I’m surprised this is the first post with this exact title. Oh, don’t expect too many photos today.
My wonderful wife and I attended the monthly car gathering this morning at the “event venue” in Scottsdale. The owner of the venue has become wealthy selling tires, primarily for luxury and performance cars. Once a month he opens his business and serves coffee/donuts/breakfast burritos so the car aficionados can gather.
I have seen a real Ferrari Enzo at this event although not today. This is the first time we have attended in a few months. While my car was in the shop I was, frankly, too depressed to attend any of the numerous gatherings in the area. Yes, you can infer that the Z06 is back home. It only took 53 days and $6,000. Actually, I will be on “pins and needles” for at least a month, wondering if the car will start and run without a hitch.
From talking to people at today’s event attendance was down compared to the last couple of months. Even though the event is supposed to start at 7 AM–it actually starts earlier–when it’s 100° before 10 AM people will stay home.
Instead of saving the best for last, here is my favorite car from today’s gathering.
These are pictures of, supposedly, a two-owner 1942 Packard 180. Among the Ferraris, Porsches, Corvettes, etc. this car really stood out. Only 81 180s were built in 1942; Packard built just 6,085 cars as US automobile production ceased early that year.
I have always really liked the styling of the second generation Chevrolet Corvair. These are not common here, either, but obviously are more plentiful than 1942 Packards, or any pre-war Packards, for that matter.
I don’t know if the Supra “reboot” is selling well, but I very much like the styling. I have also heard from many sources that Toyota is understating the engine output, especially for the BMW-sourced inline-6. The first model year for the car, Toyota announced the HP at 335. For year three (model year 2022), it is “rated” at 380. Once again, many sources claim that a “4” is the first digit of the actual HP output.
OK, I think I’ll call it a day.
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