I’ve been driving sports cars and going on road trips since 1966.
I sometimes forget what it’s like for someone to go on a road trip in an old car. It’s sensory overload in so many ways.
In an old car, you are not passing through the landscape, you’re part of it. You smell the change as you move from forest to fields of wheat.
You feel the undulations of the road, shifting down for more power as you reach Read More
Check out Gooding and Company’s exciting film about the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Cal Spyder that will cross their block at their 2019 Pebble Beach Auction:
One thousand miles and two thousand great conversations.
The second annual SCM 1000 is now a part of the magazine’s history.
Last week, 82 enthusiasts in 42 cars drove 1,000 miles in four days. They explored nooks and crannies of Oregon that are well off the beaten path.
However, as spectacular as the cars and the roads were, even better was the camaraderie that developed among the participants.
A new feature this year — and unique to our tour — Read More
The oldest Porsche of them all — the 1939 Porsche Type 64 — will cross RM Sotheby’s 2019 Monterey Auction block in just a few weeks. Check out RM Sotheby’s amazing film about the car:
The SCM 1000 kicked off on Sunday after with a Cars in the Park Event at the Portland Art Museum.
Tour participants showed off their cars to Portland’s many vintage car enthusiasts. Portlanders are used to SCM parking flights of amazing cars outside of the Portland Art Museum. We started the first-ever SCM Tour outside the Museum last summer.
The weather was perfect, and everyone got a chance to make new friends and learn more about a lot of great Read More
Gooding and Company is set to auction Nikki Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T at their 2019 Pebble Beach Auction: Watch — and hear — their video on the car:
Alex, my daughter, and I had a pleasant Saturday planned in July of 2007.
At that time, Rob Sass was head of Business Development for SCM. As you probably know, Rob buys cars like the rest of us buy socks. Given my proclivity for accidental purchases, we were a dangerous pair.
There is a small all-British swap meet each spring in Portland. At it, Rob had come across a big-bumper Triumph Spitfire 1500, circa 1976-80. Orange over black, it was Read More
Think your car is fast and fun? Check out this video of low-flying F-15 aircraft:
I’ve got a dilemma. Due to my profligate purchasing of Alfas, I now have more cars than I have spaces at SCM World Headquarters.
Something has to go.
I was counting cars the other night (a favorite hobby of mine), and realized I have four Alfas coupes and a 4-door sedan — plus two convertibles.
Since I can only drive one car at a time, perhaps one of the coupes could go.
I have built all four to my preferred Read More
Check out this Gooding & Company video of the 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM that will cross the book during their 2019 Pebble Beach Auction: