Blogs

Jim’s Blog: Stock or Not?

When I was building my ’72 Chevy truck, I kept the engine and drivetrain as stock as possible, all the way down to the original rebuilt Q-jet carburetor. Why mess with something that worked? But there have been huge leaps in technology made in the decades since 1972, and it’s […]

Update: SCM’s Bradley GT Miami to Monterey Drive

Driving a 1974 Bradley GT kit car from Miami to Monterey was never bound to go smoothly. Our first driver, Richard Lincoln, picked the car up from an SCMer’s house in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Richard drove the car around town, fixing some little problems in the process. The car appeared […]

The smell of gasoline

I don’t think I’ll ever get the smell out of gasoline out of my head. I don’t mean my mind, as in my thoughts or memories (though it’s been seared into those, too). Rather, I mean my cranium, my skull, my head cavities. That’s because last weekend I took it […]

Keith’s Blog: Unrestored in Costa Rica

The crappier the car the better. That seems to be the mantra of some collectors these days. Instead of trying to restore cars to better-than-new condition, they look for the most original vehicle they can find. The more bedraggled the better. You can even find people who will “un-restore your […]

Jim’s Blog: Movie Cars Matter

The 1980s brought us a lot of things, but for a certain generation of car people, the most important of those things was the VCR. When the VCR became commonplace in the American household, kids could all of a sudden watch movies or recorded TV over and over again — […]

My 2003 Dream Garage: Part Two

Yesterday, I shared my first dream collection — The ’03 Dream Garage. Here are the reasons — rational and irrational — why I picked each one: Ford Focus SVT — I know it is rare to find any sort praise for the first-gen Focus, but the SVT (2002–04) was the […]