The nose of SCM’s 2006 Lotus Elise made a sharp cracking sound when it hit the parking lot divider. Suddenly everyone was looking my way.
There were 50 or so Porsches scattered around, with owners busily attaching their event stickers to the sides of their cars.
This was the 20th Annual Northwest Passage Tour, presented by the Oregon Region of the Porsche Club of America. SCM has been a sponsor for ten of the years, and I’ve driven on eight Read More
Check out “This Time Tomorrow,” Ford’s movie on the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Ford GT40:
Those of us who are addicted to old cars have daily opportunities to add to our collections. Whether it is an online auction, an ad in a club magazine — or simply a friend who has decided it’s time to sell — the temptation is there.
As an inveterate car hoarder, I’ve learned to ask myself a few questions before I pull the trigger:
First, am I ready for the agony of adding a car to the collection?
By now, Read More
Learn more about the Portland Art Museum — and the Shape of Speed exhibition that opens this week — in this video.
Last weekend, the Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The four days were chock full of activities, mostly thanks to Lisa McNabb, the energizer bunny of the club.
I first joined the club in 1969, when I came to Reed College. Over the years, it has been my support group as I have dealt with my hopeless addiction to and infatuation with the cars of Alfa Romeo.
On Friday, ex-GTA racer Stu Moss organized a 200-mile tour Read More
Covering 1,000 miles in a 50-year-old car can be a daunting challenge.
For SCM30, coming up in early July, SCM will have all six of its Alfas entered. In all, they will be covering 6,000 miles. What could possibly go wrong?
SCM30 (our 30th anniversary tour) is in part a fundraiser for the Portland Art Museum. To that end, we made four of our Alfas available to those coming from out of state. For a $5,000 donation made to Read More
See RM Sotheby’s short film on the 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 that will cross the block during their August 24-25 Monterey Auction.
SCM’s 30th Anniversary Tour is fast approaching, so it’s time to test and finalize the route.
The route master is Neil d’Autremont of Sidedraught City. He’s given me the instructions for the last section of the final day. By freeway, it’s about a 100-mile stretch.
I’ve been planning to take the 1960 Bugeye on the scouting expedition. My plan is to head to Astoria, on the Oregon Coast, then down to Newport, then over to Sweet Home. It’s about Read More
Think you’ve got solid skills behind the wheel? Watch this pilot land a helicopter on a warship bounding around on heavy seas: