Some years ago, I owned a 1963 Corvette coupe. Colin Comer, SCM’s muscle car expert at the time, decoded it for me from a “mystery tag” he had me find near the glovebox. It was the correct color of silver and had been born with a 4-speed. However, the original […]
Month: November 2021
Keith’s Blog: A GT350H for the SCM 1000?
It’s never too early to think about buying another car. Both of next summer’s SCM 1000 tours are filling up nicely. The SCM 1000 AMG Invitational (June 19-24, 2022) and the SCM 1000 Classic (July 17-22, 2022) are each limited to just 45 cars. High-performance Mercedes for the former, and […]
SCM Spotlight talks Ron Fiamma from Applied Fine Art & Collectibles.
SCM Spotlight talks with Ron Fiamma, formerly of AIG, about his new venture, Applied Fine Art & Collectibles.
SCM Buy Sell Hold with John Wiley from Hagerty Valuation Services
SCM Spotlight talks with foremost automotive valuation expert John Wiley of Hagerty Valuation Services live from Velocity Invitational 2021.
Keith’s Blog: Should Your Car Have a Sell-By Date?
Some years ago, both my daughter Alexandra and I had motorcycles. On trails, she rode a Yamaha TT-R125L. For the street, she had a Kawasaki Ninja 250. My choices were a Honda CRF230 for the dirt and a Suzuki SV650 for the highway. We had some good father-daughter adventures. But […]
One Spectacular Samurai
1989 Suzuki Samurai JL #58122. S/N JS4JC51C9K4290412. 4k miles. “1.3-liter inline 4, 5-speed manual transmission, dual-range transfer case, blue paint, brown cloth & vinyl upholstery, white removable two-piece hard top, exterior wood paneling, 15-inch wheels.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $30,975. Bring a Trailer, 10/26/21 This little 4×4 was first released […]
Everything In Its Place
Our former headquarters covered 6,000 square feet, and had both individual offices and conference rooms. Best of all, we had a 10-car garage in the basement. When my Alfa collection was at its peak, I recall the vanity and conceit of arranging the cars by coachbuilder, (Bertone, Pininfarina, Zagato), and […]
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. was recently ordered to forfeit to the Iraq government a rare antiquity it had purchased for $1.7 million. The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, a rare cuneiform tablet bearing a portion of the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, is considered one of the world’s oldest works of literature. It […]
Old-School Muscle, New-School Luxury
When the salesman wearing the JCPenney fedora with a fishing lure snagged in the brim tells you his Acme Premium Plan is “the Cadillac of insurance policies,” there’s a reason why. In post-war America, Cadillac was unequivocally the car to have. It was an aspirational vehicle to own and to […]
SCM Buy Sell Hold Spotlight with Artist Tim Layzell
SCM Spotlight talks with automotive artist Tim Layzell live from the Goodwood Revival.