“Dad, there’s a big clunk from the front of the GTV.”
That was my daughter Alexandra’s message to me as she headed home from Durant Vineyards in Dayton, Oregon.
We were on the 15th Annual Wine Tour, held as a prelude to the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance.
I enjoy this casual drive every year, as it gives me a chance to get several of my cars some much-needed exercise. SCM Editor-at-Large, good friend and co-emcee of the Forest Grove Read More
Last Friday, I took a day off work and spent it at my dad’s house, wrenching on his 1968 Camaro. The car is in the absolute final stages of reassembly after restoration, so we worked on things like adjusting the hood fit, wiring the dash gauges, installing the front bumper, and bolting in the driver’s seat. At the end of the afternoon, we dumped five gallons of gas in the tank and rolled the car outside. And then, finally, after 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
Procrastination is easy during the lazy days of summer, but the biggest week in car collecting is roaring up on us. Have you checked out all the catalogs and started researching the cars?
We thought so. Here are the links to all the Monterey Car Week auctions:
Lincolns, Woodies and classic Minis will take center stage when the Forest Grove Concours d ‘Elegance returns for its 45th year on Sunday, July 16, on the historic, tree-shaded campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Honoring a Century of Lincoln Motors cars, the Concours will feature pre-war and post-war Lincoln automobiles. Special classes include Mini from 1959-2000 and wood-bodied automobiles.
Keith Martin and Donald Osborne return as emcees. Donald will be signing his new book “Stile Transatlantico / Transatlantic Read More
RM Sotheby’s has announced an all-Ferrari auction, to take place September 9th at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy.
This new sale, held during Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebration, will offer some of the greatest collectible Ferraris available today — all of them with the coveted Ferrari Classiche certification.
This is not the first time the two companies have worked together — in 2007, 2008 and 2009, RM hosted the “Leggenda e Passione” Ferrari and Maserati auctions, also held at the Read More
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