Keith’s Blog: Picking the Right Collector Car

I was strolling through the Saturday Market in downtown Portland’s South Park Blocks last weekend, trying to chose between Fuji and Braeburn apples, when a gentleman walked up to me.

“I’m a long-time subscriber to SCM,” he said. “I’ve never owned a collector car, I can do some work myself and I’m ready to take the plunge. What do you recommend?”

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Keith’s Blog: The Essence of Old

Without question, cars today are extraordinary. The Audi A6 I drove this weekend is surprisingly quiet inside, accelerates nicely, handles superbly and has copious interior room.

It is also safer, by an exponential amount, than any of the cars in our fleet from the ’50s and ’60s.

(Here at SCM, we get two new cars a week to test and report on. You can find our thoughts on these cars in Read More

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