Well. We arrived in Scottsdale earlier in the week. It was a very difficult moment to walk around the corner and see that the wagon was already in her spot waiting for a final polish and shine. We definitely can’t complain about the location that we have in the feature area and hope to have really great TV coverage on Saturday night. We’ve definitely talked to a lot of people, met a many wonderful new friends and have taken every opportunity to watch the cars as they roll across the block. As each day passes and we get closer to “The Big Day”, that feeling in the pit of our stomachs gets worse. To add to our already raw nerves, the weather is NOT co-operating. Tonight we had (and still have) a tornado watch. There were many rumours flying around the Auction site… and our hearts and thoughts go out to all those who have in fact suffered losses. Russo-Steele Auction lost 2 of their tents which resulted in major damage to many collectible and invaluable cars, the latest news says the owners won’t be allowed back to the site until morning. Thankfully there haven’t been any injuries reported at this point. A tornado has reportedly touched down in the north end of the city as well and there are flood warnings from all the rain. The good news is that this storm seems to have peeked and is heading east. Hopefully it will get weaker and smaller as it goes. I was running the video camera during some of the worst parts of the storm and it was honestly not a good feeling to see these huge structures wave and swell up to 5 or more feet at a time…. We’ll try to get some of that footage onto JFKustomsTV in the next couple weeks when we air our Barrett-Jackson episode.
I’d really like to thank everyone who has stopped by the car to wish us well. The support and ecouragement really means a lot to us. Keep your eyes on The Speed channel coverage and keep those fingers crossed.