The sound of 45 classic British cars had barely faded into the distance when we began laying plans for next year’s SCM 1000 Classic event. Here is what we have come up with so far: The 2022 theme will be the cars of Italy, built pre-1975. Other marques and SCM […]
Month: July 2021
Keith’s Blog: The 2021 SCM 1000 Was a Success!
I participated in my first California Mille in 1992. I had just returned from driving in the 1991 Italian recreation of the event. Segments were carefully timed and you were scored to the 1/1000th of a second. While I enjoyed the event, I despised having my 1947 750cc Siata forced […]
Keith’s Blog: The SCM 928 Could Be Yours
After six glorious months and 3,000 miles, it is time for our 1991 928 S/4 GT automatic to move on to a new home. Long-time SCMers know my pattern. I get interested in a car (often for reasons unknown even to me), buy one, spend what it takes to make […]
What If CARFAX Got It Wrong?
SCM Publisher Martin stoked a lot of interest with his May 2021 “Shifting Gears” column that explained how important CARFAX has become to the collector-car market. We printed excellent letters from Donald Davret and David Preston concerning CARFAX and potential errors in its reports in the July 2021 issue. Subsequently, […]
One of the more jaw-dropping automotive transactions to occur in 2021 has to be the sale of James Dean’s Porsche 550 transaxle for $387,000 (including buyer’s premium) on Bring a Trailer. While the James Dean Porsche 550 story is well known in automobile collecting circles, a bit of background may […]
The Everyman’s Sports Car Becomes Collectible
Honda turned a generation of otherwise pragmatic buyers into driving fans when the Civic-based CRX hit showrooms in 1984. The 2-door, 2-seat hatchback was a smaller, livelier version of Honda’s compact commuter car while still maintaining a healthy dollop of practicality. Today, history most fondly remembers the second-generation CRX, which […]
Keith’s Blog: If I Were King of the Restoration Shop
I’ve had a lot of hair-brained ideas over the years, but none as ridiculous as opening my own restoration shop. It was the late 1980s, and I was selling 20 to 30 cars a month to overseas clients. One of my chief competitors was Mark Hyman. We had both figured […]