Three strikes and you’re out. That’s been my philosophy with old cars for some time.
Recognizing that a car that comes into the SCM Collection may not have been used regularly, I anticipate a period of unreliability as they are put into service.
However, our 1965 Volvo is testing my patience.
When it first arrived, I had specialist Cameron Lovre at Swedish Relics check out the car. He remedied many issues with the worn-out front suspension, dried-out window gaskets Read More
Carl Bomstead is a Contributing Editor to Sports Car Market and their automobilia specialist. He has judged at numerous events including Amelia Island, Keels and Wheels, Boca Raton, and Audrain. He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 24 years. Carl is also a Classic Car Read More
This upcoming weekend, June 27 and 28, was when it was all supposed to go back to quasi-normal.
At least that was the hope back in late March and April, when auction companies were canceling sales and moving auction dates on the calendar.
Mecum moved their Indy sale to this weekend from May — and then again moved it to July. Leake canceled their Tulsa sale, and they’re rolling with their Marketplace-E for the time being. Vicari’s Read More
I celebrated Father’s Day in car-guy style.
In one day, my 13-year-old son Bradley and I drove special cars from three different eras.
We started by taking the 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce out of storage. My good friend Neil D’Autremont has been managing the SCM cars. The car was on the button.
I’ve owned this car for more than 30 years, and I have pictures of my daughter Alex (now 28) and Bradley in the same car when Read More
John Draneas is a true car guy. He collects, he races, and he cleans them and tries a little maintenance every now and then. His law practice focuses on business and tax planning, primarily for closely-held businesses and their owners with an emphasis in all areas of income taxation, estate planning, tax Read More
Online auctions have caught fire.
Just like a band that spent 10 years playing dive bars and opening county fairs — only to become an overnight success when conditions were right — online auctions have hit their stride.
It wasn’t too long ago when Barrett-Jackson set records for Dodge Daytona Turbos and high prices for charity lots for COVID-19 relief.
RM Sotheby’s just earned their highest total yet at an online sale. Their Online Only: The European Sale Read More
When my daughter Alexandra and I go to Paris, our dinner the first night is always at Le Relais de l’Entrecôte. It’s a European chain that is known for its steak and fries (frites) — and its savory green-tinged steak sauce.
Your only choices are how you want your meat prepared, and which wine you wish to accompany your dinner. You know exactly what you are getting and how it will taste. The restaurant never lets you down.
It’s always Read More
Jon Shirley is long time and enthusiastic classic car collector. He was an active vintage racer for 20 years, has driven in rallies around the world, and has won a multitude of concours awards in both the USA and Europe including Best of Show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Jon worked with Tandy Corporation for 25 years and left to join Microsoft Read More