Recent Blog Posts

  • April 2016 Cover Poll

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    Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we’d like to know which one is your favorite. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends Saturday, February 13, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about SCM, regarding ...Read more

  • Driving the Alfa Super on Super Sunday

    The SCM 1967 Alfa Giulia Super

    SCM Legal Files author John Draneas and his wife Carlyn hosted a Super Bowl party on Sunday at their home, about 20 miles away in Wilsonville, OR. The weather was glorious, and it was the perfect opportunity to exercise SCM’s 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super.

    I pulled the Super out of long-term storage and went through my routine. I checked ...Read more

  • I Want a Turbocharged Datsun 510

    I Want a Supercharged Datsun 510

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  • Cobra vs. Saleen in Scottsdale

    Starbucks and Saleen — a perfect way to start the day

    Who wouldn’t like driving a Saleen S7 or a 289 Cobra?

    I had the chance to get behind the wheel of 15 top-flight collector cars during the last two weeks while I evaluated them for “What’s My Car Worth?” on Velocity.

    Normally during Arizona Car Week, I spend as much time wandering from auction to auction as I ...Read more

  • Meteor Strikes the 2016 Arizona Concours

    The Duesenberg Mormon Meteor

    One-hundred eighty-seven miles north of the Arizona Biltmore is Meteor Crater, one mile wide and 570 feet deep. When the meteorite hit the earth, some 50,000 years ago, it impacted with an estimated force equivalent to 2½ million tons of TNT.

    At 3 p.m. last Sunday, another meteor was observed — but this one’s impact was visual, not ...Read more

Collector Car News

  • Dragone Names Paul V.J. Koot Director of European Sales

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    Paul V.J. Koot is now head Director of sales in Europe for Dragone Auctions. He will be handling all activities for Dragone Classic Motorcars & Auctions in Europe.

    Koot was born in 1958 in Ede, a small town in the center of the Netherlands. His father was an engineer with a passion for Italian sports cars, and Koot grew ...Read more

  • Gooding Reveals Complete Seinfeld Collection List for Amelia Island

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    Gooding & Company has announced the full list of consignments from the Jerry Seinfeld Collection, to be sold at the Amelia Island Auction on March 11.

    “Mr. Seinfeld is recognized throughout the world as having acquired one of the finest Porsche collections ever assembled,” said David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “He has become known as ...Read more

  • 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti Sells for $35.9m at Artcurial Paris

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    Artcurial Motorcars sold a 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti for €32,075,200 ($35,930,639) at their Retromobile auction on Friday, February 5. In euros, the 335 is the most expensive car ever sold at auction.

    In dollars, the most expensive car is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold at Bonhams’ August 2014 Carmel sale for $38,115,000 (€28,501,458).

    Read Artcurial’s press ...Read more

  • In Memoriam: Gordon Apker

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    Gorden Apker, noted car collector, longtime SCMer and friend to so many in the vintage car world, died February 3 in Scottsdale, AZ after a long battle with cancer.

    His wife, Janet, daughter Leisha and close friends Ken and Sami Waldrip were with him.

    Apker won fame in the business world for Shakey’s Pizza, which he took ...Read more

  • In Memoriam: Robert M. Lee

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    Robert M. Lee, who was famous for his extraordinary car collection, his generosity, friendship and wonderful parties, died on January 28.

    He was 88.

    Lee, an SCMer for decades, threw fantastic parties after the end of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

    Lee took Best of Show at Pebble Beach in 2006 with his 1931 Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica ...Read more

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