Author Archive: Steve Renzi

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Tucson Hot Rod Restoration

Tucson Hot Rod Restoration

July 30, 2014 |

“People remember what their grandfather drove and they want that car. That’s what it’s all about and that’s what we do. Ninety percent of the people who come in here, it’s because of their emotional ties and memories,” said John Sewell, one of the three co-owners/partners of Hi Speed Rods & Customs. Stepping inside Hi […]

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Dancing Up a Storm

Dancing Up a Storm

June 12, 2014 |

Who says history can’t be fun? Or, that a religious celebration has to be pious and dull? History is much more than famous people and great events; it’s also about the songs we sing, the games we play and the way we celebrate our past. History is about connecting with previous generations by showing respect […]

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Anna & Roy Laos

Anna & Roy Laos

May 9, 2014 |

The year was 1950. Anna Laos was sitting at a table with a group of friends at Club Latino on South Stone Avenue at 16th Street, and a man with a white bandage wrapped around his head walks in the front door and up to the table. Who is this old man? “I didn’t know […]

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Old Pueblo Printers y El Tucsonense

Old Pueblo Printers y El Tucsonense

April 1, 2014 |

Standing next to a vintage 1914 linotype machine, in the backroom of Downtown’s Old Pueblo Printers at 255 S. Stone Ave., 85-year-old Albert M. Elias is reminiscing about the days he worked for the Spanish-language newspaper El Tucsonense. “My grandfather, Francisco S. Moreno, founded the paper in 1915 and served as the publisher and printer […]

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