Keith’s Blog: Volvo Immersion Weekend

The SCM 122S “Amazon” rolled off the carrier last week and was immediately pressed into service.

I’ve been surprised at what a good car it is, given some of my previous “sight unseen” purchases. The seller, Jim Perry of Wisconsin, races an 1800S, and this was his street car.

Before taking delivery, I had him install an overdrive transmission (sourced from Chris Horn in Portland) and go through the car completely, including charging the factory a/c unit.

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Keith’s Blog: Rockets and Rainstorms

It’s time for an update on the SCM fleet. We’ll leave the Alfas for last.

The D90 is at Ship’s Mechanical having a few little things attended to and getting a rear step installed to make it easier for Bradley to clamber into the back. The power steering pump has started leaking, but since it could cost up to $1,000 to replace, I’ve decided just to keep a case of ATF fluid in the back and top up at every stop.

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This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“Go ahead, cut me off. Make my day!” — John Blankenbeckler

The monthly Mystery Photo has been an SCM tradition for 25 years. Each week, we’ll share one of our “greatest hits” photos from the past and give you a chance to provide a new witty and provocative caption. Each week’s winner will be announced in the Newsletter. Share your caption for this week’s photo in Read More

Keith’s Blog: Keels & Wheels 2014

There’s something about the highly polished hull of a vintage wooden boat set against blue water that is alluring and exotic.

Part of what makes Keels & Wheels so attractive to me is the combination of restored wooden boats and the tantalizing array of collector cars, all sharing the grounds of the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas (located about 40 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport).

This was the 19th annual Keels & Wheels and my fifth time Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“You know you’ve successfully melded classic luxury with R.V. utility when you’ve got bars on the windows.” — Deez N.

The monthly Mystery Photo has been an SCM tradition for 25 years. Each week, we’ll share one of our “greatest hits” photos from the past and give you a chance to provide a new witty and provocative caption. Each week’s winner will be announced in the Newsletter. Share your caption for this week’s photo in the comments below. Subscribe to Read More

Keith’s Blog: 600 Miles in a 49-year-old Alfa

Every spring the Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon hold the “Old Spider Tour” to celebrate and commemorate the occasion of club founder Bob McGill buying his 1958 Alfa Spider from Rambo Motors.

This year there were six old spiders (three Giuliettas and three Giulias) plus another 16 or so cars, ranging from GTVs and Duettos to a lone GTV-6.

We started at Steamboat Landing Park, just past marker 16 on WA 14 eastbound, ran along picturesque Highway 14, and ended Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“Unsatisfied with the sleeping compartment on his company rig, Wayne took matters into his own hands.” — Deez N.

The monthly Mystery Photo has been an SCM tradition for 25 years. Each week, we’ll share one of our “greatest hits” photos from the past and give you a chance to provide a new witty and provocative caption. Each week’s winner will be announced in the Newsletter. Share your caption for this week’s photo in the comments Read More

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