This long time custom and vintage car show and high end car auction has in our minds turned Hollywood.  If the rich and famous were not there, their cars were.    This year the Barrett-Jackson show expanded to almost double the size with larger tents, comfortable seating for lunch or beverages, real restrooms!!  They now have a separate area for the high end vintage car/auto sponsors  and another for the multitude of specialty vendors.   It was easier to maneuver about and see what one wanted to browse without bumping into a dozen other people along the way.

Scott Cawley and Pam Contes, our good friends,  really know how to throw a sweet customer appreciation party at their specialty hot rod showroom in Gilbert Arizona appropriately named Steel Dreamz.   The Greek and I were there earlier this week for their happy hours celebration.  This was Scott and Pam’s prelude to the hottest week of car auctions in the Scottsdale Arizona area; Russo Steele and Barrett-Jackson Car Auctions.   Steel Dreamz have several of their best cars up for auction in the Russo Steele Auction that is this week in Scottsdale.

If you are looking for that perfect sport car, hot rod or muscle car or if you would like someone for a consignment of your own muscle car then send an email to Pam at pmcontes@hotmail.com for more information.  She knows muscle cars!

The showroom is strategically appointed with muscle cars, auto memorabilia and a diner style loft above the courtesy bar.  It has the look and feel of a night club as much as a hot rod showroom.   The cars range from the very affordable for the newbie buying their first muscle car to the seasoned collector looking for that special treasure.

Steel Dreamz (the 2nd showroom)
335 North Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Ph. 480-545-6605

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Had some fun with Photoshop tonight.  Multiple color adjustments using masking, polygonal lasso tool, magnetic lasso tool, and multiple layers.  Then after reading a tutorial from Leanne Cole, I added a watermark signature and scaled down the image size so that it is more web friendly. Thanks, Leanne, for the tips!

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Here we are at the Pavilion Car Show in Scottsdale AZ. This car show has been running for more than 20 years. Gus and I came to this same car show on our second date in an unnamed number of years ago. It’s still one of our favorite date spots. The purple car below is a custom 1989 Corvette with a super charger, custom body kit and disconnected nitrous. He would get too many tickets if it were connected.