This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“Well, son, it all started when your Mother parked her Lincoln next to the Batmobile in the garage at the local funeral parlor.” — Walt Bratten

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 Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“You, too, can make your son or daughter’s senior prom a very special occasion.” — Erik Olson

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 Read More

Jurassic Park, Oregon Style

When the old car thing bites, it bites hard. Those of us in search of of vehicles that turn ordinary trips into motoring adventures don’t stop with sports cars.

We just spent a weekend with the SCM’s RHD 1984 Defender 90 200 tdi.

Perhaps the Land Rover imprint happened while watching “The Gods Must Be Crazy” – although the Rover wasn’t quite as vintage then.

There’s something about the look of the front fenders, headlights, bumper, skinny tires and flat windshield that Read More

Keith’s Blog: How It All Began

SCM and the Alfa Market Letter

In 1988, 26 years ago, I put an ad in Hemmings Motor News that said, “Subscribe Today to the Alfa Romeo Market Letter. Hundreds of Alfas for sale in every issue. One year, $33.”

I had just left my job as a sales manager at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, a dealership offering cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Lotus.

The collector car market was reaching a white-hot boil, and I was Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“I did not see that coming!” — Irene

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 SCM and enjoy a brand new Mystery Photo contest each Read More

Alex Graduates – A Gearhead from Day One

I had the proud-father satisfaction of watching my daughter, Alexandra Dorel Martin-Banzer, graduate from Oregon State University this past Saturday.

She received a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship and a minor in writing. Two years ago, following a year studying in France, she earned a diploma in International Business from L’École de Management in Grenoble.

While at a reception hosted by her mother, Cindy Banzer, I came across a photo of Alex taken in 1992 in Read More