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Spy, Try, Shoot-to-Thrill

Ladies are welcome in all of these places, of course— if they don’t mind being outnumbered, overlooked, and possibly the best-behaved in the crowd.

FLASHBACK: This year’s Goodguys Southwest Nationals, Nov. 19-21, start at 1972 and work backward, exhibiting hot rods and custom, classic and muscle cars that look as if they never left the shop. www.good-guys.com/swn-2016 WestWorld of Scottsdale, Loop 101 & Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., 925.838.9876

PRESENT TENSE: Brand-new micro-factory Local Motors in the Chandler area recently began production on its first consumer-built vehicle, the burly, dual-ride-height, off-road-ready Rally Fighter. You want one, you “have to” help build it here (base price: $50K); watching is free Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm. www.localmotors.com. 1576 Nelson Rd., 480.371.6797

FAST FORWARD: The Arizona International Auto Show Nov. 25-28 previews not-yet-for-sale 2011 automobiles, showcases innovations in alt-fuel vehicles, and stokes various exotic four-wheeled fantasies (e.g. the green machine below). www.autoshowphoenix.com. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., 602.262.6225

SHOOTING BLANKS: If you’re traveling with children who don’t startle easily, take ’em to a Wild West shootout at Rawhide near Chandler or Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction. www.rawhide.com. 5700 W. North Loop Rd., 480.502.5600; www.goldfieldghosttown.com. 4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd., 480.983.0333

SHOOT FOR REAL: For serious-face, safety-first target practice, rent a handgun, rifle or machine gun for an hour at the Scottsdale Gun Club. www.scottsdalegunclub.com. 14860 N. Northsight Blvd., 480.348.1111

HAVE A CIGAR: These days, it can be tricky to find an acceptable place to enjoy a nice stogie. (Smoking in most public, indoor spaces was banned in Arizona in 2007.) Brad Berko indulges the cigar crowd, though, with BB’s Scottsdale Cigar Club, a man cave in which to both purchase and puff from a collection of more than 450 cigar labels. www.scottsdalecigarclub.com. Scottsdale Airpark, 14525 N. 79th St., 480.946.7833

NO, REALLY: In other cigar-related news: Roger Waters—longtime leader of Pink Floyd and composer of such radio staples as “Have a Cigar”—plays Phoenix’s US Airways Center Nov. 27. He’s honoring the the 30th anniversary of “The Wall” by performing the epic story, start-to-finish, on each night of the current tour. Tickets: 800.745.3000