To view my images of Vaughn Vartanian's 1909 Pierce-Arrow, click on Piece-Arrow Gallery.
Pierce Owner Envies No One
I first met Vaughn Vartanian at the CCCA San Marino Motor Classic in June, 2011. My camera had captured a large number of images of his distinctive 1909 Pierce-Arrow Touring car in Class L: Brass Era Cars Thru 1919. I remembered his Pierce-Arrow from the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It had won a First in Class D1: Pierce-Arrow thru 1919. As we chatted I was astonished to learn that even with his car’s distinguished show awards, no one had offered to create a photo-essay...
FORGOTTEN TREASURE: 1924 KISSEL SPEEDSTER
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What are the odds that any of us might unwittingly discover a rare, century-old, obscure classic car that shares our surname? Meet the Kissels.
Lynn and Jeanne Kissel appear dwarfed among the giant car haulers on the polo grounds the day before the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. They carefully detail their 1924 Kissel Speedster for the next day’s appearance on the splendor on the grass of the 18th fairway.
Lynn and Jeanne affectionately nickname all of their cars....