Keith’s Blog: Scottsdale — It’s the People, Not the Cars

I’m just back from five days in the Sonoran desert.

My time there was a whirlwind of visiting auctions, receptions, participating in seminars and reconnecting with friends old and new.

This week reinforced my belief that the primary secret sauce of land auctions is the social opportunities they provide. They are a car-collector magnet, bringing people with common interests from all walks of life and from locations around the world.

An online auction offers other advantages, but it can never Read More

Keith’s Blog: Heading South

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Scottsdale.

Last year, I missed the desert action for the first time in three decades.

But not this year.

I’ll see you first at the SCM Insider’s Seminar on Thursday morning, at 9:30 am in the Gooding & Company Auction Tent. “Priced to Sell, Determining Value in an Uncertain Market” is the topic. Donald Osborne, Steve Serio, Carl Bomstead and I will be there to share our thoughts and answer your questions.

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Keith’s Blog: Give Yourself a Winter Drive

This January, if the weather allows, block out an afternoon to get behind the wheel of one of your vintage cars and just go driving. Having some friends join you in their old cars would make it even better.

Pick a destination that requires driving on some interesting roads. Even better, have a nice place to eat with a decent view as the destination.

Reflect on each of the steps below – things that you may do automatically. Don’t take Read More