In preparation for the Revs Institute Symposium on Collecting, founder Miles Collier sent out a list of questions for participants to consider. Since not all of us can make it to Naples, FL, I will share some of the questions and my responses in the next few newsletters. I also invite you to submit your own questions as well.
Miles Collier: Does every restoration have to be to the highest possible level, involving a complete disassembly and reassembly of Read More
Check out Cars On Line’s nice video of the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance:
Dear SCM Friends,
It’s been a month since my stroke, and I wanted to touch base. I continue to make progress. A full recovery seems likely, but there are still months of hard work ahead.
Doctors have found no underlying cause for my stroke. My blood pressure was 120/80 and I ran 3 miles the day before. Genetics? Bad luck?
No one knows.
I was alone in my condo when it happened, and I could easily have died.
I didn’t Read More
Editor’s note: Mark Wigginton is taking over this space for a few weeks while Publisher Martin grinds away at his stroke rehabilitation. A bunch of us from SCM World Headquarters visited him a few days ago, and he’s making amazing progress at regaining mobility on his left side. The man is even playing the piano! We’re sure he will be back very soon. In the meantime, welcome to the car-addled world of Mark Wigginton:
It’s pretty easy to read about Read More
Check out Gooding and Company’s terrific video — and all the perfect sounds — on the Jan Koum Collection, which will cross the block at their Amelia Island Auction on March 8:
I have a little bit of news to share with all of you. Last week, I was in my Portland condo and suddenly found my legs getting weaker and weaker.
I was in the shower at the time, so I got out, shaved and brushed my teeth. Why I did this, I don’t know.
A few minutes later, I couldn’t stand up. It suddenly dawned on me that I might be in trouble. I used my right leg to push Read More
Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction is one of the great spectacles of the collector-car world Check out this video of the 2018 edition:
Check out this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance:
SCM’s 30th Anniversary year is now complete.
And we are well on our way to celebrate our 31st year.
At the end of the year, I like to reflect on how fortunate we are to be able to have old cars in our lives.
More important than the cars and the tours and the events are the people.
The enthusiasts I have met over the past three decades have enriched my life immeasurably.
Old car fanatics have a great sense Read More
SCM Executive Editor is taking over my blog for the Christmas holiday. He’s sharing a memory of his mother — and a sensational Matchbox garbage truck — from Christmas 1967:
I carry 57 years of Christmas memories around in my head — including the first time I ever kissed a girl — but the one I remember best is the oldest.
It was 1967, and I was a 6-year-old with a horrible allergy to grass pollen. We lived in the Read More