Last week I took the SCM Giulia Super out for an afternoon drive. There was light rain and the roads were wet — but not slick. I drove out Oregon Highway 30 towards Scappoose, and then took the turn off to Sauvie Island, a bucolic island in the Columbia River.
The highway is a gently curving two-lane road, with no elevation changes. There was little traffic.
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Should we really take our kids in our old cars?
I got word last week that Chip Star’s Race Car Resurrections, the shop that has Bradley’s 1960 Bugeye, located a 3.7 rear end and was rebuilding it. Stock ratio was 4.22, and 3.9s are common. So scoring a 3.7 was a find.
However, the installation of the 3.7 rear end caused me to think about the increased cruising speed — it will now be comfortable at 65 mph instead of Read More
“I fussed around, tried to get clever and missed my chance to buy the Cobra Daytona Coupe at $4m. And I’ll never get another chance at it. ” Miles Collier was telling the attendees of the SCM Insider’s Seminar at Hilton Head about “The One That Got Away.”
This was my third time attending the Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance, and it continues to grow and improve.
It has become a mini-Monterey Car Week, with activities that include Read More
The idea of the 8th Portland Urban Safari brought to mind the Monty Python sketch, “Climbing the North Face of the Uxbridge Road,” where four intrepid lads claw their way horizontally up a suburban London high street, roped together and driving pitons between sidewalk slabs.
But the drive through Portland, Oregon’s unpaved byways always takes organizer Eric Didier back to his childhood in France, where he and his siblings drove an ancient Renault 4CV through the woods on his grandfather’s Read More