I barely saw the brake lights ahead of me go bright red before I started sliding sideways at 40 mph down the ice-covered highway.
For the past couple of years, I’ve had my own secret escape from the complexity — and sometimes drudgery — of the Thanksgiving holiday.
I simply pack up the SCM Defender 90 turbo diesel and head to Timberline Lodge.
Just 62 miles away from Portland at the 6,000-foot level of Mount Hood, Timberline opened in 1937. Read More
The next chapter in the life of the Bradley GT has started.
It sold last week on Bring A Trailer for $4,000. There were over 12,000 views of the auction. If we had charged just $1 for each view, think how far ahead we would be.
Our good friends at the Avant-Garde Collection, Matt Crandall and Josh Bryan, created the posting, and I must say the Bradley has never looked so good.
The new owner is Mark Brachmann, from Read More
The SCM Bradley GT is one of a kind. When was the last time you saw one actually running and driving?
And now you can be part of the adventure. It’s being auctioned on Bring a Trailer at no reserve, with the auction closing this Thursday at 2:40 pm, Pacific time.
Our good friends Matt Crandall and Josh Bryan at the Avant-Garde Collection prepared the listing for us, and the Bradley has never looked so good.
These shenanigans started Read More
This was my fourth time attending the Hilton Head Island Concours d’ Elegance.
Over the years, it has grown to be a more than just a concours. It bills itself as a Motoring Festival, and that it is.
The festivities start the weekend before with the Savannah Speed Classic, which includes vintage races held in nearby Savannah.
The car show weekend kicks off on Friday, with a hanger party that this year featured the debut of the Gulfstream G500 Read More
I’d like to start following my own advice.
When someone tells me they have acquired a new classic car, one of the first things I say to them is to just leave it alone.
Attend to any basic running and safety issues and have the car inspected. (My 1967 Duetto’s brakes failed 30 miles after I bought the car. This happened while I was descending a curved section of a parking garage exit ramp. It created some excitement.)
But don’t Read More
It’s not as formal as a concours, but more upscale than a cars and coffee.
This was my third year as emcee of the European Auto Festival in Greenville, SC.
Held on a golf course adjacent to an Embassy Suites hotel, the Euro Auto Festival is a delightful event.
The mix of cars is eclectic, ranging from air-cooled Porsche SCs to Jaguar E-types all the way to surprise cars, such as this year’s barn-find Renault Le Car and three Opel Read More
“I thought you were shooting a gun at me.”
That’s what the police officer said when he pulled us over in Coos Bay, OR.
We were an unlikely group of adventurers. Me, co-conspirator Richard Lincoln (of Bradley GT and Autozam fame), my son Bradley — and Carrera, Richard’s cockapoo dog.
I decided a couple of months ago that I really needed to own a Ferrari 308 GT4. Maybe it was the changing of the seasons, maybe it was the Keto Read More
There was a new Ferrari Lusso waiting for me at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Silver and red, like the exterior of the museum, the 4-seat rocket was sleek and menacing.
It was a museum-themed weekend for me in Los Angeles. The Petersen was having its annual gala — and celebrating 70 years of Porsche at the same time.
The gala, with its rooftop tent erected just for this occasion, was a sold-out success. Wolfgang Porsche was presented the 2018 Icon Read More
Suddenly we have more cars than we have parking spaces. It’s those darn “accidental purchases” catching up with me.
So our 911 has to go.
It’s a 2003 996 6-speed coupe with sunroof. It’s an unusual and attractive seal gray with a light gray interior. The wheels have been powder-coated a dark gray. The VIN of the Porsche is WP0AA29973S620903.
We bought it about a year ago, and it’s been a delightful car. Read what I had to say about it Read More
There is one element of a concours that is beyond our control: the weather.
We can spend years restoring our cars and attending to every little detail. Likewise, months of preparation can precede the one day of glory that concours anticipate.
But mother nature can have her own ideas.
This was the 22nd annual Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance. Concours organizers Thomas Ross and Mike Tilson had prepared an activity-filled weekend, and despite the rain, the enthusiasts who attended saw Read More