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Az Tourist News - January 2004

Az Tourist News - January 2004

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 JANUARY - MARCH 2004
StatewideAttractions
Page 34-35
StatewideFestivals
Page 29-32
Quartzsite
Page 16-17
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Casinos
Page 37
RV Resorts &Campgrounds
Page 43-47
Mexico
Page 41
Pet FriendlyArizona
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Happy New Year, andI hope we all had a MerryChristmas! If this shoedoes not fit you perfectlythis year, I apologize if Ihave offended you. Claritywill be less of an issue forme next year when I willforever say... MerryChristmas AND a HappyNew Year, and what holi-day do you celebrate my friend? Excuseme as I take liberty in this forum typi-cally suited for more targeted messages,but geeez...isn’t this ridiculous!!OK, now that my chest is feelingbetter for having removed this burdenperhaps we can indeed celebrateArizona and all the events, festivals,fiestas, etc. that will take place overJanuary.The choices are without boundaries.We talk Arizona, but we are slowly butsurely going into the regional borderstates. So many of us who are thrilledwith Arizona also like visiting thegreater southwest. We are workingtowards that end by providing the nec-essary information to be inspired if youhave yet to make that move... or to beinformed if you are on your way.I’m particularly heartened with theefforts of the Scottsdale CVB as well asthe Greater Phoenix CVB, both of which are starting to reach out withtheir message into the rural areas of Arizona. This is no simple matter. Thepolitics these professionals deal withdaily notwithstanding, it is important tonote that it all begins with an attitude,then action. We applaud their effortsand look to work with both entities inthe months to follow.This month’s cover features the 33rdAnnual Scottsdale Collector CarAuction & Show. Car enthusiasts willtake particular delight, but this is alsoan exciting event for the whole family.With the move this year to PhoenixInternational Raceway, visitors will beable to enjoy the vintage car races aswell as the Car Auction & Show.This is also the month when theNEWArizona Event Guide Quarterly isdistributed. We are now making thisavailable to our advertisers, chambers,hotels, gift shops and the like who wishto help promote Arizona by offering thisvaluable resource at $2.95. We feel thisis a small price to pay to guarantee theAEGQ’s continued publication. If itweren’t for AZ Tourist News therewould be no published guide for events.Please help support us by purchasing aguide online or by going to one of themany locations that will be listedONLINE and in future editions of AZTourist News for your purchase.I hope you all are enjoying our PetFriendly resource page. For all you petlovers simply go to page 28 to find outhow to schedule your Arizona travelsaround locations and lodging that wel-come your pets. We welcome your com-ments, concerns and even compliments.Direct them tocomments@aztourist.com.Wonderful Arizona “America’sNatural Theme Park” awaits... don’twaste another minute! Open your copyof Az Tourist News, make your plansand take to the road. Drive safely!
Ciao,Anthony Venuti,Publisher
Letter from the Publisher
To reach an account executive, associate editor or tocontact the editor or publisher, call (800) 462-8705. Anyeditorial portion of AZ Tourist News may not be dupli-cated without written permission from the Publisher. AzTourist News © 2004. 60,000 copies distributed monthly.Look for us at visitors centers, hotels, resorts, movie the-aters, restaurants, major attractions, major events, andeverywhere else in Arizona!
Submissions of Articles & PressReleases: Deadline January 15, 2004.Fax (520) 622-7275. Press releases,etc. are always welcomed.
