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    A handful of leading global automotive journalists were invited to take part in the historic unveiling of Gian Paolo Dallara’s masterpiece. A weekend in southern Italy on the storied Nardò Ring proved to be the perfect place to test the limits of this lightweight supercar.

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    Bruno Sacco defined the style of Mercedes-Benz for almost three decades. His legacy is secure as one of the most influential automobile designers of the post-war period. His iconic designs include the Mercedes-Benz W126 S-Class, W201 190E, W124 E-Cl;ass, R129 SL, and the W140 S-Class.

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The Collection of BMW Legends

Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Eric Keller of Enthusiast Auto Group (EAG). EAG is America’s leading purveyor of the finest BMW automobiles (with a heavy emphasis on high-performance M cars). I have grown to know Eric over the years and he is an exceptionally knowledgeable and trustworthy specialty car dealer—he […]

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A Personal Experience With Our Autonomous Future

This week I had a transformational experience with the autonomous future. I recently purchased an off-lease 2015 Mercedes S550, and the car came equipped with option code 997 (which includes Distronic Plus with Steering Assist). Driving home from a meeting I activated Distronic Plus for the first time. I was completely awestruck when the car […]

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The Origin of Ferrari’s Prancing Horse

“It is an incident that has been recounted dozens of times, being warped and twisted a bit more with each telling until the truth has been almost obscured.” —Brock Yates on the origins of the Ferrari prancing horse logo Enzo Ferrari’s prancing horse is an internationally recognized symbol of speed, power, and strength. The iconic […]

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The Mercedes S-Class: An Off Lease Bargain

Because I lived in the city over the last decade, I did not own a daily driver. The recent move of my office out of the city put me on the hunt to find a practical car that I could use on a regular basis. Over the last three weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of […]

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Bring a Trailer: The Future of Collector Car Auctions

“Every car you see on the site is one we wish we could have, that’s how the site was started, and that’s the sort of baseline … the way to keep the content honest and interesting. It’s all the ones you wish you could have, but you can’t.” —Randy Nonnenberg, Founder, Bring a Trailer Bring […]

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Didn’t Make It To Monterey Car Week? Read the SCM November Issue!

The SCM Monterey issue is about to hit the newsstands. The hard copy arrived in my mailbox today. The quality of this venerable publication is just going higher and higher. The SCM team works tirelessly to produce a first-class magazine that is accurate and well edited. The coverage of all the activities of Monterey is […]

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Radnor in the Rain: The Show Goes On!

“Rain, I don’t mind Shine, the weather’s fine” —The Beatles, Rain The Radnor Concours has emerged as one of the leading car shows in the Northeast. The event takes place at the prestigious Radnor Hunt Club on the Main Line of Philadelphia. While this year was soggy, the rain did not dampen the quality of […]

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.” ― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain Most would probably agree that milestone books are those that […]

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Drafting Behind Ferrari: Possible IPO in the Works at Aston Martin

Newswires are abuzz over the possibility that Aston Martin will file for an initial public offering (IPO). Like Ferrari (ticker RACE), Aston Martin hopes to achieve a similar lofty valuation in the public markets—Ferrari currently trades at 46 times earnings! The potential valuations being discussed for Aston Martin must bring a sigh of regret to […]

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Monterey Car Week 2018: Pebble in Pictures

Pebble Beach 2018 is in the rearview mirror. History was made as the 1962 Ferrari GTO sold for $48.5 million. The fabulous week-long car event is an overwhelming endurance marathon. I flew out on Wednesday evening and took several business meetings in San Francisco on Thursday. I drove down to Monterey late Thursday and made […]

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Philip Richter and Keith Martin

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