In Monaco, Searching for Real Jewels

The Monaco auctions have come and gone. And the numbers didn’t come out as most expected. Disappointing results may have different meanings. With few exceptions, consigners didn’t show up with cars and the buyers didn’t show up for them. The auction houses didn’t put their best feet forward. In Monaco for RM/Sotheby’s auction, the consignees […]

Wolfgang Denzel: A Porsche Competitor Then and Now

As a schoolboy in Austria, Wolfgang Denzel gave fellow students advice on how to build racing bikes. Born into a bell foundry family in 1908, Denzel had built his own motorcycle by the time he was 22 and he went on to become a champion rider on BMWs. After the war, as a BMW shareholder, […]

June Editor’s Note

We take a few historical looks in this issue, views that, in the end bring us up to coming events. Road Scholars Magazine co-founder, Kevin Watts, offers us his always insightful and ever-candid assessment of recent auction activity in Monaco. We continue to watch and report on car auctions, and we already are planning our coverage […]

Porsches at Pebble

When folks gather around the bar in The Tap Room, Stillwater Bar & Grill, or The Terrace Lounge in the Pebble Beach Lodge in mid-August to talk about Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance winners, the names Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, Duesenberg, Rolls-Royce, and Packard come up most often. And well they should, because these five marques have captured […]

Porsche at Pikes Peak

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. So it’s worth noting that Porsche has had a large impact on the running of America’s “Race to the Clouds.” While Jeff Zwart is the best-known Porsche racer at Pikes Peak – with an impressive eight wins – he wasn’t the first to race […]

Off The Beaten Path – Great Drives from L.A. to Monterey

Driving experiences should be fun. So the last thing you want is to be stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic while piloting your classic car from Los Angeles to the Monterey Reunion this August. When drivers discuss America’s best scenic drives, certain ones always make the list. California’s famous U.S. Highway 1 from Morro Bay to Monterey […]