April Cover Poll Results

The results from our April cover survey are in. The clear winner was Cover #2, the 1960 OSCA 750 S, with 50% of votes, followed by Cover #1, the 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spider (34%), and Cover #3, the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet (16%).

We asked, “If you could own one blue-chip collectible, which would it be?”

38% of you said a Ferrari 250 SWB. 21% said  a Mercedes-Benz Gullwing. 17% said a Lamborghini Miura Read More

Sell Keith Your Duetto

Last year I put out a call that I was looking for a 1967 Alfa Duetto and got several responses. Just as I was getting ready to pull the trigger, a tidy 1967 Giulia Super showed up on the radar. I couldn’t have both, so I took the four-door (to the delight of my six-year-old) and put the Duetto on hold.

But that was then, and this is now. With our Nova and Isetta sold in Scottsale, there’s room in Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“Last time I EVER back into a fire hydrant” — Bob Cleveland

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 Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“Last time I drink THAT stuff….”— Bob Cleveland

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 Read More

Keith’s Blog: Is Paris the New Scottsdale?

The old car scene in Paris is heating up.

Last year there were just two auctions in Paris during Rétromobile week: Bonhams and Artcurial. This year there were four, with RM joining the fray, and Artcurial adding an additional auction featuring a collection of Alfa Romeos. Furthermore, the annual SCM reception has grown into a fixture on the calendar, attracting well over 100 SCMers from around the world to Café Le Jambon à la Broche every Read More

Alex’s Blog: The Essence of BMW Throttles Through the Generations

The Ultimate Driving Machine has been my automotive drug of choice since I turned 16. My first Bimmer was a reliable 1977 320i. Soon after, I upgraded to power steering with my Alpine White 1995 318i, which I still drive today. My love for my car is renewed every time I hear the engine turn over and start right up. (It probably has something to do with a childhood spent bump-starting stubborn Alfas.)

With my background and loyalty to the Read More

Keith’s Blog: How I Almost Bought a Bastard AC Aceca

Strange things can happen to you at auctions. While shooting new episodes of “What’s My Car Worth” at Barrett-Jackson, one car, of the 1,405 there, caught my eye. Let’s not forget that what defines B-J is the acres and acres of highly polished, overly chromed, customized, raised or slammed, modified and stock American cars.

So when I strolled by Lot 1275.1, a 1955 AC Aceca coupe, I stopped short. It was quite handsome in its metallic gray paint Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

“I’m hoping those cars are miniatures. Otherwise the inside of my thighs are going to be real chafed.” — fuzzydice

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 Read More