B. MITCHELL CARLSON grew up in rural Minnesota, where he developed an early interest in tractors, trucks, and muscle cars. He took to “junkyarding” while stationed at Minot AFB, and a three-year stint in W. Germany tickled his fancy for German cars. Carlson shuns what he calls “single-marque tunnel vision” and takes great pride in his “vehicular diversity,” which basically means Corvairs, Packard Eights, BMW 2800s, and a Whizzer motorbike. He attends about two dozen auctions a year and has contributed his colorful commentary Sports Car Market since 1998. He wrote his first auction report for Old Cars Weekly in 1990. His work appears regularly in Kelley Blue Book, and also in a handful of marque-specific publications.