It’s been a busy car weekend.
I spent Friday and Saturday in Olympia, Washington attending the Alfa Romeo National Convention. “Sempreverde,” Sea to Summit, attracted more than 200 Alfas and 400 registrants.
I drove the 1958 Sprint Veloce to the convention, and Doug Hartman and Julie Brown drove her 1969 GTV.
There were four “big Alfas” there. David Smith brought his 6C 2500 that just won Best of Show at the Forest Grove Concours along with one of just three Read More
Every year, Detroit pumps out more and more nasty modern muscle cars, from ZL1 Camaros through Hellcats, Demons, and GT500s. But how will these cars’ values stack up to the values of their vintage counterparts in the future?
That’s a tough question. There’s no good answer. But how they’re treated now is a pretty good indication of how they’ll be treated later. These cars are already bringing good money at auction, and a bunch of them have been stored Read More
Mecum Auctions is returning to the City of Roses for the second year in a row — and they’re bringing some special Shelby and muscle cars.
This year’s auction is on June 16-17 at the Portland Expo Center, just a short drive from SCM World Headquarters.
Last year Mecum sold 297 of 478 cars (62%), totaling $9,316,726.
A 1965 Shelby GT350 sold for $335,500 for the high sale. Mecum will no doubt look to improve those numbers this time around.
It’s a sunny Saturday morning and, from behind the wheel of my 1971 MGB Mk II, the storefronts of Detroit’s M-1 Woodward Avenue peel past my periphery.
With my head cocked back and a big grin on my face, I am fully engaged in the buttery smoothness of the roadster’s boisterous four-cylinder, the enthrallingly tight and click-y gearbox shifter, and copious amounts of wind in my hair.
Although I am reveling in my momentary motoring splendor, such moments are few Read More
Monterey Car Week — the best week of the year — starts in less than a week. This year’s auctions promise plenty of stellar cars, so why not check out the online catalogs to get ready?
Click here for RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction.
Click here for Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction.
Click here for Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction.
Click here for Mecum’s Monterey Auction.
Click here for Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction.
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Premier Financial Services – one of the most respected lease financing sources and long-time SCM partner – is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Take a couple minutes to watch their new video that explains how leasing for vintage and exotic cars works. Or visit www.premierfinancialservices.com to learn more.
With a start at the Portland Art Museum — where more than 5,000 people saw fabulous cars on display — SCM’s 30th Anniversary Tour started fast.
The next four days saw our happy band of gearheads explore 1,000 miles of fantastic Oregon roads, with stops at Timberline Lodge, Bend, Klamath Falls, Crater Lake and McKenzie Pass.
Click here to see tour photos from the road, at some of our stops and at the 2018 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance.
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