Pause For Photos

When my wonderful wife and I left for our Arizona trip the first week in March the coronavirus was a growing concern, but almost nothing was shut down. When we returned during the third week in March it was as if we had returned to a foreign country. In many ways, we are still living in a foreign country.

Here are some of our last photos before the country changed; these were taken in Arizona.

 

 

This picture of a DeSoto Fireflite (a 1956 model, thanks to 56packardman) was taken at the Pavilions shopping center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car show here is weekly, not monthly, and is the oldest such car gathering in the country, supposedly.

 

 

An iPhone knows where you are—I think that’s true even with Location Services turned off—and, as such, can identify the locale of a photo. According to my iPhone the location of this photo is Scottsdale Reatta Pass. I swear I did not know that when I took the picture. I guess I am just connected to Reatta!

 

 

 

Hope Scott (Hoke) and John (Kraman) don’t mind my showing this pic. They were most gracious and generous with their time, for which we are very grateful. For three of the four days of the auction we sat in the front row, closest to the block and right across from the NBCSN broadcasting platform.

 

 

Had to show some more car pictures, of course. The bottom is a 1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk that was one of three offered during the auction. This car was on the block on Thursday the 12th and was the only one of the three that did not sell; the high bid was $11,500.

 

 

I would like to read your thoughts about these photographs. I cannot compose photographs. I simply see a view I like, try not to put my finger in front of the lens, try to have good lighting and then take the picture. These computers we all carry around with us are really amazing, not that anyone actually stops to think about it.

 

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5 thoughts on “Pause For Photos

  1. You want to drive a Studebaker, learn how to drive. You want to get eben with someone, you picked the wrong guy to get eben with.

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  2. The DeSoto is a ’56. 😊
    Nice looking GT Hawk. I’m surprised it didn’t sell – but I’ve noticed a lot of RNMs recently on car auctions. Sellers seem not to have awakened to the fact that the market has softened a lot …

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    1. Thanks for the correction, sir. Most Mecum lots are sold on reserve and I don’t know if the consignors have total control over the reserve amount. A ‘64 R2 Hawk, one of only 46 made, hammered sold at $30,000 ($33k all in), which seems a tad light to me, but the car was sold without reserve.

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    2. Yes, many sellers seem to behind the curve. Contrary to one of the assumptions of classical economics, that information is free and moves without friction through the system, in reality information distribution has lags both in terms of dissemination and assimilation.

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