SCM is gearing up for our annual madcap tribute to Martin Swig.
Swig, the founder of the California Mille, was famous for setting off on car trips at the drop of a hat. Thanks to him, I participated several times in the California Mille, along with the Carrera Nevada — a dash across the back roads of Nevada in vintage American cars.
The Third SCM Caravan to Concorso is a Swig-inspired event that runs from Portland to Monterey for Read More
Spring is here, and for a lot of us, that means it’s time to either wake up our classic cars — or to go to auction and buy something new to use through the summer.
Say you’re buying something new. You know to check for rust, and to look for previous damage, and to run whatever numbers you can find to be sure that the car you’re looking at is actually original. But have you thought to check the VIN 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
Arturo Keller’s 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Autobahn Courier took the Best of Show Concours d’Elegance award at the Amelia Island Concours on Sunday. The car is the only one of its kind, designed for high-speed Autobahn cruising. It has had just two owners from new — Keller is the second owner.
Best of Show Concours de Sport went to Brian and Kim Ross’ 1957 Ferrari 335S. It had been driven in period by racing legends, including Stirling Moss and Phill Read More
The 2019 Amelia Island Auction Week total now stands at $80 million.
A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB brought $2,205,000 at RM Sotheby’s — and was high sale at the 2019 Amelia Island Auction Week.
RM Sotheby’s led all auctions houses with a $38.1 million total during their March 8-9 auction. Click here for more information.
Even if you can’t make it to Amelia, it’s more fun to pore over auction house digital catalogs than it is to work. Take it from us at SCM World Headquarters: The boss will never notice!
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