I’m not really a glutton for punishment — even if my actions indicate otherwise. Getting one 49-year-old car ready for a 1,000-mile, high-speed tour is enough of a challenge; getting three ready has been an adventure.
The annual Northwest Passage tour begins this Thursday, June 9. The Oregon Region of the Porsche Club of America masterminds this great event, and SCM is a sponsor.
This year, it’s a five-day romp that begins at Bonneville Hot Springs, 47 miles east of Read More
For those following the saga of our 1965 Alfa Giulia Spider, you’ve seen it go from a slightly disheveled but much-loved daily driver to a completely stripped shell.
It was last year that we took it to Bill Gillham, in Jefferson, Oregon, for some minor rust repairs. As he dug into the car, he found it had various serious rust issues that were not immediately apparent.
We made the decision to have him proceed and take care of its problems. Read More
It was two years ago that we watched our 1967 Volvo 122S arrive on a car hauler from Madison, WI. And now we’re going to watch it leave.
Owning the Amazon has been a delightful and enlightening experience. It was a good car when it arrived (unlike so many of the cars that I acquire), and we spent two years making it even better.
We took it on tours, to cars and coffees, to Volvo club meetings and more. Wherever Read More
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“Old age, experience and treachery will overcome youthful enthusiasm and talent. “ In car speak, that translates to: “A mature driver in a vintage 4-cylinder sports car can easily overtake someone younger and less-experienced — no matter what they are driving.”
Two weeks ago, I discovered that saying is simply not true.
I asked my daughter Alexandra if she’d like to go to a winemaker’s dinner at Marchesi Vineyards and Winery in Hood River, about 60 miles from Portland.
She Read More
We’ve spent more than two years and thousands of dollars fully developing and sorting out the SCM 1967 Volvo 122S “Amazon.” It’s now for sale on eBay.
We purchased it from noted Volvo racer Jim Perry; it had been his personal car, and he took it on some hot laps at Road America.
It came with extremely rare factory a/c that blows ice cold. Add to that the overdrive we had installed, and the full IPD suspension Read More