I’ve known Bob Lutz (“Maximum Bob”) for more than 20 years. I served on his long-range planning committee when he was at General Motors.
I’ve also been on several new car launches and several classic car events with him.
His motto: “Often wrong, but never in doubt.”
That approach is evident in his article about the “Death of the Individual Motor Car” which was published in Automotive News.
While I disagree with his overall conclusions, there is much that Read More
In honor of SCM’s 30th anniversary, and in a nod to our visual history, artist Nicolas Hunziker (www.nicolashunziker.com, www.shophunziker.com) has created three wonderful art covers for the January issue, depicting an Alfa Romeo TZ-1, a Ferrari 250 GTO and a McLaren F1. SCM’s last art cover was in September 2003. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends November 9, at Midnight PST. If you have Read More
This was my fourth year at the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, at Hilton Head, SC. Each year, it continues to develop and grow in size and quality.
Hilton Head now resides comfortably in the top tier of vintage car events.
It’s more than just a car show. The official name of the weeklong happening is the Hilton Head International Motoring Festival. It encompasses vintage racing, tours, a hangar party, and two car shows on the weekend: the Car Club Read More
It’s been a busy week at SCM World Headquarters. Oregon is having its annual days of fall sunshine, with temperatures in the mid-70s. The leaves are turning and it’s a perfect time to enjoy sports cars.
It’s also great weather to run them back and forth to repair shops. The 1967 went to Nasko for a new master cylinder, provided by Jon Norman at Alfa Parts. The Bradley GT was back at Always V-Dub to figure out why, Read More
Last Saturday I tried to give away a free subscription to SCM, but found no takers.
Volkswagen was the featured marque at the 22nd Annual European Auto Festival. A Bradley GT, which is a VW-based kit car, is arguably the most famous (or infamous) car in the SCM Collection. I offered a year of SCM free to anyone at Euro Auto Fest who could bring me a picture of their Bradley.
Of the 300 entrants and 3,000 attendees, if Read More
You’ve probably read the same things I have. “Kids don’t care about cars.”
That’s just not true. While young people today have many more options for social interaction than we did when growing up, they still love cars.
I recently spent a weekend with a McLaren 750S Spider. I’ll share my thoughts about driving this extraordinary and exhilarating machine with you in my column in SCM next month.
I made a point of chatting with the people that gathered around Read More