Trucking at the Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Even in tinted glasses you squint.
Desert light shimmers the beckoning
saguaro arms, clusters of palo verde trees
beside the long, white tents, barrel-chested
exhibition hall boasting Barrett-Jackson signs.
Inside, heaven on wheels with chrome.
Rows of glossy, muscled machines stand
rare and proud as kings –
Jaguar, Mustang, Thunderbird,
Hefty trucks shoulder into the pack –
Ford Ranchero, Bronco,
custom models too.
A bevy of Chevies, Dodges.
And there, in pinup lipstick-red,
a glossy '46 Studebaker pickup:
snout like a perky beagle,
Curved as autumn apples
around the sturdy wheels,
she's a calendar princess
road-perfect for her auction prince.