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Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, Part 3

I was still walking about looking for polo ponies and ran into a display from my "friends" at Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. I say "friends" because, although I really do not know them, they were so nice to me when I visited for the purpose of photography. Long-time readers will probably recall the photos that I shared at the time. In case you do not recognize the vehicle, it is a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

A moment later, I turned to the right and thought I saw Thomas Magnum leaning again this beautiful red Ferrari. I blinked and he was gone but I could still hear the throaty roar of the exhaust as Magnum rushes off on another case leaving Higgins standing there in disgust.

To my surprise, I discovered that there was actually a whole row of Ferraris. Different years and different models but Ferraris all. Must be nice to have the bucks for such expensive toys.

This yellow one caught my eye because of the transparent engine cover.

Check it out — the business end of the Ferrari in the previous picture. However, I do wonder how a mechanic could actually work on this engine. Perhaps the challenging access causes higher maintenance costs than a more practical layout.

This Ferrari gained my attention for a completely different reason — the bugs plastered on the front of the vehicle. It must have been driven here rather than transported on a car carrier. I guess they forgot to wash this baby before putting it on display.

Oh now we are getting into my vintage — a 1963 Chevrolet Impala. All the Chevy models during those years are familiar to me since those were the years when I first began to drive — and I am sure that I was not the only American teenager with cars constantly on the mind.

Still no polo ponies but a nice line of Porsches. Yes, I'd be glad to take one — probably more practical than a polo pony too.

Perhaps this Carrera 4 GTS would look nice sitting in my garage. Christmas is coming and if you haven't completed your holiday shopping — hint, hint.

Wow! A second line of Porsches. Yep, these folks up in Scottsdale have a few more bucks at their disposal than those of us who live around Ahwatukee.

This one also caught my eye because of the bright red paint job and the spoiler on the back. Normally, I do not care for spoilers but here I would happily make an exception.

But this 1955 Porsche Speedster really stole the show as far as I am concerned. Today, the Porsche 356 is a highly regarded collector car. A fully restored 356 Carrera Speedster (of which only about 140 were made) will sell for around $300,000 at auction.

To be continued...

Life is good.

B. David

P. S., All photos and text © B. David Cathell Photography, Inc. — www.bdavidcathell.com