A Young Man and His Old Cars

At 6 years old, J.R. Amantea got hooked on cars — his first solo restoration was on his Power Wheels Jeep. At age 8, he helped his dad restore a Corvette. NCRS judging documents were his reading of choice during middle school. He was an NCRS judge at age 12. After college, he embarked on a career in finance, but cars kept calling. He started his business, GT Motor Cars, in 2014, and he’s now a fixture in the collector-car Read More

A Fast Life — and Career — With Porsche

Few of us get a clear vision of the future when we’re 9 years old, but that happened to Ray Shaffer when he spotted a Porsche 356 in a garage. Porsche has been part of Shaffer’s life for a long time, and now, at age 49, he’s living the dream as Porsche Classic’s market development manager. Shaffer now dreams of owning the Straßenversion of the Porsche 911 GT1. He’s also this month’s SCM Interview:

Everyone knows you as one of Read More

Going for the Bliss

So, imagine being 32 years old and spending most of your time immersed in great cars, seeing the greatest cars on the planet — and driving them every now and then. Jealous? Yeah, we are too. But Gooding & Company Car Specialist Angus Dykman chose to follow his bliss, and he sounds pretty happy. He’s also this month’s SCM Interview:

You’re a car specialist at Gooding & Company. What does that mean, and what do you do?

My most important Read More