No Toll Roads in AZ Petitions - Arizona Automobile Hobbyist Council

Volume 42, Issue 1 : January - February 2015
No Toll Roads in AZ Petitions
are now available
The AAHC has filed our petition to stop the conversion of our existing roadway into
Fee Based Managed Lanes or any other form of Toll Road.
We filed as soon as possible after the last election in November. The AAHC will be
collecting a minimum of 225,963 signatures of AZ registered voters by July, 2016. (15% of
total votes cast for Governor)
The AAHC is asking for help from any individual or organization interested in
keeping our current Roadways and Freeways FREE.
Auction Week is coming to AZ
Saturday January 10th kicks off the AZ Auction week with the
•Barrett-Jackson Auction running 1/10 thru 1/18 at Westworld in Scottsdale.
•Russo Steele will be at the 101 and Scottsdale Rd 1/14-1/18.
•Bonhams Auction will be 1/15 at Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale.
•Silver Auctions at Fort McDowell, 1/15-1/17.
•Gooding and Co. at Scottsdale Fashion Square 1/15-1/16.
•RM Auctions will be at the Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, 1/15-1/16
Second Annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance
January 11th at Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(For More Details,
January - February 2015
Our organization was formed in 1973 to combat and support, good and bad legislation. We have
proudly served the HOBBYIST of Arizona for over three decades and have been very effective in beating
back the constant, year after year, threats that could severely injure our HOBBY or completely destroy
it. We have been on the job as your watchdog for our HOBBY, to take on the challenges of, scrappage
proposals, new vehicular taxes, aggressive zoning laws, anti-cruising efforts and many other issues that
would harm our HOBBY.
Our organization has a great history of clout, based on the hobbyists we represent. In the past,
the AAHC has fought the 4% sales tax between private owners put in by Gov. Ev. Mecham in ‘89 and is
responsible for the 15 year exemption for classic cars with collector insurance. That has been in effect for
3 years after a 5 year struggle with the EPA. Recently the AAHC helped with a compromise allowing the
age exemption for older cars to be raised from 1966 to 1974. This will go into effect after EPA approval.
We are requesting for your club to join the AAHC now and be a part of our clout. We hope to see
you at our meeting the first Tuesday of each month as a new or renewed club member. The dues are $15 for
individual members, $30 for small clubs (under 25 members) and $40 for large clubs (25 or more members)
In 2013 the AAHC helped with 2 car shows to raise money for the 19 firefighters killed in Yarnell
and we organized 2 Cruises to raise money and donations for the people of Yarnell that were burned out.
One Cruise was to Wickenburg and the other went thru Yarnell to Prescott. We managed to half fill the
Wickenburg school auditorium with donations.
2014 AAHC Board of Directors
President: Al Tracy 623-204-9172
[email protected]
Vice Pres: Dan Huskisson 623-972-7369
[email protected]
Secretary: Lori Brewer 623-262-8527
[email protected]
Treasurer: Kathleen Tracy 602-674-1067
[email protected]
Equipment Manager: Paul Tillwach
602-505-8341 [email protected]
Legislative Liaison:
Bill Gilmore 602-230-7111
[email protected]
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Larry Barker 602-373-1456
[email protected]
Chuck Brewer 623-262-8529
[email protected]
Dan Martorono 602-828-0340
[email protected]
John Wazorick 623-695-6031
[email protected]
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January - February 2015
January - February 2015
Rare Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow entered in Arizona Concours d’Elegance
One of the most elegant and evocative automobiles of the 1930s
classic era, a rare 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow will be featured
at the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance on January 11,
2015, at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.
The Silver Arrow, one of just five built and three known to survive,
will appear on the landscaped inner lawns of the Biltmore as part
of a special Pierce-Arrow featured class for the 2015 Arizona
Concours. The magnificent sedan was formerly part of the late
William F. Harrah’s extensive automobile collection in Reno,
Nevada, and was fully restored by the world-famous facility. The
car is now owned by the Academy of Art University Automobile
Museum in San Francisco.
“The Arizona Concours d’Elegance is honored to welcome this
wonderful Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, which will be one of the
highlights of the 2015 Arizona Concours,” said Kevin Cornish, executive director of the Concours. “The legendary Silver Arrow
is one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and its Art Deco design will complement that of the Arizona Biltmore architecture.”
Created by Philip Wright of Pierce-Arrow’s design team, the Silver Arrow embodied advanced concepts of streamlined design
while staying true to the Art Deco styling ethos of the period.
The Silver Arrow was introduced by luxury automaker Pierce-Arrow at the New York Auto show in January 1933, where its
revolutionary appearance stunned the crowd with what seemed to be an exciting vision of the future.
