Month: January 2020

Keith’s Blog: Should I Sell the SS?

The 1961 Alfa Sprint Speciale is finally coming back to life. Nasko has built an all-new gearbox for it, using the original small-bushing tailpiece but with updated synchros inside. It’s been road-tested and is ready to go. The gray and red leather upholstery and gray carpets that Matt Jones had […]

Buy/Sell/Hold is Coming Your Way

After five and a half years of producing and hosting my Cars Yeah podcast and interviewing over 1,475 Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™ I suggested to Keith that we join forces and create a new podcast together. And so, Buy Sell Hold was born. The focus of this collaboration is to bring […]

Gooding & Co Presents “Passion of a Lifetime” Collection in London

Gooding & Company, the internationally recognized auction house, is honored to reveal the automobiles comprising the company’s first-ever London sale, “Passion of a Lifetime,” at Somerset House in central London on 1 April 2020. These stunning cars hail from one of the world’s most revered private collections and represent the […]

Russo and Steele Scottsdale Tops $10m

It was a homecoming to remember. Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions kicked off its 20th anniversary year in Scottsdale. The most exciting collector car auction in the world, returned to its original location just south of the North 101 Freeway and Scottsdale Road. “This was the picture-perfect location for Arizona Car […]

Leake’s Scottsdale Auction Totals $18.4m

During its inaugural Scottsdale, AZ auction, Ritchie Bros.’ Leake Auctions sold hundreds of vehicles for $18.4 million, including post-block sales. The four-day event was held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and attracted thousands of people.  “It was an amazing event, and we couldn’t have done any of it […]

It’s Time to Buy a WRX or STI

Subaru WRX and STI models offer the unique combination of genuine World Rally Championship heritage, outstanding performance and excellent reliability in an all-wheel-drive, 4-door sedan or wagon. Other than the Mitsubishi (with the Evo), no other manufacturer offers a 300-horsepower sports sedan with high safety ratings for under $35k. These […]

A New Year’s Day Ritual

On January 1, vintage-car tribes gather in the early morning darkness. From snow-covered Montana to sunny San Diego, old-car lovers prepare to “start the new year right” with a cruise in a classic. For more than two decades, the local “Round-Fender Volvo Club” has hosted a New Year’s Day run. […]

The Perils of Selling Online

Last month’s “Legal Files” made a number of suggestions for sellers of collector cars. The printer’s ink wasn’t even dry when an inquiry arrived from an SCMer who presented a perfect example about how online sales can be troublesome: Dear Legal Files: I recently sold my 1972 Porsche 911 Targa […]