Sports Car Digest is the leading international online journal for sports, racing and vintage car enthusiasts. We offer current and timely auction, event and vintage car racing coverage, in addition to profiles on the history of classic cars, drivers and the most unforgettable races. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy Sports Car Digest and come back often.
We typically publish 8-12 stories each and every week, starting on Monday and ending on Friday, unless an important event or breaking news item occurs over the weekend. Stories are normally published by 10:00 am ET.
From Sports Car Digest you can expect the best and latest on the following:
Collector Car Markets – Led by Auction Editor Rick Carey, our coverage of collector car markets includes everything from late-breaking news and auction results to varied opinions about market trends and values.
We also publish extensive previews and results of all major auctions throughout the year, in addition to the latest consignment information. We bring to light notable offerings and sales, records that were broken, plus trends and values in the market.
Events and Concours d’Elegance – From the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, we attend the world’s finest automotive events and cover them in dramatic fashion.
Our comprehensive stories include stunning photo galleries, plus the show winners and featured cars or classes. We also do our best to cover the local or regional events that may fall under the radar of traditional media outlets.
Vintage Car Racing – From the Goodwood Revival in England to Monterey Reunion in California, we bring the very latest vintage racing action to life through photo and video galleries and results in a timely and interesting fashion.
We frequently attend the races as both a fan and as a participant, for a different perspective into this popular sport.
Profiles – We profile the world’s finest sports cars, past and present automotive personalities, larger-than-life races and garages or museums. Profiles may include first-hand driving impressions, in-depth interviews and period racing stories and photographs.
Profiles range from the Mario Righini Collection in Italy to the 1958 12 Hours of Sebring to a Shelby 427 Competition Cobra and everything in between.
Classic Car Rallies – From the Mille Miglia in Italy to the Colorado Grand in the United States, we photograph and participate in classic car rallies of distinction throughout the world. Coverage may include photo and video galleries, participant interviews and more.
We aim to give readers a glimpse into the wonderful cars, drivers, roads and adventures that make up classic car rallying.
Cars for Sale / SCD Motors – By recognizing the power of the internet as marketplace, SCD Motors is revolutionizing the buying and selling of important and interesting vehicles. SCD Motors’ extensive industry contacts and highly trafficked websites gives sellers the tremendous exposure and buyers the confidence and convenience of fully inspected automobiles available online.
Community Forum – We have visitors from around the world ranging from hardcore enthusiasts to those wanting to learn more about the classic car world. In addition to reading about events, our readers enjoy discussing current and past events with like-minded enthusiasts.
Our Forum is a great place for historic car fans to talk about auction results, event photographs, vintage racing action and stories from the good old days.
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Sports Car Digest Team – Sports Car Digest is composed of writers and photographers from around the world, all focused upon providing authoritative content and commentary and stunning images to our audience of historic car enthusiasts. In addition to many that choose to be anonymous, here are some of our editors, photographers and writers.
Jamie Doyle, Publisher and Editor – A lifelong car enthusiast and collector, Jamie left the world of finance to start Sports Car Digest in 2008. Seeing the need for an online classic car publication, he founded the focused and informative journal to fill the void on the Internet. Since starting the online magazine, Jamie has continued to bring new talent and innovations into the realm of vintage automotive and motorsports journalism. As a result, Sports Car Digest has become a precise, accurate measure of online media for sports car enthusiasts to rely on for entertaining reading material.
Jamie resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and two young sons. He is a member of the International Motor Press Association, Jaguar Club of America, Lotus Limited, Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club, Porsche Club of America, BMW Car Club of America and Iso & Bizzarrini Owner’s Club. He serves on the board of advisors for the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. Over the years, several European and American classics have called Jamie’s garage their home. He currently owns a Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe, Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Roadster, Lotus Elan S3 Coupe, BMW 2002 Tii and Mini Cooper S. Outside of cars, he enjoys fishing, golfing and time with family.
Rick Carey, Auction Editor – One of the first people to report on the collector car market, Rick Carey’s market knowledge is unparalleled and he has one of the largest databases of auction transactions. This wealth of personally observed data, with many auction results even earlier than the 20+ years he has been observing and recording auction transactions, brings an unusual and informative perspective to current collector car market transactions and trends.
Carey has contributed to AutoWeek and Classic & Sports Car and is a member of the International Motor Press Association and the Society of Automotive Historians. He has been auctions editor of Victory Lane magazine and its sister publication, Vintage Oval Racing, since 1999 and was auctions editor of Car Collector magazine from 2003 to 2010. He also contributes reports to Ferrari Market Letter and Cavallino Magazine.
From 1993-1997 Carey was Commercial Director for Callaway Cars in Old Lyme, CT responsible for marketing and sales of street Corvettes, Camaros and Impalas and for racing sponsorship and technical/commercial partnerships during competition in the FIA GT series with the Corvette LM GT2 and Callaway C7 GT1.
