For most of us, December is not the best month to drive our classic cars. Aside from the cold, there often is snow on the ground — and many roads have been salted.
I would guess that somewhere more than 80% of our classic cars are sitting under covers in heated garages and attached to battery chargers.
Nonetheless, this is a good time to look at what classic cars bring to our lives, and how we can make even better Read More
I’ve got that classic-car itch, and only you can help me scratch it.
In my column in the February issue of SCM, I wrote about the three cars that are calling to me right now. I invited subscribers to vote and comment on your choice. As a blog reader, I’d like to hear your opinion as well.
In brief, the three cars are similar in price and performance, but they are very different in concept and execution.
Alfa Junior Zagato
The Read More
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Barrett-Jackson is fielding an ambitious, compelling lineup of car-collecting workshops from January 16-20, 2017 at their huge Scottsdale Auction.
SCM Publisher Keith Martin will be a part of the “Getting Started in Car Collecting” panel on January 16. SCM’s sister magazine, American Car Collector, will present “The Top Ten Collector Cars: What to Buy and Why” from 9 am to 11 am on January 18.
All the symposiums are located at the “Beyond The Block” Live Stage next to the Read More
Two weeks ago, Bill Gillham sent me a brief email: “Your car is ready for you to come and pick it up.”
After more than a year — and a six-figure resto bill, our 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce is ready to come home.
The notes from Bill had been getting shorter and shorter. “Tracked down another oil leak.” “Have all the electricals functioning,” “Replacing all bushings in suspension,” and so forth.
He added, “We have followed your directions, so it Read More
Eight years ago, my daughter Alex (then 17) and I were trying to get up the Hog’s Back Hillclimb in our 1973 Land Rover SIII 88.
My off-roading skills were rudimentary. I attacked the hill with too much speed and tried to muscle my way up. I got hung up on some rocks near the crest, and the Rover started rocking back and forth.
“Stop right now, I’m getting out,” Alex said to me. “If I’m going to die in Read More