Keith’s Blog: Three Alfas Start, Two Finish the Forest Grove Wine Tour

“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

SCM’s Bradley GT Miami to Monterey Update

In the car-collecting world, we talk a lot about cars with “soul,” “honesty” and “character.” And despite not having seen the SCM Bradley GT kit car in person, I have already seen deeply into its vengeful, dark, deceptive soul.

Paul Dell’Aira was driving the Bradley all around Cincinnati without any trouble. The Bradley looked like it was moving past its problematic — and expensive — history.

So color me surprised when the damn Bradley broke down before Paul had made Read More

Keith’s Blog: Happy Independence Day

I’m on a big Land Rover club expedition through the rugged terrain of eastern Oregon right now, and I keep thinking how lucky we are to share this great world of old cars and their adventures.

Bradley is along on the trip, and he’s seeing some amazing sights — and loving every minute of bouncing around in SCM’s Defender 90.

I hope you’re having a great holiday, and please be very, very careful around any fireworks. Enjoy the day!

The Millennial and the MG, Part Two: Perfect Stasis

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

September 2017 Cover Poll: Cast Your Vote Now!

Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we’d like to know which one is your favorite. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends Monday, July 3, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about SCM, regarding either the print magazine or our electronic newsletter, please post them in the comments section below.

Update: SCM’s Bradley GT Miami to Monterey Drive

Driving a 1974 Bradley GT kit car from Miami to Monterey was never bound to go smoothly.

Our first driver, Richard Lincoln, picked the car up from an SCMer’s house in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Richard drove the car around town, fixing some little problems in the process.

The car appeared to be sound as Richard set off in the early morning to Charlotte, NC.  That all changed really fast.

Richard woke me up 3 a.m. The Bradley wasn’t running.

While Read More

The smell of gasoline

I don’t think I’ll ever get the smell out of gasoline out of my head.

I don’t mean my mind, as in my thoughts or memories (though it’s been seared into those, too). Rather, I mean my cranium, my skull, my head cavities.

That’s because last weekend I took it upon myself to remove the leaky gas tank on my 1971 MGB Mk II – and I went about it in mostly all the wrong ways.

While it’s a small Read More

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