Need for Speed

Need for Speed

Valerie Thompson floors it where many women haven’t sped By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Valerie Thompson was a frequent motorcycle street racer until one of her friends suggested she take it to the racetrack. “A few months later, we did just that,” says the 49-year-old [...]

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Flapper power

Flapper power

Grand Prix of Scottsdale evokes a bit of Monaco and the Roaring ’20s By Alison Stanton Forty open-wheel race cars zipping along the streets of Old Town Scottsdale. A two-day “Great Gatsby” inspired lawn party, featuring guests in period clothing from the [...]

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Revving Up for Success

Revving Up for Success

Russo and Steele shifts gears, moves to Salt River Fields By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions prides itself on hosting personable events that meld rock concerts, sporting events and “really, really cool” cocktail parties. But after 16 years in North [...]

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Driving success

Driving success

Airpark business owners share why high-end car aficionados are drawn to North Scottsdale. By Jimmy Magahern The Scottsdale Airpark is home to a variety of high-end automotive businesses, from dealerships and customizers to machine shops and auction hubs. Not surprisingly, the executives [...]

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Talking Tourism

Talking Tourism

Convention & Visitors Bureau rebrands as Experience Scottsdale to tell city’s story to travelers By Rachel Sacco, President & CEO, Experience Scottsdale Here in Scottsdale, we live in a desert. It’s dry, dangerous and hot – sometimes even scorching. But it’s also lush, [...]

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Scottsdale always A-mazing

Scottsdale always A-mazing

City accumulates awards, accolades, acclaim By Joan Fudala The month of Thanksgiving seems an appropriate time to count our blessings, and Scottsdale’s cup continues to runneth over. Residents and visitors alike appreciate the perpetual sunny skies, beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape, cleanliness, safety, [...]

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Reaching new heights

Reaching new heights

Mid-rise among final stages coming to Scottsdale Quarter By Shelley Gillespie Don’t start packing to move into the last luxury tower of Scottsdale Quarter just yet. Although preliminary work is under way on a dirt lot on the eastern edge of Scottsdale Quarter [...]

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They give you paws

They give you paws

900 canines from 11 countries coming to dog-agility world championships at WestWorld There’s a little extra zip in their sprints and leaps these days as Shelby and Bentley scamper around their backyard obstacle course in North Scottsdale. The competitive Corgis seem [...]

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