Keith Martin Joins Phoenix Automotive Press Association’s “Arizona Auction Week Preview”


A panel of classic car experts, including SCM Publisher Keith Martin, will share their perspectives on January 18 at the Arizona Classic Car Auction Week Preview, presented by the Phoenix Automotive Press Association.

Again this year, PAPA opens its Arizona Auction Week Preview to the public and the classic car community. A limited number of tickets are available here. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit projects supported by PAPA, a nonprofit organization. These include scholarship programs for college students studying journalism and classic car restoration.

The preview will be held at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Each ticket is priced at $20 and includes presentations from the auction houses, the panel discussion, an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists, a dessert buffet, a gift bag and a ticket for door prizes, including autographed books.

The Arizona Auction Week Preview will begin Tuesday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m. with the dessert buffet. The program will start at 7 p.m. in Singer Hall on the ground floor of the Phoenix Art Museum’s administration building

The esteemed panelists for PAPA’s 2014 Arizona Auction Week Preview are:

John Carlson, chief judge for the Arizona Concours d’Elegance as well as the Hilton Head, Cobble Beach, Crescent Beach and Louisville concours, a Master Judge for the Classic Car Club of America and a Chief Class Judge for the Pebble Beach concours d’elegance.

Corky Coker, president of the family-owned Coker Tire, producer of tires for all vintage vehicles, as well as The Great Race and Honest Charley Speed Shop & Garage, a car and motorcycle collector, and the star of the new television series, “Backroad Gold.”

Keith Martin, founder and publisher of Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines and author of the new book, “Strange but True Tales of Car Collecting: Drowned Bugattis, Buried Belvederes, Felonious Ferraris and Other Wild Stories of Automotive Misadventure.”

Additional panelists may be added.


Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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