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You’ve Always Been a Member

As of this issue, your subscription to SCM has become a membership in the SCM family. For at least two decades, we have referred to you, the readers of Sports Car Market, as SCMers. Without realizing it, we had created a membership organization through the features and benefits you automatically […]

Last Call for the Cunningham Corvette

The #1 Briggs Cunningham Chevrolet Corvette, raced by the Cunningham team in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, sold for $758,500 at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, Florida, auction in May. The result was a bit of a disappointment, given the pre-auction estimate of $900,000 to $1.3 million, but the […]

You Meet the Nicest People by Accident

As I sat on the pre-race grid, I did the same thing I’ve done for 42 years while waiting for the race to start. I cinched up my helmet strap, tightened the seat belts and checked my mirrors. And worried about how the race might unfold. My 1964 Corvette was […]

A Supra-Good Deal

The Supra made a name for itself as Toyota’s halo car, enough that the company brought back the nameplate to the U.S. after a 22-year absence. The fifth-generation 2020 Supra is mostly a BMW Z4 under the skin, but like any sports car that sticks around for multiple generations, some […]

1950 Simca Estager

In the years following World War II, the Simca Eight chassis was a popular choice among independent racing-car constructors in France, and this example is the work of Jean Estager, an established driver and friend of Formula One competitor and Le Mans winner Louis Rosier. The 1,089-cc, 4-cylinder overhead-valve engine […]

1992 Land Rover Discovery Camel Trophy

This Discovery was commissioned by Land Rover Special Vehicles to compete in the 1992 edition of the Camel Trophy, held in Guyana. It was piloted 1,600 kilometers (roughly 1,000 miles) from Manaus, Brazil, to Georgetown, Guyana, by Team USA and captured the Team Spirit Award that year. This is a […]

1981 Porsche Ruf BTR

This Porsche began life as a 1981 930 Turbo coupe finished in paint-to-sample Metallic White with black anodized trim. It was factory equipped with an electric sunroof, black headliner, and a heated and tinted windshield. It was one of 698 930 Turbos built for 1981. In 1987, Dr. Wilfried Eckhardt, […]

1997 Ferrari 456 GT

Introduced in 1992, the 456 was Ferrari’s replacement for the 412 as the company’s 4-seater V12 grand tourer. It features a composite hood and aluminum body panels and was the last V12 Ferrari model to be equipped with pop-up headlights. The GT models were fitted with a manual transmission, while […]

1949 Georges Irat Labourdette Prototype

Georges Irat launched the first car bearing his own name in 1921. Manufactured by Automobiles Georges Irat SA at Chatou, Seine-et-Oise, France, this was a fast tourer powered by a 2.0-liter, overhead-valve, 4-cylinder engine designed by Maurice Gaultier, formerly with Delage. Unusually, Irat manufactured the entire car — bodies excepted […]

2001 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

An entirely new Aston Martin for the 21st century, the Vanquish debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2001, with deliveries commencing a few months later. The Vanquish took over from the Vantage V8, with the Newport Pagnell factory undergoing an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment to accommodate it, gaining a […]