February 2016 Cover Poll

Cover-Poll

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, December 19th, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about SCM, regarding either the print magazine or our electronic newsletter, please post them in the comments section below.

The first thing I read every month is:
In SCM, I’d like to see more:
Vote for your favorite cover:

  • 1956 Fiat-Bartoletti Tipo 306 Race Car Transporter

  • 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster

  • 1966 Maserati Sebring 3.7 Coupe

 

6 comments

  1. Race car transport is a fascinating topic for me. In the 60’s, I scoured the paddock for the support cars and trucks

  2. ‘Fiat-Bartoletti Tipo 306 Race Car Transporter’ _ Great historical combo with good balance.

    ‘1958 Porsche 356A Speedster’ _ Speedster, one of the greatest design, ever. Artistic cover of part of a patina-ed Speedster. Need to make a poster of that cover. Gets my vote.

    ‘1966 Maserati Sebring 3.7 Coupe

    ” _ God I love Maserati’s as my man cave and garage can attest, but this cover is clumsy from right to left and the color combo while definitive of the subject, is just a poor combo.

  3. I choose cover #1 as the story behind the ownership by Lance Reventlow and the subsequent owners must be fascinating. I hope the article is detailed? There a few racers built afterward are interesting. The story behind the Mr. Reventlow and the Scarabs are interesting and the book written about Mr. Reventlow and the development of the Scarab is incredible. I hope cover #1 makes it.The barn find Porsche 356 would be my next choice. The Maserati 3500 is GT is interesting but I would have voted for it if it had been the Mexico. The V8 Maserati’s from 1964-1980’s are fascinating and beautiful

    1. I hope it does the job, Frank. It was me…

      There’s quite a lot more to this old truck than was in the catalogue, and story, due to lack of space, as it was rumoured to have served Lotus briefly before doing the rounds of a host of English racing teams including John Woolfe Racing. Story was that it got the third axle just before Shelby started using it in Europe, that mod being done for the Camoradi team but they ran out of money. Sadly it was locked at Goodwood – but I have been to Scotland in the Ecurie Ecosse transporter with ‘Whizzo’ – which was a memorable trip, as you can imagine. We were taking a couple of Ecurie Ecosse cars to the inaugural (and I think only) Mount Stuart motorsport festival on Bute, at the ancestral home of Johnny Dumfries.

      1. Hi Mr. Hardiman I wanted to Wish You and the Staff at SCM a Merry Christmas and thank you for writing me. The story is you had provided makes this Car Carrier even more interesting. This gem deserves to see in the six to seven digits as it’s totally unique. It’s sad that the Scarb Team didn’t achieve greater fame but what they did was remarkable. There are at least three American that come to mind that are similar to what Mr. Reventlow did and that is Jim Hall how developed the famed winged and Automatic Transmission Chaparrel, John Mecom and Roger Penske. I hope more is written and maybe Mr. Friedman write a book that includes a chapter on this unique vehicle. Thank you again for the new information and Merry Christmas to You and Your Family.

        1. Don’t forget Bill Sadler! Oh yes, he was Canadian…

          I’d love to read a book on all the famous transporters (and all the wild stories that no doubt go with them). Perhaps I’ll have to get on and write one.

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