC CAR CLUB OF AMERICA – ARIZONA REGION
On a beautiful Wednesday, January 26th, nearly 50 CCCA members and guests gathered at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club for the Arizona Region's Annual Auction Week Breakfast. Member's from around the country joined regional members for a delicious buffet and excited discussion of the week's offerings. Following breakfast the group headed over to the Bonhams auction to preview the cars on offer. Thank you to our friends at Bonhams for, once again, hosting the CCCA for this annual pilgrimage. As always, the esteemed auction house had something on offer to stir the interest of everyone in the group! Additional thanks go to Arizona Region members, Dale Lillard, Ed Winkler, and Robert McAtee for all their efforts in organizing the day's events.
The Arizona Region of the Classic Car Club of America has established a new award to honor those who have shown exemplary service to the region. The new award is named in honor of William "Bill" Ingler and his 30 years of leadership and service to the region. Bill is a past president of the region and led the initiative to host the 2007 CARavan here in the southwest. His financial stewardship and friendly guidance has had a tremendous impact on the Arizona Region. Bill became the first recipient of his namesake award at the 2021 Arizona Region's Annual Meeting. Thank you, Bill, for your contributions to the region!
A beautiful, sunny day graced over 40 attendees at the 2021 Arizona Region's Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 14. Held at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, a number of wonderful vintage automobiles intrigued resort guests just outside the meeting room. Past President Dale Lillard announced the results of the election with Director, Steve Evans and board members Robert McAtee and Tom Hamilton all retaining their seats. Additionally, Treasurer Steve Kreisman reported on the strong financial health of the region. A special addition to this year's annul meeting was the introduction of the Ingler Award recognizing dedication and service to the Arizona Region. The first recipient is the award's namesake, William (Bill) Ingler. Lee Gurvey, Bill's long-time friend and fellow regional member, spoke about their friendship and [...]
The Arizona Region celebrated its first live event with two fantastic garage tours. Saturday, October 2nd, greeted members with a beautiful, sunny day as we gathered at our first stop in Scottsdale. Close to 25 members and guests enjoyed the excellent hospitality of Mike and Stacey Lovell at their exceptional garage/museum. A generous spread of muffins, coffee, and bagels was on hand to start off the day. Mike grew up around cars, and a few in the collection represent the top-level restoration skills of him and his Dad. Some in the club might recognize Gordon Apker's old 1932 Packard 900, now lovingly cared for by the Lovells. It was hard to leave the first garage, but our second stop did not disappoint. Harry and Heather Clark [...]
The fascinating history of Duesenberg chassis 2201 (engine J-183) starts with the handsome town car body seen in the photo and created by Enos Derham. Derham coachwork was one of the longest-lived American coachbulders - surviving two world wars. The company was founded by Joseph Derham as the Rosemont Carriage Works only a few miles west of Philadelphia. Enos Derham, the youngest of four brothers that followed their father into the firm, would end up running the company. They were known for their formal coachwork and bodied many great brands including Duesenberg. Interestingly, the company survived the second world war and was finally sold in 1964 with Enos and his partner continuing on doing antique automobile restorations up until the building became the home to Chinetti & Garthwaite - the US distributor for Ferrari. After Derham was [...]
The club took advantage of beautiful weather on Saturday, April 10, to gather for a spring drive through North Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. About 20 members and half a dozen Classics gathered at the Scottsdale 101 shopping plaza mid-morning. Cadillac, Packard, and Bentley were represented as we headed north before turning east toward Rio Verde. Turning back south again, we proceeded into Fountain Hills in time to see the enormous spire of water that goes off on the hour. Moving quickly through town, we head back west, completing our route at the Scottsdale Airpark and Volante's restaurant. Our group was treated to delicious lunch on the patio, where we had a perfect view of the runway and were able to watch the planes arrive and depart. [...]