So far the New Year has wasted little time in getting the automotive season underway. From the big kick-off in Arizona to the myriad car shows back East, January had plenty to offer those suffering through the mid-winter blues.
Arizona Concours d’Elegance
Each year, thousands of enthusiasts converge on the Phoenix area to take in the spectacle that is the Barrett-Jackson auction held in neighboring Scottsdale. A short distance from the main event, the Arizona Concours d’Elegance again returned to the picturesque lawn of the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Arizona Biltmore. Among the scores of brilliant automobiles dotting the lawn were this 1962 Ghis L 6.4 coupe owned by John White of Sacramento, CA that took home our HVA Preservation Award and this 1957 Arnott-Climax GT owned by Gregory and Debra Johnson of Irvine, CA that took home our THIS CAR MATTERS Award.
Washington Auto Show
Despite a massive snowstorm that saw the whole of Washington, D.C. shuttered, this year’s Washington Auto Show still managed to draw thousands of onlookers to the displays of new and vintage vehicles. Leading the way and kicking off the event was none other than our 1915 Ford Model T Touring which helped usher in the start of the show. The car, along with a full display recapping our Road Trip Century Celebration tour, was on display through the duration of the show and, as was the case last summer, the car managed to draw quite a crowd.
For more events coverage as well as a list of all the events at which we will be presenting awards in 2016, please visit our events page. Photographs and real-time coverage is available on our Facebook page.