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Keith’s Blog: The E-Type’s First Show

Gatherings of British Cars over the Labor Day weekend is a tradition throughout much of the U.S. This year, a “British Invasion Show and Shine” was held at Alderbrook Park in Brush Prairie, Washington. A 30-mile drive, predominantly on back roads, it would be a perfect opportunity to use our […]

Keith’s Blog: Cars and Coffee Meets Instagram

I was recently on a Zoom call with the organizers of a concours in the Midwest. As is the case with all concours, we were kicking around ideas concerning how to create more engagement with a younger demographic. Increasing revenue was also discussed. Like many high-end shows, this concours hosts […]

Labor Day in the Midwest Means Auburn

While there is no Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival this year – the first time in its 64-year history that this foundational vintage car event has not been held – there will be auctions. RM Auctions and Worldwide Auctioneers will still be holding their Labor Day Weekend sales, in-person onsite in […]

Keith’s Blog: It’s a Buyer’s Paradise

There is an unexpected silver lining in what the COVID-19 virus has done to the collector car world. As nearly all transactions have moved online, buyers now demand an unprecedented amount of information about cars they are interested in. The days of wandering into an auction, looking over a car, […]

Keith’s Blog: We Were Lucky to be at Pebble

We each have our own words to describe the magic of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Magnificent. Astounding. Crowded. Expensive coffee. Too many people. A once-in-a-lifetime gathering of important cars and people. Can’t get a picture with all the people in the way. Where did I leave my car parked? […]

Gooding & Co Achieves Over 14.4m at Geared Online

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, garnered $14,497,443 at its inaugural Geared Online auction on August 7th. The auction house achieved a 71% sales rate from 55 of 77 lots sold, with five vehicles selling over $1 million. Gooding & […]

RM Sotheby’s SHIFT/MONTEREY Auction Finishes with $30.4m in Sales

This past week, RM Sotheby’s further reinforced its position as the world’s leading auction house of fine collector cars, as it grossed $30,412,810 in its Online Only: SHIFT/MONTEREY sale and established the highest price ever achieved for a car sold in a dedicated Online Only collector car auction. The incredible 2001 Ferrari […]

SCM Live – August 20th

Who: Host Keith Martin with Bill Noon What: Symbolic Motors — SCM Live! Where: Wherever you are — it’s online via Zoom When: Thursday, August 20 at noon PST. What’s happening in the market today? What’s being sold, and for how much? We tackle those questions and more each week […]

Datsun 240z, Honda Civic, Honda Accord

1972/1996 Datsun 240Z # 33053. S/N HLS3068727. 70k miles. “2.4-liter L24 inline 6, 4-speed manual transmission, Nissan Vintage Restoration Program Car, cosmetic, mechanical restoration in 1990s, red over black vinyl, under-dash air conditioning system, 16-inch Panasport Wheels.” Condition: 1-. SOLD AT $110,240. Bring a Trailer, 6/23/2020. Brian’s take: This Datsun […]