Month: June 2023

Keith’s Blog: The Malaise Car Show

This was all my fault. I was scrolling through Facebook and came across a listing for “The Malaise Car Show.” It was for cars from 1972 to 1995. As Bradley’s C3 Corvette is a 1982, it fit squarely within the parameters. He signed up, entered my credit card, and $25 […]

Drifting Away

1997 Toyota Mark ll Grande S/N GX1000032831. 82k km (51k miles). “2.0-liter inline-6, 133 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque. Four-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, 15-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, power-adjustable driver’s seat, wood interior trim, power windows, side mirrors  and locks, automatic climate control, AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo.” Condition: 2. SOLD […]

I Can C Clearly Now

Here’s how I ended up spending $42,310 on a $25,000 car. And I’m not done yet. Last summer, I decided that our Citroën DS21 would be moving on after the SCM 1000. Longtime SCMer Allen Stephens mentioned he was pleased with his W114 Mercedes-Benz 250C as a classic four-person long-distance […]

Plugging In

Change is inevitable. It can be a difficult truth, but what works now won’t work forever. Converting classic cars to electric power isn’t entirely new — half-baked electric Porsche 914 conversions and the like have been home-brewed in garages for decades. But today’s evolved electric vehicle technology means that electrified […]

Keith’s Blog: Father’s Day is AMG Day

My son Bradley and I have just returned from the successful SCM 1000 Tour. On it, he co-drove with SCM contributor Philip Richter, who joined us from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. They shared the 1971 Jaguar V12 E-type S3 coupe and the 1972 Mercedes 250C. Including the traverse from Portland to […]

Muscle Memory

The 2003 model year was a rotten time to be a Pontiac enthusiast. Following the discontinuation of the longstanding F-body Firebird (and its Chevy Camaro twin) after the 2002 model year, Pontiac’s “We Build Excitement” slogan was no longer stated in the correct tense. With the Solstice and G8 still […]

Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight #59 – Philip Richter – President at Hollow Brook Wealth Management

On this week’s episode of Sports Car Market’s Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight, Hollow Brook Wealth Management President, Turtle Garage and Turtle Invitational Founder and SCM Contributor Philip Richter joins us to rundown Turtle Garage’s inspiring inception and current inventory, talk the upcoming Turtle Invitational and share and compare his expertise […]

Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight #58 – David Townsend – Artist

On this week’s Buy, Sell, Hold: Spotlight, Artist David Townsend joins us to discuss his training and background, his unique technical style, he provides an overview of his various series and collections and shares what it’s like to be featured in the Smithsonian. WATCH ON YOUTUBE OR LISTEN ON ALL […]