Great car shows don’t happen by accident.
The ingredients that go into a successful car event are similar all over the world. You need a good location, great cars and a thoughtful, hard-working team to pull it all together.
Bend, Oregon is located 162 miles south and east of Portland, Oregon. With a population of just 87,000, it might seem like an unlikely place to find more than 150 vintage and classic cars on display. But last Saturday, the driving Read More
I’ve been an Alfa Pig this past week, wallowing in a twin-cam world of twisting roads and five-speed gearboxes.
Last Thursday, the Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon held their annual Red Duetto Tour. Organized by Fred and Lisa McNabb, participation is limited to long-tail Alfas (1966-69) painted red. If you own a blue Duetto, you’re out of luck.
This year there were nine long-tails on the tour, and they created a visually striking scene as we lined them up. Among Read More
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For more than 20 years, enthusiast Ken Ivey and his wife Bernice have hosted an informal gathering of car fanatics at their home in Aurora, Oregon, just south of Portland.
Ken, a long-time 289 Cobra owner, recently exchanged his car for a Ferrari 246 GTS — and a completely different driving experience. I sit with Ken on the board of directors of Oregon Ballet Theater. He’s a CPA, and I find his comments about the arts and the community thoughtful Read More
The French just do things differently. This is my third year as a judge at the Richard Mille Chantilly Arts & Elegance Concours d’Elegance, and it is a delight to be back.
By now I have my routine. Fly overnight from Portland on Wednesday, and arrive at Charles De Gaulle Airport early on Thursday. Check into my hotel Thursday around noon, and catch the train into Paris. Wander around — like the wide-eyed tourist I am — during the Read More