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An E-Ticket Ride at the Best Place on Earth

  If I had to sum up my trip to Monterey for the “big car week” in two words, they would be “exhilarating” and “exhausting.” And at most times, it really was a combination of the two. It’s not like I hadn’t been before. This was actually my fourth time […]

A Nimble Backroad Whale

Flying all the way from Oregon to Texas to drive a car sounds a little bit crazy, but we’re talking about BMW’s 2014 M6 Gran Coupe — on the Circuit of the Americas track near Austin. Once I reached the track, the BMW instructor waved his arm at the array […]

Alex’s Blog: The Little Alfa That Could

If you ever wanted to teach your daughter how to work on engines, just send her on a 1,000-mile road trip in an old car. Last Sunday I left Portland with my two good friends, Carly Mackie and Carolyn Corl. We cruised down Highway 101 in the Sports Car Market […]

Alex’s Blog: Toto, We’re Not in Oregon Any More

Espresso bars, cigarettes and the telephone greeting “Pronto!” surrounded me. It was official: I had just stepped off the plane into Italy with the promise of driving restored classic Ferraris on the horizon. It was the quickest 48 hours of my life. A week ago my father, publisher Keith Martin, […]

Alex’s Blog: The Mellow Rebel

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to test drive a Hyundai Elantra GT. That car far exceeded my expectations. When its rebel sister known as the Veloster showed up in the garage, I grabbed the keys and took a long lunch, which turned into a long weekend. For […]

The Monte Shelton NW Classic: My First TSD

I asked SCM IT Specialist Brian Baker to represent us on this weekend’s Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally. Brian is a true gearhead with an appreciation for all things old and automotive, but his particular area of interest is modified Japanese cars. (His daily driver is a lowered Honda CRX, […]

Highlights From Forest Grove 2013

The SCM crew was out in force this weekend at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. Publisher Keith Martin and Contributing Editor Donald Osborne returned once again to emcee the event, and ACC Contributor Ken Gross was Senior Judge. Best of Show went to a 1931 Duesenberg Model SJ owned by Tom […]