Blogs

Keith’s Blog: Stuck on the Way to Monterey

Editor’s note: Keith Martin invited SCMers Luke Chennell and Richard Lincoln to come along on SCM’s Caravan to Concorso. Last week, Luke took over Keith’s Blog and wrote about the SCM Autozam blowing a head gasket. In this installment, Chennell takes us to California’s Lost Coast with a failing master […]

Jim’s Blog: Gearing Up for Monterey

One of the biggest weeks of the collector car year is here — from six high-end collector car auctions to concours, shows, and vintage races, Monterey’s got it all.  Monterey certainly sets a tone for the year, as it brings in collectors from around the globe to bid on some […]

Keith’s Blog: On the Way to Monterey

Editor’s note: Keith Martin invited SCMers Luke Chennell and Richard Lincoln to come along on SCM’s Caravan to Concorso. The catch: They had to drive SCM’s Autozam. Luke took over Keith’s Blog this week to tell the tale: Road trips start off with a great longing of what’s to come, […]

Keith’s Blog: Datsun Ratrods and Alfa 8Cs

It’s been a busy car weekend. I spent Friday and Saturday in Olympia, Washington attending the Alfa Romeo National Convention. “Sempreverde,” Sea to Summit, attracted more than 200 Alfas and 400 registrants. I drove the 1958 Sprint Veloce to the convention, and Doug Hartman and Julie Brown drove her 1969 […]

Jim’s Blog: What’s In Store for Modern Muscle?

Every year, Detroit pumps out more and more nasty modern muscle cars, from ZL1 Camaros through Hellcats, Demons, and GT500s. But how will these cars’ values stack up to the values of their vintage counterparts in the future?  That’s a tough question. There’s no good answer. But how they’re treated […]

Keith’s Blog: My Tortoise is Older Than Your Car

Bradley and I visited a conservation and breeding facility for Galapagos tortoises last week. Located on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands, its goal is to help keep these giant reptiles from extinction. They were once thought to number over 200,000 on San Cristobal alone. Now, after centuries of being […]

Jim’s Blog: What’s Next for the ACC Mustang?

ACC’s Mustang is a great driver, but there’s no hiding that it’s already lived a full life. Evidence of this is all over the car, from dings in the body and trim through wear to the original interior. The car is low-miles, but it’s by no means minty. So that […]