Author: Keith Martin

Keith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors and getting involved in their activities throughout the world. He is the founder and publisher of the monthly Sports Car Market, now in its 33rd year. Keith has written for the New York Times, Automobile, AutoWeek, Road & Track and other publications, is an emcee for numerous concours, and had his own show, “What’s My Car Worth,” shown on Velocity. He has received many honors, including the Lee Iacocca Award, the Edward Herrman Award, was inducted into the Concorso Italiano Hall of Fame and more. He is on the boards of directors of The LeMay Museum and Oregon Ballet Theater, and was formerly the chair of the board of the Meguiar's Award.

Keith’s Blog: 109 vs. 272

Three things came together this weekend to let me exercise two SCM cars. First, the weather was perfect. Well, perfect for Oregon in March: Overcast, about 50 degrees and occasional light sprinkles in the forecast. Second, both the 1971 Jaguar V12 2+2 and the 1971 Citroën DS21 Pallas were in […]

The Market Ate My Sporto

“Dad, it’s like a U-shape. ‘Start’ is to the far left, then you move the wand across the steering column to get to the other gears.” That’s how my 14-year-old son Bradley explained the arcane and obtuse shifting pattern of the Citromatic transmission in our 1971 Citroën DS21 Pallas. When […]

Keith’s Blog: The Never-ending Stream of Cars

Blame it on the “alerts.” Being able to select “notify me when one comes up for sale” on a collector car auction website has surely changed collecting more than anything else. In just the past few days, listings on Bring a Trailer have included these Alfas: A Junior Zagato, a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]