The 2016 Arizona Concours d’Elegance

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Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin and Editor at Large Donald Osborne return to the Arizona Concours d’Elegance as co-emcees on January 24. The Concours takes place on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore and is the kickoff to Arizona Car Week.

Saturday morning, January 23, the Phoenix Automotive Press Association holds their annual auction week preview at the Biltmore. At noon, veteran racers pay tribute to the Indy 500 with a drivers’ roundtable. J Mays, former head of Global Design for Ford Motor Company, and Andrea Zagato, CEO of the renowned coachworks, host “From Concept to Collectible,” a seminar on automotive design, at 2 p.m.

Gates open at 9 a.m. Sunday for the Concours. The 2016 event celebrates the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Monday’s Tour d’Elegance stops in front of Jewelry by Gauthier on Marshall Way in Scottsdale. The road will be blocked off at noon for the Tour cars, and the public is invited. There is no costs to view the cars.

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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