How We Chose the January 2016 Cover

The January 2016 cover poll results are in:

1. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione TdF: 46.94%

2. 2008 Koenigsegg CCXR: 22.26%

3. 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ: 30.81%

Thank you for voting!

Art Director Dave Tomaro writes, “In this month’s case, readers preferred cover #1, the 1958 Ferrari TdF, which was a prime contender, both as a beautiful car and a significant sale. It is what might be considered a traditional SCM cover. However, Read More

Exploding the “Needs-Nothing” Bugeye

It was just two months ago that I bought Bradley his first car, a 1960 Bugeye.

I drove the “needs-nothing” car home 65 miles from White Salmon, WA, made a short list of minor items in need of attention and gave Bradley a ride around the block.

The car didn’t idle well, so I sent it to Commonwealth Classics, owned by SCM contributor Reid Trummel, in Vancouver, WA. Surely, I thought, it just needs a little tweaking and will Read More

You May Feel Guilty For Enjoying This Video

 

Медитативное видео про то, как надо правильно ездить на ВАЗах. Умиротворяет, скажем прямоРеспублика рекомендует!

Posted by Республика on Monday, October 26, 2015

The 911 Makes a $2,500 Visit to the Mechanic

A few issues cropped up on SCM’s 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo after the 1,000-mile Northwest Passage tour this summer. The airbag warning light came on, and a few days later the PSM/ABS light joined it. Then I began to hear a low whirring sound from the engine.

And now the car is back from its visit to Sunset Porsche. Once again, Service Advisor Gabe Wiley took it under his wing and shepherded it through the “find, Read More

The Méhari Out-Climbs a Land Rover

We were sitting in the SCM Citroën Méhari, watching a Land Rover Discovery make several attempts to climb a wet, grassy hill. The Rover would get halfway up, its wheels would lose traction and back down it would come.

“Watch this!” said Bill Lonseth, caretaker of the Méhari. He revved up the mighty 600-cc twin-cylinder, air-cooled engine, and we attacked the hill — and cruised right up and over, to the applause of those watching.

This was the 2015 Read More

When Driving is Like Skateboarding

 

the Twingo

Posted by Masters of Dirt on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Winter and the SCM Fleet

Our unseasonably long, hot summer is finally coming to an end. The temperatures today are in the 60s with overcast skies and a light drizzle. While this would be considered summer weather in my native San Francisco, here in Portland it’s time to start prepping for winter.

I’ve begun shuffling the SCM fleet around, in some instances to take care of deferred maintenance after a summer of use, and in others to make major improvements.

Also, as I am still Read More

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