03: Aaron Weiss

Aaron Weiss has been an avid automobile enthusiast all of his adult life acquiring his first collector car, a 1979 Rolls-Royce Camargue some twenty years ago. Currently, his collection totals 34 cars, many of which are CCCA Full Classics™. He has exhibited his cars at over 200 Concours and Club events throughout the United States, including twelve consecutive showings at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Aaron and his Read More

Keith’s Blog: Old Car or New for My Spring Break Road Trip?

I’ve written many times that old cars are not safe in modern traffic.

It’s one thing to type that out. It’s another to experience it.

Sunday I took the SCM Volvo out for a drive, through Portland, onto the freeway and back.

As old cars go, the Volvo is relatively safe. I have installed inertia-reel shoulder belts for all four seats. It has front disc brakes. With the handling kit I had installed by Swedish Relics, it still has pathetic Read More

02: Stephen Serio

Stephen Serio is the President of Aston Martin of New England, Lotus Motorsports, and The Bond Group. He started his business in 1987 specializing in exporting right-hand drive 1960s Aston Martins back to the UK. Today, selling new Aston Martins and Lotus cars is about 10% of what he really does, which is sourcing, buying, and selling rare European classic cars. He has helped build some large and Read More

Keith’s Blog: Upgrading Your Cars

When the SCM 1965 Volvo 122S automatic arrived last week, SCMer Dean Koehler arrived to inspect the car.

Dean is the founder and the self-appointed Volvocrat of the PDX Round Fender Volvo Club. He’s also the iron-fisted content arbiter of the PDX Volvos FB page.

As he walked around “ELF” (my powder-blue 122S) he immediately and emphatically said, “Just don’t touch anything on the car. Leave it alone. Don’t modify it like you always do. It runs fine now.”

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01: Bill Warner

Bill Warner is the chairman and founder of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance taking place Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8, 2020. He is a lifelong racer, automotive photographer, collector, speaker, author, and all-around gearhead. He’s worked with cars his entire life and spent his career as an electrical engineer, serving in the Florida Air National Guard for 30 years. He has authored books and shot award-winning Read More

Keith’s Blog: Caravan to Concorso Is Back!

Mark your calendars.

The third annual Caravan to Concorso will leave Portland on Saturday, August 8.

With the addition of the Volvo 122 Automatic to the SCM fleet, I’ve got a ride even if my clutch leg isn’t completely up to snuff.

Any pre-1975 car is welcome. Aside from providing a route and cities for overnight stops, we will be on our own. We’ll just head south on I-5, cut over to the coast near Eugene, then follow 101 South.

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Ford vs. Ferrari Comes to the Philadelphia Concours

On April 24-25, the fourth annual Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance, the premier concours event in the City of Brotherly Love, will celebrate the greatest rivalry in car racing history that inspired the 2019 film “Ford v Ferrari” and Ford’s first victory over Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.

Vintage Fords and Ferraris of the ’60s, representing that famous rivalry, are expected to participate.

On Saturday, April 25, nonprofit Cool Cars for Kids, Inc. (CCfK) and Read More