Indeed, the Silver Arrow was a milestone of automotive design, changing how automakers styled their most-important cars from
then on. The slogan for the car’s introduction at the 1933 auto show said it all: “Suddenly It’s 1940!”
The Silver Arrow is a car of monumental size, though its fluid body lines create a feeling of speed and lightness. The engine is a
powerful V12 that gave the sedan an impressive top speed of 115 mph.
Pierce-Arrow of Buffalo, New York, was struggling from the effects of The Great Depression when it unveiled the Silver Arrow,
hoping to gain much-needed attention for its overall lineup of luxury automobiles. The Silver Arrow was certainly exclusive,
priced at a then-exorbitant $10,000, which would explain why only five were ever sold. Pierce-Arrow did not survive the economic
rigors of the 1930s, but is remembered among the greatest marques of the classic era.
Today, the Silver Arrow is recognized as one of the finest automotive designs of any period, and its appearance on the grass at the
Arizona Concours d’Elegance should be a memorable experience for all who attend.
The Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a premier automotive event that serves as the start of the famous Classic Car Week in the
Scottsdale/Phoenix area, benefits Make-A-Wish Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for
children facing life-threatening medical conditions.
For more information about the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, including entry information and ticket sales,
The Arizona Concours d’Elegance is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the State of Arizona,
with federal 501(c)(3) status pending.
Media Contact: Bob Golfen, Arizona Concours d’Elegance
Phone: 602 301-5308 Email: [email protected]
January - February 2015
Original Artwork to be Auctioned Off
Painting of Stirling Moss & Norman Dewis to be sold at
the Arizona Concours d’Elegance
An original artwork depicting an iconic moment in
motorsports history will be auctioned off during the Arizona
Concours d’Elegance on January 11 at the Arizona Biltmore
Resort in Phoenix.
The acrylic painting, which shows legendary race driver Sir
Stirling Moss with Jaguar engineer and racer Norman Dewis
in a Jaguar C-type race car at the start of the 1952 Mille
Miglia, was created by Scottsdale artist Masha specially for the
Arizona Concours. The title of the painting is “Fast Friends.”
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of “Fast Friends”,
as well as a series of 125 giclee prints signed by the artist and
Giclee print of Stirling Moss and priced at $150 each, will benefit Make-A-Wish® Arizona, the
Norman Dewis at the start of the
named charity of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance.
1952 Mille Miglia by Masha.
Both Moss and Dewis will attend as honored guests of the Arizona Concours, which
brings exceptional vintage automobiles to the landscaped inner lawns of the Biltmore for an
incomparable show and judged competition. The two veteran racers will be available during
the event to meet with spectators and sign the “Fast Friends” prints.
Masha, a 24-year-old native of Ukraine, is a brilliant young painter
of historic motorsports subjects whose works have brought her
widespread acclaim. She also will be present at the Arizona Concours
on January 11.
The Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a premier event that serves as
the start of the famous Classic Car Week in the Scottsdale/Phoenix
area, benefits Make-A-Wish® Arizona, the founding chapter of the
national organization that grants wishes for children facing lifethreatening medical conditions.
For more information about the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, including ticket sales,
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January - February 2015
Arizona Automobile Hobbyist Council
presents the
United We Drive, Divided We Park Car Show
February 21, 2015
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Awards will be at 2:00 PM
*Registration forms Online
Sanderson Ford:
6400 N 51st Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Ron Pratte Collection being Delivered
to Barrett Jackson at Westworld
Full Throttle
Kick Off
the 2015
Tech Article:
By: Dan Martorono, AAHC Board Member
Many of you have received (or brought for yourselves) various after-market accessories for your
Stereo systems, tach’s, computers, and alarm systems. These accessories will require installation
of some kind most electrical/electronic devices come with instructions. ( usually written in broken
English). The most important thing to remember is never apply power until all other wiring has
been installed and verified. Only until after all wiring has been verified do you apply power. Also
all devices need to be fused properly and ground properly.
Most damaged to new devices is caused by improper wiring and installing the wrong size fuse. Use
only recommended size fuses. When in doubt, consult a professional, or the manufacturer. Also
never install a wire thru a metal panel without installing a grommet in the opening, it may not
cause a problem immediately but will in the near future. Not following the above recommendations
will cause a great deal of damage, furthermore if your insurance company inspects the damage
for an insurance claim and finds improper installation procedures they may refuse to pay the claim.
I have been installing and repairing auto electrical systems for many years and unfortunately have
seen may “short-cuts” that have caused a lot of grief , or embarrassment to car owners. Please
follow the recommendations above or inquire when necessary.
The Arizona Automobile Hobbyist Council
P.O. Box 47327
Phoenix, AZ 85068
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 623-204-9172
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