Firethorn Metailic 36

2022 Roundup 43 - Phoenix, AZ 

November 2022

AZ. It will be in November to avoid our famous warm weather.

Roundup Host—Jim Rigg

November 18 – 19 – 20  of  2022.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before Thanksgiving. The date is set to coincide with the Good-guys car show in Scottsdale, AZ. ( a few miles away ). This will likely be most of the day Sunday so  Friday and Saturday will be out club activity days.

It should be warm enough to take the chill and your mind off Winter. I am sending this early note out to let you think about this location and, in particular, if you wish to extend your stay and go to the Grand Canyon. More later.


Driving time from Phoenix to:

South Rim Grand Canyon  3.5 hr

South Rim Grand Canyon to North Rim Grand Canyon – 20 miles away : 4 hr

Lake Havasu City 3.5 hr

Winslow  ( Meteor  Crater ) and Flat bed Ford 3 hr

Las Vegas 5 hr

Grand Canyon Skywalk glass bridge 6.5 hr

Tucson 2 hr

It takes about 1 hr to drive from one side of Phoenix to the other


November Temps in Phoenix at 1000 ft are 86 F and a low of 59 F. The Grand Canyon at 6500 ft is 61 F and low of 30 F


Phoenix has:

Zoo, Botanical Garden, AZ Heritage Center, Heard Museum for Native American Art, Several Historical Museums, Arizona Museum of Natural History, Pueblo Grande Ruins (downtown), Casa Grande Ruins (30 miles away), a couple of Rail Road Museums, Lots of hiking, Several Gambling Casinos, Tempe Beach Park which is a river walk area near ASU.  Mecum car auction is in March, Barrett-Jackson auto auction is in April. Greenfield and Guadalupe Riparian Preserve ( a lake in town ), Martin Auto Museum, Even a Frank Lloyd Wright House.


Grand Canyon - to stay IN the Park one needs to make reservation through Xanterra . Xanterra also books for the Grand Canyon Railway and Hotel . The train leaves Williams, AZ and goes to the South Rim. One needs to either book online, beginning at Midnight, or at 7 AM for phone calls,  ONE YEAR ahead of the desired stay.  You can try to book later but things fill up and space may not be available.  Go online or talk to them. Tusayan is the closest town just outside the Park with lots of hotels.