Despite Executive Editor Chester Allen’s repeated predictions of catastrophic failure, the SCM Bradley GT made it from Miami to Monterey.
The Bradley GT fought through 100-degree heat, undiagnosed electrical problems, stacks of mechanic bills and its own determination to give up at any point over its 4,000 mile journey.
The Bradley GT is now poised to tool around in Monterey, CA during Monterey Car Week.
Todd Wilson, the final driver to Monterey, reaped the benefits of all the Bradley’s professional Read More
At the beginning of its Miami to Monterey Drive, SCM’s Bradley GT could barely go 100 miles without mechanical meltdowns. Breakdowns were constant, and we got to know — on a first-name basis — mechanics from Florida through Kansas.
The latest driver, Don Welch, drove one of the loneliest stints in the car — from Vail, CO to Las Vegas, NV. His route included one leg up to 120 miles between gas stations, with spotty cell service most of the Read More
When I was planning the Bradley route, I saw McPherson College’s restoration school as the metaphorical halfway point. Assistant professor Luke Chennell offered to give it a once-over and fix any stubborn issues with the help of the capable staff and students at the school. For a car that spends as much time breaking as it does running, I could not have hand picked a more equipped or capable location.
Luke performed an “exorcism” on the Bradley’s electrics and banished Read More
“Dad, there’s a big clunk from the front of the GTV.”
That was my daughter Alexandra’s message to me as she headed home from Durant Vineyards in Dayton, Oregon.
We were on the 15th Annual Wine Tour, held as a prelude to the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance.
I enjoy this casual drive every year, as it gives me a chance to get several of my cars some much-needed exercise. SCM Editor-at-Large, good friend and co-emcee of the Forest Grove Read More
In the car-collecting world, we talk a lot about cars with “soul,” “honesty” and “character.” And despite not having seen the SCM Bradley GT kit car in person, I have already seen deeply into its vengeful, dark, deceptive soul.
Paul Dell’Aira was driving the Bradley all around Cincinnati without any trouble. The Bradley looked like it was moving past its problematic — and expensive — history.
So color me surprised when the damn Bradley broke down before Paul had made Read More
I’m on a big Land Rover club expedition through the rugged terrain of eastern Oregon right now, and I keep thinking how lucky we are to share this great world of old cars and their adventures.
Bradley is along on the trip, and he’s seeing some amazing sights — and loving every minute of bouncing around in SCM’s Defender 90.
I hope you’re having a great holiday, and please be very, very careful around any fireworks. Enjoy the day!