Blogs

Keith’s Blog: I Passed a Car!

The moment is indelibly ingrained in my memory bank. I was on a 140-mile tour around Mt. St. Helens in Washington state. There were 34 of us on the tour, ranging from the SCM 1965 Volvo 122S to a slew of modern big-butt Porsches. We were participating in a Drive […]

Keith’s Blog: Iso Lele or Ferrari 400i?

I continue to tiptoe through the automatically equipped tulips of the collector car world. Due to our ingrained disdain for slushboxes (well-deserved, given the Jurassic technology of the most-often used three-speed Borg Warner 35 tranny), these cars can be bought at a substantial discount from their manual-shift brethren. While my […]

Keith’s Blog: Any Excuse for a Road Trip

“Portland has the worst air quality of any city in the world.” That was an Internet headline on Sunday, Sep. 13. Of course, COVID-19 has kept me and Bradley from socializing much since March. Now, the smoke from the wildfires raging on the West Coast forced us to stay indoors. […]

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 […]

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, […]