These business leaders’ cars are Barrett-Jackson worthy

Business News | 1 Jan |

With the Barrett-Jackson and Russo and Steele collector car auctions racing into the Valley this month, we thought it would be interesting to find out which Arizona business leaders have classic cars or vehicles they consider one of their most prized possessions:

Ari Bai, shareholder, Polsinelli: “My most prized possession is my 2015 Corvette Stingray.  I’ve always been a gear head at heart and there is nothing quite like driving down the highway in an iconic red sports car with the top down on a Sunday afternoon.”

John L. Condrey, partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani: “My 1966 Porsche. I bought a junky 912, put in a 911 motor, fixed everything that was wrong with it and added all the things I wanted to make it what I wanted. There are so many cool things I found, fixed or had made for my car, and nobody else has a reverse Gulf Blue 1966 Porsche that will never overheat — even in Arizona.”

William Drury, shareholder, Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros: “My 1957 Porsche. It belonged to my father and he handed it down to me before he passed away. I am reminded of him every time I get behind the wheel.”

John Giles, mayor, City of Mesa: “I have a 1956 Chevy truck that I love because it reminds that things don’t have to be shiny and new to have value. It takes work to keep it running strong just like it takes effort to keep a city or anything valuable in good condition.”

Dave Jones, CEO, Midstate Mechanical: “When I was a young man, I bought my first vehicle, a 1956 Ford F100 pickup truck. It was root beer brown. I had so many fond memories in that truck, but it did not last forever. In 2015, I bought and restored another 1956 Ford F100, which went on to win Best in Show and Best in Class at Pomona.”

Beau Lane, CEO, LaneTerralever: “My 1962 Corvette convertible has a lot of significance for me. EB Lane was founded in 1962 and, when I was a kid, this car was a dream of mine at that time. It’s very special for me to own it today as the CEO of Lane Terralever.”

Lennard van der Feltz, founding partner, Pinnacle Financial Advisors: “My guilty pleasure is my Jaguar XJ8L.”

Kenneth Van Winkle Jr., managing partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie: “My 1987 Porsche 911. I’ve wanted to own this car since law school. It took 30 years of hard work before I finally purchased it. My Porsche is a reminder of everything it took for me to achieve this level of success in a profession I truly love.”

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