Blogs

Pacers, Pintos and Vegas, Oh My! Looking at overlooked affordable Americans from the 1970s: AMC Gremlin, AMC Pacer, Ford Pinto, Mercury Bobcat, Chevrolet Vega

SCM contributors Lowell Paddock, former GM senior executive, and Philip Richter, founder of Turtle Garage, take a light-hearted look at some underappreciated American cars from the 1970s. Was the Chevy Vega too much too soon? Are the AMC Gremlin and Pacer overlooked classics? Is a Ford Pinto wagon worth seeking […]

Keith’s Blog: Which Car to Monterey?

We are gearing up for our annual Caravan to Concorso. Run “cowboy-style” as tribute to Martin Swig’s love of irreverent motoring, we know only a few things for sure. Everyone is welcome, but sports cars are preferred. There are no entry fees or route books. You’ll get an SCM hat […]

A Mercedes-Benz Four-Door Missile and DTM superstar. Looking at the potent and powerful 1984 to 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190 E-16V Einspritzen

Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin and SCM Contributor and German car authority Philip Richter examine the fascinating story behind the Mercedes-Benz 190E-16V. Whether in 2.3-16V or 2.5-16V form, find out what makes this four-door racing car for the street an affordable alternative to the E30 BMW M3. 

Keith’s Blog: A Ferrari Afternoon

I’ve been driving sports cars on Marmot Road since 1969. That was the year I moved from San Francisco to Portland to attend Reed College. Over the past decades, I’ve discovered a variety of ways to go from my home, loop around Mt. Hood and return. I’ve driven my “Circuit […]

Having their moment in the sun, the 1989 to 2001 Mercedes-Benz R129 (SL 280, 300 SL, SL 320, 500 SL, SL 500, 600SL, SL 600) takes off in the market.

SCM Contributor and German car authority Philip Richter examines the Mercedes-Benz R129 SL Class(SL 280, 300 SL, SL 320, 500 SL, SL 500, 600SL, SL 600) to see what’s driving their increasing popularity in the market. One of Bruno Sacco’s most timeless designs and with everything from an inline and […]