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Sports Car International, March 2006

Sports Car International (SCI) was an automobile magazine published in the United States from 1986 to 2008 by Ross Periodicals Inc, first in Newport Beach, but then later in Novato, California.

History Edit

The magazine was unabashedly enthusiast-oriented, assuming a good knowledge of sports cars, racing, and automotive history. The magazine was originally edited by Mark Ewing. In the 1990s, (after the move from Newport Beach to Northern California) Jay Lamm served as editor; Lamm had worked at other publications, including Autoweek, and had written books on cars like the Mazda Miata. In 1994, SCI became the first magazine publication to go all-digital in its printing process. In 2006, Erik Gustafson served as editor, and upgraded the publication's layout, editorial style, and format to compete directly with rival top automotive publications

The magazine ceased publication with the November 2008 edition due to cost factors such as a lack of advertising revenue. The publisher stated that all subscribers would ride out their subscription with Excellence, a magazine focused on Porsche automobiles. For those who already have subscriptions to Excellence and SCI, Forza, a Ferrari magazine would be the substitute.

Top sports cars Edit

Main Article: Sports Car International Top Sports Cars

Sports Car International compiled a list of the Top Sports Cars of the last few decades. The selections were simply the opinions of the magazine's editors. The following lists are taken from the magazine.

All Time
1. Ferrari 250 GTO
2. McLaren F1
3. Jaguar E-Type
4. Lamborghini Miura SV
5. Mercedes-Benz 300SL
6. Porsche 911 Carrera RS
7. Porsche 356
8. Porsche Carrera GT
9. Shelby 289 AC Cobra
10. Mazda MX-5


1. Jaguar E-Type
2. Shelby AC Cobra
3. Porsche 911
4. Lamborghini Miura
5. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
6. Lotus Elan
7. Ferrari 250 GT SWB
7. Ferrari 275 GTB/4
8. Ferrari 250 GTO
9. Maserati Ghibli
10. Porsche 356C
11. Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso


1. Ferrari Daytona
2. Datsun 240Z
3. Lamborghini Countach
4. Lamborghini Miura SV
5. Ferrari 308
6. Ferrari Dino
7. Mazda RX-7
8. Porsche Carrera RS
9. De Tomaso Pantera
10. BMW M1
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