Keith’s Blog: A Ford Falcon for the SCM 1000?

Last week I explored the two-pedal options for the 2020 SCM 1000. I was looking at cars from 1974 and earlier — and under $50,000.

Among the many thoughtful responses I got were those encouraging me not to overlook the compact American cars of that era. Suggested were Ford Falcons, Chevrolet Novas and Corvairs.

You can find decent driver examples of all of these for under $25,000. They are easy to make reliable, and once they are set right they Read More

Keith’s Blog: Which Slushbox for the 2020 SCM 1000?

I’m a planner. There’s always a chance that my clutch leg won’t be fully operational time for the 2020 SCM 1000.

I plan on driving the route, so I’ve been musing about affordable, 1974-and-earlier two-pedal options.

If I had an unreasonable budget, my first two choices would be either an Iso Lele or a Maserati Ghibli coupe. Both have engines powerful enough to mask the power-and-joy-robbing characteristics of the 3-speed automatics from that era.

However, both cars are well over Read More

Keith’s Blog: SCM’s Ferrari GT4 on Bring A Trailer

SCM’s beloved 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4 is on Bring A Trailer at No Reserve!

Click here for the listing.

The auction ends Thursday at 1:35 p.m.

This is a remarkable car. I bought it from Fantasy Junction a year ago, flew down to Oakland with Bradley and drove it up the coast to Portland.

While Bradley (and my co-pilot Richard Lincoln’s dog Carrera) were a little cramped in the back seats, they made it.

This Ferrari has been documented Read More

Concours Corner: Mercedes-Benz 540K Wins Hilton Head Best of Show

A 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet from the garage of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Jepson, Jr. won Best of Show at the 18th Annual Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival.

The Jepsons are from Savannah, GA.

Concours attendees chose a 1929 Ford Station Wagon as the People’s Choice winner.

More than 500 vehicles were on display during the weekend on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

“We had more vehicles on the show field this year than ever before, and Read More

Keith’s Blog: Order Your SCM 2019 Year in Review Today!

The team at SCM has created a perfect way for you to look back over 2019. The first-ever SCM Year in Review is hardbound and suitable for your coffee table.

It is 100 pages of never-published images and new articles about the year and the market from SCM regulars Donald Osborne, Simon Kidston, Philip Richter, Diane Brandon, Miles Collier, Thor Thorson, Prescott Kelly, Jeff Zurschmeide, Nick Jaynes, Pierre Hedary and yours truly.

This is an extremely limited edition. I will Read More

Concours Corner: Donald Osborne at Sculpture in Motion

The 3rd Annual Sculpture in Motion Community Exhibit is scheduled for November 16, 2019 at the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, FL.

The event presents 12-14 rare cars.

SCM’s Donald Osborne is Grand Marshal.

“Any true review of 20th Century design and the effect of World War II on automotive design must include a close look at this dynamic and fascinating period of creative exchange between two automobile loving nations,” said Osborne. “Automobiles designed and built in Read More