For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been finding little notes folded up on my desk. Some are written in cursive, others in block letters. They all have one thing in common – they are being composed by the cars in the SCM collection.
Of course, all the cars asked for some seat time. My rotator-cuff surgery is well on its way to being 100% healed. I expect to be driving a stick shift by Arizona Car Week in late January.
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This saga illustrates how much time and energy an old car can cost you — even when it’s solid when you buy it.
My 1967 Volvo 122S came from Volvo P1800 racer and retired academic Jim Perry. He had combined the rebuilt drive train of one car with the very nice body and interior of another.
I purchased it as a “needs-nothing, fly-to-Madison, Wisconsin and drive-it-home car.”
While not perfect, the car was very straight and attractive in a light cream color with a tan Read More
Today, I’d like to share this space with Mark Wigginton, a veteran SCM writer — I’m sure you’ve enjoyed his “Speaking Volumes” column. Wigginton recently traveled to Modena, Italy for a visit with Pierangelo Masselli of Modena Classic Works. Take it away, Mark…
So, when the boss says, “Can you go look at some vintage cars and a restoration shop for me?”
It’s bitterly cold today in Portland, and I’m just finalizing my room arrangements at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The third annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance takes place on Sunday, January 24, and I’ll be there as co-emcee, along with SCM Editor-at-Large Donald Osborne.
I don’t think I have missed the Arizona auctions since SCM began, 28 years ago. It used to be simple: fly in, go to Barrett-Jackson (and maybe Kruse if you came a few days Read More