A Quick Road Trip in the Lockdown Era
I question the wisdom of my own decision to leave quarantine, even if briefly.
Last weekend, Bradley and I piled into the SCM Volvo 122S and drove to the Oregon coast and back.
Our destination was the fabled Bowpicker Fish and Chips in Astoria. The establishment is housed in a free-standing boat on a trailer.
At 69, I am in a high-risk group if I contract the Coronavirus. So we exercised what I thought were proper precautions. We went directly Read More
What’s Your Current Project?
Since our usual car events are on hold right now, what are car people up to?
Right now I’d normally be getting ready for the Portland Swap Meet, and a few local shows that take place in April. Instead, I’m working in my garage and spending a lot of time with my kids.
My ’66 Caprice needs a deep detail pretty badly, so that’s near the top of my list of things to do. I haven’t spent much time Read More
From the Auction Desk: Thin on the Ground
I was really looking forward to Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime sale at the Somerset House in London, U.K. It was due to hammer tomorrow, April 1 in London.
That would have been the first international sale that Gooding took on during my time here at SCM. It’s hopeful to see companies stretch out to mark new ground and see how the sale ends up.
Like so many other events inside and out of our little corner Read More
The Millennial and the MG, Part Two: Perfect Stasis
It’s a sunny Saturday morning and, from behind the wheel of my 1971 MGB Mk II, the storefronts of Detroit’s M-1 Woodward Avenue peel past my periphery.
With my head cocked back and a big grin on my face, I am fully engaged in the buttery smoothness of the roadster’s boisterous four-cylinder, the enthrallingly tight and click-y gearbox shifter, and copious amounts of wind in my hair.
Although I am reveling in my momentary motoring splendor, such moments are few Read More