Month: March 2020

Jim’s Blog: What’s Your Current Project?

Since our usual car events are on hold right now, what are car people up to?  Right now I’d normally be getting ready for the Portland Swap Meet, and a few local shows that take place in April. Instead, I’m working in my garage and spending a lot of time […]

09: Jakob Greisen

Jakob Greisen is the Bonhams Vice President, head of their US Motoring and a Collectors Motorcar Specialist. Bonhams is a British auction house that was founded in 1793. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers known internationally for fine art, antiques, jewelry, automobilia, motorcycles, and motorcars. The […]

From the Auction Desk: Thin on the Ground

I was really looking forward to Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime sale at the Somerset House in London, U.K. It was due to hammer tomorrow, April 1 in London. That would have been the first international sale that Gooding took on during my time here at SCM. It’s […]

Nissan Skyline, Nissan Figaro, Honda Civic CVCC

1976 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX #28804. S/N KGC110XXX862. Unknown kilometers. “2.8-L L28 (block N42, head N42), Solex 44 carburetors, Takoashi exhaust, Kameari ignition box, stainless-steel muffler, fiberglass hood, Skyline R32 GTR seats, Hayashi Street wheels.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT ¥4,000,000 ($39,100). Yahoo Auctions, 12/8/2019. Brian’s take: After being disappointed that […]

1978 Volkswagen Combi Type 2 Campmobile

Chassis number: 2382043540 SCM Condition for this car: 1- A couple of years ago, I spotted a mid-1970s Volkswagen camper van with a big sticker across the back that read, “HILLS ARE HARD.” With a whopping 70 horsepower pushing that brick up a grade, the sticker was a bit of an […]

From the Auction Desk: Clearing the Spring Calendar

I think it’s safe to say that with at least 40% of our fellow citizens under stay-at-home orders, the vast majority of collector-car auctions have been called off for the next little while. I’ve been crossing off auctions on my desk calendar left, right, up and down. Branson announced on […]

Jim’s Blog: Five Car Projects to Do at Home

Stuck at home? Most of us are. Now’s a great time to turn off the news and get out in your garage. While a lot of things are closed, many parts suppliers aren’t — Summit Racing, Larry’s Thunderbird and Mustang Parts, Paragon Corvette, Original Parts Group, ZIP Corvettes, National Parts […]