400 Miles in a Porsche Turbo

Our 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo arrived a week ago, and as soon as I was able to wrestle it away from my 23-year-old daughter Alex, I started scouting out reasons to take a road trip.

An email announcing “Deadly by Nature: Venom and Poison” caught my eye. It was a new exhibit at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR, opening Saturday, January 31.

My favorite route to Bend uses Highway 26 over Mount Hood, through Government Camp, Read More

Should Your Child Drive Your Collector Car?

Kids crash cars.

They crash new cars and old cars. They will crash anything they drive.

But how do we expect young kids to grow up with a love for our cranky old cars if we make them wait until they are 25 years old to drive them? By then, if they’ve already had nine years of driving modern cars, then pulling out a choke, pumping a throttle and slipping a clutch are going to be alien, disconcerting concepts.

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The Arizona Whirlwind

Arizona in January is one of my busiest weeks of the year. The What’s My Car Worth? production crew shoots multiple episodes. I emcee the Arizona Concours d’Elegance. We put on Insider’s Seminars at Gooding & Company and Barrett-Jackson. We host a consignment tour at RM. And we run a week-long subscriptions booth at Gooding. It hardly leaves time to kick tires or visit with friends, but this year I managed to Read More

Scottsdale – Tales of a 540K, Corvette L88s and Frank Lloyd Wright

I’m sitting in Bruce Covill’s 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4. It’s my mobile office as I write this blog while on the Arizona Concours d’Elegance Tour. (Covill’s company Cyberitas Technologies, developed the mobile app for the concours, available here.) We’ve just finished a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West.

This marathon began with shooting cars for What’s My Car Worth? Last Thursday and Friday, my co-host Josh Nasar and I drove Read More

Two Collector Car New Year’s Resolutions

2014 is winding down, and it’s been quite a 12 months for SCM and me.

On the magazine side, our page count is up significantly over 2013. We have more subscribers, more advertisers and higher newsstand sales. We’re distributing in bookstores in England, Australia and other countries for the first time, and the results have been great.

The SCM editorial, art, sales and financial team is clicking together like a race engine that is nicely broken in, hitting a healthy Read More

What My Cars Want for Christmas

I thought I had my key Christmas gifts all wrapped up. Seven-year-old Bradley is getting a Sphero 2.0 that he can race around the house. Alex will get a visit to trendy clothier Mario’s, with carte blanche in her selection, as long as it costs less than the overdrive rebuild on the 1964 Volvo 1800S.

But this morning there was a pile of notes on my desk. They were from my four-wheeled friends downstairs in the Read More

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