From 1990-1993 Carey published his own newsletter of collector car auction results, Auto Market Journal, collaborated with Parker Converse’s LOTS auction reports and regularly contributed to AutoWeek on collector cars and the market.
Trevor Ely, Director of Sales – In a scene dominated by an older generation, Trevor brings a fresh, young contrast to the world of historic automobiles. Following his experience in the high-end vehicle sales, he joined a prominent Porsche collection, helping manage and curate one of the premier assemblages of turbocharged Porsche road and competition cars.
Following an unfortunate passing within the organization, the attention shifted towards a focus on retail business, where Trevor helped manage a well regarded Porsche independent shop that now services hundreds of clients. With a personal interest in automobiles of the European variety, he’s an active member of Ferrari Club of America, BMW Car Club of America, Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Porsche Club of America and Early 911S Registry.
With a trained eye and a special appreciation for vehicle preservation, Trevor brings a new perspective to the Sports Car Digest team and a new approach to helping enthusiasts maintain and circulate interesting vehicles throughout their collections.
Brian Barr, Director of Marketing – Brian is a top performing marketing executive demonstrating leadership, vision and creativity in driving and sustaining revenue growth in highly competitive domestic and global markets. Barr is skilled in relationship building with key decision makers, with a proven ability to identify and capitalize on new opportunities.
Barr has worked with a variety of corporations, athletes, drivers, teams and motorsports organizations, including: marketing consultant for new US-based Formula One team; initiated and led sponsorship brand alignment and go-to-market initiative plan for Grand American Road Racing team; America Online sports marketing consulting; business development for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.; led NASCAR partnership marketing group of clients that included Coca-Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Ford and Anheuser-Busch.
A self-acknowledged “gearhead” and motorcycle enthusiast, Barr spent many years amateur racing a Porsche 911 RSR in a variety of series. View article on Brian: “Barr Marries Passion with Profession.”
Dennis Gray, Senior Photographer – Gray’s first racing adventure was an early fifties dirt track jalopy race at the Merced Fairgrounds in California with his father. The late 1950s found the pair at the Stockton Airport road races hanging over the lath fence to watch Jaguar D-Types, Kurtis Buicks, the Huffaker Special, Lister Jags and Ferraris. They also saw Carroll Shelby retire after tearing the gear lever out of John Edgar’s 4.9 litre 410 Sport Ferrari.
While in high school, Gray “conned” the local paper into requesting media credentials for an upcoming race at Laguna Seca, thereby starting his “behind the ropes” career. He was team photographer for George Dyer Racing when they won the 12-Hours of Sebring in 1977, team photographer for Tom Spalding’s Can-Am team in 1978 and the RJR photographer for the IMSA series in 1979 and 1980. He was a frequent contributor to On Track magazine from 1968 to 1985.
Gray has created images for many automotive firms including BMW; Ford; Goodyear; Jaguar; Mercedes-Benz; Pirelli and Porsche; in addition to many print publications. He is a member of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. To see more of Gray’s work, visit DennisGrayPhotographer.com.
Tim Scott, Senior Photographer – Tim Scott is a London-based car photographer and arch enthusiast. He can often be found at tracks like Silverstone, Goodwood, Le Mans or Bonneville, in addition to the show fields at Villa d’Este, Salon Prive, Pebble Beach or Concorso Italiano.
Tim has created images for many automotive firms and publications including Auto Italia; Classic & Sports Car; DK Engineering; Fiskens; Forza; Hagerty Insurance; Octane; Putnam Leasing and RM Auctions. He also serves as official photographer of Concorso Italiano. To see more of Tim’s work, visit FluidImages.co.uk.
Dirk de Jager, Contributor – Dirk is a Belgian-based photographer raised in family of car enthusiasts with his father being a former race driver. While his passion started out with classic Italian cars, it has expanded to include other nationalities with a preference for cars of the 1930s to 1950s.
Dirk can often be found at many of the top classic events in Europe and the United States, whether on a racetrack, rally or Concours field. In addition to photography work, Dirk also tests classic cars for magazines in Belgium, Holland, Italy, UK and the States.
Michael DiPleco, Contributor – Michael’s career in photography started at a young age, selling his first image, a grainy and blurred fireman silhouetted in front of burning building, at age 12. Self taught, Michael has worked in the NYC commercial environment for over 25 years, and has been shooting Motorsports for 20 of those.
His work has been seen in major motion pictures, Devil Wears Prada, Sex and the City, and television productions of As the World Turns and Ugly Betty. Michael has shown his work at The Saratoga Auto Museum part of their Art Wall Project and the Barrett Art Center’s PhotoWorks Show.
His studio is in High Falls, NY and he is also a “found art” sculptor with works on display locally. To see more from Michael, visit michaeldipleco.com.
