Each February in downtown Chandler, Arizona a group of folks throws a nice laid back car show. Taking advantage of paved parking lots on both sides of Dr. A. J. Chandler Park in downtown over 250 cars spread out for a fun, sunny day.
This year organizers also blended in a set of displays with a science technology bent for visitors to review and children to engage with.
While parts of the country are still fighting blizzards, the big dilemma was finding shade in downtown Chandler. The surrounding merchants get into the mood and help promote their local businesses.
And for the second year the owner of the first original Batmobile brought out the car for all to admire. It’s nice to see the owner supporting a local event and the benefiting charities.
Here is a link to our previous post on the Batmobile
George is always around the car scene when the cameras pop out. His gold jacket stands out even amongst the eccentrics at SEMA. He sure got some publicity and ca$h when the Batmobile sold last year at Barrett-Jackson. And as I’ve said before he had a great publicist. But Dean Jeffries was the catalyst for a lot of memorable TV and Hollywood cars, as I mentioned here.
I guess careful wording can avoid some legal heartaches!
Happened to run across this survivor – real patina- tow truck at the Barrett-Jackson auction and contributed an article for our Canadian friends at My Star Collector Car.
Owner has quite a story
Turns out that the original owner had no idea it was being auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson and I suspect he was a little sad to hear it was moving away from Sacramento. Read more on this original truck at …