Hitting the Road for Spring Car Season

Bradley and I just returned from spring break in California. We saw Legoland and Universal Studios, and we even crossed the border for a car show in Tijuana. Now it’s time to hit the road again. Spring car season is here, which means I’ve got places to go and people to see.

I’m on my way to Auctions America Fort Lauderdale to shoot episodes of  “What’s My Car Worth?” The new season begins in May. Then I return to California to emcee the La Read More

Tar Pits, Concours and a Seminar at the Petersen

I can’t think of a better way to spend a nice Sunday morning than chatting with good friends about old cars.

Noted collector Bruce Meyer is a board member at the Los Angeles-based Petersen Automotive Museum, and he hosted a panel discussion there last weekend.

I was the moderator, and with me were Aaron Weiss of the San Marino Motor Classic, collector Brad Du Coing, Gooding & Company Senior Specialist David Brynan, and Bruce.

The Petersen’s Read More

1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupola and 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Take Amelia Island Best in Show

The 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is all wrapped up.

I’ve been here for 19 of the events to date, and each has been memorable.

In many ways, the Amelia Island weekend is a spring break camp for gearheads. It’s as if each year our parents bundle us off and send us to a familiar place. They know the bunkhouse where we’ll be staying (The Ritz), the various playgrounds (the lobby bar, the RM Sotheby’s, Gooding Read More

May 2016 Cover Poll

Our Art Director, David Tomaro, has created three possible cover concepts, and we’d like to know which one is your favorite. It should all take less than a minute, and your answers help determine the content of our magazine. Voting ends Friday, March 11, at Midnight PST. If you have any additional thoughts about SCM, regarding either the print magazine or our electronic newsletter, please post them in the comments section below.

Is the Tiptronic 911 Turbo Really Just a Cayenne?

Since it first arrived in January of 2015, the SCM 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo has seen almost nonstop action.

Alexandra confiscated the car as soon as it was unloaded from the trailer that brought it up from Los Angeles, and I didn’t see it for a month. Then Bradley and I took it on a 400-mile trip to central Oregon. Following that, SCM contributors B. Mitchell Carlson and Paul Hardiman drove it on the Northwest Passage tour.

If I Read More

Trade the Porsche for a Lotus?

This stuff always seems to happen by accident.

I had just finished driving the 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo to a lunch meeting in Wilsonville, OR – a suburb 19 miles south of SCM World Headquarters.

I hadn’t put many miles on the car recently. My trip log showed the last time I’d filled it with gas was nearly two months and 175 miles ago.

As I drove down the freeway, I was pleasantly reminded of what a competent, easy-to-live-with car it Read More