We are gearing up for our annual Caravan to Concorso.
Run “cowboy-style” as tribute to Martin Swig’s love of irreverent motoring, we know only a few things for sure.
Everyone is welcome, but sports cars are preferred. There are no entry fees or route books. You’ll get an SCM hat and a sticker.
Some of us will leave the Portland area the morning of Saturday, August 7. Others may join at convenient points along the route. We will cut over to the Oregon Coast around Bandon.
We expect to spend Saturday night in Eureka, CA. After that we plan to head through Fortuna and drive along the Lost Coast. We won’t miss The Trees of Mystery, Paul and Babe and the Drive-Thru Tree.
Sunday night will be spent in Novato, CA. We will wait for the morning traffic to clear on Monday, then all go our separate ways. Some back home, and some on to Monterey.
We will make rudimentary food and lodging plans. Unlike a Land Rover tour, you will not be expected to provide a propane stove. Starbucks is more our style on this event.
It’s a free-for-all, the exact opposite of the “all-inclusive from your low-fat latte in the morning to your after-dinner cognac” SCM 1000 tours.
This being SCM, the most heated discussion around our virtual water cooler is what car should I drive?
I have to decide between the 1971 Jaguar E-type, the 1991 Porsche 928 and the 2004 Mercedes SL 55 AMG. SCM Executive Editor Jeff Sabatini and Senior Editor Rory Jurnecka will probably pilot the SCM 1967 Duetto.
If you were me, would it be the Jag, the Porsche or the Benz you would slide behind the wheel of? And why would you pick that car?
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