If you've of a certain age — say, 25 to 45 — chances are you grew up with a Lamborghini Countach on a poster in your bedroom. But sadly, by the time you became an adult with enough scratch for a down payment, the world had moved on to faster, sharper, safer cars. The opportunity to own a factory-fresh model has long since vanished with your childlike innocence — or has it? Christmas is only 355 days away, so consider giving yourself an early gift in the form of this like-new 1991 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition that RM Sotheby's will be auctioning off in Paris this year.
Back in seventh grade, I didn't understand the concept of a journal and why Mrs. Zarrow said it wasn't a diary. 28 years later, I know the difference. A diary is the "what" of each day, and a journal is both the "what" and "why." The latter is much more profound. I don't keep a record of personal ramblings. Discovery of such a device would serve as grounds for my institutionalization. I do, however, find it imperative to keep one for Porsche repairs.
You may be part of the next generations coming into the collector car hobby, or you may be a long-time participant but are finally making your first trip to Arizona for the auctions that take place each January. Either way, you likely won’t have time to take in everything, so how do you know where to go, where you and your taste in vehicles might feel most comfortable, or at least most entertained? Well, we’re here to help with what we’re offering as a newcomer’s guide to the Arizona car auctions.
We all have classic car event staples on our calendars, and while the ever-increasing crowds — and the big names that often accompany them — may be the appeal of some, it’s nice to break from the masses and find those small events that have no agenda other than celebrating the love for classic cars.
Jordan Taylor gave Cadillac a sweep of leading all seven practice periods as the Roar Before the 24 came to a close with a final one-hour session on Jan. 7, ending the three-day dress rehearsal for the 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships competitors will return to Daytona International Speedway Jan. 24, with opening practice and qualifying the following day.