Photo by Teri Carnicelli.

Metrocenter Mall General Manager Brent Meszaros stands next to the 1936 Howard Hughes Aero-Mobile, used to race alongside Hughes’ Spruce Goose so that video could be shot of the plane taking off. The car, appraised at $3.5 million, currently is on display in the mall’s new Auto Museum and will be auctioned off during the first Scottsdale International Collector Car Auction at Metrocenter Mall, March 15-16 (photo by Teri Carnicelli).