Keith’s Corner: A Weekly Look at the SCM Garage and the Activities Around It

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Garage in Albuquerque?

Have you got a place in Albuquerque we can store our MGB until the trucker comes to haul it to Portland? If so, drop me an email, thanks.


Noisy Ponton Solutions?

We’re driving our 1959 220S again, and would like to see if we can reduce the road noise. We’ve been told various options include a flex-fan, 14” wheels, Dynamat or switching to a 3.7 rear axle ratio from a 180D or 190D ponton (later models won’t fit). Anyone have experience here? Have a spare axle?


Lotus in the Rain

Got fresh tires on the Elise, thank you Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo and Kelly Brown. Wendie and I met up with John Draneas in his Lotus, our iPad app Team Lead Michael Cottam in his ’91 Esprit, EMG’s Andrea Allen in the SCM Boxster S, and CM contributor Michael Pierce who didn’t drive his 67 427/435 C2 convertible, but instead showed up in his cushy Mercedes E350. Tasting at Willakenzie (the 2007s not very impressive) and micro-winery Linne’ (the 2008s terrific but pricey at $45).

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Corvette Swap Meet in Puyallup

Spent the day walking between intake manifolds and custom exhaust systems at the Corvette and High Performance Swap Meet in Puyallup, WA. Bradley was along and came home with two fists full of just slightly used Hot Wheels. Swap meets continue to evolve towards being social events rather than parts swapping opportunities, as so much of the business continues to move on-line.

Keith Martin

Keith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors and getting involved in their activities throughout the world. He is the founder and publisher of the monthly Sports Car Market and bi-monthly American Car Collector magazines, has written for the New York Times, Automobile, AutoWeek, Road & Track and other publications, is an emcee for numerous concours, and has his own show, “What’s My Car Worth,” shown on Velocity.

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