March 4 was the start of Goodguys’ 2016 show season at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Arizona and featured over 2,000 show cars, rods, customs, trucks, and muscle cars across the polo field and upperpadocks making up their 7th annual Spring Nationals.
The winners circle included Tom Karp’s ’61 Buick – the season’s first finalist award for Custom Rod of the Year; Utah’s Alan Miller in his ’70 Chevelle was the season’s first Muscle Machine of the Year finalist and Tom Anderson’s fresh ’56 Ford from Hot Rods & Hobbies grabbed the season’s first Truck of the Year-Late finalist.
In addition to the beautiful cars the event also featured AutoCross on all three days of the show. Winners at the season opener included Scott Fraser (Pro and Duel transfer winner with a 106.001 lap), Adam Watkins in Street Machine with a 111.406, Speedtech Performance in the truck class with a 112.244, Ken Burk in Hot Rod with
On February 27, 2016, a crash occurred around midnight on the California 5 freeway in the Commerce area as a result of suspected street racing which claimed three innocent victims. The victims were Scott Treadway, Michelle Littlefield, and Brian Lewandowski as identified by multiple sources.
Treadway was driving his UPS truck down the southbound 5 when his truck was struck by a Dodge Challenger. Treadway lost control of the eighteen wheeler and crashed through the center divider and hit a gray Nissan Sentra travelling northbound, returning from a trip to Disneyland. The top of the little Nissan was sheared off killing two of the occupants. The truck finally came to rest upon a Ford Explorer and burst into flames where Treadway was also killed. The collision involved eight vehicles total, injuring four others and closed the 5 freeway for 24 hours.
Treadway “was admired and loved by his friends and
Acording to the Rolls-Royce Owners Cookbook, printed in 1975 and featuring recipes from the Atlantic Region Rolls-Royce Owners Club, to make chicken divan you simmer six to eight chicken breasts in water, adding broth, onion, carrot, bay leaf, and pepper.
“You continue to simmer the chicken for about an hour, or until it is tender. After the chicken has cooled a bit, skin it, strip the meat from the bone, and lay it aside. Also lay aside the broccoli, which you will have cooked and salted lightly.”
To me, a 20-something, following some recipe out of a 41-year-old cook book, was more than a bit odd. The recipe and directions felt outdated. But I was determined to follow them because this wasn’t just some random recipe from some old book, it was a recipe contributed by
The third annual Concours in the Hills took place Saturday, February 13, at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Unlike the more traditional Concours d’Elegance, the Concours in the Hills is not the typical “white glove and straw hat” event, but rather a casual and fun gathering of enthusiasts. Additionally, this Concours showcases a very diverse range of ultra-high performance, luxury, and classic vehicles from both imported and domestic manufacturers. At this event, the cars on display ranged from from million dollar, 200 mile per hour cars such as Bugatti Veyron and La Ferrari, to muscle cars, sports cars and pre-war classics.
Editorial Note: This is a guest commentary written by Christopher “Crispy” Wilson
With the sudden but not so shocking announcement that Toyota was dropping the sub brand Scion, I wanted to share my story in regards to how Scion changed and maybe even saved my life.
I don’t have many statistics on why Toyota decided to give Scion the axe but I do have one statistic that matters to me the most: 85 percent.
Eighty-five percent of inmates incarcerated in Arizona prisons are likely to return to prison in the first year of their release. It just so happened that I was incarcerated when Toyota brought Scion to the United States, and its important to note that I was never really into cars growing up. Sure, I liked them and was a fan of the low rider scene while my friends in high school all had mustangs, so I naturally became a fan of
Ford has produced the Focus RS for some time, but only for the European market — until now. At the recent Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, the first North American 2016 Ford Focus RS crossed the block and brought $550,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Ken Block was there to talk briefly about the car and to help boost the bidding to benefit charity.
Prior to the sale we met up with Block at the ride-and-drive track at WestWorld, to see the car and experience its capabilities with Block behind the wheel.
The 2016 Focus RS features a 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 350 horsepower and has advanced performance features and drive modes, including an industry-first “drift” mode. The RS comes standard with a 6-speed manual, a torque-vectoring system and all-wheel drive. The rear wing has been designed for added downforce and the suspension stiffened with two-mode switchable shocks.