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Keith’s Blog: Will I Really Miss My Pistons?

The writing is on the wall. The internal combustion engine is dead. Granted, it will take a long time to completely die. It certainly won’t happen in our lifetimes. Reflect upon this: At the dawn of the automotive revolution, electric cars were competitive with gasoline-powered ones. The lack of long-range, […]

Keith’s Blog: The SCM 928 Has Sailed Away

Our 1991 Porsche 928 S4 has gone to a new owner. Courtesy of Matt Crandall (911r) and the gang at Avant-Garde Collection, it sold for $46,928 on Wednesday, August 25, on Bring A Trailer. The auction garnered 10,365 views, 823 watchers and 26 bids. Avant-Garde Collection is local to me […]

SCM Award Winners at Concorso Italiano 2021

We enjoyed attending the 2021 Concorso Italiano on August 14 and were honored to present several SCM awards to Alfa Romeo owners at the show this year with cooperation from the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. The SCM judging team was organized by chief judge Michael Wiliams to include Chris Bright, […]

Keith’s Blog: Welcome Back, Monterey

Like fog off the bay, the money rolled into Monterey last week. By Sunday, it had burned off. Our initial accounting has total sales approaching $352 million for the week. With five auctions and more than 1,000 cars on offer, getting outbid seemed to be the only excuse for not […]

Fast Cars at Furious Prices

1994 Toyota Supra “Fast & Furious” #744. S/N JT2JA82J3R0009030. 38k miles. “Star of not one but two ‘Fast & Furious’ films, used for multiple interior and exterior shots of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ and ‘2 Fast 2 Furious,’ built by Eddie Paul at The Shark Shop in El Segundo, […]

Using, Breaking and Repairing Your Time Machine

Three cars from the SCM fleet recently completed the 2021 SCM 1000 Classic. While they all finished the tour (“returning home on their wheels rather than a flatbed”), they were walking wounded at the end. This is not a bad thing. Old cars like to be driven, and by putting […]

Your Registration is Canceled

One of the hot segments of the collector-car market is Japanese domestic market (JDM) vehicles. Previously not exported to the U.S., the popularity of JDM vehicles was spurred when the federal government relaxed import requirements for vehicles over 25 years old. A subset of the JDM category are “kei cars,” […]

A True Original

The Audi TT is still in production, but don’t feel bad if you have forgotten. Since its U.S. debut in 2000, the TT coupe and roadster have morphed through three generations, each one becoming more luxurious, tech-laden and powerful than the last. Unfortunately, each iteration has become less memorable. That […]