November 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 September 1, 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.

The approximate sale totals for Monterey Car Week 2017 are in. Sales were around $322m (not including Worldwide Auctioneers results, which have not been finalized). This is down from $343m last year. What is your reaction to this total?
Which once of these cars would you want in your garage?
Has the Monterey Car Week just gotten too big?
Are you a subscriber to SCM?
Have you purchased a copy of SCM on the newsstand during the past 12 months?
Vote for your favorite cover:

  • 1) 1970 Porsche 917K

  • 2) 1995 McLaren F1

  • 3) 1955 Ferrari 121 LM


  1. Options 1 and 3 on the first question in the survey effectively mean the same thing! Great seeing you all in Pebble Beach as always…

    1. Garth, I read those questions about 4 times to see if I weren’t crazy. Yes, they say the same thing.

  2. I would love a different pick of that Ferrari. The pic you have of it is great, as part of a series of pics, but not for a cover photo. Need an angle that would make it more recognizable. Love the pic of the Porsche as a cover shot!

  3. Being of the same “family” most Ferraris look similar, but still, show me the face of the 121 LM instead of the… tail.

  4. #3 has a unusual shot in an unusual colour which attracts the eye…. covers are not about the cars you like its about selling a magazine on the stands… if you subscribe it really doesnt matter whats on the cover as one opens it right away

  5. #3 Is mysterious, unique, intriquing and haunting and not a typical magazine cover – hence that’s why it clearly wins.

  6. The question “Has the Monterey Car Week just gotten too big?” is a good one, and one that I have pondered. I missed Monterey this year for the first time in a long time – went to see the eclipse in Oregon instead. It is less that Monterey has gotten too big, and more that it has become dominated by people who come because it is the place to be seen; not because they are car people. I’m sure I’ll go again, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. But it ain’t as much fun as the old days (I suppose nothing is!).

  7. Monterey has gotten WAY too big and has unfortunately “jumped the shark”. Too many opportunists trying to cash in with new shows and auctions and people who are not enthusiasts. I grew up in the area and have been attending religiously for 40 years but now only go for Pebble Beach.

  8. The questions are formulated “wrong”:
    I voted #2…NO, it was not “about right”…it was expected to be less than last year!…but $322M+ is still a lot of money regardless!
    I voted #1…because that’s the only one I could possibly get running 25% of the time…the other two forget about it!
    It’s not a question if MRCW is too big… it’s a question of too small roads and poor accessibility…
    As Jim R said, I would have loved to vote for the 121LM as cover…but the shot of the now “commonly seen” and cool 917K is hard to beat! …Race Ticket, Parking pass, Race Program, a few water bottles and a foldable camping chair is all you need to enjoy the best show of the w/e…The races at Laguna Seca and…with pit access included at no charge!…
    You can life stream the Auctions on your lap-top with pizza and bear/wine in your “nickers” w/o parking worries…life is good…

  9. The unusual lines of the Ferrari and its neutral background are eye-catching. The McLaren background is way too busy. The Porsche shot is good, but conventional.

  10. The shot of the Ferrari is vastly superior to the others- 2 cars that are pretty familiar to the sports car enthusiast. A continuing goal of all constituents of this great hobby is to expand the appeal of the hobby to younger potential enthusiasts. Every magazine, every cover, editorial comments and more- should take into account that which may appeal to millennials and younger. Great graphics, in this instance, help !

  11. There are two cover that are tough to select. The Porsche 917 and the Ferrari 121LM Two Beautiful Cars with high horse power from different eras. I selected over number 3 as very little is known about this monster and I would love to know the back story on this car. The 917 is Beautiful and the dominance that it had on the track is incredible and seeing the dual between the the Ferrari 512’s and the Porsche 917 in LeMans is incredible. The sounds from these two Monsters are amazing. I could looks at the 917 until my eyes bleed. Its so beautiful. I love your magazine keep up the great work.

  12. Fav. Mag!!!!! Keep up the great work. Looking forward to seeing some of you guys at the Chateau Elon show soon!

  13. I chose the 917 for the cover because of the car, not the composition of the image.The 917 was all about speed, no responsible consideration for the drivers safety, beyond that of the massive performance envelope of the car. Great brakes, stability, finally, at speed, handling and responsiveness. It’s just the thought of hanging my legs out past the front wheels, protected by a thin shield of fiberglas at 200 MPH that helps me appreciate the brave drivers of that era

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