Some years ago, I owned a 1963 Corvette coupe. Colin Comer, SCM’s muscle car expert at the time, decoded it for me from a “mystery tag” he had me find near the glovebox. It was the correct color of silver and had been born with a 4-speed. However, the original […]
Month: November 2021
It’s never too early to think about buying another car. Both of next summer’s SCM 1000 tours are filling up nicely. The SCM 1000 AMG Invitational (June 19-24, 2022) and the SCM 1000 Classic (July 17-22, 2022) are each limited to just 45 cars. High-performance Mercedes for the former, and […]
SCM Spotlight talks with Ron Fiamma, formerly of AIG, about his new venture, Applied Fine Art & Collectibles.
SCM Spotlight talks with foremost automotive valuation expert John Wiley of Hagerty Valuation Services live from Velocity Invitational 2021.
Some years ago, both my daughter Alexandra and I had motorcycles. On trails, she rode a Yamaha TT-R125L. For the street, she had a Kawasaki Ninja 250. My choices were a Honda CRF230 for the dirt and a Suzuki SV650 for the highway. We had some good father-daughter adventures. But […]
1989 Suzuki Samurai JL #58122. S/N JS4JC51C9K4290412. 4k miles. “1.3-liter inline 4, 5-speed manual transmission, dual-range transfer case, blue paint, brown cloth & vinyl upholstery, white removable two-piece hard top, exterior wood paneling, 15-inch wheels.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $30,975. Bring a Trailer, 10/26/21 This little 4×4 was first released […]
Our former headquarters covered 6,000 square feet, and had both individual offices and conference rooms. Best of all, we had a 10-car garage in the basement. When my Alfa collection was at its peak, I recall the vanity and conceit of arranging the cars by coachbuilder, (Bertone, Pininfarina, Zagato), and […]
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. was recently ordered to forfeit to the Iraq government a rare antiquity it had purchased for $1.7 million. The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, a rare cuneiform tablet bearing a portion of the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, is considered one of the world’s oldest works of literature. It […]
When the salesman wearing the JCPenney fedora with a fishing lure snagged in the brim tells you his Acme Premium Plan is “the Cadillac of insurance policies,” there’s a reason why. In post-war America, Cadillac was unequivocally the car to have. It was an aspirational vehicle to own and to […]
SCM Spotlight talks with automotive artist Tim Layzell live from the Goodwood Revival.