Month: February 2022

Keith’s Blog: The SCM Fleet is Fully Operational

With the stuck float needle fixed on SCM’s 1971 Citroën DS21 Pallas, the entire SCM fleet is fully operational and ready for more long drives in the coming warm and sunny months ahead. To that end, Publisher Martin is taking a well-deserved week off from his regular blog. Check back […]

Everyone Needs a Sidekick

1989 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Lot 63631, s/n JS4TA01C2K4101813. 59k miles. “1.6-liter inline 4, 3-speed automatic transmission, dual-range transfer case, Frosty Blue Metallic paint, removable white hard top, gray cloth upholstery, 15-inch wheels, front tow-bar mounts.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $24,150. Bring a Trailer, 1/17/22. We have seen the Suzuki Samurai […]

Collector-Car Climate Change

If you live in the Maldives, you are aware that the seas are rising. Whether temperatures are going up because of diesel emissions, home barbecue grills or cows farting methane doesn’t really matter. In the end, the earth is warming and the ocean is getting higher. It’s the same with […]

Pay to Hold

“Legal Files” gets interesting letters from all sorts of sources. Here’s one from none other than Publisher Martin: If Bring a Trailer is the Tiffany of online sales, then Facebook Marketplace is the armpit. No vetting, no uniform description, no trolls. I don’t know how these deals find me, but […]

Age of Discovery

Luftgekühlt is a one-day car show — of sorts — only for air-cooled Porsches. From afar, it appears as an “in-crowd, secret-handshake” event meant only for the most socially well-connected Porsche owners. The 2021 edition was held nearby in Indianapolis, IN, in September. My son Max got the bug to […]

Mister Two Comes of Collectible Age

There’s something about a mid-engine car that’s just downright cool. Forget about the polar moment of inertia and the rest of the engineering-ese. When this motorsports-derived configuration appeared in the DeTomaso Vallelunga, Ferrari Dino and Lamborghini Miura in the late 1960s, it became forever associated with exotic cars. Even America’s […]

Keith’s Blog: Low-Riders, Lambos and 911s

From Lamborghini Huracans to 1300-cc Alfa Supers, it’s been a car-centric weekend. But first, am I the only one who noticed the classic low-rider Chevrolet convertibles in the Super Bowl halftime show? Or the VW Thing in one of the ads? Is this Gen-X nostalgia? My weekend started with a […]