Leigh Dorrington, Contributor – Leigh Dorrington is an automotive historian and contributor to automotive publications in the U.S. and Europe including AutoWeek, Vintage Motorsport, Classic and Sports Car, MotorSport, Gasoline for Swedish hot rodders and Automobile Quarterly. The common denominators in his widespread interests and subjects are automotive design and competition.
Leigh is actively engaged as a concours judge and consultant and is a director of the Saratoga Fall Ferrari Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York. He lives in a 1771 Connecticut farmhouse, where he channels a rich tradition of earlier automotive journalists and drives a Proteus Jaguar C-type.
William Edgar, Contributor – William Edgar, motorsport author/photographer and son of sports car legend John Edgar, has contributed articles to Bimmer, Corvette, Excellence, Forza, Octane and Vintage Motorsport among others. He co-authored (with Michael T. Lynch and Ron Parravano) the Dean Batchelor Award-winning book “American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s” and has received Gold Medallion International Automotive Media Awards for profiles on Bill Krause and Pete Lovely.
Prior to his past 20 years in print journalism, Edgar made over 300 cultural and sports documentary films that include motorsports’ Bobby Allison, Mario Andretti, Bob Bondurant, David Hobbs, Dick Mann, Don Prudhomme and Jackie Stewart. In addition, his Edgar Motorsport Archive is a frequent provider of period photos for hardcopy and online publications. To see more, visit www.edgar-motorsport.com.
Art Evans, Contributor – Art Evans has a varied and extensive background. During the fifties, he and his partner, OCee Ritch, had a public relations and advertising company that represented the MG Mitten Company, Devin Enterprises and Gough Industries among other car-related organizations.
The author of ten books about photography plus others on different subjects, Evans has written numerous articles for photography and automotive magazines as well as professional journals. In addition, he has written eleven books about motor racing.
In retirement, Evans pursues pastimes including writing about the fabulous fifties and serving as secretary and newsletter editor of The Fabulous Fifties Association.
Louis Galanos, Contributor – Louis is a retired teacher, Vietnam vet and graduate of the University of Florida. While a college student he worked as a race official for Sports Car Club of America during the late 60′s and early 70′s covering race events at Sebring and Daytona and taking many photographs.
Louis has also contributed to Hemming’s Sports & Exotic Cars, Prancing Horse and other magazines, in addition to multiple motorsport books. He recently self-published Sebring Stories: Great Historic Racing Stories and Photos from the Sebring 12-Hour Grand Prix of Endurance.
To see more from Louis, visit his Flickr photo page.
Bob Harmeyer, Contributor – Bob has photographed most of the major racing series in the world since the early ’70s, working for a variety of commercial and editorial clients.
His photo archive contains images of the Indy 500 from the years AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears became four-time winners; the Daytona 500 when Richard Petty won his seventh 500, and Dale Earnhardt won for the only time in his career; Formula One in Sweden, when Jody Scheckter won the only race for the Tyrrell six-wheeler; and sprint car races at Eldora Speedway during the careers of Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell and others. To see more of Bob’s images, visit bobh.photoshelter.com.
Marcel Hundscheid, Contributor – Marcel hails from the very south of the Netherlands, just 10 minutes away from the German border and about 20 minutes from the Belgian border. His start with photography in 1983 focused on military aviation, continuing with aviation photography until 2006. In that year Marcel started photographing motorsports, and since February 2009, he started his own company Speed-O-Graphica providing motorsports photography to teams, drivers, media and customers. He also works as a motorsports editor for the Dutch general sports news website Sportdome.nl, one of the largest sports news communitys in the Netherlands. Besides his work as a motorsports photographer and editor, Marcel works full-time as an IT specialist. He is married with a young daughter.
Pete Lyons, Contributor – Motorsports journalist and photographer Pete Lyons covered the Can-Am in the day, and his third book on the series, “Can-Am Cars in Detail,” was published by David Bull and is available at www.petelyons.com — along with many historic racing photos.
In his long career Lyons has also reported on Formula 1, Indycar, Endurance, F5000, Trans-Am and many other kinds of racing around the world. As well as serving as editor of RACECAR magazine, sadly now defunct, he has contributed to Autosport, AutoWeek, Car and Driver, Racer, Road & Track and Vintage Motorsport among many others. His monthly column, “Fast Lines,” now appears in Vintage Racecar magazine.
Stephen Mitchell, Contributor – Stephen has been fascinated by Ferraris since he bought his first Berlinetta Lusso at the age of 17. His second Ferrari was a 250 GTO (3987) that he acquired at the age of 19. Since then, Ferraris have been an important part of his life as he navigated a filmmaking career both in the USA and in France.
In 1970, Stephen met Enzo Ferrari for the first time in the paddock of Monza during practice for the Italian Grand Prix – a memorable conversation during which Enzo and Stephen were joined by Juan Manuel Fangio.
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