SCM January 2014 Cover Poll Results

This month’s cover poll was another close one. 47% of you chose Cover #2, the 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino berlinetta, just ahead of Cover #1, the 1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/TT/12, with 42%. Cover #3, the 1991 Lamborghini LM002 garnered 11% of votes and countless snarky quips. (Click to check out the comments, and add your own.)

We also asked which type of classic-car events you have attended in the past year. 18% of you attended a show and Read More

Keith’s Blog: SCM Alfa Tour!

2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Giulietta. We at SCM are considering organizing a three- to five-day tour through the remote areas of Oregon and Washington to celebrate this milestone.

I’ve driven my Alfas thousands of miles over the scenic two-lane backroads of the Pacific Northwest. I think these roads are some of the best you’ll find anywhere.

I’d like your input as we start to plan this event; Please take a moment to complete this brief Read More

Keith’s Blog: Winter and the SCM Fleet

Only one member of the SCM Fleet is truly excited about the onset of Oregon winter, with its cold days, rain and occasional snowfall. Yes, it’s the 1984 Land Rover D90 200 Tdi. It has started to act like an automotive bully in the garage, accusing the Alfas of being fair-weather pansies wrapped in designer outfits by Pininfarina and Bertone.

It’s been a busy year for our cars, with quite a few coming and going as we settled Read More

This Week’s Classic Mystery Photo

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 fresh chance to provide a 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. To get the new SCM Mystery Photo in your mailbox each month, subscribe here.

*Winning caption: “Mini-tary Police” — “fuzzydice”

Keith’s Blog: A 36-cylinder, 5,400-hp Cruise

I was flipping through a boating magazine last year, looking for new ways to squander my wealth. I came across a small article noting that the only functioning PT boat in the world was based in Portland, and that its supporters were offering rides on the boat in exchange for a modest donation.

I did a little research  and found that PT-658 was in fact one of the final PT boats delivered, “fitted with all of the latest armaments Read More