Should the Alfa Spider be Restored for Concours or Driving?

Here’s a quick update on the 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce.

It went to Alfa guru Bill Gillham for some rust repair in the rockers and trunk a few months ago.

As he disassembled the car, he found corrosion in nearly every nook and cranny. While the car looked good at first glance, it actually bent when you put it up on the lift.

Although I wanted to keep the patina the car had developed in my decades of ownership, it Read More

Keels and Wheels Gives Back

There are many ways to measure the success of a concours. They range from number of entries to spectator counts to the elegance of the cars.

But there is one element that I think outshines the rest – how much money is raised for charity.

Those who have cars entered at concours are likely to be very successful in their day jobs, and they have exquisite cars as their playthings.

So it makes sense that at a gathering of these Read More

A Tail of Two Auburns: The First Kiawah Island Motoring Festival Concours

Kiawah Island, located 25 miles southwest of Charleston, SC, was settled in 1670 by British colonists.

In 1974, the Kuwaiti Investment Corporation decided to fund the development of the 13.4-square-mile island. It has since become a nationally recognized nature conservancy.

While the Kuwaitis have since sold their investment, the island continues to focus on recreational activities and nature preservation.

This year was the debut of the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat’s Concours d’Elegance. Under the leadership of Bruce Stemerman and Read More

June 2016 Cover Poll

Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we’d like to know which one is your favorite. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends Thursday, April 21, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about SCM, regarding either the print magazine or our electronic newsletter, please post them in the comments section below.

What would we do without French cars?

Bugatti, Delahaye, Delage. These names are almost synonymous with “Best of Show” at prestigious concours all over the world.

The 12th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance was no exception.

Best of show was awarded to Ken and Ann Smith’s 1936 Delahaye Type 135 Competition Disappearing Top Convertible. Its coachwork was, as you might expect, by Figoni & Falaschi.

This was the sixth time I have been the emcee of the La Jolla Concours, and I have watched as it has Read More

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