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.

What do you think the hottest segment of the market is today?
If you were to buy a first sports car for your 16-year-old, what would it be?
Which of the following special editions would you like to see SCM produce? (pick one)
Are you a subscriber to SCM?
Vote for your favorite cover:

  • 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Prototype

  • 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8


  1. I’d have voted Bugatti but to me that is arguably the least interesting view of the car.

    1. I agree. The Alfas are more of a collector car than the Miata, and more reasonably priced (and better) than the British cars. And is a Citroen a sports car?

  2. First sports car for a 16 year old should have at least some modern safety features. Let him/her develop some driving skills before going to a true vintage sports car.

    1. I think anybody reading my comments can tell I’m an Alfa guy. So I’ll make a case for an Alfa again: the series 4 Alfa spiders are still reasonably priced, and have a driver side airbag!

  3. Though they aren’t impressed by much, all three of my teenage “kids” know they are in the presence of greatness when I give them rides in ANY Ferrari, regardless of model and spec. So long as Ferrari sticks to its winning profile of incredible performance wrapped in sexy bodywork, I can’t think of a world gone so crazy as to make the phrase “my Ferrari” into a negative…

  4. Porsche and Ferrari are becoming very trite as they seem to be the first choice of those new to the classic car scene. There are so many other very interesting manufacturers and marques out there but I suppose the nouveau interest will have to mature until others are recognized.

  5. Not much to choose from on the covers. I’m tired of Porsches but it is the best shot. The Bugatti shot is awful, and I can’t figure out the last one at all.

  6. All three proposed covers are excellent — the dramatic head-on view of the Bugatti, the high 911 shot and the old Ferrari, complete with fans.

    However, I voted for the 911 because of the high-contrast peek at its outrageous red interior.

    1. I agree that should have been an option. More of a collector car than the Miata, and more reasonably priced (and better handling) than the the British cars. And is the Citroen a sports car?

  7. Personally I am waiting for the Yugo market analysis. In the Midwest a 2001 and older Jeep Small Cherokee is a great first car with 4wd of course.

  8. Keith,
    Love the show, you really know the market, but do not like Josh’s contributions at all.

    1. Confirmed. Josh contributes hardly anything of value. I’m pretty sure a casting call with SCM’s readership would get WMCW a better partner for Keith in every regard (yes, even someone more telegenic).

  9. there are other cars besides air cooled Porsche’s.I have been dealing with Porsche since 1962 and have become myopic.

  10. Love the magazine, but not a subscriber anymore. The subscription price went too high. Not everyone who has an interest in collector cars is a high roller using cars as another investment. Some of us just love old cars.

  11. The cover choices for July are beautiful however my choice would be cover #1 as I haven’t seen a Bugatti especially the original ones like the Type 57 appear on the cover so it time to select it. I would like to see a detailed article on the Royale. The Type 57 in all designs are beautiful as well as the other that were built. The Ferrari Lusso would be my next choice again a beautiful PF design and it looks like Steve McQueen’s Lusso. The Porsche is beautiful as well and the RSR is worthy of consideration like the Ferrari for future covers. I own an AH 3000 and I bought one at 17 as my first sportscar and it’s as beautiful to look at today as to when they were new. A Handsome Brute and a Big Beautiful Bastard as quoted by Chris Harvey and Pat Moss.

  12. Anyone who thinks the Miata is not a good answer (remember, Miata Is Always The Answer) for a first car does not have fingers on the pulse of younger collectors. Japanese cars may seem disposable to people who can pay six or seven figures at an auction without batting an eyelash, but they are most of the market for younger people who want to buy a fun car with good parts availability, reasonable maintenance and insurance costs, and a modicum of safety features. It’s also probably the least expensive way to get into racing. The Mazda is my choice, and it’s not even a very close contest.

  13. Would never miss a copy of Sportscar Market letter. I like the Buggati, and Porsche air cooled cars.. Wouldn’t miss Gooding Co at Pebble Beach.

  14. I voted Miata for 16-y/o because they handle so well and when (not if) he wrecks it (assuming no physical injury), I would prefer the car be less expensive to repair and less heartbreak to see crumpled.

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