We have great news.
The 2021 SCM 1000 is on!
The dates for the 2021 Tour are July 11 – 15.
New this year: One hotel, the Bend Doubletree by Hilton, for all five nights.
Featured this year are English cars, built prior to 1975. Other marques and years will be considered by application.
Tour director Neil d’Autremont has been working diligently the past few months to create a tour that will be both safe and entertaining.
Here are the 2021 SCM 1000 highlights.
The tour will start and end in Bend, Oregon, located in the scenic high desert country. We will also take advantage of the following Oregon features:
If you were registered for the 2020 SCM 1000, had your application accepted and paid the full dues, please note that your registration and application are also accepted for the 2021 SCM 1000 Tour. There is no need to do more!
If you wish to apply (or reapply if you had to withdraw from the 2020 SCM 1000), please click here.
If you have not registered before, click here.
If you have friends that might be interested in applying, please feel free to forward them this note. We have just a few slots available.
Our host hotel for all five nights will be the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. By staying in one hotel, we eliminate the need to change rooms or wait for check-in each day.
On its website the hotel shares a comprehensive list of all COVID-19 safety precautions they are taking.
Dinners will be a special treat. Following the “dine-around” example of the Colorado Grand in Telluride, you will have your choice of many boutique restaurants and brewpubs just a very short walk from the hotel. You will get vouchers each night to present at the restaurants.
2021 SCM 1000 staff will be in the lobby to make reservations for you each evening.
It will be possible to socially distance in this setting and avoid crowded banquet dinners. Plus, in all honesty, the food will be much better!
When you depart each morning, you will be given a gourmet picnic lunch (which you will select from a menu in advance). We will also suggest various places to stop and have your lunch.
By doing this, we avoid the challenges of a crowded lunch stop.
We still plan on having “Conversations with Collectors” before dinner each evening, in a safe and comfortable setting. Nightly participants will include Keith Martin, John Draneas, Mark Hyman (Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars), Jakob Griesen (Bonhams), Steven Posner (Putnam Leasing), Kenneth Ahn (RM Sotheby’s) and Alain Squindo (RM Sotheby’s).
Further, as we are partnering with the Portland Art Museum again this year, there will be a presentation by local artists, and a chance to have a curated visit at the Oregon High Desert Museum just a few miles away from Bend. This museum provides a thoughtful and informative overview of both the natural wildlife of the area, and the way in which it was originally settled.
Each day, we will cover from 200 to 250 miles, starting and ending at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. There are spectacular vistas in central Oregon, ranging from cinder cones with summit access, to the ski area at Mt. Bachelor. One option will be for us to take the ski lift at Mt. Bachelor to their mid-mountain lodge which offers incredible views.
We are exploring a variety of options from low-key gimmick rallies to Mille-Miglia-inspired 100-foot timed sections at the end of each day.
For those who want more Oregon adventure, the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance wine tour will be held on Saturday, July 17, and the Concours d’Elegance on the following Sunday. All 2021 SCM 1000 participants who are entered in the concours will receive a special ribbon to display.
We are still finalizing details, but Neil and I believe we have put together an event that both lets you stretch your automotive legs while feeling safe at the same time.
We welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
Please email Neil directly, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.781.0183.
I can be reached at email@example.com.
For questions about your registration, contact Cheryl Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in July in the fantastic Central Oregon high desert. Won’t it be nice to see 45 classic cars on the road together.
Neil d’Autremont Keith Martin