Author: Keith Martin

Keith’s Blog: A Super Day in a Vintage Alfa

Long before BMW offered a four-door 3-Series and Mercedes, the C-class, Alfa Romeo was selling “The Family Sedan That Wins Races.” It was the Giulia Super. More than 475,000 Giulia sedans were produced from 1962-78. While they came in a bewildering array of configurations (see http://www.berlinaregister.com/gul.htm), the only model officially […]

Covering 50 Years in Two Hours

Recently, I took another vintage-car-inspired trip through time. For 44 years, Portland International Raceway has been the home of the All British Field Meet. Cars arrive on Friday, there is an informal concours on Saturday, and a swapmeet on Sunday. My good friends Paul Duchene and SCM contributor Jeff Zurschmeide […]

Keith’s Blog: Will I Really Miss My Pistons?

The writing is on the wall. The internal combustion engine is dead. Granted, it will take a long time to completely die. It certainly won’t happen in our lifetimes. Reflect upon this: At the dawn of the automotive revolution, electric cars were competitive with gasoline-powered ones. The lack of long-range, […]

Keith’s Blog: The SCM 928 Has Sailed Away

Our 1991 Porsche 928 S4 has gone to a new owner. Courtesy of Matt Crandall (911r) and the gang at Avant-Garde Collection, it sold for $46,928 on Wednesday, August 25, on Bring A Trailer. The auction garnered 10,365 views, 823 watchers and 26 bids. Avant-Garde Collection is local to me […]

Using, Breaking and Repairing Your Time Machine

Three cars from the SCM fleet recently completed the 2021 SCM 1000 Classic. While they all finished the tour (“returning home on their wheels rather than a flatbed”), they were walking wounded at the end. This is not a bad thing. Old cars like to be driven, and by putting […]

Keith’s Blog: People Make The World Go Round

Most of us got into the collector-car hobby because of the cars. Vintage cars are shiny and fun and they can do some pretty neat things, from making you money to taking you back in time. But cars are just the hook. What really keeps us involved in the hobby […]