Az Tourist News, P.O. Box 5083,Tucson, AZ, 85703. Toll Free (800)462-8705, (520) 624-2897, (520) 622-7275 Fax, email info@aztourist.com,www.aztourist.com
MAIN OFFICE -TUCSON
Publisher/EditorAnthony VenutiManaging EditorCharlis McVeyArt DirectorAlaena HernandezAssociate EditorPam MarloweAssociate EditorDeb McQueenAssociate EditorTom ClineAssociate EditorKate SeymourWebmasterJ.R. McGowanDistributionJim Patrick
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Astronomy...................................................................................33Attractions.............................................................................34-35Bed & Breakfasts........................................................................27Birdwatching...............................................................................33Casinos.........................................................................................37Central Arizona.........................................................................4-8
Colorado River Region...........................................................14-18
Events, Featured.........................................................................24 January Events......................................................................30February Events.....................................................................31March Events.........................................................................32
Flagstaff..........................................................................................11Globe-Miami................................................................................6-7Grand Canyon................................................................................10Lodging..........................................................................................26Mexico............................................................................................41Native American Culture......................................................36, 38New Mexico...................................................................................39
Northland.................................................................................9-13
Pet Friendly Arizona....................................................................28Public Lands...................................................................................23Rim Country....................................................................................7RV Resorts & Campgrounds..................................................42-47Scottsdale........................................................................................5Southern Az..............................................................................19-22Statewide Map........................................................................24-25Tombstone.....................................................................................22Tucson......................................................................................19- 20White Mountains.....................................................................12-13Wineries, Regional.......................................................................40
Contents
EVENT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Due to the demand for listing events, we have set the following guidelines. We hope that these will clarify our criteria.
1. Space Availability:
We simply cannot list all the events we receive. We reserve the right to select appropriate event listings and when space is tight, we will give first priority tothose who partner with us.
2. Length:
25-30 words in length or 180 characters. This should include the necessary information such as event title, date, venue, brief description of event, admission and publiccontact number for further information. The name of the city is not included in the word count.
3. Type:
Tourism / Visitor related... typically this leaves out charitable events and events that would draw from only the participants’family, friends and like demographic reach,unless these have a particularly “western” or Arizona theme.Events submitted on line at
www.aztourist.com
or e-mailed to
Charlis@acttucson.com
will be given priority consideration. We have limited staff to retype, fax forapproval/proofing, etc. If you can help us help you, it will be in your best interest to do so, for the time we can save will encourage us to choose your events.
by J.R. McGowan
We want to take a moment tosay thanks for checking out our newonline edition of Az Tourist News.Az Tourist News now available in 5languages...
Az Pictures Gallery
- you can createyour own online image gallery and shareit with your friends or publish it for all of our viewers to check out your pictures of Arizona and surrounding regions. Needfree hosting for your business images?Upload them and share them privatelywith your clients.Also you may enjoy our
ArizonaForums
where you can post your ques-tions about your trip to Arizona or if youare familiar with our region you can postan answer to a question and help othersout.
Create yourown chat room
- Ouronline chat server is now operating at fullcapacity after beta testing. So invite yourfriends and chat it up!
Portal Messenge
r - Few sites on theinternet allow you to interact with othermembers. Here on AzTourist.com, afteryou login, you can click on the PortalMessenger link and see which membersare online and send private instant mes-sages to your friends. Your messages areheld in your private message box untilyou login.
Arizona Reviews
- Have you beensomewhere in Arizona lately? Write areview about your Arizona destination.One Star or Five Star? Our viewers wantto know! Become a member of AzTourist.com and submit your ArizonaReview! Your review will be posted inour online edition and may just be select-ed to be included in one of our upcomingprint editions!Do you like to write? Like to travel?Write about your travel experience inArizona and we will save you up to 50%of your travel costs in some of Arizona’sfinest resorts. Call 1-800-462-8705 andask for more information on our TravelWriter (TM) Program.
Download Az Tourist News
- Viewthis month’s entire information-packedissue using Adobe Acrobat or AcrobatReader.
Download Az Event GuideQuarterly
- View this season’s entireinformation-packed issue using AdobeAcrobat or Acrobat Reader.PLUS: Additional distribution is beingestablished at the
Flying J Truck stops
throughout all of Arizona. Great News forour advertisers and those looking to part-ner with us. These prime locations attracta high traffic concentration of those mov-ing along Arizona highways... this is greatnews for our readers of AZ Tourist News.
See all of these additions and moreat www.aztourist.com.
