27. Chip Connor

William E. (Chip) Connor is an avid vintage automobile enthusiast and one of the world’s leading car collectors.   He is a long-time competitor in both modern and vintage racing and is Read More

Keith’s Blog: Would You Sign Up for the SCM Expedition?

Would you sign up for the SCM Expedition?

I watched with admiration and envy as the Copperstate 1000 added an off-road component. The Copperstate Overland is a six-day, five-night romp through the wilds of Arizona.

A fully-supported luxury “glamping” moment, it is open to pre-1979 rigs, and limited to just a handful of participants — less than twenty.

Accommodations are a mixture of hotels and luxury campsites.

This is not inexpensive. The entry fee for their September event is $11,500.

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SCM Live – August 6th

Who: Host Philip Richter and panelists Alec Cartio, Matt Crandall and Dean Laumbach
What: Pick Six — SCM Live!
Where: Wherever you are — it’s online via Zoom
When: Thursday, August 6 at noon PST.

This week, Alec Cartio, Matt Crandall and Dean Laumbach join guest host Philip Richter to take a look at current listings on Bring a Trailer. We’ll pick six cars currently for sale, dive into each model and discuss where they’ll fall within Read More

SCM Live – July 30th

Who: Keith Martin, along with guests Jeff Zurschmeide, Somer Hooker,  and John Nikas.
What: What’s happening in the market today
Where: Online with ZOOM
When: July 30 2020, Noon PST

Jeff Zurschmeide is a veteran of SCCA club racing, stock car racing, performance rally, and the Alcan 5000 Winter Rally. Z’s short list of must-do events now includes the Targa Newfoundland, La Carrera Panamericana, and the Baja 1000. He is the Read More

26. Christian Philippsen

Christian Philippsen is an international consultant specializing in classic cars and automotive design. He is regularly invited to judge at concours around the world including Pebble Beach. He is a Founding Member Read More

Keith’s Blog: Don’t Forget to Ask About the Keys

I’ve gotten spoiled by Bring a Trailer.

One of the benefits of their bespoke listing format is that sellers have learned to be complete in their descriptions. If they are not, the BaT peanut gallery is sure to chime in.

A case in point. A friend of mine recently purchased a 14-year-old BMW from a private party.

When the car arrived, he discovered that it had only one key, and there were no owner’s manuals.

Getting another key and having Read More

25. David Gooding

David Gooding is the President and Founder of California-based Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars. The official auction house of the Read More