Be warned, people – this article contains only moderate levels of watch content, while extraordinarily high levels of vintage automobile content. If you don’t like it, don’t keep reading. For everyone else, you are in for a treat, let me tell you.

This past week, I got to participate in what was easily one of the most memorably journeys of my life. As a member of the 26th annual Copperstate 1000 rally – I, along with my father, piloted a 1962 Porsche 356 over 1,000 miles through the great state of Arizona, with 99 other vintage cars (pre-1973 sports and GTs, to be specific). The annual rally, which supports Phoenix’s art museum and its truly unique Men’s Arts Council, is a legendary jaunt, compiled of some absolutely remarkable automobiles and people, who make the drive on remote roads, without modern amenities, for the joy of driving.