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

Can You Just Leave It Alone?

I’m about to take our 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super over to Guy’s Interior Restorations. The challenge is, how little can I have Guy do to the car?

I just got the Super back from Dan Sommers’ Veloce Motors, with a fresh 2-liter engine installed, new tires, balanced driveshaft and more. The car runs very well.

The interior is good overall, but the tops of the seatbacks have faded from exposure to the sun.

I’m going to have Guy re-dye Read More