Web Update... and More
New features on www.aztourist.com
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by Kate Seymour 
Attention car enthusiasts and collec-tors everywhere! Come join others of your kind at one of the most prestigiousevents of its kind - The
33rd Annual ScottsdaleCollectorCarAuction &Show
, held at the PhoenixInternational Raceway(PIR)
January 28th -February 1st
. The auctionwill feature over 1000 of the world’s finest collectorvehicles as well as vintageraces, a concours d’elegance, and dailycar shows with events and activities toentertain you throughout the week!Kruse International has over 30 yearsof experience and has sold more vintageand collector cars than all other auctionfirms combined. They are the worldwideleader in the collector car industry, butthat wasn’t the case when they first start-ed out. In 1971 Kruse held its first collec-tor car consignment auction in Auburn,Indiana with the already establishedAuburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival. Theevent featured less than 100 auction vehi-cles and drew only 17,000 people. Thisyear’s event will mark the 33rd anniver-sary of Auburn Fall and is expected todraw 4,000 cars and more than 200,000people - the largest of its kind!Some early consignments have alreadybeen released to the public for the upcom-ing Scottsdale Collector Car Auction &Show. These include an 1865 Studebakercarriage used by Ulysses S. Grant, 1948Lincoln Continental convertible, 1965Shelby Cobra 427 SCRoadster, 2003Chevrolet SSR #18Hard Rock Hotel andCasino edition, 1899Benz, 1907 Peugeot,1953 Cadillac Eldoradoconvertible, 1954 Siata208 America roadster,and a 2004 CadillacXLR Neiman Marcus edition (#2 of 99produced). The auction will be held inconjunction with the
Phoenix HistoricGrand Prix
, which willbe celebrating the 40thyear of Indy racing atPIR on January 31st andFebruary 1st. Vintagerace cars will also befeatured at the 40th
Anniversary Indy Carreunion race
onFebruary 1st.Kruse Internationalcannot be viewed as aseparate entity from itsCEO and founder Dean Kruse. In 1965Dean earned his auctioneer’s license andbegan working for his father’s auctionfirm. Since then, Dean and KruseInternational have held auctions in 47states and 11 countries. In 1987 Deancalled his 5,000th auctionand became the youngestman to do so.Dean and his fatherRussell built on the suc-cess of that first Auburnevent and held their firstScottsdale event in 1972when they joined forceswith Leo Gephart and TomBarrett. This was not onlythe first consignment col-lector car auction to be held in Arizona,but also one of the first in the world. Thatfirst sale featured two Adolf HitlerMercedes Benz 770K limousines, both of which garnered world-wide publicity and soldat record prices. In1999, Dean sold thecompany to eBay butwhen he heard thateBay was looking for abuyer for the companyin 2002, he purchasedthe company back andassumed ownershiponce again.Dean has also auctionedislands, zoos, rare oil paintings, JohnWayne’shome, racetracks, airports, antique air-craft, ranches, marinas, an open mineshaft and three entire towns. He is alsothe founder of Auburn AutomotiveHeritage Museum, WIFF Radio, FidelityMutual of Indian, Mutual of Indiana andmore, in addition to having held everyoffice in the Indiana AuctioneersAssociation and every office in theNortheast Indiana Board of Realtors.This year’s Scottsdale event will bemore than an auction with numerousactivities being provided, many of themmade possible through the partnershipwith the
Phoenix InternationalRaceway
. PIR consists of one thousandacres of mostly blacktop. Kruse believesthat this will elimi-nate the dust andmud problemsencountered duringpast Scottsdaleevents. PIR is alsoin a very conve-nient location -only 25 minutesfrom the ScottsdalePrincess area, 20minutes from thePhoenix Sky Harbor Airport and only 35minutes from Scottsdale Airport. Whileacknowledging that it is a huge undertak-ing to move to a new location, Krusenotes that their motivation is to make thesale the best possible experience for theirclients.The general public is welcome toattend. Admission is $25 for adults on the28th and 29th, $30 on the 30th - February1st. Children ages 12 and under are $5each day while children under 3 years oldwill be admitted for free. Admission tothe car auction also includes free admis-sion to the vintage races.So cruise down to join KruseInternational, priding themselves on offer-ing the classics of yesteryear, as well asintroducing the classics of tomorrow.
Formore information please call 1-800-968-4444 orvisit theirwebsite atwww.kruse.com.
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