SCM’s 1967 Volvo 122S has finally returned home after relaxing for a couple of months in the care of Swedish Relics, Volvo expert Cameron Lovre’s new shop.
I had Lovre do a few things that, strictly speaking, weren’t necessary for the car to be driven, but that were necessary for me to be able to enjoy the car.
I’ve spent more than $3,000 tweaking the driving characteristics of the Amazon.
The list includes: putting a custom bend into the shift lever so that it doesn’t Read More
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Three vintage cars departed LeMay — America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, WA on December 27 and immediately headed into multiple winter snow storms. The 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, the ‘61 Chrysler 300G and the ‘66 Ford Mustang — all in shiny red — were on a 2,900-mile road trip that would take them across America to Detroit. The trio would finish their trek with a grand drive down historic Woodward Avenue to open the North American International Auto Show.
Driving old cars turns trips into adventures. That’s exactly what happened over the New Year’s weekend when I took the SCM 1984 Land Rover Defender 90 across Mount Hood to a friend’s house near Sunriver, Oregon.
It’s about 180 miles, and in a modern car not a particularly challenging trip. However, combine sub-freezing weather conditions, snow and a 31-year-old Land Rover turbo-diesel, and you’ve turned a regular drive into an expedition.
SCM bought the Defender 90 on eBay a few years ago Read More
Last week I shared what the 1958 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce, 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce, 1984 Land Rover D90, 1967 Volvo Amazon, 2000 Dodge Viper GTS ACR and 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo had on their wish lists.
Here’s what the rest of the gang asked for:
From your 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale: I’m your sexiest car, and I know I’ll be a favorite once I’m back on the road. Just like my buddy the Giulia Spider Veloce, I just want Read More
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.
Let’s Read More