The car show that celebrates the future, today

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Nissan GT-R
Nissan GT-R | Photos by The Function Factory

Set during Arizona Car Week, the second Future Classics Car Show, presented by ClassicCars.com, drew more than 100 produced since the mid-1970s to be displayed and appreciated atop a parking garage at the Scottsdale Quarter.

2015 Ford Mustang GT
2015 Ford Mustang GT

The show featured vehicles that may be overlooked by some collectors but that are celebrated not only by millennials, but by others as well.

The featured marque this year was  Ford.

“All of the cars that are now viewed as ‘classic’ were all just cars at one point,” said John Clor, enthusiast communications manager for Ford Performance.

“People collect with emotion and they save what pushes their buttons.”

Clor noted that several years ago, the general consensus was that Japanese cars would never be “collectable.” Yet the Datsun 240Z has become a cherished part of many collections and other formerly  misfit cars, like the Honda S2000, are being restored on television shows such as Wheeler Dealers.

“We were so honored to be your featured marque because we can tell the show is based on passion, the love of cars, and we share that passion” Clor said.

“We believe the ST, the RS, and the Ecoboost Mustang are the collector cars of tomorrow for the future generation. We want to give the joy, the freedom, and an awesome driving experience to everyone. We want it to be accessible to everyone.”

Photography by The Function Factory

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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan