Bradley and I visited a conservation and breeding facility for Galapagos tortoises last week. Located on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands, its goal is to help keep these giant reptiles from extinction.
They were once thought to number over 200,000 on San Cristobal alone. Now, after centuries of being used as a convenient food source for passing ships (they can live up to two years in the hold of a ship with no food or water), their numbers have Read More
I practiced shooting poison-tipped darts with a blowgun in the Amazon rain forest yesterday.
The monkeys have nothing to fear from my aim.
It was a bucket-list thing, taking my son Bradley to an eco lodge in the Amazon (La Selva) and then to the Galapagos Islands.
Our trip here came on the heels of another bucket-list experience, hosting SCM’s first 1000-mile rally for classic cars.
There will be a full report on SCM 30 in the December issue. But Read More
Can you think of a more attention-getting car to have in Monterey than a gullwing?
You could spend $1.4 million for a Mercedes. Or you could pay $17,000 for the 1992 SCM Autozam AZ-1.
This is the first year it is legal to import this car into the United States.
The Autozam joined the SCM collection a few months ago, and we will drive it down the Pacific Coast from Portland to Monterey for Car Week.
We’d like it to Read More
Check out the Aston Martin DP215 that will cross the block at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction.
A 1939 Alfa built by Ferrari captured Best of Show at the 46th Annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance on Sunday.
The concours is held on the tree-shaded lawn of the campus of Pacific University, 20 miles from Portland in Forest Grove. SCM Editor-at-Large Donald Osborne and I shared emcee duties for the sixth year.
With our current schedules, this is the only event Donald and I get to work together, and I thoroughly enjoy our camaraderie.
SCM and ACC have Read More
Check out Peter Sellers’ 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT that will cross the block at RM Sotheby’s September 5 London Auction.
The 45 cars — and their driving teams — on SCM’s 30th Anniversary Tour are now roaming 1,000 miles of scenic Oregon backroads.
I’m along for the ride, and life is great.
The Tour started on Sunday afternoon, when the drivers brought their cars to a public display outside of the Portland Art Museum. The display was part of the museum’s “The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles: 1930-1942” exhibit. The exhibit will continue through September 15. The Portland Read More