SCM January 2014 Cover Poll Results

This month’s cover poll was another close one. 47% of you chose Cover #2, the 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino berlinetta, just ahead of Cover #1, the 1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/TT/12, with 42%. Cover #3, the 1991 Lamborghini LM002 garnered 11% of votes and countless snarky quips. (Click to check out the comments, and add your own.)

We also asked which type of classic-car events you have attended in the past year. 18% of you attended a show and shine/cruise-in, 14% attended a formal concours d’elegance, 13% attended a car exhibit at a museum, 11% attended a car club meeting and 10% attended vintage races.

We offered four drive-to-Monterey classic-car choices: 41% picked the 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto, 17% picked the 1965 Ford Mustang GT convertible, 14% picked the 1972 Triumph TR6, 14% picked the 1972 Porsche 914/4, and 7% picked the 1967 MGB convertible.

Asked the question, “How many cars can you reasonably own, drive and maintain yourself?” 39% said 2-3; 33% said 4-6, 10% said 7-10 and 6% said 1. Oh, and 13% said “You can never have too many.”

Thanks to all of you for sharing your responses.


Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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